summer skincare productsSince shifts in humidity, exposure to air-conditioning, and brighter, longer days all affect your skin, it's crucial to adapt your usual skincare routine to the current season. Here are eight tips for creating the ultimate summer skincare routine:

1. lighten up your moisturizer

As summer approaches, you should lighten up your moisturizer. This means swapping out richer moisturizers for featherlight lotions and gels during the warmer months.

2. Incorporate vitamin C

To add an extra layer of protection, apply a vitamin C serum before putting on sunscreen. Vitamin C helps combat SPF rays that aren't entirely blocked by sunscreen. Bonus: Vitamin C also promotes collagen production, revives a dull complexion, and shields skin from free radicals.

3. Find the right sunscreen

Facial sunscreens now come in a variety of different textures, from dewy to matte. Find the type of texture that works best for your skin type. Be sure to reapply it every 80 minutes.

4. Wear a skin brightening product

Because no SPF is foolproof, you should use a skin brightening product to help reduce hyperpigmentation and melasma.

5. Take cold showers

Hot showers only further dry out your skin. Taking cold showers regularly during the summer helps to keep skin clear, decreasing acne breakouts.

6. Fight body acne

While body acne can happen year round, it's more common in the summer. To combat body acne, wash in the morning using an acne-fighting body wash and then use anti-blemish pads at night.

7. Use SPF mineral makeup

Instead of reapplying traditional sunscreen every few hours, touch up your face using mineral makeup that contains SPF 50.

8. Apply self-tanner

To achieve a sun-kissed glow, apply a self-tanner. Many high-quality ones on the market are rinse-free, clear formulas that are natural and made with vegan-friendly tanning agents.

Embrace summer

Summer is the season to relax and just enjoy being outside. But, it's essential to switch up your skincare routine so that it focuses on sun and heat protection. Follow the above tips to keep your skin looking its best.

References
  1. "The 25 Best Summer Skin Tips Ever," InStyle, December 5, 2018.
  2. "Why These 4 Dermatologist-Approved Tips Will Save Your Skin This Summer," Vogue, June 23, 2017.

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