Secrets for Spectacular Summer Skincare

by abbasiderm

Summer is great for gorgeous skin, let’s show it off!  Here’s the secret to glowing summer skin

To get a safe summer glow there are so many choices when it comes to adding a little summer tint to your skin, tanning shouldn’t be one of them. Using a sunless tanner will give your skin a beautiful start. Even if you’re not a fan of using sunless tanners all over your body, you can happily use them on only your face. Most facial tanners build color gradually; by alternating with your regular moisturizer you’ll never get too dark. If you alternate your facial moisturizer with one that builds a bit of color, you’ll have a healthy glow that will look as though you just spent the weekend on the beach.

Avoid make-up; during summer…less make-up is best.  Our skin needs to breathe, so avoid pore-clogging ingredients as best you can.  Choose a mineral makeup or tinted moisturizer – preferably one that has a sunscreen. Colorescience Mineral makeup is my favorite! Under the intolerant sun, more natural looks are best. If you intend to use foundation you should also apply face powder with SPF to avoid patchy skin. To protect your lips always use a gloss or a lip balm with an SPF. Even the eyes can be protected with mineral powders that contain SPF while adding a pop of color.  A bronzer can always be added as a finishing touch for that sun-kissed look.

Beat the summer heat! Drink plenty of water; at least 8 glasses of water per day are recommended. If possible, carry a water bottle with you and remember to drink at least once every 30 min. Water not only helps you feel fresh, but it also prevents dehydration and helps to wash away toxins.

Keep facial skin hydrated by adding Serums, which are a great fit, working best when layered underneath a moisturizer.  At night use a cream instead of a lotion to help lock in moisture and keep skin plump.

Additional favorites that help us look young and give extra style include:  Sunglasses- find ones that have UVA/UVB protection (the more over-sized the better).  Hats- a large brimmed sun hat hides the face & décolleté perfectly.  Protective Clothing- try a scarf or sarong, be creative and have fun.  Umbrellas- A large umbrella to sit under or a small travel umbrella to carry around to give you a break from the sun!

Remember you can look and feel flawless this summer while still keeping yourself protected.  The more we care for our skin today, the younger we will look tomorrow!