Thank you Skin Resource.MD for sponsoring this post, all opinions are my own.
Summer will always be my favorite season. I love the longer days, summer dresses, and the feeling of warm sunshine. It’s the best.
My skin is also at its best during the summer. My itchy dry skin issues from winter disappear, and because my skin is more hydrated, my fine lines are less noticeable. I change my skincare routine from season to season, starting with a transitional period. As it warms up and the humidity starts to climb, I focus on exfoliating and nourishing products that help shed dull dry skin and protect my skin from damage.
My Summer Skincare Transition
I wash my face year-round with Skin Resource.MD Total Facial Cleansing Gel. That never really changes unless I’m going through a phase of oily skin, not sure why that happens, but when it does I use a tea tree cleanser instead. But when it warms up, I use less heavy moisturizers and rely mostly on an oil-free moisturizer and hyaluronic serum. But, let’s get into what I do to make that transition from dull winter skin to brighter summer skin.
When I’m making the transition to warmer weather, I start by upping my usage of Alpha-Hydroxy Skin Renewal Serum. Instead of using it just a couple of times a week, I’ll put it on at bedtime every other day. It always leaves my skin looking brighter and makes my fine lines less noticeable.
I also use Crystal Clarity in the shower to further exfoliate. The scrub is great for reducing the appearance of acne scars and always makes me feel so fresh and clean! I use this a few times a week during the summer.
I use Baobab regularly year-round but I’m mentioning it in this post because it’s in a kit with Alpha-Hydroxy Skin Renewal Serum and Crystal Clarity and the kit is a powerhouse. Baobab is ultra-nourishing and rich, it reduces fine lines, evens skin tone, and all-around just makes your skin look better. Trust me, I’ve been using it nightly for years now.
The three products come together in Skin Resource.MD’s Instant Gratification Kit and they’re really powerful together. The description says you can reveal ultra-smooth skin in just days, and it’s true, I can attest to that. This month it also comes with their sunscreen Essential Solar Protector which takes me to my next skincare change for summer.
I really love to be outside and in the sun. During the summer I take my laptop outside to work, spend time at the pool with my boys, work in the garden, ride my bike, and this year I’ll be on the boat with my husband most weekends. I absolutely love to be outside, but I don’t want my skin to show it. So, I’m heavy on sunscreen daily during the summer and always wear a hat if I’m going to be outside for an extended amount of time. The Essential Solar Protector in particular is gentle and reef safe.
If you try the Instant Gratification Kit to get your skin summer ready you’ll have to let me know what you think. I know I love it and think you will love it too!