Now that we’re officially in to summer, the sun is out, the shorts are out, and so is our skin! For us girls, our skincare is a huge part of our daily lives, and helping it be it’s best in the summertime is super important. With the dryer weather, more sun exposure, pools, sweat, and more, our skincare routine may need to be rearranged a little bit so that our skin gets all the care it needs with the new season!
Summer skincare routine + tips
c l e a n s e, n o u r i s h, a n d m o i s t u r i z e.
These three steps (along with toner below) are the base of happy, healthy skin. For the summertime, you will want these three main products to brighten, nourish, and hydrate your skin and keep it healthy and glowing. My favorite facial cleanser, serum, and moisturizer lately have been the *BLOOM skincare trio by Young Living. This trio is formulated specifically to brighten and give a glowy, dewy look to your skin. Perfect for the summertime, and includes the cleanser, serum ( brightening essence), and moisturizer.
b a l a n c e & e x f o l i a t e
Using a toner after cleansing will balance and restore your skin’s Ph while helping to dissolve any extra dirt and yuckies that have stayed in your pores after cleansing. Witch hazel and apple cider vinegar are both wonderful options for a natural, effective toner. This glowy and dewy green tea facial mist has been my favorite for toning and adding nutrients to my skin during the summer!
Exfoliating is also a super important part of your facial wellness as it removes dead skin cells to reveal, new bright ones. Make sure you are always gentle with this step, as being to rough can hurt instead of help. You’ll want to do this 2- 3 times a week for best results! You can make your own exfoliator, or you can buy a natural one like this one.
h y d r a t e & b r i g h t e n e y e s
Your eyes may be a forgotten part of your facial regimen, but it is such an important part! The sun can take a toll on your eye area, and so it’s important to give them some love and hydration. To keep them bright, hydrated, and wrinkle-free, make sure to add an under eye serum or cream to your regimen after moisturizing. This is a great one from 100% Pure made with coffee beans and green tea to help with dark circles and puffiness. I love doing this morning and night!
m a s s a g e & d e t o x i f y
Jade rolling is a wonderful way to sooth, detoxify, and massage your skin. I love to do this after applying my serum so that it pushes in the nourishment of the serum even more while massaging my skin and detoxifying my lymph nodes. The serum *( brightening essence) I use is listed above in the first step from the *BLOOM skincare trio. Here is a helpful and super simple video on how to jade roll!
r e s t o r e & n o u r i s h
Applying a face mask one to two times a week in the summertime will refresh and renew your skin even more. Make sure to pick (or make) ones with antioxidants and vitamins to protect and heal your skin from the summertime sunshine, weather, and pollutants. I love to make my own face masks, but there are also some really amazing natural ones you can buy, like the ones from Sand & Sky.
p r o t e c t & h e a l
As we are going to be in the sun a lot during the summer, we need to protect our lovely skin from the UV rays of the sun. Sunshine is actually amazing for your skin and your health in moderate amounts, but too much can have harmful effects. So to be safe and protected, adding sunscreen to your skincare routine before putting on your makeup will keep your skin healthy and youthful. Make sure to use a natural sunscreen, as chemical based ones can actually be harmful to your skin and may cause irritation and breakouts. I love using Young Living’s pure mineral sunscreen, which is formulated with skin loving zinc.
If you happen to get a little bit too much sun, then using pure aloe vera gel will do wonders in healing and restoring your skin! I love using it after being out in the sun for a while, or right after cleansing.
☀ Summer skincare routine in correct order ☀
- Cleanse – everyday, morning & night
- Face mask – 1-2 x a week
- Exfoliate at night – 2-3 x a week
- Tone – everyday, morning & night
- Serum – everyday, morning & night
- Jade roll – everyday; morning, night, or both
- Moisturize – everyday, morning & night
- Eye cream – everyday, morning, night, or both
- Sunscreen – everyday, or when going outside
- Aloe vera – if sunkissed/ sunburned or whenever you feel like it’s needed!
This may sound like quite a few steps, but it is honestly quite simple and not everything is needed everyday. You either add on to your skincare routine that you already have, or create a new one from this guide. I have personally found that my facial care routine is really therapeutic and a wonderful opportunity to take care of yourself, say affirmations, and just feel refreshed.
I hope that you enjoyed this summer skincare routine post, and that you get your glow on while enjoying your summer! What do you do for your summer skincare? Let me know your thoughts + questions in the comments below!