Beaches covered with colorful umbrellas, sandy toes, cotton candy sunsets, longer days, the warmth of conversation with friends and family in the backyard, and fireworks flickering across the sky can only mean one thing — summer! While we still have a few weeks before the start of summer, it's the perfect time to prep for your summer skin routine.
Your skin changes with the season. During summer, your skin produces extra sebum as temperatures start to soar, which can leave you with greasy-feeling, oily skin, blocked pores, and increased breakouts—learn about your sebum here! We also can't forget about the sweet but very powerful sunshine and UV Rays, leading to lobster-red sunburns and sun damage with overexposure.
So with summer on the horizon, here are 6 tips to take care of your summer skin!
Wear sunscreen — don't take any shortcuts here. Wear sunscreen every single day and reapply it throughout the day to keep your skin protected from UV Rays. Summer is sunscreen's time to shine, so treat it like your skin's sidekick. We like to follow the 3-finger method for your face and about 1 shot glass of sunscreen for your body. A broad-spectrum SPF 30 is recommended!
Drink Water — a cold glass of water to cool off from the summer heat is not only a necessity for your body but also for keeping your skin bouncy and glowing! Along with drinking plenty of water, we suggest throwing a face mist in your beach bag to refresh and balance your skin throughout the day — hydration is key.
Nail down a summer skincare routine — like packing away your winter coats and reuniting with lighter and more breathable items; the same goes for skincare! Heavy creams can go into hibernation, and a lightweight routine can make its way back into your skincare rotation. Incorporate exfoliating into your routine to slough away dead skin, unblock pores, and removes excess oils. Antioxidants and moisturizers are also companions to keep in close reach! RUVI's Age-Defying Glow Serum is packed with antioxidant superfruit Bataua and locks in deep, long-lasting moisture — we're all about a healthy glow and have your summer skin covered!
Sun Protection — 90% of the signs of aging are caused by daily sun exposure, so we're doubling down on sun protection. Along with your daily doses of SPF—be mindful of how much time you are spending in the sun. Shield your skin with wide-brimmed hats, sunglasses, and seek shade under umbrellas. We suggest avoiding the midday sun when it's at its highest and most powerful.
Don't forget about the rest of your body — when we talk about protecting your skin, we mean from your head to your toes. It's all fun in games until summer comes and goes, but the signs of summer stay with you. Remember to take of your neck, lips, ears, tops of your feet, legs, and arms!
- Soothe skin that had too much fun in the sun — things happen, and sometimes your skin takes the heat—we're looking at your sunburns! If you find yourself in need of some after-sun protection, refresh skin with aloe vera, and replenish with hydrating and moisturizing products!
We wish you and your skin a glowing and beautiful summer!