Protecting Your Summer Skin

Ahhh summer time! Nothing beats the sunshine and heat! Time to kick back, relax and enjoy being outside … but this shouldn’t be a reason to slack on your skincare routine! Keeping your skin protected during the summer months is a key component of our Fitskin 4 Summer program!

Here are three simple steps to protecting your summer skin:

1. Exfoliate

A popular misconception is that we only need to exfoliate during the winter season when our skin is typically more dry and flakey. However, exfoliating during the summer is equally if not more effective for your skin!

Skin irritation and redness caused by heat, along with sweat and oil from humid weather can clog pores and cause congestion in the skin. This along with the increased use of air conditioning (super drying!), electric fans and increased showering, our skin can become extremely dull and dry over the summer. Between makeup, sweat from the heat and outdoor activities, your skin has a higher chance of getting congested. Regular exfoliation will ensure that any additional build up on your skin is taken care of!  

Exfoliating your skin on a routine basis can help rejuvenate your skin by shedding dead and dull skin buildup, prevents congestion and clogged pores, and improves absorption of toners, serums, and moisturizers. Additionally, exfoliating helps reduce hyperpigmentation, draws out excess oils and leaves your skin rejuvenated and brighter!

2. Hydrate

    Hydrated skin is glowing skin! You may choose to switch to a lighter moisturizer as the weather warms up or an oil-free hydrating lotion. Our hydradew mask is a super simple and easy way to hydrate your skin? It’s a gel base, oil-free, hydrating mask that sinks into the skin.

    There are many external and internal factors that contribute towards dehydration in skin. Some are:

    • High temperature
    • Humidity
    • Intense UV radiation
    • Long hot showers and baths
    • Dryness caused by air conditions
    • Drinking alcohol 😉

      3. Sunscreen  

        You knew this one was coming! Protecting your skin from both UVA rays (causes wrinkles, sagging and signs of aging) and UVB rays (sunburns) are integral to maintaining your skin’s health. Using a broad spectrum SPF is a crucial step to your summer skin routine.

        UVA and UVB rays are harmful all year long but are especially damaging during summer months when exposure levels are higher thanks to all that time spent outside!

        skoah’s moisturizers have ingredients that help protect your skin from both UVA and UVB rays.  The face skotion 30 is a lightweight, highly refined olive oil-based moisturizer that has a matte finish (perfect for the heat!).

        If you are looking for a moisturizer that is completely oil-free, but still hydrating, try out our face lotion 25 – it contains sea kelp and hyaluronic acid from cucumbers to hydrate while protecting you from the sun.

        The ultimate anti-aging skoah moisturizer with sun protection is the dewlux face kream lite 30. It contains coenzyme Q-10 which stimulates circulation and increases skin’s metabolism, lipoic acid – an antioxidant that helps calm redness, vitamins E and C, highly refined olive oil and shea butter.

        Easy-peasy right?! Three steps for glowing summer skin! Don’t worry if after your tropical vacation, or summer abroad you’re noticing some signs of hyperpigmentation, or dullness. We totally get it, sometimes, we too forget important steps when having fun!

        After every sunny holiday, we like to get in for a Peel Target Session! This target session is a concentrated glycolic acid peel. This deep exfoliation helps treat dark spots and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Great to help erase sun damage, and to brighten and improve skin’s clarity. Reach out to your local facial shop to get booked in!

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