Is your skin feeling less dry? Noticing more oil production? Are your products starting to feel heavy on your skin? If you answered yes to any of these questions, It's time to switch up your winter skincare products for more lightweight formulas. Note that it is completely normal to notice these changes in your skin, and we're here to guide you through it!
What Happens to Your Skin in the Warmer Months?
With the humidity rising, our skin naturally holds onto more water in these months which means you don't need to use super rich products once the weather is consistent. These environmental changes may also encourage your sebaceous (oil) glands to produce more sebum. Summer also means increased UV index, so finding a sunscreen with a SPF of 30 or higher is super duper important to maintain the progress you've made with your skin.
How to Tailor Your Routine for the Summer
If you've been using a hydrating, cream based cleanser, it may be best to switch to a light, gentle gel cleanser instead.
Your skin will be able to handle a little more exfoliation in the summer, so adding in a gentle, mechanical scrub to go along with some chemical exfoliation may be beneficial for you. AKTIV's Coconut and Rosemary Exfoliating Cream is an affordable, non-foaming exfoliating cleanser that will leave your skin feeling soft and hydrated!
Opt for a lighter moisturizer instead of a thick and occlusive cream. This will simply feel better on your skin with the temperatures rising. Remember that lightweight does not equal less hydrating! Checkout Aktiv's Blue Algae and Willow moisturizer, which is super lightweight with a serum consistency. This will help to balance your oil production! Aktiv's Cucumber and Cranberry moisturizer is another great option, this is a light gel moisturizer perfect for those struggling with acne or anyone who just wants a super light but hydrating moisturizer.
Antioxidants are important all year round, but even more so in the spring and summer months when sun exposure is at an all time high. This leads to the breakdown of collagen and elastin in your skin. Topical antioxidants will help to minimize free radical damage within your skin from the sun's rays and pollution. Aktiv's Hyaluronic and VitaBlend serum is jam packed with antioxidants. Will always be a favorite.
Let us help you find your perfect fit! We have a variety of mixers we can add to any of your products to make it perfectly suited to your skin this summer. Our mixers are packed full of antioxidants, which by now you realize the importance of these amazing ingredients! We can't wait to help you get your skin right here at Ali&Co. :)