Summer is a time for fun in the sun, but it can also take a toll on your skin. Sunscreen, sweat, and oil can trap dead skin cells and dirt in your pores, leading to breakouts and dullness. With the warm weather and increased outdoor activities, it's important to make sure your skin is protected and refreshed. That's why a summer skin detox is crucial for keeping your complexion clean, clear, and glowing.
These key moves will make sure your complexion stays clean, clear, and glowy:
Cleanse regularly: Cleansing is the foundation of any good skincare routine, but it's especially important in the summer. Make sure to use a gentle cleanser that won't strip your skin of its natural oils, and cleanse twice a day to remove dirt, sweat, and oil. Use a soft, damp washcloth to gently buff your cleanser into your skin at the end of each day (bonus points if you use an oil cleanser, which breaks down build-up like a pro). The cloth will slough away any debris sitting on top of your skin, halting breakouts and exfoliating glow-sapping dead skin cells.
Exfoliate: Exfoliating helps to remove dead skin cells and unclog pores, leaving your skin looking brighter and smoother. Look for an exfoliant that contains gentle, natural ingredients, such as alpha-hydroxy acids or fruit enzymes. A clay mask acts as a vacuum for your pores, pulling out impurities and gunk. Look for one with purifying ingredients like Volcanic Ash, Kaolin Clay, or Charcoal (read: SmartMud) and use it once or twice a week.
Hydrate: Summer sun and heat can dehydrate your skin, so make sure to hydrate from the inside out by drinking plenty of water and using a hydrating serum or moisturizer. Because clays can be drying, follow up with hydrating and soothing treatments like Aloe Vera-spiked FlashMasque Soothe and moodpatch™ Perk Up Eye Gels.
Protect: Sun protection is a must in the summer. Look for a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, and reapply every two hours.
By incorporating these key moves into your summer skincare routine, you can help keep your skin clean, clear, and glowing, no matter what the season brings. So go ahead and enjoy the sun, knowing that your skin is protected and revitalized.