Thankfully, more people are applying sunscreen whenever they venture outside. However, summer care and maintaining the beauty of your skin takes more than just sunscreen application. Luckily, a good routine can be streamlined to three minutes in the morning and three minutes at night. Essentials to your routine include a weekly deep cleaning with a resurfacing scrub, and a twice daily cleanse in the morning and at night with a wonderful cleanser to prepare your skin for serum and protection, with sunscreen in the daytime and night repair in the evening. Here are some of my personal recommendations to keep your skin in optimal condition during the summer months:
Step 1: Use a good cleanser that is optimal for your skin type. If you aren't sure what products are right for you, call me for a consult. I will take an assessment of your skin and make a recommendation.
Step 2: Hydrate your face with a serum. A serum is a light liquid that is applied after cleansing but before moisturizing to deliver powerful ingredients directly into the skin. Serums support, hydrate, and target problems of the skin.
Step 3: In the morning, after completing steps 1 and 2, apply a high-quality sunscreen. At night, after completing steps 1 and 2, apply night repair that is appropriate for your skin.
It's as simple as that. In the morning - cleanse, serum, and apply sunscreen. At night, cleanse, serum, and apply night repair. Anything else added will help with the complete beauty package. Some additional tips to try a few times per week: Use a deep pore cleaning mask with salicylic acid, clay, or refining beads to remove bacteria and blemishes. Follow with a cooling repair cream, one that is guaranteed not to clog up the skin and formulated for your skin type. Sweat, dirt, pollution exposure, sunblock will build up faster in the summer and can contribute to problem skin. Also, apply foot cream everyday to keep feet hydrated and smooth. Summer is the time to show off your pretty feet, schedule a pedicure and treat yourself right.
If you are in need of a personalized skin care consultation, please call me at 303.918.9693 to schedule an appointment. Together, we'll make sure you have the right regime and right products for your skin type to enhance the health and beauty of your skin.