As the seasons change, so must our skin regimen. Weather shifts can cause changes in our oil production, which in turn makes us more prone to breakouts. With the summer months approaching, it is important to have a skincare regimen that soothes, protects, and helps our skin glow, not shine.
First, it is important to stay hydrated and moisturized. All that summer fun can do a number on your complexion. Chlorine from pools and ocean salt water can have a drying effect on skin. When skin becomes dry, it often overcompensates by producing more oil, which often leads to breakouts. Drinking plenty of water and choosing a soothing moisturizer that works for your skin is essential. Depending on whether your skin is dry, sensitive, oily, or combination, you may need a different type of moisturizer. Look for one that is lightweight and non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t clog pores. If you have acne prone skin, try something with a gentle acne medication, as well as a sunscreen to protect against UV rays. HappyMe’s Natural Acne Healing Moisturizer gives the benefit of several products in one. It offers SPF 15 to protect, Willow Bark Extract to gently clear acne, and essential oils to heal and moisturize skin.
Beyond protection, other factors should be taken account when adjusting your beauty routine to summer weather. Because the summer sun causes us to sweat, our pores sometimes appear enlarged. Use a lightweight primer like the HappyMe Pore & Fine Line Perfector and Primer. This miracle product tightens pores and gives skin a velvety, airbrushed look. It is a great base to wear under make up, though your skin will look so flawless, you probably won’t need makeup anymore. However, if going bare is out of the question, it’s time to at least ditch heavy makeup. Thick foundations and cakey powders are out of season. Switch to a light mineral makeup or a tinted moisturizer for a fresh sun kissed look.
One more thing: don’t forget the neck down! Look for a water-resistant, multi-spectrum sunscreen for those days you can’t resist the sun. Especially in the summer months, we are exposed to harsh UV rays that can cause pre-mature aging and even skin cancer. Plus, heavy sun exposure can increase skin inflammation, so lather up that sun block! Try HappyMe’s Neck & Chest Repair SPF 30 for daily protection. It offers a powerful shield, plus it’s infused with antioxidants to reduce signs of sun damage and nourish skin. Now all you need is a cute bikini and a pair of sandals to show off your sexy, summer skin.