Summer Skin Care: Lighten Up!

Summer skin needs a whole different level of care than winter skin, and summer beauty is all about lightening up. Here are a few tips, now that school’s out and vacations are in, for keeping your skin healthy and beautiful all summer long.

Lighten up your daily skin care routine. You still need to stick to the basics — daily cleansing, moisturizing, and protecting — but you can switch to lighter formulas. A mild exfoliating cleanser like SkinMedica’s AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser will keep skin cells turning over for a healthy glow. For moisture, choose a new-age hydrator like SkinMedica’s HA5, which helps lock in moisture without the buildup of thick creams. Neocutis’ JOURNEE combines daily anti-oxidant care, photo protection, and hydration in one one-minute application. Summer means never slacking on UV protection for all exposed skin, but you can explore lighter-weight but still full-coverage options like EltaMD’s UV Aero spray and EltaMD’s UV Lotion for the body. Don’t forget those lips! Though summer sun doesn’t chap delicate lip skin as obviously as winter winds, you still need to protect against the invisible drying and aging effects of UV radiation. We recommend EltaMD’s UV Lip Balm.

Lighten up your beauty bag. Summer skin doesn’t need much makeup: a touch of blush to accent your natural glow, a smudge of shadow for glamorous nighttime eyes. LATISSE lash enhancement gives you longer, fuller, darker lashes naturally, without clumpy mascara. If you feel naked without foundation, choose a BB cream or tinted moisturizer with sunscreen. Revision’s Intellishade provides UV protection and moisture in a sheer tinted formula that perfectly matches your skin tone.

Lighten up your skin’s issues. Summer’s heat and activities can cause flareups in acne-prone skin. Our Comprehensive Acne Kit includes all the essentials for staying flare-free on the go. If redness is a problem, try Revision’s Anti-Redness Kit, to calm, dry, and protect your summer skin. For dark spots, often made more pronounced by sun exposure, we recommend SkinMedica’s Lytera Skin Brightening, for an even, bright complexion without hydraquinone. Treat dark circles and fine wrinkles around the eyes with Neocutis’ LUMIERE. For powerful all-in-one anti-aging, apply SkinMedica’s TNS Essential Serum morning and night.

For more on how we can help you lighten up your healthy, beautiful summer skin care, contact us today!