With endless summer days ahead, the glorious sun gives us a chance to shine. However, too much of a good thing can leave us with aged skin, clogged pores, and other skin woes. So, how do you get that gorgeous summer glow? These 8 tips will help you take care of your skin for the summer season!
1. Apply sunscreen
Even for those days that you’re not directly under the sun, during sunlit hours you need SPF protection. You may not even think you’re getting any exposure but those fleeting moments of sun add up to big damages for your skin later on in the form of fine lines and wrinkles. Yes, even on cloudy days, apply this skin-saver on the regular (even after summer fades into fall too). Don’t forget the backs of your hands either or you may wind up with age spots!
2. Strengthen skin with antioxidants
Your skin barrier needs your help now more than ever. Taking care to ensure it doesn’t get dehydrated will keep that skin microbiome healthy and thriving so your skin stays on top of its defensive tactics to look beautiful and retain moisture. A key step in doing this is getting more antioxidants in your diet with fresh fruits and vegetables like strawberries, tomatoes, and peppers. Additionally, using skincare with antioxidants helps neutralize free radicals while strengthening skin and adding another layer of protection that goes beyond your sunscreen.
Indagare’s Duo Face Oils give your skin the full spectrum of nutrition through antioxidants. The Illumino Youth Serum brightens and hydrates by morning with prickly pear seed oil, a rare and exceptional oil for rejuvenating skin. Along with vitamin C from neroli and geranium oil, it starts your skin’s summer days off on the right foot.
By night, Signature Night Recovery Oilrepairs and nourishes by infusing skin with phytonutrients and minerals that consist of 18 active botanicals so you’ll wake up all the more lovely!
3. Engage in exfoliation
Extra sweat plus that layer of sunscreen to protect you can also jam up those pores more easily in the summertime. Make time to gently exfoliate your skin two to three times per week. Something that will surely help is this superfood clay face masque, which leaves you with dramatically brighter and smoother skin in just 10 minutes. This award-winning formula by Indagare uses pineapple enzymes and natural BHA from white willow bark extract which work together to give you refined pores and more vibrant skin.
By sloughing off dead skin cells and taming breakouts, it next steps in to let clay draw out the impurities. Nourishing ingredients deliver more antioxidants so that the finishing result is gorgeously glowing skin you’ll love to show off all summer.
4. Try a double cleanse
In Korean beauty, the double cleanse is a hot trend everyone is snagging for summer skincare. You’ll want to add it to your night-time skin routine when you’re not exfoliating. For many, using a konjac sponge after either an oil or water based cleanser works the best to achieve success with this skincare step.
5. Lighten up your moisturiser
In every season, skin needs nourishment. But when it’s colder and drier out there, you need something richer. In the summertime, you need something that’s lightweight instead. Illumino Youth Serumis remarkable in that it is a nutrient-rich, power-packed face oil that doesn't feel like a face oil. It soaks into skin quickly, leaving you feeling hydrated and nourished all day long.
6. Don’t forget the décolleté
If you think the skin on your face is the only delicate place to watch, think again! The skin on your neck also requires attention to keep it looking healthy and youthful. Because it’s often so neglected, your neck may show sunspots, sagging, dullness, and other signs of ageing long before you’re even remotely considered “old.” Make sure you get sunscreen on there as you head about your day. And don’t forget to dab your moisturisers and serums onto this tender area to help it stay youthful and radiant!
7. Keep things hydrated
The warmer the temperatures, the more water we lose. It’s important to remember to keep drinking the proper amounts of water to keep your skin (and your other organs too!) hydrated. On the outside, a face mist can also help keep skin feeling comfortable and healthy. It’s also incredibly refreshing, making it an essential to throw in your beach bag along with that sunscreen. Indagare’s new toner, coming soon, may just be your favourite one to take on all your summer adventures for that extra pop of hydration!
8. Stay active
The more blood your body has pumping around, the more beautifully you’ll go. If you’re thinking of skipping the gym, push through your workout and you’ll be rewarded with a fantastic skin glow. However, it will only last about an hour so to keep up the look, use these skincare tips so you’ll have that amazing summery lit-from-within look that everyone will envy.
Truly, summer is a wonderful time of year that makes us all feel alive and want to be outdoors. This season change is full of opportunities to adventure and experience life. As you take in these magical days, don’t forget to change up your skincare routine to tackle those summer skin concerns so you’ll always look like the most beautiful and healthy version of yourself with a never-ending summer glow.