Summer is here and you know what that means – beach vacations, family cookouts, and of course, more sun! Many of us have been prepping our skin for the summer weather – treating acne and breakouts, wearing moisturizer, tanning – but now isn’t the time to stop taking care of your skin. This is how to survive the summer heat.
The summer heat presents new challenges since you’ll likely be exposed to more sunlight. A study conducted by The Skin Cancer Foundation revealed that upwards of 90% of visible, premature skin aging is caused by the sun. Yes, 90%!
If you’re looking to keep your skin glowing and more importantly, healthy, check out these products that should be in your skincare regimen this summer:
Always, always, always use sunscreen!
This probably comes as no surprise, but definitely worth mentioning and first on the list for a reason. Sunscreen is one of those products that’s a no-brainer for many, but we often work with clients who have never used sunscreen before.
It’s important to apply sunscreen daily – even if you plan to stay indoors or if it’s a shadier day. One of our favorite sunscreens is Daily UV Defense Cream SPF 50 by Naturopathica. It’s a lightweight sunscreen with zinc oxide and green tea extract.
Grab a good vitamin C serum!
Serums help to nourish and hydrate the skin. Vitamin C promotes collagen production and diminishes fine lines and wrinkles. Put the two together and you’ve got a powerhouse skincare product!
We carry a variety of serums at Lemon + Honey and Dermaquest C Infusion Serum is perfect for regular use, especially in the summer heat. It’ll keep your skin firm and healthy all summer long.
With more sun and more sweat, your skin is more likely to become dehydrated more easily so it’s important to stay moisturized if you want to keep your skin’s healthy glow. Moisturizers help to balance your skin – to keep it from getting too dry or too oily – as both can cause skin problems like acne.
Take a look at our Ultra Calm Moisturizer. It’s packed with peptides, antioxidants, and apple-sourced stem cells to improve the skin’s elasticity and hydration!
Protecting your skin in the summer doesn’t have to be complicated. You just need to show your skin a little extra love during the harsher months to make sure it looks and feels its healthiest! Hopefully, this answered your question on how to survive the summer heat!