Beauty

My Summer Skincare Essentials

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When the seasons change, so does your skin – so while you’re adjusting to the warmer weather, take the time to adjust your daily skincare routine as well. During the summer, your skin needs extra hydration and sun protection than at any other time of the year, so in order to prevent any skin issues, I thought I would share some of the ways I personally take extra care during the warmer months.

Stay Hydrated

While I believe you should be monitoring how much water you drink throughout the year, during Summer, it’s essential to make sure you’re giving yourself a little extra hydration from the inside out. Drinking a lot of water will help flush toxins out of your body faster and you’ll notice a brighter, clearer, and more hydrated.

You can also use a hydrating mask or moisturizer. One of my personal favorites is the Summer Friday’s Jet Lag Mask. I’m on my second tube of it and use it every morning before applying my makeup and as an overnight moisturizer in the evenings.

Wear your Sunscreen!

You should really be wearing sunscreen every day, even when it’s cloudy because UV rays are always present, but in summer when your skin is even more exposed, it’s essential to take extra precautions. Not protecting yourself from the sun can lead to hyper-pigmentation, sunburn or skin cancer. My favorite go-to sunscreen company is SuperGoop! and they have so many SPF infused products, including makeup! I have the Unseen Sunscreen with SPF 40 for every-day use under makeup, the Defense Refresh makeup setting mist with SPF 50, the Superpower Sunscreen Mousse with SPF 50 & the Perk Up Lip & Cheek Treat with SPF 50.

Sweat bumps & Acne

If you’re someone that works out, you’ll know that with heat comes sweat, and with sweat comes bumps or acne. Since the summer months are hotter, our skin produces more oil which can lead to clogged pores and random breakouts. One of my favorite ways of fighting acne is incorporating tea tree oil or tea tree pads into my skin care routine (I get mine from Trader Joe’s). Tea tree oil is gentler than peroxide and can help eliminate dry, dead skin cells that layer on top of your skin. Since it’s antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic, tea tree oil helps alleviate itching and reduces redness.

Soothe & Cool

I think I speak for everyone when I say that sunburns are no fun and can hurt really badly. Not only do they hurt, but they’re terrible for your skin. If you’re someone that burns easily, even when wearing sunscreen, you’re going to need something to ease the pain and start the healing process. I just recently discovered this Amara Organics aloe vera gel made from organic, cold pressed aloe and fell in love. I have used this on burns, razor bumps, or even as a hydrating face mask.

I hope this helps you stay cool over summer and that your skin is as protected & prepared as possible! If you have any other must-have summer skin care essentials, please feel free to share them in the comments below!

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