· By Jason Choi
5 Tips for Glowing Skin This Summer
Summer is just around the corner, which means it's finally time to trade out all those long sleeve tops, sweaters, and pants for your warm-weather essentials. It also means it’s time to upgrade your skincare routine to ensure you have hydrated, glowy skin all season long. Here, find our top tips for maintaining happy, healthy skin all summer long.
Gentle exfoliation is a great way to prep your dull skin for summer. We recommend adopting a routine of exfoliating 2-4 times per week — depending on your skin type — and increasing your frequency as your skin gets more comfortable with the routine. Our Deep Clean exfoliator is very gentle and great for all skin types, including sensitive. Sloughing away dead skin will leave your complexion feeling soft and smooth, not to mention ready to take in all the moisture and hydration from your other products. Moreover, it will also keep your pores from getting clogged as the temperatures are rising and you are sweating more often.
Pro Tip: gently rub the exfoliator in circular motions on the skin for best results!
When there isn’t the time or budget for a routine facial, face masks will be your best friend. Masks are a great option to target specific skin concerns you may have, whether it be dryness, dehydration, or premature signs of aging. Our FIRM-IZE mask is great for day or night, with its cooling jelly that is used to brighten and firm up your skin. Our RECOVER-IZE mask is for those looking to level up their nighttime summer routine since it uses Retinol aids to hydrate, protect and rejuvenate the skin.
Pro Tip: use face masks 2-4 times per week and leave on for 15-20 minutes. Then, always follow up with a moisturizer & SPF!
Moisturizing is important all year long, and summer is no exception. The sun can dry out your skin which is why it’s extra important to protect your skin barrier to keep it soft, smooth and glowing. After applying your daily moisturizer and before your makeup, slather on our Bouncy Balm for extra hydration and protection.
Pro Tip: You can use the Bouncy Balm as a primer for your makeup. It helps the makeup go on smoother and gives it that extra shiny, glowy look!
SPF is a must in the summer whether you are spending time in the sun or not! Adding this simple step to your daily routine will not only protect your skin from dangerous cancers, but will also ensure you prevent sun damage and premature signs of aging. We recommend applying SPF after your serums and moisturizer but before your bouncy balm.
Pro Tip: Always aim for a broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher. If you are spending time in the sun, re-apply once every two hours!
It might seem odd at first, but don’t knock it until you try it! There are so many benefits of rubbing ice on your face. A few include:
- Reducing inflammation and puffiness
- Tightening skin
- Soothing irritations such as redness and breakouts
- Promoting lymphatic fluid drainage
Pro Tip: Use an ice roller in the morning after your skincare routine to wake up your skin.
Wondering how to implement these tips into your routine? Here’s our recommended AM & PM summer routine:
The Complete Summer Skincare Routine (AM & PM)
- FIRM-IZE Mask (2-4 times per week)
- Eye cream
- Bouncy Balm
- Ice Roller
- Deep Clean Exfoliator (2-4 times per week)
- RECOVER-IZE Mask (2-4 times per week)
- Eye cream
- Bouncy Balm
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