The perfect skincare routine adapts to your skin's needs in the moment. That includes making seasonal adjustments.
Summer months mean lots of daylight hours and greater sun exposure. But hot weather coupled with more sun can result in dark spots, sunburn, and breakouts thanks to clogged pores.
To help your skin adjust to warmer weather we've put together a list of five tips for a healthy glow this summer.
Switch to a non-irritating botanical retinoid
Retinoids can sensitize skin to sun which can end in sunburn. Reduce the frequency of retinoid use or increase your sun protection. Or better still, switch to a non-irritating botanical retinoid alternative like dew bean, found in our Aspen Dew Illuminating Essence.
Use a fast-absorbing serum
Reach for fast-absorbing serums, like our Purist Delicate Skin Serum for moisture that doesn't leave skin feeling heavy or sticky. Pomegranate is coveted for antioxidant and skin hydration, penetrating easily and deeply to create lasting, non-greasy moisture.
Pores are more prone to get clogged in the summer thanks to our skin's increased sweat and oil production. Look for non-comedogenic formulas to help balance skin and avoid breakouts. Chamomile helps to decongest pores and is also rich in flavonoids and antioxidants.
Guard against photo-aging
Aside from using your favorite SPF (50+ for your face), botanicals, such as pomegranate, arctic cranberry, camellia, and Nepalese goji, which can be found in The Purist, provide heightened defense against the visible signs of photo-aging.
Boost skin recovery
Soothing lavender has been used for centuries for skin recovery, and for good reason. If you are in the sun for extended periods this summer, consider post-sun exposure recovery. You can find a more potent high-altitude lavender in The Alpine Phytonutrient Serum.
We recommend using The Purist or The Alpine during the day, and The Alpine after sun to get the best effect.
On especially hot summer day you can pop your Aspen Dew in the fridge for 20-30 minutes before applying for an extra cooling soothing skin treat.
Whatever changes you make to your summer skincare routine, always listen to your skin and make adjustments accordingly.