If you look forward to summer all year long, then you’re probably just like us when it comes to enjoying the great outdoors once the warmer weather starts to hit. But the hotter season is especially not time to slack on your skincare routine. Follow these 6 tips below on how to help ensure your skin looks healthy and glowing all summer long.
- UVA and UVB protection
In addition to your regular skincare routine, it is important to focus on sun protection and wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily, as you may still get burnt when you head to the beach on cloudy days. Broad-spectrum sunscreen protects against both UVA and UVB rays, which should be applied as directed to your face and body. Don’t forget your lips! Use a lip balm with SPF 15 or higher.
- Pack face mist with you
Cool off your skin with a face mist—it will help soothe and revitalize tired skin, fight dryness, and boost hydration when you’re at the beach. It's especially useful for those who have sensitive or dry skin, travel frequently, or go out on dry summer weekend getaways.
- Feed your face
Don’t want your skin to look oily and dull? Face masks are a great way to help keep your skin away from the excess shine. Reach for the BL’EAU Transcend Collection and Organics Collection face masks, which contains 100% BC-harvested pure Canadian Glacial Oceanic Clay. Packed with over 60 unique minerals and rare elements, the Glacial Oceanic Clay encompasses nature’s powerful osmotic and ionic properties to help detoxify, rehydrate, and pore refine while retaining moisture.
Directions: Use two to three times a week, or as often as needed. Apply an even layer of face mask to clean skin, let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse off thoroughly with warm water.
- Keep yourself hydrated
Water accounts for 60 percent of your body and is essential to every cell. Don’t forget to carry a water bottle with you wherever you go. Drinking lots of water helps keep your skin hydrated and refreshed during hot summer days.
- Don’t forget the eye area
The eye area is more delicate than the rest of your face. Prevent the formation of wrinkles around your eyes by wearing UV-blocking sunglasses. Don’t forget to apply hydrating eye cream during the day and night. You should take additional sun protection measures such as using a beach umbrella and wearing a broad-brim hat.
- Switch to a lightweight moisturizer
If you plan to skip moisturizers during the summer, you are making a mistake. Switch to a lightweight lotion that will help lock-in the essential moisture of your skin. You can also choose one with SPF for daytime use. Don’t forget, summer is the perfect time to embrace your natural beauty!