Hi Everyone! We wanted to share some tips on transitioning your skin care from winter to summer & we thought the best way to do that is to go over some ingredients that work best during the warm weather!
Obviously everyone’s skin is different & there may be certain things that work for one person that don’t work for another. This post is just intended to give some tips on how to care for you skin during changing weather conditions.
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Spring & summer are great times to add humectant ingredients into your routine. Typically using them during colder months (especially if you live in an area where the climate is dry) can actually dry out the skin even further. Warm months bring humidity with them, which is a condition that humectants thrive in! Using creams & serums containing Hyaluronic Acid, Urea, Glycerin or Sorbitol will plump up your skin & keep it hydrated! Of course you also need occlusive ingredients to lock in the moisture – these can be found in most creams or may already be in your humectant products as well! If not, a simple facial oil or emollient cream will do the job!
Tip: You can still use heavier serums/ creams during the summer as well, we'd just recommend spot treating dryer areas to avoid milia if you are prone to milia outbreaks.
This ingredient is very effective at unclogging pores and getting rid of excess sebum. The only downside is that it can be quite irritating for those with dry/ sensitive skin. The good news is that Salicylic acid has been found to be effective for sebum, oil & acne control even in wash forms! Meaning that your skincare routine doesn’t need to have 80 steps to control these issues during warmer months! Our Alkmene Tea Tree Oil Face Wash Contains Salicylic acid & is a great choice for a summer time cleanser! It’s also 15% Off until April 23rd
Tip: When using a face wash for its Salicylic acid benefits, be sure to leave the product on your face for about 1 minute to allow the salicylic acid to penetrate into the pores. Allowing this time for the SA to do its job will give the best results without causing dryness.
The last & probably most important tip is to include sunscreen (SPF 20 or higher) as the last step in your skin care routine. If you’re not already using sun protection, then we strongly encourage you to give it a try! So many brands now carry well tolerated sunscreens that are comfortable and have minimal white cast.
Tip: If you’re worried that applying makeup will ruin the effectiveness of the sun care underneath then we encourage you to check out these brands that carry tinted SPF to ensure you’re getting protection while not compromising your makeup routine!
Let us know what your favourite summer products are!