Did you know your skin is your largest organ? While we often think of changing up our skincare routine each winter, it’s just as important to tailor your skincare picks in the summer to ensure you’re glowing all season long.
Wear an SPF
Perhaps the most obvious and the most important, an SPF is a non-optional part of summer (and winter) skincare. With the sun shining and everyone heading outdoors it’s more important than ever to slather it on and re-apply often. Head to Hudson’s Bay or Nutrition House to look for products like moisturizer or foundation that contain an SPF to simplify your routine and grab a cute travel size version for your purse so you can reapply on the go.
Resist the Urge to Tan
Tanning? Hard pass. The evidence is in that tanning isn’t doing your skin any favours and in fact, can add unnecessary damage and put you at risk of developing other skin-related issues. Skip the tanning bed or \ baby oil and give yourself an easy at-home tan with tanning water or foam instead. Simply shave, exfoliate, and moisturize your skin 24 hours ahead of time, then apply your at-home tanner wherever you’re seeking a healthy bronze glow. Your tan will slowly develop over several hours and can last you a few days, depending on how often you swim or shower. New to the at-home tanning world? Resist the urge to go for a deep tan and stick to a light glow until you’re more familiar with the product and how it processes on your skin. Find a range of tanning products and accessories at Sephora or The Body Shop and get your glow on.
Keep Makeup Minimal
We love a full glam moment. But in the summer, we recommend going lighter on your routine. Sweaty melting makeup? No thank you. Swap your full coverage foundations for a buildable medium coverage alternative, or a sheer tinted moisturizer and trade in your highlight and contour for a dewy blush that’s sure to give you a sweet, flushed face in seconds. Spend less time getting ready and more time enjoying the sunshine—your pores will thank you. Book an appointment with the pros at Merle Norman for a custom consult and stop by Nordstrom Rack to give your makeup bag its own makeover.
Have a happy, healthy, fun summer and pamper the skin you’re in.
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