‘Tis the Sea-Sun: 5 Tips to Transition Your Skincare Routine to Summer
Winter has finally passed + sunny days are ahead! You’ve probably already swapped out your heavy parka for delicate tanks + long pants for flowy skirts, but have you thought about how to transition your skincare routine along with the seasons? A healthy skincare routine isn’t *one-size-fits-all* — it needs to change along with the weather + meet the demands of its outside environment. Don’t stress too much! Here are 5 simple tips to transition your skincare routine to summer.
1] EXFOLIATE, EXFOLIATE, EXFOLIATE!
As in our winter skincare post, you’re going to want to continue exfoliating all throughout summer. Exfoliating helps to clear up clogged pores + with all the sweat + grime experienced during summer adventures, your skin will thank you for not skipping this step! We recommend exfoliating 2-3 times a week with a gentle scrub. Try our favorite DIY face scrubs here!
While you should be using sunscreen on your face year-round, this step is extremely important to incorporate in the summertime! We recommend finding a moisturizer or primer with SPF built-in to save yourself some time + steps! Not only will a daily SPF decrease your likelihood of a sunburn — it’ll also decrease your likelihood of fine lines, wrinkles, + skin cancer down the road. We recommend reapplying 1-2 times a day, depending on your sun exposure.
3] LIGHTEN UP YOUR PRODUCTS
Switch out your heavy face creams for lighter oils + foundation for BB cream//tinted moisturizer. During the summer, there’s more heat + humidity, so your heavier products are more likely to cake up + clog your pores. If you can’t completely replace your products with lighter options, try using less product! Check out our favorite natural + affordable skincare brands for summer here!
4] REFRESH WITH ROSEWATER
Rosewater is a great antimicrobial + anti-inflammatory product to add to your skincare arsenal. A few spritzes to set your makeup or as a midday refresh will have your skin glowing all summer long! We love cult-favorite Mario Badescu rosewater spray that contains aloe which is great to calm irritating sunburns!
5] SWITCH TO WATERPROOF//SWEATPROOF FORMULAS
As girls that love to get a good sweat in, we’re familiar with finding the best sweat-proof products! Whether you’re headed to an outdoor wedding, the beach, or another sweaty, summer adventure, now is the best time to switch to a waterproof mascara or setting spray. We understand that these products can be a pain to remove, so we love the Makeup Eraser cloth for those tough formulas! Not only is it effective — it’s eco-friendly, too!
Skincare doesn’t have to be complicated! Incorporate what works best for you + listen to your skin. Have any other summer skincare tips? Share them will us below or on Instagram using #inCHAARG!