A Go-to Guide to Summer Skincare

A Go-to Guide to Summer Skincare

Hello, sweet summertime!

As you begin swapping your bulkier winter clothes for beachy getups, keep in mind that your skincare routine can also benefit from a few small tweaks. Extra sun time and higher temperatures can potentially spark some not-so-pleasant skin issues, but you can stay protected by prioritizing the right products and remaining extra attentive to your ingredients. Ready to maintain a healthy and gorgeous glow all summer long? Make sure to follow these essential tips for summer skincare:

 

Go lighter.

Your skin may have been begging for moisture in the winter months, but it’s time to set those thick creams aside as the weather gets warmer. Higher temperatures can often lead to excess sweating and stickiness, making it particularly important to focus on products that let your skin breathe.

Don’t worry -  there’s no need to completely eliminate the moisturizing step from your daily skincare routine!

A moisturizer can still be beneficial in the summertime, as dehumidified air may dry out the skin and make skin lines more visible. Just make sure that you’re choosing a lightweight moisturizer that won’t weigh you down.

Our Kakadu Plum multivitamin cream is a great choice for the summer season, helping your skin stay hydrated without the heaviness. Plus, it’s guaranteed to give you that just-off-the-beach glow. (Nobody has to know that you were actually stuck inside your office all day!) 

Ready to rock that revitalized skin? Simply lather the Kakadu Plum cream on to your cleansed face and neck in the morning, and then once more before bed.

 

Soak up the Vitamin C.

There’s a good chance that you’ve been well-versed on the importance of SPF in the summertime. However, have you heard about the superpowers of Vitamin C?

Vitamin C helps produce collagen, an essential protein that’s recognized for its ability to prevent premature aging and promote youthful-looking skin. With its tightening and brightening powers, vitamin C is a perfect match for taking care of sun-kissed skin.   

While vitamin C should never replace SPF, the two make a powerful team! Vitamin C can boost the strength of your SPF, helping you stay extra protected from sun damage. Plus, an added perk for the pigmentation-prone: Vitamin C can also help even out your skin tone and eliminate those pesky sun spots.

To start experiencing that Vitamin C-sourced radiance, treat yourself to the Kakadu Plum hydrating and revitalizing sleeping mask. Kakadu Plum is the world’s richest natural source of vitamin C, and is also known to help reduce wrinkles and protect against UV-related damage. Allow this brightening mask to detoxify your post-sun skin, as you enjoy your beauty sleep.

 

Be cautious with exfoliation.

If you’re soaking up the sun frequently this summer, avoid exfoliating as this can boost irritation and redness. The process can also increase sun sensitivity, leaving you more prone to UV damage.

If your skin isn’t getting much outdoor action, it’s okay to exfoliate. However, pay careful attention to your level of sun exposure and reassess accordingly.

Stick to a solution that’s gentle on the skin, and limit use to once or twice a week. After exfoliation, always remember to moisturize to replenish your skin’s natural oils. 

 

Aloe it up.

Battling a sunburned face after a day at the beach? Aloe vera can come to your rescue by serving up some serious cooling, soothing, and healing relief. This ingredient is also a great resource for re-hydrating and clarifying the skin in the summertime, without clogging pores or irritating skin.

Aloe vera fights the skin’s natural inflammation response to UV light, helping to protect the skin from further damage. It restores some much-needed moisture minus the greasiness, so oily skin types can feel free to get in on the action!

Plus, aloe vera is packed with important ingredients that are crucial for summer skincare. Carotene is an antioxidant that promotes firm skin, and vitamin A encourages healthy skin cell production for increased protection against pollutants.

The best part of this go-to summer solution? You can feel it working almost immediately! 

For cooling comfort with a dash of summery sparkle, apply the Gold Supreme Cooling and Tightening Eye Gel around the eyes twice a day.

Sara Uzer
Sara Uzer

Sara Uzer is a lifestyle blogger, covering all things beauty and wellness. Passionate about helping people gain confidence and conquer their goals, Sara also maintains a motivational blog and works in consumer PR in Washington DC.

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