You’ve got your skincare routine down pat. So, why switch it for summer? Because your skin’s needs change, too, once the heat hits.
Just like you swap out coats and boots for tanks and sandals, you should tweak your summer beauty regimen.
Here are 7 small changes you can make to your daily skincare routine so you have plenty of get up and glow all summer long!
Oily skin? A creamy, hydrating cleanser is a definite no-go. Instead, opt for a cleanser with a degreasing effect, like a gentle foaming formula, to cut down on excessive oil. Wash your face in the morning and before bed with lukewarm water – hot may dehydrate skin.
Exfoliating is an easy way to remove dead, skin-dulling debris. And it helps toners and moisturizers do their job even better. The result? Cleaner, smoother, softer skin. Plus, makeup lasts longer on exfoliated skin! Exfoliate in the morning after washing your face but prior to applying toner, moisturizer, SPF and makeup.
Tone with Toner
For years, astringents have been touted as a must-have for preventing acne. Problem is that many are made with alcohol, a super-harsh, skin-stripping ingredient. This summer, try a toner – especially one with botanicals and essential oils – to help balance the pH levels on your skin. This blend acts as a natural astringent, but is much more gentle. After using your cleanser, take a toner-filled cotton ball and wipe over your T-zone to hydrate and soothe.
One of the big myths of summer skincare is that you don’t need to moisturize. Every gal needs protection from moisture loss – even oily skin can lack water! The sun’s rays and air conditioning are dehydrating to everyone, making wrinkles and fine lines look more pronounced. Find your favorite moisturizer that doesn’t clog pores and apply. Or check out tinted moisturizers that combines foundation and moisturizer in one.
All About that Base
Before applying foundation, you gotta SPF. Choose a formula with at least a SPF of 30. There’s a huge selection of SPFs out there with tons of skin-pleasing ingredients like chamomile. Or give SPF-infused foundations a try. Whichever you choose, just SPF it.
Add a face mist to your routine to max out your glow potential. A good face mist helps tone, restore and protect your skin while extending the wear of makeup. Pop one in your handbag to refresh throughout the day or place in your fridge for an extra-cooling spritz any time you want.
Summer can be very drying on delicate lip tissue. High temps, UV rays and moisture-sucking air conditioners – it all can leave lips feeling less than luscious. Reach for a lip balm or lipstick with SPF of 15 or higher (reapply regularly when outdoors!) to keep your pout at its peak. Bonus points if you exfoliate once a week with lip scrub to get ‘em kissably soft.
Say Goodnight to Night Cream
Night creams are known for being extra rich. But in summer, layering on night cream would be like wearing a wool sweater…on your face! So give the heavy creams a hiatus and look for a lightweight serum or lotion.
With a few small tweaks, clear, glowing summer skin can be yours. And Burlington is packed with all the latest makeup and bath and body sets to help you make your beauty mark…for less!