Summer Skincare Routines
Cleansers: Keep a light cleanser on hand. Because you are sweating a lot more, it is essential to clean your skin thoroughly. Although sweat actually purges the pores, carrying out dirt and grime, if left on the skin too long the dirt and bacteria can settle back into the skin resulting in clogged pores and acne.
Exfoliators: Just like winter months, exfoliating is important if you are hoping to achieve bright and glowing skin—exfoliating sloughs off dead skin cells. However, because of constant exposure to damaging UV rays, it is best to limit exfoliation from your usual 2-3 times a week to once a week. This is because you are removing layers of the skin, leaving your skin more vulnerable to sun damage.
Toner: Sweat and oil build up on the skin during the hotter months. Adding a toner to your regimen will be helpful to combat breakouts from clogged pores. It is also refreshing when you are feeling a bit sweaty and sticky at the end of the night.
Moisturizers: Moisturizing is important, but, unlike the winter, you can keep moisturizers and body lotions light during the summer! SPF has been incorporated within almost all skincare products, even some makeup foundations. It is possible that you can find a light moisturizer that also has an SPF. Because it is hot, you don't want to go too heavy, but whatever you do, find a hydrating (yet light) moisturizer will get you through the summer!
Sunscreen: Did we mention applying an SPF? Never leave the house without it; we can not stress this enough. Sunscreen is a crucial skincare step that you can not afford to skip as it works to protect skin from the UV rays from the sun. Luckily, sunscreen is in everything --- it is even found in some makeup foundations, so you can include it in your beauty routine easily. The best sunscreen to use is a broad-spectrum with an SPF of at least 30 (or higher).
Hydration: Staying hydrated is not only important for the body, but for the skin. The heat can cause dehydration, so make sure you get enough water throughout the day.
Wear a hat: Getting a visor, sun hat, or even putting on a ball cap while outdoors in the sun is a simple and easy way to protect your skin from the sun’s rays.
At Amandean, we are very excited for summer, just like you. We encourage you to enjoy some well-deserved fun in the sun. However, don't forget to maintain a safe summer skincare routine that is paired with a healthy diet, It is tough to avoid sun exposure during the summer months, so we want to make sure you're doing it with the proper sun protection.