Consider this your go-to summertime skincare ritual.
– KEYS SOULCARE
It’s that time of year again: Beach trips, tan lines, and sweet, icy treats are underway — and so is summer skincare. Summer rituals require some slight adjustments as we settle into the long hours of our hottest months. While every complexion and location will require something unique to meet your needs, this guide is a good place to start locking in your rituals for summer days.
1. GENTLY CLEANSE YOUR SKIN
Sweat helps expel dirt and pollution from the skin. (It can even flush out some sebum, your skin’s natural oil.) It’s essential to stick to a cleansing routine to avoid sweat-triggered breakouts. The caveat? Don’t overdo it with a stripping formula that can leave the skin feeling dry and tight. Hydrating cleansers that replenish are best. Avoid clogged pores and parched skin with moisturizing ingredients that gently rinse away unwanted impurities.
Our recommendation: Golden Cleanser with Manuka honey and turmeric
2. WEAR YOUR SUNSCREEN
Yes, we know “you know,” but just in case: Sunscreen is a must-have for your summer — and year-round — regimen. Broad spectrum protection shields against harmful UVA/UVB rays, even on cloudy days. Ensuring you’re protected in the summer lets you safely enjoy rooftop mimosas and sandy shores for as long as you want. (Just don’t forget to reapply every 2 hours!)
Our recommendation: Protect Your Light SPF 30 with squalane and niacinamide.
3. PUMP UP YOUR PEPTIDES
Summer means exposing your skin to more sun and muck. It’s essential to toughen up your skin’s barrier for added protection. Peptides are a powerful way to pump up your skin’s resilience. Peptides help provide hydration and help to promote collagen production to firm and plump the skin, helping you fight signs of premature aging like fine lines and wrinkles.
Our recommendation: Truly Becoming Multi-Benefit Peptide Serum with polypeptide complex and multi-weight hyaluronic acid.
4. LIGHTEN YOUR MOISTURIZER
When it comes to summer skincare, less is more, especially when it comes to moisturizer. Unlike winter’s drying temperatures, summer requires lightweight hydration. Ditch the richer creams for a more dewy formula. A lightweight, water-based moisturizer will keep you feeling soft without weighing you down.
Our recommendation: Skin Transformation Cream with hyaluronic acid and bakuchiol.
5. SHINE AT FULL WATTAGE
Summer skincare is a great time to embrace your natural radiance. With the heat and sweat, you can dare go bare or add some color. Whatever you choose, make sure it suits your style and comfort. Take a note from Alicia’s book: A touch of tinted balm or glimmer can go a long way on dewier skin.
Our recommendation: Let Me Glow Illuminating Serum with niacinamide and rose water.
What are your skincare summer essentials? Let us know your ritual in the comments!