Summer is the best time to get your skin in tip top shape for the rest of the year. Achieving a radiant and healthy glow is the easiest in the summer due to the warm weather and greater sun exposure. Due to the sun, our skin can have different reactions. Here are 5 tips and products to help your skin look the best in the summer.
During the summer it is crucial to wear SPF to avoid burns and skin discoloration. If you normally use an SPF 15 or SPF 20, now is the time to kick it up a notch and use an SPF 30 or SPF 40 for broad spectrum UVA and UVB support. Studies have shown that wearing SPF produces less discoloration and leads to less “aging” of the skin. Every exposure to the sun accumulates to cellular damage. Nowadays there are more choices than ever regarding sun protection. Some moisturizers and makeup have built in SPF which leads to our next point…
Makeup enthusiasts around the globe encourage wearing a tinted moisturizer in the summertime. A tinted moisturizer is essentially half foundation and half moisturizer. Some even call it a “watered down” version of foundation since it doesn’t provide a full coverage, but just enough coverage to hide dark spots, blemishes, and hyperpigmentation. Tinted moisturizers are more lightweight and nourish your skin more when compared to traditional foundations. Fan favorites include Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue, NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer, Dermalogica Sheer Tint Moisturizer, and Laura Mercier with Broad Spectrum SPF Tinted Moisturizer.
Overnight Masks and Peels
In the summertime your skin may be in dire need of hydration. Overnight masks and peels can do the job for you by restoring the skin with nutrients and essential oils. Masks can create a dewy and radiant skin when used twice per week. Peels exfoliate and remove the top layer of skin cells and gives your skin a fresh look and feel. Face peels are best used once a week with a moisturizer or lightweight cream.
Micellar Water and Cleansing Wipes
Micellar water is derived from micelles that attract dirt and impurities and bring them to the surface of the skin without drying it. Micellar water has a different texture from regular water or even toners. It is best for dry or sensitive skin since it is very hydrating and gentle on the skin. Cleansing wipes come in many different forms and is perfect for oily or combination skin since it gets rid of the oil and grime after a long summer day. Both micellar water and cleaning wipes will help you get rid of all the impurities on your skin.
Healthy skin can be achieved with essential oils. The most popular essential oils for the summer include Lavender, Chamomile, Peppermint, Lemon, and Wild Orange. You can apply any essential oil to a body lotion, facial moisturizer, or a shampoo. If you have itchy skin, acne, blemishes, or dry skin, then an essential oil will help alleviate the problems.
Taking care of your skin during the summer is crucial for the cells on your skin. If you want to relax this summer then book a facial with us at www.eliseei.mytime.com and we will customize a facial for you and give you everything you need to stay radiant in the summer!