Wash Your Face to Reduce Excess OilYou may notice your skin is more oily and shiny in the warmer months. Don’t freak out! It’s totally normal. As a matter of fact, oily and greasy skin is common in the summer. Why? Because the heat causes you to sweat more.
Whether you’re enjoying the weather by the pool or exercising, the mixture of sweat and heat can lead to clogged pores. It is essential to keep your skin clean throughout the summer months by washing away excess oil. Stay on a consistent regimen of cleansing your face in the AM + PM and not letting sweat sit for too long.
(P.S. If you want to be sure your skin is extra clean, double cleansing may be in the cards for you!)
Keep Your Skin HydratedDue to temperature changes, AC, humidity, exposure to UV rays and many other factors, it is essential to keep your skin hydrated. Moisture within your skin can be lost through sweat or extreme sun exposure. This is important becauseUV rays damage your skin cells and cause dryness and skin discoloration. To prevent dryness in the summer months, be sure to moisturize before and after sun exposure.
(P.S. This is easily done with our Layover Overnight Recovery Mask.)
Include Antioxidants in Your Skincare RoutineIn the summer, the sun is at a higher place in the sky (in the northern hemisphere). What does that have to do with your skin? The sun is more intense during these months. This means the skin receives more sun exposure and, in turn, requires more protection.
Implementing antioxidants into your routine can help counteract the free radical damage from oxidative stress it experiences with more sunlight exposure. Regular use of antioxidants in your skincare routine can also help whisk away fine lines and slow aging, boost skin regeneration, and brighten skin tone. A few ingredients that provide your skin with a great source of antioxidants:
- Vitamin C acts a neutralizer from the effects of UVA & UVB rays.
- Niacinamide (aka Vitamin B3) improves texture and tone of your skin.
- Retinol (Vitamin A) boosts skin regeneration and helps whisk away fine lines (but be careful because this ingredient increases your skin’s sensitivity to the sun).
- Vitamin E helps organs function normally (Silex Secret: Your skin is your body’s largest organ. So, take care of it!)
Your skin is here for life, so invest in it! Whether you’re avoiding sun or treating yourself to elevated skincare, make sure you’re putting skincare at the top of your priority list.