Summer Shift

We can’t deny that one of the most exciting parts about the change of seasons is the warmer weather. And yes, you already know––new warmth brings new changes to skincare! Our routines need to change seasonally, just as we change our wardrobe depending on the weather.

 

Wondering what you should keep and what you should toss this spring? Read on below to find out what we’d recommend for warm-season skincare in order to put your best glow forward!

 

HAVE A SPRING CLEAN

 

First things first: take a look at your products for a small triangle with a number inside of it. This indicates the product's general shelf life. If any product with active ingredients has been opened for longer than 6 months, give it a toss. Old products harbor bacteria leading to clogged pores and dulled skin, and the product’s formulations are also less effective. 

 

Makeup brushes and sponges can also store unwanted germs, so make sure to wash your brushes at least once a week with a brush cleaner or cleanser.

 

THINK LIGHT

 

In the summer, we tend to sweat more and our skin is constantly exposed to more humidity––a drastic change from the dry, cold winter air. Hence, lighter formulations are preferred and will usually feel better on our skin during the day.

 

 

CONTINUE TO TREAT AND PROTECT

 

Vitamin C & E are the ultimate spring/summer dream team. They are both powerful anti-agers that help protect the skin from the aging repercussions of the sun’s UV rays. They work together to even out complexions, promote an overall brighter skin tone, and don’t usually irritate the skin. It’s important to avoid harsh treatments such as AHA/BHAs or retinols, especially before a day of sun exposure.

  

SKINMEDICA VITAMIN C + E COMPLEX

 

And last but definitely not least: SPF is crucial year-round. However, during warmer months, when we are spending more time outdoors and in strong sunlight, it is crucial to opt for a higher SPF. We’d recommend an SPF 50 for the face––like the Colorescience Sunforgettable® Protection Face Shield Glow––and at least 30 for the body.  

 

It is also particularly important to remember to apply sunscreen to your neck and chest as well, as these areas will also get exposed to the sun and are susceptible to signs of aging.

 

Until next time,

 

The BSE Team

 

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