Summer Skincare Tips For Each Skin Type
By Melanie Vernado
As summer draws near, it’s the perfect opportunity to talk about the vital topic of skincare, particularly as it relates to different skin types. With warmer temperatures and more time spent in the sun, it’s essential to understand how to care for your skin effectively during these bright and lively months. Today, we’ll delve into each skin type's needs and concerns and offer insights from experts on maintaining vibrant, healthy skin all summer long.
Understanding Your Skin Type
First and foremost, it’s vital to know your skin type. This can be categorized into normal, dry, oily, combination, and sensitive. Each has unique characteristics and requires tailored care to maintain optimal health and vibrancy. If you're unsure about your skin type, we recommend reading this article to learn more.
Individuals with normal skin tend to have a balanced complexion, neither too dry nor too oily. Still, normal skin is not immune to the effects of summer heat. Exposure to the sun and dehydration can cause temporary imbalances. To maintain that healthy glow, Dr. Lisa Price, a board-certified dermatologist in Boston, recommends keeping up with a daily routine of cleansing, toning, and moisturizing, coupled with regular exfoliation. Price adds, "And don't forget SPF—it’s crucial to protecting your skin against harmful UV rays, regardless of your skin type."
Summer can be challenging for dry skin types. While the humidity may provide temporary relief, sun exposure can quickly intensify dryness and cause peeling or redness. "The trick is to lock in hydration," advises Dr. Sandra Green, a board-certified dermatologist in Seattle. Incorporating a rich moisturizer like 2BETRUE’s True Glow 100% Active Botanical Serum in your routine can help combat dryness and provide your skin with the deep nourishment it needs.
For oily skin types, summer heat can mean an increase in sebum production, leading to shininess and potentially more breakouts. "A gentle, oil-free cleanser followed by a lightweight, non-comedogenic moisturizer can be a game-changer for oily skin," suggests Green. And remember, even though your skin may seem shiny, you still need to moisturize. Skipping this step can cause your skin to produce even more oil.
Combination skin, characterized by an oily T-zone and dry cheeks, can be tricky to navigate in the summer months. Price suggests using products designed for combination skin, which can balance both the dry and oily areas. "Including a gel-based cleanser and a lightweight, hydrating moisturizer like 2BETRUE’s Hydro with patented TRI-PEPSTEM™ in your routine can help maintain a balanced complexion," she adds.
Sensitive skin can react to the summer heat with irritation or redness. The key, according to Dr. Mary Peterson, a board-certified dermatologist in Chicago, is to "focus on gentle skincare. Look for products free from harsh chemicals, fragrances, and dyes." Peterson recommends 2BETRUE’s Supreme Antioxidant Serum, noting its high amount of free-radical fighting antioxidants, calming ingredients and gentle formula.
Boost Your Summer Skincare Routine
Aside from these skin-type-specific tips, certain general practices can enhance your summer skincare regimen.
Regular exfoliation helps get rid of dead skin cells, allowing your skin to absorb other skincare products more efficiently. However, remember not to overdo it. Over-exfoliation can damage your skin barrier, leading to dryness or sensitivity.
Keeping your skin well-hydrated is crucial in the summer months. Invest in a high-quality hydrating serum or moisturizer packed with hyaluronic acid or other hydrating ingredients to retain the skin's moisture levels. For an extra boost, consider True Glow, which is formulated with ultra-hydrating ingredients that quench your skin's thirst instantly.
No matter your skin type, protecting your skin from harmful UV rays is essential. Sun damage can lead to premature aging, hyperpigmentation, and more serious issues like skin cancer. Make sure to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 every day, even when it's cloudy.
Nourishing your skin from the inside out is just as crucial as what you apply to your skin. Eating a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and staying hydrated can significantly impact your skin's health.
In the warmth of the summer months, our skin can feel tired and dehydrated at the end of the day. It's why a rejuvenating nighttime skincare routine is a non-negotiable. The hero of this routine is a highly nourishing night cream, like Stem PM®. Infused with cutting-edge active-stem-tec plant stem cells, this cream works its magic while you catch up on your beauty sleep.
As the world rests, your skin goes into recovery mode. The Active-Stem-Tec™ plant stem cells in Stem PM® help revitalize your skin, promoting cell turnover and aiding in the repair of daily damage. The result is a complexion that not only looks refreshed and youthful by morning but feels deeply hydrated and nourished.
We hope that these summer skincare tips for each skin type prove useful to you. The summer months can be challenging, but with the right knowledge and skincare routine, you can keep your skin looking its best.
Remember, at the heart of good skincare is consistency, hydration, protection, and nourishment. These principles remain true no matter the season or your skin type. This summer, embrace these tips, and let your skin shine as bright as the sun!