Summer Skin Care Routine Basics for Healthier Skin

As the weather changes, so does our wardrobe. We swap coats for shorts and boots for sandals so we can stay comfortable as the heat of the summer rolls in. Our skin care regimen should also be changing with the temperature, especially in areas frequently exposed to the elements, like our faces. If your summer skincare routine needs an update, check out these suggestions from the experts at Nu Skin for fresh summer skin.

Cleanse

In the summer, our body temperatures get much higher, causing us to sweat more. Fight against clogged pores by cleansing your skin twice a day with a mild cleanser to get rid of excess oils. 

Exfoliate

Exfoliation is an important part of a good summer skincare routine because it gets rid of the excess skin cells and helps reduce the size of your pores. Exfoliate freshly cleansed skin with a face or body scrub, or use an exfoliating mask or peel.

Moisturize & Mattify

Be sure to follow up your cleansing and exfoliating with a light, water-based moisturizer to avoid drying out your skin. You can also use mattifying primers or finishers to reduce shininess during the day. Add an eye serum for an extra boost against fine lines caused by sun exposure and squinting.

Protect 

One of the most important things you can do for your skin at any time of year is to protect it from sun damage. In the summer months, we tend to spend more time outdoors during peak sun hours, which means a good sunscreen is crucial. Many makeup products contain sunscreen, but using a separate product made specifically for sun protection is the most effective strategy. Apply it liberally underneath your foundation for best results. 

Bonus Tip: Use a Self-Tanner

It may be tempting to work on that tan during the summer, but it’s not worth risking the dangers of sun exposure. Avoid premature signs of aging, along with sunburns and skin cancer, by opting for a self-tanner instead.

Create Your Own Summer Skin Care Routine

Use these tips to create your own summer skin care routine for healthy-looking skin this year. Go to The Source for more tips from Nu Skin for keeping your skin beautiful year-round.