Your summer skin care routine should be different from your winter routine. Why? There are changes in the environment for one. Winter weather is drier and indoor heating can work your skin over good, making it rough and dry. Summer on the other hand has its own set of challenges; although, most would agree their skin is better in the summer. Sweat pimples and clogged pores still present unwanted challenges.
Here are our uncommon summer skincare essentials!
Sweat Absorbing Lotion
Sweat absorbing face lotion by Carpe won’t be a cure-all if you have an intensive sweating condition but their reviewers say it works wonders for mild! Apply a thin layer to your t-zone and head out. It’s $19.95 per tube, worth the try, and a low-risk purchase.
Face Sweat Wipes
Carpe Sweat Absorbing Face Wipes are another one of our fav go-to's for keeping skin clean and clear. Sweat pimples are common in the summertime along with clogged pores. When sweat is allowed to sit it keeps acne-causing bacteria trapped on your skin. A quick fix? Keep a cleansing wipe on hand during summer workouts or walks, a medicated wipe goes a long way for maintaining flawless after-hours skin. One reviewer says the Carpe Face Sweat Wipes are life-changing. (People who get embarrassed about how much they sweat will understand.)
EWG Verified Make-up remover wipes
EWG Verified, ophthalmologist tested, and biodegradable the billie wonder wipes are everything! Mybillie.com formulated these wipes with hyaluronic acid, gentle cleansers, and vitamin C serum. The weave of the pads is designed to grip your makeup meaning you can stop rubbing so dang vigorously to get that last layer of foundation off. And don't worry about dry and raw skin afterward, the Billie Wonder Wipes claim to be an entire skincare routine in a single hydrating wipe.
Cooling and Moisturizing Body Wipes
Shoulder and back acne is another common summer ailment. Again caused by trapped bacteria on the surface of your skin in combination with [overactive oil glands, and excess dead skin cells. Duke Cannon Supply company's Cold Shower Field Towels Face & Body Wipes are made with three key ingredients that work together to moisturize and cool you down on hot summer days: menthol, aloe, and jojoba.
Exfoliating Finger Mitts
The Ducalm Exfoliating Finger Mitts are small but mighty. Exfoliating is a summer must, once to twice a week is recommended. Pollution, humidity, SPF, and sweat lead to a dull complexion and a build-up of dead skin cells. Exfoliating clears away the old and keeps skin dewy smooth.
Pore-cloggers such as pollution, humidity, SPF, and sweat can all contribute to congested pores and ultimately nasty break-outs.
Skincare for your underarms
Does Deodorant count as skincare? For this brand it does. Busy Co. GLOW Deodorant Wipes come in packs of 15, 30, and 45 individual wipes. A pairing of zinc (for odor control) and prebiotics (to nourish your underarms.)Other ingredients include Oat extract, papaya fruit extract, and aloe juice. These wipes are composting-friendly! Oftentimes, people think of skincare as meaning solely the face-routine, but with funky smells more common in the summer heat, your skincare routine regimen should branch out.
Summer Glow Oil Sunscreen to Replace BB Creams
Who here prefers to go bare-faced during hotter months, but still likes a nice dewy complexion for evenings out on the town? If that's you why not shoot for a two-in-one whammy. Pick up a sunscreen that's also a glow-oil and can stand in for BB cream or powders. Supergoop! Glow Oil SPF 50 drenches your skin in moisture while providing much-needed protection. UV rays change your skin down to the cellular level. Too much sun and not enough sun protection can lead to premature aging.
Moisturizing Body Mist
Supergoop! is affordable and a teensy bit addictive, we had to include one more of their SPF products. The Supergoop! PLAY Antioxidant Body Mist SPF 50 with Vitamin C moisturizes as it absorbs harmful UVB, UVA, and UV rays. The non-aerosol can is vegan and 100% reef-safe. Honestly, we just love how refreshing the mist is as you reapply throughout the day. Here's a quick run-down on ultra-violet light:
- UV radiation or Ultraviolet radiation are what cause sunburns and are used in tanning beds. Sunlight consists of many different kinds of UV rays.
- UVB radiation is a type of ultraviolet radiation that specifically causes sunburns and cancer like malignant melanoma.
- UVA rays penetrate more deeply than UVB and change the cell structure to cause premature aging, wrinkles, and contribute to cancer formation.
Interestingly enough, commercial sunscreens don't protect as much from UVA rays as they do UVB rays. Supergoop! SPF 50 body mist includes the active ingredient Avobenzone which offers protection from UVA rays.
Beauty Fix for Puffy Under Eyes
Suffering from seasonal allergies and puffy eyes? Under-eye masks are necessary evening treatments if you've spent all day out in the sun. Look for products that contain hyaluronic acid and ceramides to soothe and refresh tired and itchy eyes. Patchology Flash Patch, All Eyes On You Kit retails for $15. The mini-kit comes with two pairs of Rejuvenating Eye Gels, two pairs of Restoring Night Eye Gels, and two pairs of Illuminating Eye Gels.