Glowy, fresh summer skin is the look of the season. It’s healthy, youthful, and it can be yours. You probably know that keeping yourself protected from sun damage and staying hydrated is a big part of having fantastic skin, but there’s more to it.
The good news is, we’ve got the secret solution to having beautiful summer skin that gets noticed for all the right reasons.
Put the winter behind you
The first step in getting your skin ready for summer is to let go of winter. During the winter, your skin was routinely faced with dry and harsh conditions that zapped it of moisture, left it dry, and flaky in some cases.
Not only that, but your shower time was probably a bit extended and hotter than it should be, just because it felt good. Unfortunately, turning your shower into a stress-relieving spa can damage your skin.
Preparing for summer means exfoliating your skin to remove any dry winter flakes and changing your winter shower habits. Instead, take shorter, colder showers (aim for lukewarm water), and then towel blot your skin dry without rubbing. While your skin is still damp, apply your favorite moisturizer.
Turn your attention to your face
Now that you’ve refreshed your skin, it’s time to really give your face some special attention. The skin on your face shows signs of age more quickly than other parts of your body, so it needs a little extra TLC.
Revamp your approach to facial conditioning with these tips in mind, and you’ll see amazing results that reflect the healthy trend of the season.
Carefully exfoliate. Don’t use anything harsh or rub too much when exfoliating your face. In fact, skip all products with beads in them and opt for a chemical exfoliator like alpha-hydroxy.
Gently cleanse. The Simple Beauty Daily Purifying Cleanser is the best approach to daily cleaning. It gently cleans and purifies your skin while also hydrating and toning. If there is excess makeup or other impurities from your day, it simply wipes them away.
The best part is it protects your hydrolipidic film, so your skin maintains the moisture and nourishment it provides. With just this product alone, you’ll notice your skin feels softer and more supple.
Focus on your eyes. Your eyes may be the window to your soul, but they’re also the first place that fine lines and wrinkles start accumulating. Using an eye serum, like the Fine Line Eye Serum by Simple Beauty, puts Haloxyl® and Eyeliss® on your side. While stimulating circulation, powerful botanicals help to nourish, maintain, and renew the luminescence of your delicate eye area. A small drop is extremely effective.
Tackle those spots. Whether you’ve collected a few freckles over the years or starting to see age spots, a skin-brightening spot corrector can help even out your skin tone and fade those little imperfections. Simple Beauty’s Spot Corrector harnesses the power of vitamin E, kojic dipalmitate, and skin-conditioning emulsifiers to quickly and efficiently boost your natural glow.
Use a moisturizer. A top-quality moisturizer is simply essential. It hydrates your face and fuels it with ingredients that hold moisture while reinforcing your skin barrier. This can reduce the appearance of wrinkles very effectively. Age-Defying Retinol Moisturizer is a great option because AQUAXYL, a trademarked ingredient, features 3D hydration hydraconcept for circulation throughout all three layers of your skin.
Say “yes” to sunscreen. The Mayo Clinic suggests always using a water-resistant, broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF over 30. Your face and the rest of your skin desperately need protection from the sun’s rays and, if you’re going to be outside, you need to slather some sunscreen on. Even then, you should try to limit your time in the sun.
The powerful duo
If you’re looking to show off your skin this season, you’ll definitely want a Spot Corrector and a Retinol Moisturizer in your arsenal. In addition to the benefits listed above, they can help your skin recover after you’ve spent too much time in the sun. It instantly replaces some of the moisture you’ve lost, and sunspot formation will be slowed.
If you want to round out your dewy summer skin toolkit, The Simple Beauty Bundle gives you four crucial products that keep your skin hydrated and leave it in amazing condition. Try our cleanser, eye serum, spot corrector, and retinol moisturizer for yourself, and see if you can achieve a refreshed and healthy glow this summer.
To put it simply
During the winter, your skincare routine can slip into hibernation as you do all that you can to try to stay warm. But once the weather warms up, it’s time to slough off those bad habits and prepare your skin for radiance.
Letting go of the bad habits you’ve developed and revamping your shower and facial routine are the best ways to reboot your skin. Start with cool showers, blotting dry not rubbing, and a nourishing moisturizer.
For your face, gently exfoliate and clean, treat your eyes to a serum, spot correct any freckles and sun damage, and moisturize regularly. Finish it all off with a quality sunscreen, and you’ve got the secret recipe for successful summer skin.