Happy 4th Of July!

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It’s time to get your skin prepped for summer, no matter what skin type you have!

Amid the festivities of fireworks, hot dogs and red, white and blue everything, let us not forget to protect our skin. If you’re involved in water activities (water balloon fights count!) or perspiring up a storm by simply lounging outside, it is imperative to re-apply sunscreen every two hours to ensure your skin is getting optimum sun protection. However, in the event a burn does strike (heaven forbid), be sure to baby your skin with our After Sun Cooling Gel. It’s enriched with soothing Aloe Vera and cooling Menthol to ease the discomfort of sunburn.

Aside from potentially scorched skin, remember that you’ll need to switch up your skin care regimen during the summer based on your skin type. Here’s how:

Acne-Prone Skin
It’s a myth that sun tanning will clear up breakouts. In fact, the opposite is true: over-exposure to the sun can damage the skin, thereby worsening breakouts in the long run. Help keep breakouts at bay with our Anti-Acne Serum. It contains acne-fighting Salicylic Acid and soothing Thyme Extract, which possesses antibacterial properties. Also, don’t go without this mask duo to encourage a clearer complexion: the Drying Mask and Healing & Soothing Mask. Amp up your ammunition against acne by alternating these two masks week to week.

Oily Skin
Those with Oily Skin put up with enough shine as it is, let alone in the warmer months. To keep excess oil at bay, add these must-haves to your regimen:

Combination Skin
Combination skin tends to lean toward the oily side during the summer season, so it may be ideal to slightly tweak your regimen to cater to this temporary shine factor. Swap your daily cleanser for the Botanical Facial Gel two to three days a week to help balance your skin. Moreover, treat your skin once a week to a purifying mask such as our Flower & Tonic Mask or our Orange Tonic Mask. Oh-so-refreshing for summer skin!

Dry Skin
The blazing heat can actually further dry out parched-skinned folks’ skin. Continue with an appropriate regimen for dry skin, but add the Gingko Mask once a week for extra hydration and nourishment.

Aging Skin
If you’re experiencing signs of aging, enhance your regimen by applying our Vitamin C Serum underneath your moisturizer every other night. It will encourage a radiant summer glow due to brightening properties from its L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) content.

Sensitive Skin
Sensitive skinsies need to be a little extra cautious on hot summer days like the fourth of July. In addition to the must-have moisturizer with a built-in sunscreen, be sure to simmer your skin down with our Calma Mask (if your skin is on the oily side) or our Azulene Calming Mask (if your skin is more in the dry zone).

While you’ve got your skin type under control, enjoy the barbecues, laughter and sunshine with peace of mind!

Author: Lee Ann

I am a Licensed Esthetician and Freelance Professional Makeup Artist based in the Princeton, New Jersey area. My passions are all things beauty and I have an unhealthy obsession for anti-aging. When I'm not writing a plethora of articles, I enjoy indulging in shopping, music, fine dining and catching up on the latest celebrity gossip from the E channel to People Magazine. Email me if you have questions [email protected] Feel free to visit my Google+ page.

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