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So as the seasons change, so should your skincare.
Here we are in May and no matter where you live, the weather is changing. It may still be a little chilly in the mornings and evenings, but the full-on scorching Summer will be here very soon. Just as we change our wardrobe to match the weather, your skincare should also reflect the temperature and humidity for the area you live in. Are you ready for summer skincare?
As the heat and humidity rise, a couple of things happen to your skin.
One, your skin tends to hold onto more water during hotter months so you don’t need to apply the uber-rich creams during these months.
Two, you sweat more. As much as we don’t like, sweating is a natural detoxing process but it leaves excess oil on your skin.
What Products Are Best
Even though you might feel oily due to the warmer temperatures, your skin still needs moisture. Reach for a vegan silk based, lightweight hydration, like our Revitalizing Hydrogel Moisturizer, that is a gel texture and absorbs quickly. This moisturizer is one of the best moisturizers for warm weather. It can be used day and night and works well under makeup.
Exfoliation is key during this time. It sloughs off any remaining winter dry skin, but helps cell turnover (meaning brighter skin) and keeps the pores clear as well. A great one to try is Origins Modern Friction.
Nighttime is when you should focus on your treatment products. Vitamin Cs, oils, retinol should all be applied at night because they can make your skin more sensitive in the sun. Our best-selling vegan silk serum, Firm + Replenish Serum can be used following these targeted items to lock in the benefits and to restore your skin barrier.
Don’t forget your eyes! The sun is bright and if you forget your sunglasses, there is a whole lot of squinting going on. The skin around your eyes is completely different from the rest. It is thinner and has fewer sebaceous glands so that whole ‘your-skin-holds-more-moisture’ doesn’t apply here. Use our award-winning eye cream, the Defend + Nourish Eye Cream to add moisture and defend the delicate skin all while reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
SPF, SPF, SPF. We cannot say enough how important wearing sunscreen is for your skin no matter the temperature. Every day in every season, we get exposed to UVA and UVB rays and those rays accelerator aging. We recommend an SPF of at least a 30 rating like AO Skincare 6000x Elemental Screen SPF 30.
So as the seasons change, so should your skincare. Using silk skincare products that are lightweight and water-based is ideal for this time of the year, and summer skincare.