The Ultimate Routine for Summer Skin
While we may expect supple, hydrated skin when summer rolls around, we’re actually exposed to many dehydrating elements—think sun, chlorine and harsh air conditioning—that could mean even more flakes, irritation and dryness than during the colder months.
To keep your skin healthy and hydrated this summer, applying lightweight products with enriching ingredients like hyaluronic acid, squalene and ceramides will leave skin feeling not only soft and moisturized, but also refreshed. Don’t know where to start? We’ve crafted the ultimate routine for luscious skin.
Lock In All-Day Moisture
Before you go in with the heavy stuff, apply a layer of lightweight moisturizer to damp skin for a long-lasting base. Something like the award-winning, cult-classic Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream deserves prime real estate in your beauty cabinet and a permanent spot in your summer hydrating routine. Within minutes, its perfect consistency smooths parched skin and brings it back to life, leaving skin looking and feeling buttery soft. Bonus: it smells like an island getaway.
If bumpy skin is a concern, you can also start your moisturizing routine with an exfoliating powerhouse like Glytone’s KP Kit. Featuring their Exfoliating Body Wash and Body Lotion and packed with skin-smoothing glycolic acid, an even, healthy glow is in your future.
Opt for a Smoothing Oil
The “glazed donut” look is one of the most popular trends in skin care, especially during the summer. But, why should the trend be limited to the face? While achieving this look above the shoulders typically involves a slew of lightweight serums and glowy moisturizers, the body glow comes easy when it comes to oils.
Body oils are perfect for silky, soft summertime skin. Most are lighter than traditional creams and lotions, yet still offer the same hydrating benefits with the bonus of a beautiful sheen. Rather than sitting on the skin’s surface, a fast-absorbing oil penetrates the skin, leaving behind no residue. This is especially true when it comes to Elemis’ Frangipani Monoi Body Oil, which seals in moisture on the skin and imparts a just-left-the-beach glow. It even contains a blend of coconut oil and botanicals, which help leave a soft finish, sans signs of greasiness.