Simplified Skin Routine for Summer

simplified skin routine summerSummer time… and the livin’ is easy.

Even though we still have bills to pay and responsibilities to manage, summer seems to be the time when everyone collectively slows down. We shed some of our busier routines and embrace a more relaxed lifestyle.

And that means summer is a perfect time to simplify your skin routine. Give your skin — and your routine — a break as you enjoy the lazy days of summer.

Ditch Your Makeup

Okay, okay — don’t get rid of ALL your makeup! But this is a good time of year to go easy on the makeup application. Summer is a time of fresh-faced beauty, so let your skin breathe as your natural beauty becomes your best asset.

Bobbi Brown, makeup artist, suggests you use these three makeup items during the summer:

  • Under-eye concealer — Use this to hide dark circles and blemishes while keeping your face natural-looking.
  • Cream blush — Add some color to your cheeks and lips with cream blush.
  • Mascara — This is one of the best ways to help your eyes stand out, without being overly made up.

Add Moisture with a Serum

A simplified skin routine in the summer calls for lighter skin care products. And a light serum is a great way to deliver plenty of hydration without making your skin oily. The right serum is a powerful beauty product that can neutralize free radicals, soothe inflammation, and replenish your skin from the inside out. That radiant glow you want in the summer? A serum will deliver, rejuvenating your tired skin.

Sunscreen — But Keep It Light

Nobody likes the feeling of sunscreen face. You know you need to wear sunscreen in the summer (and year-round), and you know you’re going to need a lot more of it when you’re planning to be outside for more activities during these warmer months. To avoid that icky, sticky feeling, use a light sunscreen with a comfortable feel so you’ll be encouraged to continue lathering up every day — and as each day wears on. Deter Mineral Reef Safe SPF 30 Broad Spectrum Sunscreen is a good choice because of its light feel, but also because it’s fortified with carrot and green tea extracts that help fight free radicals. You can nourish your skin while protecting it from the aging effects of the sun.

Put Your Feet on the Path to Beauty

It’s the perfect time of year to expose those toes — but that means your feet are starting to take a beating. You’re likely wearing open-toed shoes as part of your summer uniform, and you’re probably spending plenty of barefoot time at the pool, beach, lake, or backyard. All that wind, sun, and sand is drying on your paws, and calluses and blisters may be your new summer partner.

Instead of using perfumed spritzes and sprays, use a natural body scrub to exfoliate away the dead skin. Follow up with a body oil to repair and rejuvenate your skin. Don’t let a salon technician use a razor on your calloused heels! And if you can bear it, wear breathable socks and sneakers from time to time to give your feet a rest.

Enjoy your summer with lightweight products that nourish your skin while protecting from the signs of aging. Visit Kaiderma to learn more.

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