Summer means the days get longer, weather gets warmer, and there is more time for all things ~fun-in-the-sun~ But summertime also means spending hours in the blazing sun, so it’s important to remember to take care of your skin.
As the seasons change, so does the look and feel of our skin and we need to reconsider our skincare regime to match the changes we see and what our skin needs at that time. We recently caught up with Dermalogica’s senior brand educator Brooke Anderson to get her top tips for taking care of your skin this summer.
TIP #1: SWITCH TO A LIGHT WEIGHT MOISTURIZER
Switch to a light-medium weight moisturizer in the summer months, especially if you get that oily shine on your skin throughout the day. You want to make sure your skin stays hydrated without adding any extra oil. Dermalogica’s Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 50 is a great medium weight 3-in-1 option or if you’re looking for that lightweight oil-free hydration our Active Moist uses silk amino acids to combat dehydration without any greasy feel.
TIP #2: USE SPF
As much as we love that summer sun, at Dermalogica we know that UV rays are the number one cause of skin aging, leading to those fine lines, loss of elasticity and even hyper pigmentation on our skin. So be sure to use SPF to ensure that you are protecting your skin to prevent future damage and avoiding that sunburn! Also try avoiding products with artificial fragrance, artificial colourants and stripping alcohols. These ingredients can disrupt your natural hydration and cause sensitivity in the skin that can be worsened when you’re exposed to sun.
TIP #3: PROTECT YOUR SKIN
Daylight defense is critical to protect your skin from premature aging when you are out and about this summer. Our fully customizable Skin Defense Booster allows you to layer that protection over your favourite moisturizer to defend the skin from harm.
TIP #4: BOOST YOUR SKIN’S IMMUNE SYSTEM WITH A SERUM
Just like when we are coming down with a cold and we kick start our immune system by taking Vitamin C, the skin responds the same way! Our new BioLumin-C Serum, uses an ultra-stable Vitamin C that remains active for longer in the deeper layers of this skin to brighten, firm, and defend the skin from the inside. BioLumin-C Serum also contains chia seed oil and sophora japonica flower extract to give you a boost of antioxidants and help nourish your skin. Its not just about correcting signs of aging, but slowing down future assault on the skin.
TIP #5: HYDRATE YOUR SKIN
Freshen up throughout the day and add a gulp of water to your skin by spritzing over a mist such as our UltraCalming Mist, which contains oat kernel and chamomile to soothe the skin while aloe works to lock in hydration. We love this product for those times when you need a quick fix of moisture on those hot summer days (yes, you can spritz it over your makeup) or even if your skin is feeling a bit too sun-kissed!