You generally leave winter with skin that’s not in the best condition. Long, cold months of indoor heat, dry air, as well as the wind have taken their toll. To assist you in repairing some of the winter damage, here are some of our top recommendations on how to transition your skincare routine from winter to summer.
Include Antioxidants in Your Summer Skin Care Routine
Winter sun and summer sun are both damaging, but you spend much more time outdoors during the summer months. That means that your skin will be exposed to the damaging rays from the sun. It’s important to keep your skin protected with a broad-spectrum SPF. In addition to the SPF, include a few extra antioxidants into your summer skin care regimen to help in the prevention and repair of free radical damage. There are numerous skin care products for this including Hyaluronic acid pure, retinol, Matrixyl, green tea, vitamin E, or C.
It is important to note that serum is the most effective way to present antioxidants to your summer skin. Always look for a serum that is right for your skin type, like the Timeless vitamin c serum which states that it’s not recommended for oily skin because it contains vitamin E.
Moisturize Morning & Evening
In the morning and in the evening when your skin is damp be sure to moisturize. The best time is after your daily face cleansing or after a shower.
Exfoliate Two – Three Times Per Week
If you never exfoliate, it won’t matter how much cream or serum you apply, you’ll never be able to enjoy in glowing skin. We recommend exfoliating 2 – 3 times each week during the summer months. It is essential to pay close attention to how your skin reacts and cut it back if you experience irritation or redness.