3 Ways to Take Care of Your Skin as We Move Toward Summer

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Spring has sprung, which means the summer heat is just around the corner!  Depending on where you live, the temperatures may have already begun to creep up.

Each season comes with its own set of skin care challenges and, for many, summer is the most challenging of them all. Along with excessive heat, bouts of dryness, and extra oily skin, summer also brings extended exposure to sunlight leaving you vulnerable to permanent damage. But don’t let these keep you from getting out and enjoying the warm weather months! Instead, learn the best way to protect, repair and refresh your skin throughout the summer.


Everyone knows SPF is your best friend during the summer whether you’re hitting the beach, or just going out and about during daylight. Certainly, exchanging your current beauty products for some that contain SPF is the most simple and obvious way to regularly protect your skin from the sun, but did you know that what you put inside your body can be just as important for skin protection as what you apply on the outside of your body? Getting more antioxidants into your diet can help protect your skin from damage caused by the sun’s harmful rays, while drinking plenty of water will naturally help to keep your skin moisturized, detoxed and vibrant.


Your daily skin care regimen probably involves an effective serum or cream that does an amazing job of restoring moisture to your skin. These amazing, but heavy-duty products will slip and slide off your face if you apply them before a day in the sun, leaving your face a sweaty and oily mess. So, though your favorite moisturizer is an essential part of your routine, during the summer heat, it’s best to use it at night just before bed.  And, as a bonus, it will have all night long to work hard at repairing any damage caused by your long day of fun in the sun.


Even though it’s best to apply your serums, heavy creams and moisturizers at night, your skin will still need some love throughout the day. Keep your skin refreshed by using a lightweight, water-based moisturizer in the daytime and use an exfoliant regularly to slough off dry, dead skin, and clear excess oil and sweat. GIA’s i-glow hydrating mist is a great addition to your daily routine to keep your face fresh and moisturized while naturally brightening your complexion.

Embracing your summer skincare routine, along with the summer sun, is the best way to effortlessly keep your skin healthy.  Even though these tips will help protect your skin, it’s still important to always use additional preventative measures like sunglasses and hats, and avoid prolonged sun exposure. With all of these tips in mind, you’re set to enjoy your summer naturally and beautifully!

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