12-Month Beauty Guide for the Ultimate Skin Health
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Here are the seasonal skincare benefits of our 12-Month Beauty Guide.
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.
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 keep your beautiful skin glowing throughout the hotter months.
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 gentle sunscreen 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 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 beautiful (and advised) to replace your more decadent cream with a lightweight version. Bonus points if the formula you choose has hyaluronic acid.
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 crunch, you’ll want to decrease exfoliation and be weary when using glycolic and retinoids products. Replace your exfoliation schedule 2-3 times weekly with a weekly 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. A heavier cream with hyaluronic acid and glycerin will allow your skin to retain moisturizer, even on the coolest and driest days!
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 strips your skin of the moisture it’s working 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 only happens 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.
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 Rejuvenator 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 them 2-3 times weekly. If you’d like to go deeper than just physical exfoliation, try using a chemical peel once a week. This will help replace dull skin 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.
While your skin's needs change seasonally, you can use the right products to embrace your best skin health year-round. Take The Skincare Quiz to determine your ideal individualized skincare so you can get one step closer to your perfect complexion from January through December and beyond!