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Our 12-Month Beauty Ritual for the Ultimate Skin Health!

Our 12-Month Beauty Ritual for the Ultimate Skin Health!

With Summer in full swing, our skin health should be a top priority. But did you know that skin health is essential all year? After all, our needs change as the seasons do! So how do you determine the products you need to use and the right time to use them?

With this quick guide of key ingredients and products, you can choose the beauty ritual for your healthiest skin all year round.

How to Achieve Ultimate Skin Health in the Summer

Since Summer is in full swing, there's no time like the present to start a skincare routine that will help you beat the heat and keep you glowing. Follow these tips to rest assured that your beautiful skin will stay glowing throughout the hotter months. 

USE SPF

Be sure to slather on the SPF to avoid damaging UV rays that can speed up aging and cause skin cancer. Be sure to reach for one labeled “broad spectrum” for complete protection, and don’t forget to use SPF for the lips! 

If you’re looking for a sunscreen that is gentle on the skin but powerful against harsh UV rays, our Complete Defense SPF 40 is a great fit. This clinically-formulated SPF glides on smoothly, hydrates your skin, and keeps things calm & firm.

GO LIGHTER ON THE MAKEUP

When it’s hot and humid, you’re going to sweat. Give your skin some time to breathe by lightening your layers and wearing less, reducing the likelihood of clogged pores. It tends to melt off in the summer when you go heavy on the foundation! 

USE A LIGHTWEIGHT MOISTURIZER

Moisturizers are a must-have year-round, but different seasons call for different types. Since the summer air isn’t as drying as the colder months, it’s perfectly fine (and advised) to replace your richer cream with a lightweight version. Bonus points if the formula you choose has hyaluronic acid. 

How to Achieve the Ultimate Skin Health in the Fall

When the leaves start falling, it’s time to focus on a shift in your skincare routine. The air is getting cooler and drier, so your skin will require a few key things to look its best. 

REDUCE THE FREQUENCY OF EXFOLIATION

As the leaves begin to crunch, you’ll want to decrease exfoliation and be weary when using products containing glycolic and retinoids. Replace your exfoliation schedule 2-3 times per week with a weekly exfoliating mask. 

WASH YOUR FACE WITH COOL WATER

 If you’re anything like me, you enjoy a steaming hot shower after a day of cooler temps. However, it’s essential to avoid hot water when washing your face. This is because the heat leads to inflammation, which strips the natural oils that give you the desired glow. To stay hydrated, wash and rinse with cool water. 

USE A MOISTURIZER WITH HYALURONIC ACID & GLYCERIN

Take the air getting colder as your sign to put away your lightweight summer moisturizer so you can replace it with something more moisturizing. Using a heavier cream with hyaluronic acid and glycerin will allow your skin to retain moisturizer, even on the coolest and driest days!

 

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How to Achieve the Ultimate Skin Health in the Winter

As the temperatures plunge and winter rolls in, we strive to focus on hydration to maintain your skin’s health and integrity. Keeping your skin glowing throughout the winter can be tricky, but these tips will help! 

AVOID PRODUCTS THAT CONTAIN ALCOHOL 

Alcohol is a drying agent that will strip your skin of the moisture it’s working so hard to retain. Instead, products that include squalane, hyaluronic acid, and Vitamin C will carry you through the chilly months with hydrated skin you’ll be proud to sport. 

TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR CLEANSER 

Alcohol isn’t the only drying ingredient you need to be wary of. Check your cleanser for glycolic or salicylic acid, as well. These two ingredients can dry your skin out! Instead, reach for a cream-based or hydrating cleanser. 

MOISTURIZE FROM ALL ANGLES 

Moisturization doesn't just happen when you apply a heavy cream. Happy, hydrated skin is also a result of hydration in the air and inside of you! So when possible, use a humidifier to keep moisture in the air, and drink plenty of water throughout the day. 

How to Achieve the Ultimate Skin Health in the Spring

When winter finally breaks and Spring begins to bloom, it’s time to repair the damage of the harsh cold months. 

BRING IN THE VITAMIN C

Vitamin C is a critical component that allows the skin to heal by promoting collagen production and increasing elasticity. In addition, it helps smooth fine lines, plump skin, and fade dark spots from the sun. For more information on the many benefits of Vitamin C, check out this post!

The Revitalize 7-in-1 Rejuvinator is formulated with Vitamin C, lilac stem cells, and marine extracts to improve the appearance of your pores so you can step into Spring wearing nothing but confidence. 

EXFOLIATE YOUR SKIN

After the harsh winter weather, your skin will be craving newness. Slough off those dead cells by exfoliating 2-3 times per week. If you’d like to go deeper than just physical exfoliation, try using a chemical peel once a week. This will help remove any dull skin and replace it with bright and healthy skin! 

TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR PRODUCT INGREDIENTS

Products that include aloe extracts, ceramides, and chamomile are great for use in the Spring because they are calming agents that will help repair and tone down the damage done over the winter! In addition, our Replenishing Botanical Cleansing Gel is just what you need to help soothe your skin to the healthy glow you know and love. 

 

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While your skin's needs change from season to season, you can embrace your best skin health year-round with the right products. Take the Skincare Code Quiz to determine your ideal individualized skincare so you can get one step closer to your perfect complexion from January through December and beyond!