Skin Care Routine: Summer

How Summer Affects Your Skin

If you're like most people, you live for summer. Sunshine, sandy beaches, long, hot days and even longer evenings replenish the soul in a way that all the yoga and essential oils in the world never could. Yet, while summer is far and away the favored season, it does have its drawbacks. You may notice that your skin becomes oily during the summer months and that you're more prone to breakouts. You may also notice that, in spite of the excess oil, your skin feels drier. You may develop dry patches, skin mottling or redness, all problems that are due to increased sun exposure. During a season when you look and feel your best in all other regards, you may dread the changes to your complexion that summer brings about. If that's the case, you may wish to consider changing up your summer skincare routine. Our skin care professionals at California Pure Naturals has put together a skin care routine that utilizes nothing but the best and most natural products. Use these summer skin care products to achieve a healthy, nourished glow year-round.

How to Care For Your Face During the Summer

Though most people strive to achieve the sun-kissed look portrayed by magazines, the reality is that getting glowing skin during the summer is difficult. When the temperatures soar and humidity levels spike, your already active oil glands may go into overdrive. This leads to excessive sebum around the T-zone, sunburn, rashes and premature signs of aging. You can combat all these adverse effects with a customized summer skincare routine.

Morning:

Cleanse: Start the morning out right by cleansing away the night's impurities with a Gentle Cleansing Lotion or Revitalizing Cleansing Gel. If your skin is sensitive and prone to rashes, use the lotion to gently nourish your skin while bathing it at the same time. If your skin has rough patches you want to do away with, use the cleansing gel to exfoliate the skin and encourage the growth of new collagen.

Tone: Use our Clarifying Toner every day first thing in the morning and after washing your face. This toner will close your pores, sooth your skin and leave your complexion looking radiant. Supplement this step once or twice a week, depending on your needs, with our Dual Action Scrub. This scrub penetrates deep into the skin and gently polishes away dull, rough patches on the top layer.

Hydrate: Hydration is key during the summer months. If you live in a particularly humid environment, use our Oil-Free Hydrator, which provides maximum hydration without the heavy, greasy residue. If you live in an arid environment, you want to find something with a little more moisture, such as our Renewal Facial Serum. This serum is jam-packed with vitamins C and E and will effectively nourish your skin from the inside out. Top this with Glow Facial Oil to ensure the skin absorbs all the nutrients from both the serum and the oil in as quick a manner as possible.

Protect: Protection is key during this time of the year. Use our Radiance CC Cream SPF 30 to blur imperfections and protect your skin from the sun's harmful UV rays all in one go.

Evening:

Cleanse: Use our Revitalizing Cleansing Gel or Gentle Cleansing Lotion to wash away all the impurities collected throughout the day. These may include dirt, air pollution, and damage caused by UV rays.

Tone: Once again, use our Clarifying Toner to soothe your skin and help it relax after a long day in the heat and sun.

Hydrate: Depending on how oily or dry your skin is, use the Oil-Free Hydrator or Renewal Facial Serum to encourage new cell growth while you sleep. You may also want to use our Nourishing Cream, which contains Blackberry Antioxidant Complex and cranberry seed oil, to hydrate your skin from the inside out.

Invest in the Best Summer Skin Care Products

Though it's difficult to achieve that sun-kissed glow magazines advertise year after year, it's not impossible. With the right products and the right summer skincare routine, you can have healthy, hydrated and radiant skin not just through the summer but year-round. Shop our products today to get started.