Why should you transition from winter to summer skincare if you live in a seasonal climate?
That's simple - if you're not wearing a winter coat, why should your skin? Summer skincare should be like summer clothing - lighter.
Warmer weather also brings its share of skincare challenges and questions like, "Do I have to use moisturizer even when it's super hot outside, and my face feels oily?" (The answer is YES).
1) Cleanse and Exfoliate: Dead skin cells don't release easily from hot, sticky skin, so you need to exfoliate more often. Cleansers or masks with gentle, non-manual exfoliants (acids and enzymes) are ideal for frequent use in warm weather.
What to add to your routine: Osmosis Purify Enzyme Cleanser and Polish Cranberry Enzyme Mask
2) Layering Effect: Vitamin C is the key to preventing hyper-pigmentation (caused by UV exposure), so it's especially important to layer a Vitamin C serum between cleansing and moisturizing in the summer months.
In the hotter summer months, we perspire more, so the moisture (water) reserve in our skin evaporates faster. Switch to a more hydrating, lightweight daytime moisturizer to boost your skin's water reserve. It should also contain non-occlusive oils and butters (like shea) to fortify skin barrier function, which slows down water evaporation.
What to add to your routine: Osmosis DNA Repair Catalyst AC-11 Serum and Quench Nourishing Moisturizer
3) SPF is your BFF: Even though the sun is furthest from the northern hemisphere in July, we're spending more time outdoors, wearing less clothing. To prevent sun damage, you need to wear a Broad Spectrum SPF whenever exposed to UV radiation, even on cloudy days. You might not see the sun, but it sees you - right through those clouds!
What to add to your routine: Osmosis Protect SPF 30 Broad Spectrum Sunscreen
There is another great way to deep exfoliate your skin in the summer--it is Dermaplane! Dermaplaning/Jelly Mask combo couples for an incredibly smooth and hydrated skin that makeup will glide on effortlessly!
Enjoy 10% off in July on all Osmosis Facials, Dermaplane and Jelly Mask Services with Amelia!