Summertime is the perfect opportunity to simplify your skincare routine! Here's a quick routine that will leave your skin feeling refreshed and hydrated. This quick five-minute skincare routine will help you achieve a healthy glowy complexion without overloading your skin with product, and uses simple product steps that are easy to throw in your carry-on for all of your summer travels!
- Cleanse your face with a gentle cleanser
Cleansing your face is an important part of any skincare routine. But with so many different cleansers on the market, it can be hard to know which one is right for you. If you have dry or sensitive skin, it's important to choose a hydrating cleanser that won't strip away your natural oils. A gentle cleansing milk or lotion is also a great option.
You can also try a cleansing oil, which can help to break down makeup and impurities without drying out your skin - just remember to rinse well afterward to remove any residue. For normal or combination skin, a foaming cleanser is a good choice. It will help to remove dirt and oil without stripping away your skin's natural moisture.
If you have oily skin, you may want to use a gel or clay-based cleanser, which can help to control excess oil while still keeping your skin clean and hydrated. No matter what type of cleanser you choose, be sure to use it twice a day- in the morning and at night- for healthy, happy skin.
- Tone your skin with a refreshing toner
A good skincare routine should always include a prep step, like a toner. Toners help to prep the skin by removing any traces of dirt, makeup, or oil that may be lingering on the surface. This gives your other skin care products a chance to work more effectively. In addition, toners can help to restore the skin's natural pH balance and provide a boost of hydration.
If you're looking for a refreshing toner that will leave your skin feeling clean and refreshed, try our Fresh Brew Facial Toner. This invigorating toner gently preps your skin for moisturizer or makeup with naturally derived ingredients such as Chamomile Flower Extract, which is well known to soothe and protect skin's appearance.
Our toner also uses Linden Flower Extract, an ingredient known to have water-binding properties, used to attract even more moisture to the surface of your skin. For best results, use morning and evening after cleansing. Simply apply to a cotton pad and sweep over the face and neck. Follow up with your favorite serum or moisturizer.
- Apply a light moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated
Applying a light moisturizer to your skin is a great way to keep it hydrated, especially if you have dry skin. Look for a non-comedogenic moisturizer, which won't clog your pores, and apply it after cleansing and toning your skin. You can also use a heavier cream at night before you go to bed, but that’s usually not needed in the summer.
Apply a lighter lotion or gel in the morning before putting on makeup. Be sure to also drink plenty of water throughout the day to help keep your skin hydrated from the inside out, especially if you’re spending time outside in the summer's heat!
- Protect your skin from the sun with SPF sunscreen
Protecting your skin from the sun is so important for maintaining its health and youthful appearance. The best way to do this is by using sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. SPF, or sun protection factor, is a measure of how well a sunscreen will protect your skin from UV rays. The higher the SPF, the greater the protection. SPF 30 sunscreen protects your skin from 97% of UV rays, while SPF50 sunscreen protects your skin from 98% of UV rays.
However, it's important to remember that no sunscreen can provide 100% protection. That's why it's also important to wear clothing that covers your skin and to avoid being in the sun during peak hours (10 am -4 pm). By taking these precautions, you can help ensure that your skin stays healthy and looks its best this summer.
- Finish up with a lip balm to keep your lips hydrated
After a long day in the sun, it's important to properly hydrate your lips. A good lip balm will help to lock in moisture and protect your lips from the elements. Look for a balm that contains an SPF of at least 15 to protect against harmful UV rays if you’re going to be in the sun.
Apply the balm liberally, and reapply as needed throughout the day. You should also avoid licking your lips, as this can actually cause them to become more dried out. Drinking plenty of water will also help to keep your lips hydrated from the inside out. So next time you're headed outdoors, don't forget to pack a lip balm to help keep your lips healthy and hydrated.
That’s it! Those are the five basic steps you need to take for a simple, everyday skincare routine this summer. Of course, this isn’t an exhaustive list and everyone’s skin is different, so feel free to customize these steps to fit your own needs.
If you have any questions about which products to use or how to create a skincare routine that works best for you, check out our skincare quiz or leave us a comment below!