Finally, summer is here! We know you’ve been dreaming of this season of long days and sleepless nights with much fun and friends around… but don’t forget that your skin needs to have fun too. Whether you're lounging by the pool, going on vacation, or simply enjoying the warm weather, these easy tips will help you to have an effortless summer skincare routine so your skin keeps glowing while you enjoy your summer days. Let’s go.
Hydration is Key
Especially in the summer, when our body loses a lot of liquid through sweat, we need to stay hydrated both internally and externally.
That’s why you need to drink that extra bottle of clean water. Plus, incorporate hydrating food in your daily diet, such as cucumbers, watermelon, citrus fruits, etc. Don’t overdo it - these may cause swelling especially if consumed in the evening.
As for external hydration, it’s not a secret that you need to use hydrating products that are non-comedogenic and will not clog your pores in the heat. The Clarifying Gel Moisturizer from BBA Organic will work great for summer: its lightweight formula will clarify your skin and regulate the oil production of your skin at the same time.
Try to avoid excessive consumption of dehydrating products, such as sugary or caffeinated beverages, and your skin will be radiant and healthy.
Protect Your Skin
The UV rays of the sun are stronger in the summer: don’t go out without a good sunscreen, especially during peak sun hours (from 10 AM to 4 PM).
Choose higher SPF and apply about 15 minutes before going out so your sunscreen starts doing its job. Remember to reapply your sunscreen every 2 hours: this is a must if you are swimming or sweating a lot.
When possible, wear protective clothing like hats, sunglasses, and lightweight, long-sleeved garments if you go out during the peak hours.
Cleanse your face with a gentle, hydrating cleanser twice a day to remove dirt and excess oil. The Oil-To-Milk Double Cleanser from BBA Organic cleanses your skin and helps remove dirt without clogging your pores. Avoid overwashing your face, as it can strip away natural oils and cause dryness: two times a day is perfectly okay if you don’t workout. If you do, you can wash your face after sweating as well, to keep your skin healthy.
Incorporate a gentle exfoliator into your skincare routine to remove dead skin cells and promote cell turnover, as the dead skin cells accumulated on your skin may cause breakouts. Choose exfoliating products with natural ingredients: The Daily Exfoliating Toner-Serum from BBA works great for all skin types by protecting from environmental stress and helping unlock a youthful appearance. Make sure to use clean sunscreen after using the BBA toner-serum in the morning, or use it in the evening if you worry about the sensitivity of your skin.
A Healthy Diet
We know it’s hard to keep a healthy diet if you are traveling very frequently or if you spend time in different entertainment places because not every food you find there is a healthy option. But if you plan in advance, you will not worry about this: take your food with you if you know you will not have access to clean food somewhere or find places with quality food before traveling. The internet is full of free information, research wisely!
Consistent Sleep Routine
Try your best to keep a consistent sleep routine in summertime. Aim for 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night to allow your body and skin to regenerate and repair.
Plus, thus you will avoid swelling in the morning! Create a relaxing bedtime routine, such as avoiding screens before bed and practicing stress-reducing activities like meditation or reading.
Embrace the natural beauty of summer by opting for lightweight and breathable makeup products. Choose tinted moisturizers, BB creams, or mineral-based foundations for a lighter coverage that allows your skin to breathe.
The Tinted Lip & Cheek Salve from BBA has a natural tint that is produced from ripe berries and red sandalwood. Made for every skin type, the product has non-nano zinc oxide that makes good sun protection for lips. You can use it on your cheeks as well, to have a natural blush with no harm to your skin!
The Bottom Line
With our effortless summer skincare tips, you can maintain a healthy and glowing complexion while enjoying the sunny days. Remember, summer skincare is all about protecting, hydrating, and embracing a natural radiance. Take care of your skin, enjoy the season, and let your effortless beauty shine through!