Summer might bring beautiful beach days and warm weather, but with it can come humidity and harsh UV rays that harm the skin, too. Without proper protection, the skin is subject to clogged pores and sun radiation that can increase premature aging. Before you embark on some fun in the sun, be sure to keep these summer-friendly tips in mind!
As founder Dr. Brown likes to say, “The most important anti-aging product that anyone can use is a sunscreen.” SPF helps to protect from UVA and UVB rays emitted by the sun that can cause sunburn, cell damage, and premature signs of aging. For ultra-protection, we recommend our bestsellers Moisturizing Renewal Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 and Soleil Supérieur Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen - the lightweight, moisturizing sunscreen is endorsed by the Skin Cancer Foundation and granted a Seal of Approval.
Looking for a little extra SPF? Try our Fermitif Renewal Neck Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 15 to protect the vulnerable neck and décolletage area, or the award-winning Sensitif Eye Cream SPF 30 Broad Spectrum UVA & UVB Sunscreen for under-eye SPF protection.
Cleanse the Skin
It’s no surprise the strong summer heat is prone to causing sweat-induced clogged pores. Excess sweat and oil buildup can result in acne, blackheads, and whiteheads if not cleansed thoroughly. To remove any impurities and cleanse the skin thoroughly, start with our ultra-rich Foaming Cleanser to leave the skin clean, smooth, and hydrated. Follow up with our soothing Balancing Toner to remove residual makeup and impurities, including excess oil that can lead to breakouts. With chamomile flower extract, this refreshing toner doesn’t just help to cleanse skin, but restores skin’s healthy pH levels as well.
Introduce a Lightweight Moisturizer Into Your Routine
Regardless of the weather, it’s crucial to keep your skin moisturized. During the warmer months, we recommend switching from a richer moisturizer to a lightweight one day and night to allow your skin to breathe while still locking in moisture. Bonus points if your moisturizer is non-comedogenic to avoid clogging the pores! We recommend opting for our brand-new Moisturizing Renewal Lotion at nighttime. This light, overnight retexturizing lotion works overtime while you sleep waking up to hydrated, even-toned, and brighter skin without clogged pores- it’s the perfect summer skincare staple!
Incorporate Vitamin C
Vitamin C is a great addition to your skincare routine all year-round, but it is especially important during the summer when sun exposure and other environmental aggressors are at their strongest. Not only does it help prevent and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, dark spots, and other signs of aging, but also works to improve the overall texture and tone of skin. Our dual chamber Clarté Vitamin C Brightening Serum contains two unique formulas that, when combined, reveal brighter skin with a smoother tone and texture. Chamber 1 features a pure L-Ascorbic acid at 15% purest form of Vitamin C that is powerful and a key building block to collagen synthesis, while Chamber 2 features a moisture-rich serum to hydrate and soothe the skin.