Optimizing your skincare for warmer weather is a simple way to boost your skin’s health and appearance while making sure the money you’re spending on your cleansers, serums and moisturizers is money well spent! Everyone’s skin is different and it will also react differently based on weather and temperature. I’m sharing my own experience but these are tips that have helped many of my clients as well!
These humid and warm temps have prompted me to switch up my own routine and I’m sharing some simple skincare swaps with you. Please note that making ALL these changes at once might be too much for your skin so pick a couple to focus on and I’m happy to help you troubleshoot based on your current regimen!
1.) Choose a lighter moisturizer!
This is the best time of year to see if doubling up on your daytime moisturizer at night will make your skin happy! If your skin is super dry you may still need that Countermatch Sleep Recovery Cream or Countertime Supreme Cream. If you’re not sure, ask for a sample here!
2.) Choose a clarifying cleanser or double cleanse!
If your skins has that “it just doesn’t feel clean feeling”, it may be time to incorporate a clarifying cleanser like this Countercontrol Clear Pore Cleanser or if you find your skin a bit on the dry side, this Countermatch Foaming Cleanser is a year-round favorite. If you’re a fan of double cleansing, my two favorite oil based cleansers are the Countertime Lipid Defense Cleansing Oil which creates a nice milky lather or the Counter + Cleansing Balm which is the ultimate multipurpose balm (read = overnight mask, overnight foot balm, bug bite relief, sunburn relief, etc).
3.) Choose a serum packed with antioxidants!
Warmer weather means more time outside and although we love making all that Vitamin D, our skin is also exposed to a lot of free radicals. Using a Vitamin C serum (like this All Bright C Serum) can help improve current sunspots and combat new ones with the powerful antioxidant power of camu camu and turmeric.
4.) Make sure you're using SPF!
SPF year-round but if you’ve been slacking, now’s the time to level up your sun protection game. Protecting your skin from the sun’s rays, especially your face, is one of the best ways to combat signs of aging. I’m a fan of a sheer coverage foundation andDew Skin not only has Vitamin C (think tip #3 above) but also protects against UVA, UVB and HEV (the rays that come from our screens) rays! If you’re wanting more of a traditional moisturizer, Countersun Sheer Daily Defense is a lovely lightweight option!
5.) Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate!
No one needs dry and dead skin cells weighing you down. Exfoliation is the gift that keeps on giving because it can help all your other skincare products be more effective since exfoliated skin absorbs serums and creams better. I’m a personal fan of products that have both chemical and mechanical exfoliators like this Reflect Effect AHA mask! Bamboo particles, Glycolic Acid, and phytic acid all work together to improve skin texture, tone and radiance. It’s basically a spa-quality facial you can do at home in just 10 minutes. If you pair this with the overnight resurfacing peel (on a different night), your skin will be glowing all week long. Don’t take my word for it though, there’s a 60 day return policy and you can return any unused portion (even free return shipping) if it doesn’t work as good as I’m telling you it will!
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