1. SPF SPF SPF!
You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it from every skincare expert. Because the sun is the biggest extrinsic aging factor, sun protection is your best weapon against aging. Whether concerned with wrinkles, hyperpigmentation (dark spots), or laxity, not to mention cancer, UV exposure is contributing to our beauty woes.
MUST: Broad-spectrum protection against both UV-A and UV-B Every Day, rain or shine with a minimum SPF of 30.
Incorporate it in your daily moisturizer and you’re one and done!
TRY: PCA Skin Protecting Hydrator Broad Spectrum SPF 30
This non-oily daily hydrator with SPF is formulated with aloe vera and panthenol to provide light moisture with a matte finish
2. Vitamin C Antioxidant Serum
This powerhouse antioxidant is especially beneficial in the summer when we are exposed to increased UV exposure, but is a must year-round at any age. This antioxidant fights free radical damage in the skin, preventing cellular deterioration, brightens skin, reduces inflammation and irritation, and promotes collagen production.
TRY: iS Clinical Pro Heal
Besides Vit C, this repairative formula contains Vitamin E and OIive Leaf Extract and helps calm redness, heals irritated skin and also provides uv protection.
3. Add Moisture with Hyaluronic Acid
This miracle ingredient can hold 1000 times its molecular weight binding moisture to the skin. This is not a harsh acid as the name implies, but a nourishing hydrator. Found in serums and moisturizers, hyaluronic acid adds moisture without adding oil so it’s perfect for all skin types including oily and acneic.
TRY: Hydrafacial Antiox+
4. Thorough Cleansing…Day AND Night!
We’ve all had those long days or wild nights where we just want to crash! Before you let your head hit the pillow, wash your face. Because our skin repairs itself at night, it’s a must to remove makeup, the daily environmental “gunk”, and remember that SPF? That needs to come off too! Too late and are already in bed? Stash a pack of facial wipes in the nightstand and you’ll wake up to clearer healthy skin.
TRY: Foreo Luna
Clarisonic Cleansing Brush
5. Gentle Exfoliation
Summer is the time to halt intensive exfoliation methods like advanced chemical peels and retinols. These make the skin more photo-sensitive.
READ: will make you burn more easily! A gentle enzyme or low percentage AHA like hydrating lactic acid is your go to for radiant skin. Incorporate AHAs in your cleanser for gentle daily skin renewal and use a papaya enzyme weekly as an in-home facial treatment.
TRY:iS Clinical Cleansing Complex
PCA Revitalize Mask