How to Care for Your Skin in Hot Weather

by | Updated: December 4th, 2016 | Read time: 3 minutes

You’ve got your bikini on, beach chair and colorful umbrella by your side and you’re all set to enjoy the warm, sunny weather. But did you know all that beautiful sunshine can wreak havoc on your skin, leaving it dull, rough and uneven? With a few simple tweaks to your current routine, you can keep it balanced and looking great. Check out these tricks to care for your skin during the sweltering heat:

Summer Skincare Tips

Trade in the heavier creams for multi-tasking moisturizers with SPF

One of the most important things to do for your skin particularly during the summer is keep it protected from the sun’s damaging UV rays. If you always forget to wear sun protection or hate the way sunscreen feels on top of your moisturizer, use a product like the Daily Defense SPF 17 which hydrates and protects in one easy step. This lightweight hydrator absorbs beautifully into the skin to provide intense moisture while a non-opaque 7% zinc oxide provides natural broad spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB rays.

Keep your skin tone even

As our skin is exposed to the summer sun, we tan and we fade over and over which can cause detrimental cell damage, which can lead to hyperpigmentation years down the road. Most of the time, we associate sun damage with hyperpigmentation or sun spots, but UV rays also cause the collagen and elastin fibers to breakdown, ultimately leading to wrinkles and sagging skin.

Keep your skin tone even and the wrinkles at bay by using the Apple Brightening Serum, which uses an advanced formula of clinically-proven ingredients to diminish the appearance of discoloration, and improve skin tone and clarity. A potent dose of apple fruit cell culture (PhytoCellTec™) protects human skin stem cells and delays the natural aging process by maintaining the activity of skin stem cells and triggering the skin’s cell potential for infinite regeneration while reducing wrinkle depth. This product will brighten, tighten and leave your skin with the perfect summer glow.

Prevent free radical damage

Our skin is exposed to not only an increase in UV rays but also other environmental aggressors, free radicals and toxic chemicals during summertime. It’s important to eat a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables loaded with antioxidants which are good for you and your skin. Wholesome (non-processed) and plant based foods reduce inflammation and decrease the likelihood of breakouts and irritations.

Fight off free radical damage topically with the Perfect C Serum containing a powerful dose of ascorbic acid (L) 17% the water soluble form of Vitamin C, an antioxidant that strengthens collagen, assists in brightening, provides anti-wrinkle effects and smoothes skin texture. Buddleja davidii stems Gprotects the skin from UV-induced stress, inhibits inflammation and contains a high antioxidant activity level and strong anti-inflammatory response. Simply apply one pump of the Perfect C Serum every morning to combat the signs of aging by strengthening collagen and diminishing uneven skin tone while protecting against free radical damage.

Detoxify the skin with a weekly treatment mask

Our skin tends to get a built up layer of debris on the surface and weekly detoxifying treatment masks are a great way to purge the skin of toxins and impurities throughout the hot summer months. The Cranberry Mud Mask is the perfect weekly treatment to draw out blemish-causing impurities while detoxifying and soothing and helping to control surface shine. Bentonite, a rich clay mineral, absorbs excess oil and reduces surface shine as kaolin clay mineral purges the skin of impurities such as dirt, oil and cellular debris, reducing the occurrence of breakouts. Cranberry fruit juice provides antibacterial effects, nourishes the skin while protecting from free radical damage and supports healthy cell function. To keep skin ultra-soft and clean, gently massage a nickel-size amount onto skin with warm water. Rinse completely and follow with your treatment, serums, mist, nourishing cream and sun protection.