Skincare Tips For The Summer
By Mireya Pérez
Now that the summertime is here, our skin needs extra care to maintain it's health. Sweat, too much sunlight and other factors might harm your dermis and result in dehydration, inflammation and similar issues. Want to know how to achieve dreamlike glowy skin that will last all season? Just keep reading.
1. Cleanse - Twice
Cleansing is fundamental during the summer. Double cleanse is based on two steps: an oil cleanser to get rid of the sunscreen and makeup, then a second-step water-based cleanser to get rid of any further residue, like sweat and dirt particles trapped in your pores. For the first cleanse, you can use a makeup remover, makeup wipes or cleansing oil, whatever works best for you. Then, you can go in with a foam cleanser.
Exfoliating helps clean pores and slough off dead skin cells, for visibly brighter and smoother skin. Regular exfoliation also helps your skin care products absorb and work better for you! Keep in mind that, unlike other steps, this one is not recommended for daily use. Focus on your t-zone, which is likely to get more oily when it’s hot outside, and use a gentle touch so you don’t irritate your skin.
A truly important step for the warmer months. To maintain your skin healthy, you need to incorporate an extra amount of hydration to your routine, such as an essence or toner. Your skin type doesn't matter: skin can be oily yet dehydrated. These products are easy to incorporate, absorb so quickly, help skin retain moisture, and give you a bright and dewy look. Massage your skin thoroughly while you’re applying the moisture, so it absorbs better.
Next to skin hydration, SPF is what your skin needs the most. It can never be stressed enough how important sun protection is daily, even if the sun seems to be hiding behind grey clouds. Significant exposure to sunlight is the main cause of flaky, dry and dehydrated skin. It can also be the cause of uneven pigmentation --from freckles to small or large brown spots--, painful sunburns and many other skin issues associated with UV rays. Make sure to incorporate at least an SPF 15 to your routine. Here’s a tip: if you wear a makeup base with SPF on it, layer it on top of your everyday sun protection instead of mixing both in, it will act as a double barrier for UV rays!