Hello gorgeous readers!! Greetings from Vegas! I am sitting by the pool, where it’s approximately 37,000 degrees outside, clinging to the tiniest remaining piece of shade, sweating profusely, with delicious frozen concoctions in our hands. Ahhhh, summer! Seems like an appropriate time to talk about your summer skincare routines.
Now, we’re not just talking about sunscreen (We’ll save that rant for a future blog, dear readers). What we’re talking about is that when the weather changes, certain things in your skincare routine should change as well.
The summer is full of outdoor fun; BBQ trips to the beach with the kids, and little weekend getaways. It’s also full of outdoor not-so-fun; Sweat making you stick to the seat in your car, places with no air conditioning, the air so dry you feel like this:
All of that can wreak havoc on your skin. Here are a few tips on what to keep and ditch in your summer routine.
When it comes to FACIALS:
All that sweat and sunscreen can do some serious pore clogging. It’s more important than ever to keep your pores cleaned out during the summer.
DITCH– Heavy exfoliation, like microdermabrasion or peels.
During the summer, we are ALL exposed to more sun. Even if you’re like us and hide inside from the sun all day. You’re just GONNA get more sun exposure during the summer. You have to leave the house sometime. Heavy exfoliation makes your skin more vulnerable to the sun—sunburns and lasting sun damage. So, while these treatments are AMAZING for your skin during the cooler months, it’s best to steer clear of them when the temperature (and your outdoor time) goes up.
KEEP– Hydrating treatments, such as gel masks and oxygen treatments.
We live in a coastal desert here in Los Angeles. Don’t let the imported plants fool you. It is D-R-Y here. Summer in LA breeds thirsty skin, and the best thing you can do for it gives it some water! If you haven’t had an Oxygen treatment before, you should check it out. The use of an oxygen machine helps push hydrating serums much deeper into the skin, giving super hydration and a plumping effect.
Well, gorgeous readers… the sun has found its way into our last little spot of shade. It’s time for these gals to retire to the air conditioning. Stay tuned for our next post about what to keep and ditch in your homecare routine for the blazing summer months!