Summer Skin Care: How To Prep Your Skin For Summer
A sun-kissed glow might rank high on summer beauty lists, but proper sun protection is non-negotiable. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, more people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the U.S. than all other cancers combined.
At Eminence Organics, we want you to look your best and stay protected. Here are a few of our favorite summer skin care essentials, hand-picked by our esthetics experts, that are perfect for prepping your skin and extending your glow beyond the summer months.
Summer Skin Care For The Daytime
Exfoliate To Prevent Ingrown Hairs
Because cell turnover is much slower on your legs, dead skin cells can build up quickly, hiding stubborn ingrown hairs, clogging your razor and causing uncomfortable razor burn. Exfoliating your skin allows any hair that may be tucked under dead skin to be lifted and more easily removed. Before shaving, use your favorite Eminence Organics body scrub to slough off dead skin cells and reveal razor-ready skin.
Shave Your Legs With A Hydrating Oil
Though convenient, the best time to shave isn’t during your morning shower. According to Allure, “As you sleep, legs swell slightly, which can hide a portion of the hairs.” For a closer shave, wait until evening to pull out your razor and tackle hairs that would otherwise be hidden. Expert tip: Shave towards the end of your shower when your hair follicles are the softest. For your shave, apply an ultra-hydrating oil like Apricot Body Oil. This oil replenishes your skin’s moisture as you shave, leaving your limbs soft and silky.
Protect Skin With A Sunscreen Designed For Exercise
Did you know that the risk for melanoma doubles if you have had more than five sunburns in your lifetime? If you’re planning to spend time in the sun, protecting your skin from sun damage should be priority number one.
Shield your skin from the sun’s harmful rays with Lilikoi Mineral Defense Sport Sunscreen SPF 30, formulated with zinc oxide. Whether you’re swimming or engaging in outdoor sports, this water-resistant sunscreen protects you from broad spectrum UV rays throughout the summer. Resistant through water activities and perspiration for up to 40 minutes, this sport formulation keeps you covered from head to toe.
Apricot Body Oil
Lilikoi Mineral Defense Sport Sunscreen SPF 30
Use A Replenishing Mask To Hydrate Parched Skin
Chlorine (and salt water, if you’re a beach bunny) tends to strip away oil from the skin, leaving your summer complexion parched and dry. Consider treating your skin with a replenishing mask to rehydrate your complexion. If you’re suffering from too much sun and dry skin, our Strawberry Rhubarb Masque uses shea butter to provide the deep moisture you need for a plump and refreshed appearance.
One Eminence Organics reviewer, Lynne G., not only enjoyed the skin care results, she also drew particular attention to the mask's natural fragrance: "Love the smell. I love how smooth and clean my face feels after using this mask. The smell is amazing. I highly recommend it."
After masking to rejuvenate your skin, keep your whole body rehydrated with plenty of water. Down those eight glasses a day and keep your moisture levels topped up, inside and out.
Switch To A Moisturizer With SPF
Looking for a moisturizer that doubles as sun protection? Our Lilikoi Mineral Defense Moisturizer SPF 40 can multitask all summer long. Formulated with zinc oxide and titanium oxide, this moisturizer uses these natural minerals to block UV rays. Lilikoi seed oil helps with the visible signs of aging, so the Lilikoi Mineral Defense Moisturizer not only protects the skin from the elements, but also leaves you lightly hydrated and looking fresh and natural.
We also have three more all mineral SPF moisturizers that are silicone-free and formulated specially for the face and neck. The Lilikoi Daily Defense Moisturizer SPF 40 protects against blue light stress and environmental pollution. Tropical Vanilla Day Cream SPF 40 has shea butter and a light scent of vanilla - you’ll feel as though you’ve been transported to a tropical oasis. Our Bright Skin Moisturizer SPF 40 targets the appearance of dark spots.
Apply Makeup that doubles as sun care
If you’re looking for another multi-purpose marvel, our mineral powders pull double duty as a skin care and makeup product. For a more natural look this summer, swap out your too-heavy makeup powder for our Sun Defense Minerals. There are five shades plus one translucent powder for you to pick from. Don’t forget to protect your lips; lacking melanin, they are highly susceptible to sunburn. Rosehip & Lemongrass Lip Balm is infused with rosehip oil, lavender and zinc oxide to keep your pucker perfectly moisturized and protected.
At Night: Repair Your Skin For An Ongoing Glow
You’ve been prepping your skin for summer, but during the night you can work your magic to ensure that your complexion and your body gets repaired from sun damage. The sun’s harmful impact doesn’t stop once you’ve sought out shade; the effects of UV exposure, including dry and itchy skin, can take from two to four hours to fully develop. Replenish moisture with these Eminence Organics after-sun essentials.
Replenish Moisture With A Repair Balm
Is your skin suffering from sun exposure? Repair dry skin and reduce redness due to dryness with our Rosehip & Lemongrass Repair Balm. Infused with rosehip oil, sunflower oil and a Natural Repair Complex, this ultra-rich balm replenishes moisture and protects skin from the drying effects of element exposure.
Apply A Hydrating Moisturizer To Assist Dryness
Give dry, itchy skin across your body some relief with Eminence Organics Rosehip & Lemongrass Soothing Hydrator. The cooling properties of camphor and menthol refresh skin while aloe and a Natural Repair Complex assist with dryness. Try layering this lightweight moisturizer under the richer Rosehip & Lemongrass Repair Balm to lock in moisture.
How do you protect your skin from the sun? Browse our full list of summer essentials and find even more sun care recommendations at an Eminence Organics Spa Partner near you.