Now that summer is here, you’ve got to up your skin care game and make protection a priority. You won’t maximize the benefits of facial exercises if you bask in the sun without sunblock and commit other summertime sins. Read on to learn about summer skin essentials that combat sun damage while imparting a youthful glow.
Sunblock is mandatory all year long, rain or shine. The sun’s ultraviolet rays and free radicals work together to wreak havoc on our skin. This damage shows up in the form of wrinkles, sun sports, hyperpigmentation and melanoma. The sun also breaks down collagen, which is essential for skin elasticity and firmness. Apply Protective Sunblock SPF 30 before you step foot outside. If you wear a tinted moisturizer with SPF, that alone won’t cut it. Apply sunscreen underneath it to maximize protection.
Your lips are super delicate, making them extremely susceptible to sun damage. Be sure to wear a protective balm with SPF 15 or more every day. Re-apply it through the day. If you wear lipstick or gloss, apply balm first so it can act as a primer.
Our skin gets parched this time of year, making skin dull and amplifying the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Carry a mist like our Heavy Water Spritz to replenish moisture throughout the day. It will refresh your makeup and give your skin a dewy appearance.
A powerful potent vitamin C Serum like our Vitamin C Complex serum will brighten your skin while helping protect against sun and oxidative damage. Vitamin C also boosts collagen production! Try to eat produce rich with this antioxidant as well—some excellent sources are oranges, kiwis, mangoes, papaya, pineapple, berries and watermelon.
Wear sunglasses with UV protection to protect your eyes and the delicate area surrounding them. Polarized lens do not protect your eyes from the sun, so be sure you purchase lenses with “UV protection” on the label. Wearing sunglasses also prevents the squinting that causes fine lines and crow’s feet.
Incorporate these summer skincare essentials into your routine to ward off hyperpigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles and sagging. Click through to learn about the benefits of facial exercises.