Summer Skinterventionsby Cindy Kuo
How to Have Great Summer Skin
The arrival of summer often evokes memories of fun-filled vacations and long lazy days relaxing poolside. While it is enticing to bask in the sun and achieve glowing, bronzed skin, the dehydration, sun damage and hyperpigmentation that may result from excessive heat, sunburns and overexposure to UV rays can put a damper on the skin today, and long into the future. To help keep your skin fresh, even and youthful now and for years to come, we have some unique tips to enjoy great summer skin!
Season of Change
Like most of us, your skin has barely seen the light of day for months. The change of season is a perfect occasion to revamp your routine, as what worked during the winter months may not work now. Getting your skin ready for bare-faced looks and unforgiving bright sunlight is a must for your summer “to-do” list that will pay off long after the last summer sunset. So, get ready to update your skin care regimen to that you can achieve this summer’s coveted glowing skin that has nothing to hide.
Let’s face it, dry, dull winter skin is undesirable for your upcoming barbecue, but charcoal is! Rather than reaching for a traditional scrub or peel, try an exfoliating mask with charcoal to gently and effectively slough away dulling dead skin cells and help purify pores. Our Pearl+ Charcoal Mask doubles as an anti aging treatment to keep lines at bay. All skin types, even sensitive skin types that get irritated with other forms of exfoliation will experience a smooth, fresh complexion for beautiful summer vacay photos.
Keep It Clear
With summer heat and humidity causing increased perspiration and oiliness, it can leave skin prone to breakouts. For those who want to avoid drying benzoyl peroxide and other harsh ingredients, you can keep it clear by adding an anti-bacterial facial spray and purifying mask to your routine. Keep pimples away with our Silver + Licorice Root Protective Facial Spray and Pearl + Charcoal Mask - the perfect duo to purify and detoxify oily and acne-prone skin.
As you swap winter layers, sweaters and coats for sundresses, tanks and shorts, your skin will also benefit by lightening up. Switching a heavier moisturizer for a lightweight anti aging serum and lotion is ideal for thwarting humidity and heat.
Makeup with sheer formulas that allow your natural skin to peek through is on trend now more than ever. To achieve healthy glowing skin a tinted sunscreen followed by a bronzer and highlighter is our summer go-to for radiance that blends seamlessly with summer looks.
The blistering heat of summer leaves even oily skin types craving a little moisture. Adding in a hydrating product like a facial mist will quench thirsty skin and keep it plump and hydrated minus pore-clogging oils. You can also spritz to refresh makeup and anytime your skin feels tight or dry.
Sun protection is essential year-round but even more critical during the summer as you venture outdoors. To protect the skin against UV rays, we recommend a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a SPF of 30 or more. Aside from helping maintain youthful-looking skin, protecting yourself can help ward off skin cancer, making it a true nonnegotiable.
Adopting habits popular amongst Asian skincare enthusiasts such as donning protective visors, clothing, sunglasses and using umbrellas are great ways to keep skin healthy!
Sunscreen isn’t the only game in town when it comes to protecting the skin and helping prevent aging. Products with topical Vitamin C and other antioxidants help neutralize the effects of free radical damage and hyperpigmentation incurred by sun exposure and environmental aggression. To help prevent and correct sun damage, Vitamin C is one of the best natural skin care actives for brighter smoother skin, as it inhibits melanin, lightens dark spots and stimulates wrinkle-smoothing collagen. We recommend applying an anti aging serum before sunscreen to give your skin added defense. The epitome of clean beauty, our Hemp + Vitamin C Glow Face Oil packed with non toxic botanical skincare ingredients helps skin stay calm and even!
Did you forget to apply sunscreen or find you missed a spot? You can alleviate the discomfort and redness with cooling and soothing ingredients like aloe vera, licorice root, allantoin and lavender flower water found in our face mist spray.
If you neglected using sunscreen or an anti aging routine altogether, a “skintervention” can help remedy that. The best anti wrinkle natural skin care ingredients are plant-based stem cells, peptides, niacinamide and hyaluronic acid. Olecea's Pearl Activating Elixir harnesses lingonberry stem cells and a unique peptide complex, the latest science based skincare actives proven to minimize visible signs of aging skin.
If you just can’t resist the urge to get that sun-kissed look, treat yourself to a spray tan or faux tanning product. No sun damage, just glowing healthy skin!
Take care of your skin during this summer with natural skin care products and it will take care of you for many more.