5 Tips to Get Your Skin Ready for Summer
The start of Memorial Day weekend can only mean one thing . . . summer’s here! But, are you ready for it? As temperatures begin to rise, it’s so important that we transition our skincare routine for the season ahead. That’s why we’ve compiled our top 5 tips for preparing your skin and switching up your regimen for summer.
1. Cleanse, Cleanse, Cleanse!
There’s no getting around it: when it’s hot and humid, we sweat! Unfortunately, though, sweat left on the surface of our skin can cause a greasy-looking complexion, clogged pores and pesky breakouts. UGH! Cleansing works to remove sweat, as well as dirt, oil and SPF, so that your skin remains fresh and dewy. We recommend using a gentle vegan cleansing balm like makeupmelt, or a cloud-whipped foam cleanser, such as our award-winning cloudcleanse! If you want to go the extra mile, and achieve a deeper cleanse, you can even use both products together as part of a two-step double cleanse.
2. Don’t Forget Your Sunscreen.
During the summer months, we tend to spend more time outdoors. Whether you’re in the backyard grilling on the barbecue, swimming laps, or just basking in the sun, it’s so important that you protect your skin. One way to do this is by always applying sunscreen! UV rays are super harmful to our skin and can throw your delicate microbiome out of balance. While our vegan probiotic skincare may strengthen and support your microbiome, using sunscreen can help shield your skin from sun damage, signs of aging and reduce the risk of skin cancer.
3. Skip the Heavy Makeup.
Summer is all about that natural glow! Thick foundations and concealers will only weigh you down during the hot summer months. Plus, they can lead to an unwanted build up in your pores. No thanks! We recommend using lighter products that allow your skin to fully breathe, while nourishing deep down below the surface. Our glowshot supercharged hydrating vegan serum is ideal for those makeup-less days (and months). It revitalizes your skin, and leaves it looking so glowy and youthful.
4. Hydration Is Key!
We’ve all heard time and time again that hydration is crucial when it’s hot and steamy outside, but did you know this applies to your skin, too? No lie! The sun’s heat can really dry out your skin, as it often decreases moisture and oil from the skin’s surface. Thankfully, the right face cream can seal in moisture and replenish thirsty skin. We suggest using a lightweight moisturizer like glowburst intense hydration boosting cream. When applied, glowburst offers a cooling sensation without ever feeling sticky or heavy, which is just what you need in the summertime!
5. Make Sure to Exfoliate.
Do you experience more acne during the summer months? You’re not alone! The oil glands on your skin’s surface are much more active when it’s hot and humid. With all this extra oil on your skin, your pores may clog up and cause pimples. To keep your skin smooth and clear in the hotter climates, introduce exfoliation into your skincare routine. It will help purify your pores and buff away dead skin cells on and below the skin’s surface. Our powderporefect powder-to-foam enzyme cleanser is so gentle, making it the perfect facial exfoliator for your summertime regimen.
With the unofficial kickoff of summer quickly approaching, it’s time to start prepping your skin for the hotter weather! Keep these tips in mind, and you’ll be glowing all summer long.