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The Ultimate Guide to Summer Skincare
Summer is back in full swing in sunny South Florida, so it’s time to switch out your winter products for summer skincare! Here is the ultimate summer skincare guide from our dermatologists.
Cleanse Away Oil & Sweat
The right cleanser for your summer skincare routine depends on your skin type and sensitivities. For most people, the summer brings sweat, oil, dirt, and other debris into contact with your skin more often than in other seasons, making you more prone to acne. Coupled with all the sunscreen, saltwater, and pool time your skin receives in the hot months, it’s no wonder why you may get more breakouts in the summertime.
To combat this, we recommend incorporating a cleanser with acne-fighting ingredients. Chemical exfoliants like AHAs and BHA (e.g. glycolic acid, salicylic acid) can clear away dead skin cells, oil, and dirt to get rid of existing pimples and prevent new ones from forming. Our Porefect Cleanser is the perfect candidate for doing just that.
This exfoliating cleanser pairs maximum strength salicylic acid (2%), and glycolic acid to unclog pores, remove impurities, and even skin texture and tone. This unique combination of medical-grade, acne-fighting ingredients works to help regulate oil production and effectively clear problematic skin that is more sensitive to irritation.
If your acne is deeper in the skin rather than in the form of blackheads and whiteheads, then our Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Wash might be better for you. Available in 5% or 10% strength, this cleanser has antibacterial properties against Propionibacterium acnes. This powerful treatment dries up pimples and blemishes while keeping the skin’s moisture and pH levels at the normal level.
Both of these cleansers are in gel formulas, making them lightweight and soothing for the summertime. You’ll feel like your skin is getting a real, deep clean without being overly stripped of its natural moisture.
Yes, getting rid of sweat, oil, and dirt is important, but once you choose the right cleanser for your skin, those impurities will be the least of your worries. It’s equally important to make sure you moisturize and hydrate your skin every single time you cleanse.
In the sweltering heat, you’re gonna want a moisturizer that’s lightweight and doesn’t feel like a sticky, hot mudslide on top of your skin. A mattifying, light moisturizer is the perfect option for hydrating your skin during the summer while keeping sweat and oil at bay.
We recommend our Ultra Lite Facial Cream. This elegant facial moisturizer with antioxidants is great for all skin types, especially oily skin. This sheer, oil-free formula contains soothing aloe vera and nourishing antioxidants to deliver smoother, softer skin.
The Most Important Step
Now, this wouldn’t be a summer skincare guide if it didn’t include SPF! Sun protection is the most vital part of any summer skincare routine. Our dermatologists recommend wearing sunscreen every single day, broad-spectrum with SPF 30 or higher. Not only does this prevent long-term UV damage that can lead to skin cancer, but also SPF skincare prevents hyperpigmentation, worsened acne, fine lines, wrinkles, and more.
It’s especially important to wear SPF if you decide to use products with chemical exfoliants, like the cleansers we mentioned before. Your skin will be more sensitive to the sun after using these products, so don’t forget to apply a good sunscreen! We have an array of SPF skincare to choose from in our shop, including regular SPF creams and SPF makeup.
For the entire month of June, enjoy discounts on some of our favorite SPF makeup products, including the Essential Defense Tinted Moisturizer, our Green Tea Mattifying Mineral Powder, and the Avéne Mineral Tinted Compact!
Not sure which products are right for you? Book your free consultation today with our dermatologists so they can evaluate your skin.