Summer is approaching fast, and as we know, different seasons call for different skin care products and routines. What works in dry, cold winters will not work on muggy summers. Here is a list of tips, products and treatments from Dermalogica and Skin Geeks to get you ready for summer.
Exfoliate once to twice a week to slough away dead skin. Exfoliating reveals new skin cells, and helps the skin better absorb moisturizer and other skincare products. Depending on the exfoliant it can also help areas of discoloration. Try Dermalogica's Daily Microfoliant ($55). A gentle, daily use exfoliating powder for all skin conditions. Unique Rice-based powder formula activates upon contact with water, releasing Papain, Salicylic Acid and Rice Enzymes that micro-exfoliate dead cells, instantly leaving skin smoother and brighter.
Always use SPF. It helps protect skin from the sun’s harsh rays, helps prevent premature aging and wrinkles as well as fighting skin cancer. Skin Geeks recommends Dermalogica's Solar Defense Booster ($50). Adds critical UVA and UVB defense to your moisturizer or foundation with this Broad Spectrum sunscreen for all skin conditions. Antioxidant vitamins C and E improve skin smoothness and softness while providing added defense against skin-aging free radicals.
Drink lots of water. How much water we need to drink depends on your size and weight, and also on your activity level and where you live. To make it simple, follow the 8x8 rule. 8, 8oz glasses of water each day for hydrated and brighter-looking skin. Also when your skin need that extra hydration, check out Dermalogica's Active Moist ($42); a Sheer, easy-to-apply Active Moist formula that contains Silk Amino Acids and a unique combination of plant extracts that help improve skin texture and combat surface dehydration.