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Top 10 Tips for Glowing Summer Skin

How does summer affect your skin?

Summer often means enjoying the rays of sunshine outdoors, taking exciting trips, having fun with friends and family and indulging in tasty food and drinks. But how does it impact your skin and your summer skincare routine? Heat, humidity, air conditioning and sun exposure present a serious challenge to the skin. Protecting it from possible damage is the key factor to ensure a healthy complexion and great summer days. By following our simple tips for glowing skin and tweaking your skincare for the summer season, you can easily protect your skin and enjoy the sunny days.

10 Skincare Tips for Summer:

  1. Always apply sunscreen. Sun protection is crucial to skin health—in fact, it’s one of the most surefire ways to prevent premature signs of aging (like fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging) and discoloration (like age spots and darkening of post-acne marks). Be sure to apply sunscreen first thing every morning or 20 minutes prior to any outdoor activities; re-apply every hour to ensure your skin stays protected throughout the day, especially if you’re going to be spending time during the sun’s peak hours (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.). Sunscreen is the most essential part of your summer skincare routine.

We recommend trying:
Mario Badescu Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 30 for combination, oily and acne-prone skin
Mario Badescu Collagen Moisturizer SPF 15 for combination to dry skin
Mario Badescu The Moisture Magnet SPF 15 for dry and mature skin

2. Remember to protect your hands and feet.  Driving and walking around in open-toed shoes makes you susceptible to sun damage and premature signs of aging. Be sure to exfoliate, moisturize, and protect exposed hands and feet. Our tip? Keep a bottle of Mario Badescu Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 30 on hand when you’re out and about. It’ll not only keep your hands and feet hydrated, but will also sink in quickly without feeling greasy—all while protecting your skin. 

3. Exfoliate regularly. Bacteria, impurities and dead skin cells may clog the pores and make your skin look dull and lifeless. By removing pore-clogging surface impurities and dulling dead skin cells from the skin, exfoliation helps diminish discoloration and prevent future breakouts. Reveal a healthy and glowing complexion with the gentle yet effective Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser. Make sure to leave it on for a couple of minutes before washing it off to help the ingredients do their magic. If you prefer a granular exfoliant, give our invigorating Botanical Exfoliating Scrub a try instead. Exfoliate once or twice a week as part of your summer skincare routine and enjoy glowing skin. 

4. Moisturize Daily.  Summer sun, heat, salt water, chlorine, and air conditioning can wreak havoc on skin. You can put aside the rich moisturizers in the summer but don’t deprive your skin of hydration completely. To help keep skin hydrated and healthy-looking, moisturize skin in the summer with SPF before sun, and use a night cream before bed. And for glowing, silky-smooth skin from head to toe, be sure to moisturize your hands and body too.

5. Don’t Skimp on Eye Cream. Sun exposure will gradually thin skin and cause wrinkles, so it’s essential to make eye care a priority. Try using a lightweight formula for day like our Ceramide Herbal Eye Cream and a creamy renewing eye cream like Glycolic Eye Cream overnight for the perfect summer skincare routine. Throw on a baseball cap or large, floppy beach hat to help further shield your face, neck, and chest from dangerous UVA/UVB rays.

6.Look for alpha/beta hydroxy acids in your skincare. We already mentioned the importance of regular exfoliation and by combining the right acids you can restore and replenish for glowing skin. It is essential to address your skin type and skin concerns before choosing the best acids and acid combination among products with Grapefruit Extract, Papaya Extract, Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid and Salicylic Acid. Use a product once or twice a week as part of your summer skincare routine for glowing skin.

7.Add Vitamin C to the mix. Vitamin C is the best possible teammate to your sunscreen. Together they help to visibly brighten the skin and keep the complexion healthy and youthful-looking for a healthy looking glowing skin. Use our Vitamin C Serum at night to replenish your skin. Use alone or add a moisturizer if you need added hydration.  We can suggest Hyaluronic Dew Cream

8. Purify the skin. To absorb excess oil and deep clean the skin, you can use a gentle purifying mask a couple of times a week as part of your summer skincare routine. Mario Badescu Flower & Tonic Mask is gentle on the skin and balances the oil production without feeling stripping and drying.

9. Stay hydrated. Healthy skin comes from within. Drink plenty of water during the summer days, as dehydration can show on your skin, too.

10. Choose the healthier option. As tempting as it is to lie in a tanning bed or sunbathe, make the switch to self-tanners to achieve that ever-covetable summer skin without yielding yourself to the dangers of overexposure. Beauty Tip: Our faces will always be a shade or two lighter than our body; to build color on your face as well, alternate between a tinted moisturizer and facial self-tanner to achieve an even wash of sun-kissed color.

Author: Kimberly Yang

I hold these truths to be self-evident, that skin care is paramount, green tea is everything, and the Internet rules all (typical Gen-Y philosophy; if it wasn't 'grammed, it never happened). Also pertinent: writer, content creator, national sales director at Mario Badescu. For more about me, visit my Google+ page.

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