Skin changes as you age but it also changes with the seasons. In that respect, you should always switch up and adjust your skincare routine with the change of seasons, too, especially when it comes to your skincare during really warm summer months. This is the time when you want to show off your healthy and radiant skin, enjoy its nice glow and simply feel comfortable with your looks. Treating your skin right will help you do exactly that.
Introduce retinol to your skincare routine
Wouldn’t it be great to fade out your dark spots and acne scars, deal with some stubborn acne and brighten up your face? Well, retinol can help you with that. This chemical exfoliant will help you get rid of texture and imperfections. Some people react to retinol with flaking but considering the warm weather that’s unlikely to happen. Still, even though retinol may be extremely beneficial, it can increase sun sensitivity, which is why you should use it only at night and wear high SPF during the day.
Find a sunscreen that suits you
As mentioned, a high SPF is a must when you use retinol, but it’s also necessary to protect your skin from the damaging sun rays even when you’re not using this chemical exfoliant. Many people neglect to use sunscreens because of their thickness and white cast. But that’s all in the past. Modern sunscreens and especially Korean ones are rather thin and absorb quickly into the skin, leaving no greasy residue or white cast that was so problematic. If you want to protect yourself from burns, spots and premature aging and confidently show off your glowy summer skin, make sure to wear sunscreen on a daily basis.
Consider natural skincare
Some people swear by natural skincare products and if you know that your skin can be very sensitive, this might be the solution to your problems. For instance, natural oils make perfect cleansers and moisturizers. Rose and rice water are great as toners, especially during the summer months; rose water soothes and refreshes while rice water clears and brightens up your skin. Of course, there are some lovely and very effective natural skincare brands that you can use, which fuse the best ingredients nature provides us with into their products.
Fight dehydration with a good moisturizer
Your skin doesn’t have to be dry in order to be dehydrated. Actually, dehydration is a common issue for many people with oily skin as well. During winter months, you could find it easier to deal with this problem with rich creams. However, during the summer, your goal should be to put trust in a light moisturizer which will hold onto water in your skin. That said, serums and gel moisturizer are the consistencies you want to look into just like ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, glycerine and aloe vera.
Self-tanner makes a difference
Skin is not just about your glowing face. During summer months, you want to wear short shorts and skirts and feel good at the beach. This is where self-tanner can help you get rid of the pasty winter skin tone. Essentially, it’s more than enough to put a couple of drops of self-tanner in your moisturizer and then apply it evenly to your exfoliated skin. There are also ready-to-use self-tanner lotions available on the market these days. This will provide you with a gradual tan and an irresistible glow that will make you look and feel very attractive, like a true summer child.
Keep in mind that your diet will also affect the quality of your skin. So, if you want a radiant and healthy glow for your skin, make sure to drink plenty of water and eat a bunch of fruit and veggies. After all, there’s no better season to get into the habit of following a balanced diet than summer.