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Summer skin care swaps for healthy glowing skin

Summer skin care swaps for healthy glowing skin

As summer rolls in and temperatures soar, your skin can start feeling the effects: dehydration and clogged pores from all that heat and humidity. The blazing sun brings on sweat in unexpected places, and that moisture can wreak havoc when trapped in your pores without proper cleansing. And don’t be fooled by a refreshing dip in the pool or ocean – while water might seem hydrating, it can actually strip your skin of moisture, leaving it feeling dry and tight.

Now is the ideal time to revamp your skin care routine with some expert swaps that will keep your skin healthy and glowing all summer long. Here’s what our estheticians professionally recommend:

Swap your cleanser for a creamier consistency

As with all cleansers, the goal is to gently remove pore-clogging dirt, oil, makeup and debris without disrupting the skin’s pH levels or stripping it of its natural oils necessary for optimal barrier function. Choose a gentle cleanser with a creamy texture that can effectively cleanse without drying out your skin. 

Experts recommend urban undo cleanser because it’s designed to give you a deep clean while keeping your skin balanced. It vacuums up the debris that causes breakouts, pigmentation and rough texture, leaving your skin ready for the next important step. Think of this cleanser as a great weekly “cleansing purge” – just like a clarifying shampoo! 

Swap your sunscreen for a higher dose

Sun protection is non-negotiable, even on cloudy days. Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 to shield your skin from harmful UV rays. 

Experts recommend raydefense, a 2-in-1 formula that offers moisturization and UVA + UVB protection. Use this lightweight formula all over the body, and opt for SPF 50 facescreen for our highest level of anti-aging, broad-spectrum protection on your face. This advanced SPF decreases the risk of early skin aging as it improves the appearance of lines and wrinkles and the feel of firmness. Plus, it’s light enough to wear as a daily moisturizer under your makeup.  

Swap your rough exfoliants for more gentle formulas

In the summer, your skin can become more sensitive to physical exfoliants, like scrubs – especially if you're spending more time outdoors. Instead, opt for a gentle enzymatic or chemical exfoliant with ingredients like alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) or beta hydroxy acids (BHAs). These exfoliants help slough off dead skin cells, target texture and promote a brighter + smoother complexion.

Experts recommend skin editor, a leave-on AHA peel creme that targets texture, dullness, congestion, discoloration and lines. Use this formula at night to edit imperfections and long-term damage that the sun can cause.

Swap your regular lotion for a hydrating body oil

In warmer weather, heavy body lotions can feel sticky and take longer to absorb, potentially leaving a residue on your skin. Swap out your lotion for a lightweight and hydrating body oil, which is formulated to absorb quickly, providing deep hydration and a silky-smooth finish without feeling greasy.

Experts recommend dewluxe for body to achieve a summer glow without the sticky feel. This decadent, lightweight body oil has a perfectly balanced blend of occlusive argan + squalane, plus halophytic sea kale that melts into the skin and helps replenish/lock in moisture, leaving your skin soft and supple.

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