Updated: Apr 24
Sunshine must be the best part of summer. Brighter skies, longer days. We can pack so much more into this season, and we soak up A LOT of SUN while doing it.
While our skin care routine gets a bit simpler in the summertime, the necessities always stay the same. Sunscreen is the constant.
If we can ask one thing of you this season, it would be to protect your skin. It is a task that should sprinkle throughout your day. Make sure to use products that are not expired and remember to reapply to not only your face, but your neck and chest too…these areas are often forgotten and are the first to show sunspots and wrinkles.
Our Licensed Aesthetician, Sam had this to say about summertime skin. "The change in humidity and increase in temperature causes our skin to have trouble retaining moisture. We also tend to sweat more which can cause to buildup in our pores." Knowing this helps to explain why a yearlong product regimen doesn't always do the trick. What serves us well in the winter, may not be the best product of our shelf in the summer. Just like a wardrobe adjusts for the summer, so should your skincare line up.”
So what IS on our summertime shelf? Here is one of our favorite regimens by Skinbetter Science.
We selected this for our summer skincare routine for a few reasons. The cleanser is great for normal to oily skin. It is purifying & fresh. The Alpha Ret peel pads are a game changer. Not only do they exfoliate, but the triple action blend of glycolic, lactic and salicylic acid helps to reduce fine lines and pores (which tend to clog this time of year) and clear acne. When our skin has trouble staying hydrated, Trio Rebalancing Moisture helps to hydrate and moisturize. If you tend to not need as much moisturizer, you may skip as needed. The last pieces of the routine are simple. Even Tone Correcting Serum treats sun damage and lessens brows and reds that muddy your skin complexion. Last, but the MOST IMPORTANT step to us is sunscreen. Tone Smart lotion is one of our top sellers. Why do we love it?...
It is oil free! It also protects against both UVA + UVB rays... which are the aging damage and the sunburn damaging offenders of light. Bonus provided in this product is protection against blue light, pollution and Infared radiation. The creamy texture provides a hint of color and adapts to your skin and gives an airbrushed look to the skin. You must apply your sunscreen daily, so you want to like what you use. You can have any type of sunscreen on your shelf, but if you're not using it....it is worthless. The more you know this summer, the more you glow. Pop on over to Skin CoLAB in downtown Ada to peruse our favorite things and find the best products on the market for YOU!