The sweet heat of summer is back, and Anushka Spa & Salon located in West Palm Beach, FL is ready to provide you with THE best summer skin care routine. You made it through the frigid 60-degree days of the winter in South Florida and now it’s finally time to enjoy the cool ocean waters and warmth of the Florida sunshine. Before you run into the sun, you should consider what the effects of the extra hours in the sun can do to your skin.
Aside from the somewhat frequent summer sunburns we experience, the harmful UV rays can also accelerate signs of aging skin such as fine lines and wrinkles as well as age spots and even sagging. While Anushka Cosmedical Centre has treatments such as Venus Legacy to treat signs of aging, we prefer to help your skin and your wallet prolong the necessity of those treatments by providing you with a summer skin care routine that is simple and beneficial. The increased amount of humidity and Florida summer temperatures can also contribute to other unnecessary skin issues including extra oil, shine and acne.
All of these reasons are precisely why our skin care specialists at Anushka Spa & Salon suggest you adjust your skin care routine during the summer months. Not quite sure what that should entail? Here, we’re sharing the best South Florida summer skin care routine. Keep reading to learn how to foster your most beautiful summer skin all season long by following the perfect regimen for the hot, sunny months ahead.
The Best Summer Skin Care Routine
Without further ado, our Anushka skin care specialists will walk you through creating your ideal skin care routine for the hot summer months. Follow these tips for gorgeous, healthy skin even on summer’s hottest days.
Summer Skin Care Tip #1: Cleanse Twice A Day
We have all experienced the extra oiliness of our skin when the air is hot and humid. And let’s be honest, we all tend to sweat a little more during the summer months in West Palm Beach than we do compared to other seasons. If this is the case for you, you certainly won’t want to let all the excess oil and sweat linger on your skin all summer long. So, the best skin care regimen to help keep summer skin matte, yet moisturized, should include cleansing twice daily with a foaming, mild facial cleanser. For sensitive skin try the SkinMedical Sensitive Skin Cleanser introducing it to your morning and nighttime routines. If you are more prone to break outs during the summer months, we suggest SkinMedical Purifying Foam Wash to remove dirt, oil and impurities from clogged pores to reduce breakouts. First thing in the morning, wash away oil and sweat that can build up on your skin’s surface overnight. Then, before bed, remove and cleanse your skin again.
Summer Skin Care Tip #2: Exfoliate With Glycolic Acid At Night
Your summer skin tends to produce excess oil which can cause it to look dry and dull if you don’t exfoliate regularly. We prefer products with glycolic acid to help slough away dead skin cells that can cause your skin to look dull and lackluster. Try the iS Clinical Cleansing Complex which should be used on freshly-cleansed skin every evening (before layering your serum and night cream on top). Just be sure to be on point with your sunscreen game—AHAs like glycolic acid may increase sun sensitivity.
Summer Skin Care Tip #3: Apply A Water-Based Moisturizer
You can go ahead and pack up your heavy-duty moisturizer you use during the winter, the sticky summer months call for something a little lighter. Instead our skin care specialists at Anushka Spa & Salon recommend using a lightweight, water-based moisturized twice a day. Choose from these options, all of which are formulated with hyaluronic acid: iS Clinical Moisturizing Complex, or SkinMedica Ultra Sheer Moisturizer
Summer Skin Care Tip #4: Layer on SPF
As we are sure you already know, SPF is vital in your summer skin care routine – no matter what your skin type or other skin care concerns you may have. It’s super important to apply a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with a SPF value of a minimum of 15 every day. Even if you are only in the sun when walking to and from your car, the sun’s harmful UV rays can penetrate the windows in your car causing early signs of aging. Also, if you are going to be swimming or if you are doing activities that cause sweating, you should reapply every two hours. Try Revision Multi-Protection Broad-Spectrum SPF 50 for your daily oil-free age defying moisturizer with sunscreen. Of course, it’s important to protect your skin via other measures, too. You should avoid the sun during peak hours between 12-2 by seeking out shade or by wearing a cute broad-brimmed hat – just to name a few.
Summer Skin Care Tip #5: Try A Self-Tanner
We all strive for a glowing, sun-kissed glow during the summer months, but soaking up too many UV rays isn’t healthy for your skin. Rather than constantly baking in the summer heat, try applying a self-tanner for a faux glow in the palm of your hands. Self-tanners aren’t the orange streaky tan they used to be: with the right self-tanner, the glow your looking for is quick and easy to achieve. For a long-lasting tan that doesn’t appear streaky or thick, try the L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Water Mousse. If you are still unsure of using self-tanner, we recommend a more gradual option, such as the L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Hydrating Self-Tanning Milk Medium, so you can ease into it. Whichever self-tanner you choose, be sure to apply your self-tanner on clean, exfoliated skin. Take it easy on those stubborn dry areas like knees, elbows, and ankles.
Summer Skin Care Tip #6: Moisturize At Night
In addition to your regular moisturizer, try using nourishing night cream before your head hits the pillow. Since you won’t be using a heavy-duty moisturizer during the day, taking an extra step at night will help you replenish your skin to prevent moisture loss while improving your skin’s natural beauty. Try the SkinMedica Dermal Repair Cream which is formulated to provide instant nourishing comfort—perfect following a long day at the beach.
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