The Sun and Your Skin: Our Top 4 Summer Skincare Tips

A summer-friendly beauty routine will keep your skin happy and healthy all season long! As the days are getting warmer, try adopting these 4 summer skincare tips for glowing and protected skin. 

  1. Make H2O your best friend 

Higher temperatures and more time outdoors lead to internal dehydration, which can result in headaches and dizzy spells! 

What you can do: Eight 8-ounce glasses of plain, filtered water every day help maintain critical moisture balance of the body and skin, and assist in detoxification.  

Pro Tip: If you drink caffeinated beverages, you must triple the amount of water you drink! 

  1. Apply, and reapply that sunscreen! 

Dermatologists agree that proper UV protection is by far the most important step in any skincare routine year-round, but especially during the summer when the days are longer and you’re inevitably spending more time in the sun. 

SPF should be applied every day to areas that are exposed — which often includes the face, neck, chest, ears, and hands — and it is especially important to reapply every two hours, or sooner if swimming or sweating.

  1. Lighten up your makeup routine 

On warmer days, wearing a ton of makeup can feel like an unnecessary extra layer. It can clog your pores. And, if you sweat, your makeup will come off or smear more easily. Embrace the season and pare down your makeup routine. Your skin will enjoy the break. 

Wearing less makeup lets the skin breathe. As an alternative, you can try to wear a good tinted sunscreen with at least SPF 30 or a broad-spectrum powder. Our favorites are the Elta MD UV Clear Tinted or SkinBetter ToneSmart if you need more coverage. We also love the Isdin Mineral brush for flawless, easy re-application.

  1. Don’t forget your eyes, lips and feet 

Always wear sunglasses to protect the eyes from the sun’s harmful rays. Use a moisturizing under eye product (we love the Neova Illuminating and Eye Lift Serums); and a lip balm with SPF under your lipstick. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen and moisturizer on your feet too, especially if you are wearing open-toed sandals.