How to Adjust Your Skincare Routine for Summer to Protect Your Skin

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Apr 27, 2017 10:03:40 AM


Just like we change our wardrobes and makeup colors for the different seasons, we must also adjust our skincare routine. If you notice your skin varies from season to season, it’s an especially good idea to make some smart changes. You don’t want to forego all your winter products, but you may want to switch to lighter products, include SPF and carry a hydrating facial mist.

Lighter Formulas

Many people find their complexion is oilier during the summertime compared to the dry winter months, explains InStyle. This means you should opt for skincare products with lighter formulas to avoid breakouts. Swap your heavy cream moisturizer for a serum or lotion. Exfoliation is key to preventing clogged pores. Your skin tends to produce more sweat and oil in the warmer weather months, so you’ll want to use an exfoliant to help prevent clogged pores.

In addition to your skincare products, a lighter foundation and concealer will also reduce breakouts. Try a CC cream or a mineral powder foundation to help balance the extra oil production and leave your skin looking great.

More SPF

Although it’s important to wear SPF on your face year-round, the strong rays of the summer sun can be even more damaging to your skin. Typically, more time is spent outdoors, so a stronger broad-spectrum sunscreen is critical to protect your skin. The experts at say that in order to reap the full benefits of wearing sunscreen, you must apply it once in the morning, as well as reapply it every two hours, after toweling off, sweating or being in the water. Colorscience Sunforgettable mineral sunscreen brush makes reapplying SPF quick and easy -- even on top of makeup.

Add a Facial Mist

Let’s face it -- summer is hot! Protect your face from the extreme heat with a refreshing facial mist. According to Reader’s Digest, a facial mist with hypochlorous acid is excellent because it can fight bacteria and help cleanse the skin. Plus, as an antimicrobial and antiviral, hypochlorous acid also stimulates healing by signaling oxygenation and epithelial knitting while working to decrease scarring. In addition to protecting your skin, a spritz of refreshing facial mist can also offer some hydrating relief from unbearable heat. Avene Medium Thermal Spring Water is mineral-rich to smooth and soften the skin.

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