Summer is in full swing, which means more time spent outdoors. It’s easy when the temperature starts to rise to reduce some steps in your skincare, but there are some parts of your beauty routine you should never skip. Here are our recommendations for maintaining flawless skin this summer.
In the summer, people tend to not drink enough water. Sweating, even if it’s just from sitting next to the pool, depletes our water storage. Drinking water is the best way to achieve healthy skin from the inside out. Water also detoxifies the body, which means you stay hydrated and get supple, clear skin. So, make sure on days when you spend a significant time outside, you double up on your water intake to flush out toxins!
Makeup with SPF
Even when we don’t intentionally spend time outside, it’s important to slather on the SPF. Sitting in your car while in traffic or having an office where the sun shines through the window still exposes us to the sun’s daily rays. Harmful UVA and UVB rays damage the skin, making it look old and leathery. We love this product from Giorgio Armani. Complete with broad spectrum 50, it doubles as a primer and SPF which means you can keep your foundation in place and get the protection you need. It’s lightweight which won’t add excess oil throughout the day.
After Sun Moisturizer
It would seem counterintuitive to slap on moisturizer when you are sweating from the heat. However, an after-sun moisturizer has the added bonus of cooling aloe, which helps promote cell rejuvenation. The sun is very drying and to maintain your tan without peeling; you’ll want to slather on this moisturizer from Clarins. They have a whole line dedicated to summer skin, but we love this particular product! It deeply penetrates to protect your bronzed glow.
If soaking up the rays isn’t your thing, you can still achieve a sun-kissed glow with a good self-tanner. It’s a safer way to look like you’ve spent days vacationing in Bermuda. We love this product from St. Tropez. It’s a buildable self-tanner that lets you graduate to a bronzed look that works for you. St. Tropez developed this product for in shower use for zero orange mess. The simple, easy to follow steps allow for an even, foolproof tan.
If you want plump, glowing skin both in and out of the sunshine, injectables are a good option. Injectables work structurally to enhance the shape of your face, smooth out acne scars, and make skin appear even. They also work to plump areas like your lips or under your eyes, all of which are options for maintaining a more youthful appearance. Deeply etched lines in the face as a result of constant furrowing will smooth out with regular use of a product like Botox. This procedure can enhance your overall appearance by making you look more relaxed and youthful.
Our expertly trained staff can work with you to help you achieve flawless summer skin. Call us at 615-329-3900 to book your consultation today!