Summer Skincare Routine: Summer Skin Care Tips for Healthy and Glowing Skin

Summer brings its own set of challenges for skincare due to changes in environmental conditions. While winter often leads to dryness and redness, summer can bring issues like dark patches, oily or dry skin, and rashes. Dermatologists recommend adjusting your skincare routine to address these specific concerns.

To help you navigate the hottest months of the year, here are some practical summer skincare tips from dermatologists. These tips not only aim to enhance your skin’s appearance but also prioritize its health.

By following these recommendations, you can maintain a radiant complexion while ensuring your skin stays healthy throughout the summer.

Switching up your skincare routine for summer

Switching up your skincare routine for summer is crucial for maintaining healthy skin. Here’s why:

1. Stronger Sun: The sun’s rays are more intense during summer, which can lead to sunburns, premature aging, and skin damage if not properly protected.

2. Increased Humidity: Summer brings higher humidity levels, which can make your skin feel oilier and more prone to breakouts. Adjusting your products can help prevent clogged pores and acne flare-ups.

3. Pool and Beach Exposure: Chlorine in pool water and salt in seawater can strip your skin of its natural oils, leading to dryness and irritation. Rinsing off and moisturizing after swimming can help mitigate these effects.

Daytime Summer Skincare Routine

In summer, your skincare should be lighter to adapt to the higher humidity. Even though your skin gets more hydration from the air, it still needs protection and moisture lock-in during those hot days.

Follow these steps for healthy, protected skin all summer:

Cleanse Gently

The summer heat and humidity can lead to increased sweating, clogged pores, and breakouts. Start your morning skincare routine with a gentle cleanser like ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm. This nourishing balm effectively removes dirt, makeup, and SPF without irritating the skin or delicate eye areas, leaving your skin soft and radiant.

If you prefer a double cleanse, follow up with MOISTURIZING WASH to thoroughly cleanse and soothe the skin without stripping its moisture barrier.

Boost Your Skin’s Defenses with Powerful Antioxidants

Free radicals, those unstable atoms that wreak havoc on your skin by breaking down collagen and accelerating signs of aging like wrinkles and dark spots, don’t stand a chance against antioxidants. Think of them as your skin’s superheroes, with Vitamin C and Vitamin E leading the charge. By neutralizing free radicals, these antioxidants not only combat aging but also bolster your immune system for overall health.

For an extra dose of protection, incorporate a serum packed with antioxidants into your skincare routine, such as this Vitamin C SERUM. This potent blend features 18 botanicals, vitamins, and antioxidants carefully selected to fortify your skin.

With Vitamin C for collagen production, Hyaluronic Acid for hydration, and Shiitake mushroom for a radiant complexion, it’s like giving your skin a nutritious boost.

Hydrate Wisely with a Lightweight Moisturizer

Summer’s humidity might trick you into thinking your skin doesn’t need extra moisture, but sweating can actually deplete your skin’s hydration levels. That’s why a lightweight moisturizer is essential, like our Bio-Oil Nourishing Oil.

Crafted from a luxurious blend of natural, plant-based oils, this moisturizer is designed to enhance skin elasticity and diminish fine lines. Ingredients like Camellia seed oil and Evening primrose oil lock in moisture with essential fatty acids, ensuring your skin stays hydrated and silky-smooth even on the hottest summer days.

Protect Your Skin from the Sun

One of the main causes of aging skin is sun damage. That’s why it’s crucial to apply sunscreen every time you’re exposed to the sun for an extended period. Opt for a mineral-based SPF sunscreen, such as EltaMD UV Daily SPF 40 Tinted Face Sunscreen, to shield your skin from harmful UV rays.

This SPF is crafted with ingredients that are gentle on your skin, free of fragrance, and environmentally friendly, ensuring the safety of both your skin and the environment. Its natural finish leaves your skin looking fresh and glowing, and its portable design makes it convenient for on-the-go protection.

Remember to reapply sunscreen periodically for continuous protection.

Nighttime Skincare Tips for Summer

Even if you’ve simplified your daytime skincare routine for summer, don’t neglect your nighttime regimen. Using products that nourish and cleanse your skin can help it recover from exposure to the sun during the day.

Remove Daytime Buildup and Refresh Your Skin

Start your nightly routine by cleansing away makeup, SPF, and impurities accumulated throughout the day. Use ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm, the same gentle cleanser you used in the morning. Alternatively, MOISTURIZING WASH is an excellent option. For a deeper clean, you can combine these two for double cleansing.

If you have oily skin, it’s essential to hydrate and close pores after cleansing, especially in hot and humid weather. Follow up your cleanse with HYDRATING FACE MIST to tighten pores and replenish moisture.

Rejuvenate with Vitamin C Serum

Incorporate a Vitamin C serum into your nighttime routine for added skin benefits, especially during summer when sun exposure is high. This Vitamin C SERUM is the most potent form of Vitamin C, which helps boost collagen production and brighten the skin.

Exfoliate 2-3 Times a Week

During the hot summer months, increased sweating can lead to a buildup of dead skin cells, dirt, SPF, makeup, and oils, which can clog pores and result in breakouts and dull, dry skin. To combat this, it’s essential to exfoliate regularly.

Using a gentle yet effective exfoliator, such as our BAMBOO REFINING POLISH, twice or thrice a week can help remove dead skin cells and impurities. This product contains organic salicylic acid, bamboo, aloe, green tea, and other ingredients that renew the skin’s texture immediately. Regular exfoliation keeps the skin clean and primes it for better absorption of serums and other skincare products.

Mask After Exfoliation

Exfoliation removes dead skin cells, allowing for better penetration of skincare products, including face masks. Our PUMPKIN ENZYME MASK and BLUEBERRY BOOST MASK are rich in pure, active botanicals, antioxidants, and amino acids.

These masks provide a spa-like experience and nourish the skin, helping to balance and enhance its microbiome, leaving it fresh and healthy.

Adjust Your Skincare Routine for Summer

While enjoying the warm weather and sunshine, it’s crucial to adapt your skincare routine to address the challenges posed by the environment. Following the steps outlined above will help maintain even, clear, and radiant skin throughout the summer, ensuring a smooth transition into fall.


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