How to Curate the Perfect Summer Skin Care Routine | B12 LOVE

Our skin changes as the weather warms up and the days get longer. We must adjust our skin care routine with increased humidity and sun exposure to maintain a healthy, radiant complexion. Here are five adjustments to keep your skin glowing all summer:

Switch Up Your Cleanser

Your skin tends to produce more oil during the summer. This doesn’t mean you should overstrip it, but you might want to switch to a gentle cleanser that removes excess oil and sweat without drying it out. Look for cleansers that are sulfate-free to maintain your skin’s natural balance. We recommend trying SkinCeuticals’ Simply Clean.

Use a Lighter Moisturizer

In the summer heat, heavy moisturizers can feel suffocating on your skin. Opt for a lighter moisturizer. We LOVE The Body Deli’s Light Facial Emulsion. It provides hydration without the greasy feeling, perfect for keeping your skin moisturized and comfortable in the warm weather. Light Facial Emulsion can be used day and night, and can be purchased for $40 at B12 LOVE Lounge locations.

Use a Daily Antioxidant

Incorporate a daily antioxidant serum into your routine to combat free radicals caused by increased sun exposure. Antioxidants like vitamin C can brighten your skin and protect it from environmental damage, helping to keep your complexion clear and even-toned. For topicals, we LOVE C E Ferulic by SkinCeuticals (available at all B12 LOVE Lounges). 

Get your boost from the inside out with our single nutrient 500mg vitamin C injection. It’s a beautiful boost that will have you glowing from the inside out. 

Fun Fact: Keep SPF and Moisturizer Separate

While it might seem convenient to use a product that combines SPF and moisturizer, it’s not the best for your skin. SPF in these products can’t penetrate your skin effectively, meaning your skin isn’t getting the proper moisturization it needs. Apply your moisturizer first, let it absorb, and then follow with a separate SPF to ensure optimal skin protection and hydration.

Wear SPF Every Day

Summer means more sun exposure, so wearing SPF daily is crucial. Practice Safe Sun and look for a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 and reapply every two hours, especially when outdoors and as we age. Your future self will thank you for protecting your skin from UV damage and premature aging. Our top pick for summer? BIOJUVE’s Sheer Finish SPF 50+ Sunscreen. This ultra-light sunscreen is paraben and fragrance-free, oxybenzone and octinoxate-free to help protect coral reefs, and water-resistant for up to 80 minutes. In addition to sheer UVA and UVB protection, this sunscreen also contains a super-blend of hydrating hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, vitamin E, and shea butter. Retail is $46 at B12 LOVE Lounge locations.

Hydrate Inside and Out

In the summer heat, staying hydrated is key. Drink plenty of water throughout the day, and consider adding hydrating products to your skin care routine. Hyaluronic acid serums can help retain moisture in your skin, keeping it plump and dewy. For an extra boost, you can also consider hydrating IV treatments with nutrients like vitamin C and zinc to give your skin a beautiful glow.

By making these adjustments, you can ensure that your skin stays healthy, hydrated, and radiant all summer long. Enjoy the sun safely and keep your skin looking its best!

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