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What Products to Keep, Add, Trade or Toss
All informed beauty junkies know that a season change means a skincare routine change. With summer just around the corner, we’re helping you determine which skincare products to keep in your routine, add to your routine, trade out for the season, or toss all together. Get ready for your summer skincare switch-up!
Trade Out your hydrating cleanser for a foaming cleanser. Dry winter months are now behind us, so you can move on to a lighter cleanser. Look for one that has antibacterial ingredients, like NanoSilver, to help avoid any breakouts from summer sweat and environmental pollutants.
Keep toner in your daily skincare routine. In summer, just as in the other seasons, your skin needs a “helper” to normalize pH levels and prepare it to receive corrective actives from your treatment products. Keep toning morning and night after cleansing using a gel toner to ensures ocular safety.
Keep or Trade Out your facial serum, depending on what serum you are currently using. If your facial serum treats multiple skin concerns, like our Cell Revive Serum Complete, then you can continue using it throughout all the seasons. However, if you tend to experience increased sun damage, such as sunspots and hyperpigmentation, during summer months switch out your winter serum for a Brightening Serum to help keep skin tone even and your complexion glowing.
Keep your eye serum year round. Your eyes are the first place to show your age (along with your hands!) – via wrinkles, dark circles, crow’s feet and puffiness – and eye serums and creams are specifically formulated for the delicate skin around the eyes. Look for a complete formulation that addresses all aspects of eye care to erase the signs of aging without endangering the fragile, sensitive skin of the orbital eye area.
Trade Out your heavier winter moisturizer for a lighter summer one. Using a moisturizer that is too hydrating during the hot summer months can make your face feel sticky or slimy, and can even cause breakouts. Switch to a lighter moisturizer or lotion that lightly hydrates skin and absorbs easily.
Toss. Yes we said toss! The start of summer is the perfect time to toss your old sunscreens and buy new ones. Sunscreen shelf life varies depending on its ingredients. Check the date stamped on the packaging. But, if you are having a hard time reading it, a good rule of thumb is to toss out personal care products that have been open for a year or more. For optimal sun protection as well as texture, sterility and stability, only use sunscreen prior to its expiration date.
Keep using your mask weekly. And if your skin is on the oilier side during summer, you may want to increase the number of times you use it to two or three times per week. Look for a mask that contains natural and organic ingredients to keep skin healthy and exfoliate and deep-cleanse skin.
Add a scrub to your skincare routine if you haven’t been using one already. Time spent at the beach, pool or lake can make skin dry. Slough off that top layer of dead skin and reveal the healthy glow underneath with a good scrub. Scrubs are also great for keeping your tan even – whether it’s from the sun, or the spray nozzle.
How are you switching up your summer skincare routine? Tell us in the comments.