Ah, sweet summer. You’re ready to rock your new bikini and soak up the sunshine. But before suiting up, know that these stronger rays require a few tweaks to your skincare routine if you want to maintain a healthy complexion. We’re here to give you the necessary tools needed to glow all summer long! The best part? These tricks are easy, enjoyable and (drumroll, please) stylish.
So without further ado, your five-step guide to clear summer skin:
1. Always say ‘yes’ to sunscreen.
Face Reality SPF 28 is a great option for daily use. This mineral sunscreen contains both Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide, which provide broad spectrum coverage from harmful UVA and UVB rays. It also includes Honeysuckle Flower extract and Allantoin which promotes healthy cell renewal. Face Reality SPF 28 soothes, moisturizes and protects your skin. Better yet, it’s lightweight, non-greasy, and won’t break you out!!
PRO TIP: LAYER IT THICK! When you’re out doing sunny time activities you can apply more- go until you see a physical white shield. This is what you want for ultimate sun blockage.
2. Break out that glamorous floppy hat. Sombreros optional.
Your sunscreen shields you from the sun’s rays, but a large hat acts as an additional layer of protection (and gives you a few style points!). The sun adds color to your skin, which means it makes red marks redder abs scars from acne darker.. Wearing a hat limits exposure, and helps your skin stay acne and wrinkle free. Channel your inner Marilyn Monroe and gift your skin with coverage. Anyone not wearing a floppy just hasn’t reached full skincare enlightenment
3. Drink green tea (loads of it!).
Green tea contains plant polyphenols, or the naturally occurring chemicals derived from plants, vegetables, fruits, nuts, chocolate, wine and tea. These powerful agents help boost natural sun protection and are shown to reduce sebum production in the skin. Talk about killing two birds with one stone. Green tea protects your skin, and helps keep your pores oil-free. We’ll raise our glasses to that.
Read more about green tea and skin here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5384166/ OR https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3390139/
4. Avoid hot water like the plague.
It is always a good idea to avoid “shower burn,” but this tip is especially important to remember in the summer heat. Our skin is not made to handle high temperatures, as hot water can strip away natural oils and prevent healing. Washing your face with hot water re-injures delicate scar tissue by burning it and increasing redness. Stick to lukewarm water for best results!
5. Calm the skin at night with DNA repairing stem cells! Best. Tip. EVER.
After a day in the sun, your skin needs a bit of extra TLC. CLEARSTEM Skincare’s CELLrenew is our go-to collagen infusion serum for calming and renewing. This powerful formula contains turmeric, B5, saw palmetto, reishi mushroom, and (yep, you guessed it) green tea to regulate, heal and re-balance. Its anti-aging and anti-acne properties fade scars and dark spots left behind from breakouts and sun exposure. Use CELLrenew on your skin before bedtime to work its magic while you sleep. Basically a superfood smoothie for your skin.
PRO TIP: Use CELLrenew on your face, under your eyes, and on your neck & chest. All these areas are prone to photo damage (UV damage) so be sure to nurture all your areas. You will be SO HAPPY you did this is a few years.
And voila! Summer is meant to be easy, breezy, and stress free. By understanding how your skin reacts to the summer heat, you can take the vital steps to ensure your complexion remains clear and glowing. Follow this guide to ensure skin woes won’t kill your sunny vibe. You can find us in sombreros sipping iced green tea by the pool!