Summer is a season of sun-kissed days, beach trips, outdoor adventures, and record high temperatures as of late. Embracing a minimal skincare routine for the summer heat wave can help you keep your skin healthy, fresh, and protected without overwhelming it with heavy products. In this blog post, we'll explore a simple and effective skincare routine to keep your skin glowing and happy all summer long.
1. Gentle Cleanser:
Start your summer skincare routine with a gentle cleanser that will effectively remove sweat, dirt, and impurities without stripping your skin of its natural oils. Cleansing once in the morning and once before bed is sufficient, but if you find yourself sweating excessively during the day, a quick cleanse can help refresh your skin. We love our Cleansing Face Wash because it cleans the skin while still leaving it soft and moisturized.
2. Lightweight Moisturizer:
In hot and humid weather, heavy creams can feel suffocating on your skin. Switching to a light weight facial oil is perfect for the summer. Applying facial oil after cleansing and before sunscreen will create a protective barrier against environmental stressors.
3. Sunscreen, Your Best Friend:
Never underestimate the importance of sunscreen, especially during the summer heat wave. Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, and make sure it shields your skin from both UVA and UVB rays. Apply sunscreen generously and reapply every two hours, or more often if you are swimming or sweating. Sunscreen not only prevents sunburn but also protects against premature aging and reduces the risk of skin cancer. We opt for mineral based sunscreens over chemical based.
4. Hydrating Mist:
Keep a hydrating facial mist in your bag for on-the-go refreshing. A spritz of the mist can instantly cool down your skin and provide a boost of hydration throughout the day. Look for mists that contain natural ingredients like rose water, cucumber, or aloe vera, which have soothing properties to calm irritated skin. Our Hydrating Face Toner is made with rose, lavender, and witch hazel to refresh while cleansing pores.
5. Nighttime Repair:
At night, allow your skin to recover and repair by using a gentle night cream or a few drops of facial oil suitable for your skin type. These products will work to nourish and revitalize your skin while you sleep, so you wake up with a radiant complexion. Our Ageless Face Night Oil is made with bakuchiol, a natural retinol alternative that works to regenerate your skin while you sleep.
With just a few essential steps – cleansing, lightweight moisturizing, sunscreen application, and a hydrating mist – you can maintain a fresh and glowing complexion despite the heat. Embrace these simple practices, and remember that less is often more when it comes to caring for your skin during the summer months.