Best tips for skincare this summer: protection, hydration and regeneration
Summer is a time for beach days, barbecues, pool parties, and seaside vacations. Longer hours of daylight and hot, dry, or humid weather can affect our skin. Don’t forget to adjust and rebuild your skin-care routine! It is time to make a few changes to your regimen so you can have your best skin this summer.
These non-negotiable beauty tips below will help you enjoy the sunshine with skin health in mind. We show you the products you should use to make sure your skin stays in prime shape despite the sweltering heat and pore-clogging humidity.
- PROTECT YOUR SKIN WITH SPF30 OR HIGHER
The most important don’t-leave-home-without-it tip: Wear sunscreen and reapply every two hours. A broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher is imperative on all exposed skin areas (don’t forget hands, ears, lips and feet). It is also advisable to wear sun-protective clothing, wide brimmed hats, and stay in the shade as much as possible, avoiding the midday sun.
3D Moisturizing Sunscreen Protection combines the action of physical and antioxidant filters for extreme protection of skin cells against the harmful effects of UVA and UVB radiations. It also includes hydrating, antioxidant, calming and regenerating ingredients (Niacinamide, Vitamin E, Panthenol, Aloe Barbadensis leaf juice, Glycine, Glycerine) that maintains the skin smooth, uniform, and luminous.
- APPLY A POWERFUL ANTIOXIDANT SOLUTION
Using antioxidants adds to the skin another layer of protection from free radical damage, and helps prevent and treat unwanted pigmentation that shows up in the summer months.
The concentrated topical ampoules md:cocktailSkinBooster Anti-Pollution Defence replenishes antioxidant reserves and protects the skin from the harmful environmental stressors, UV rays and blue light, preventing further damage.
md:cocktailSkinBooster Anti-Pollution Defence helps prevent hyperpigmentation and enhances the production of collagen and elastin, removing fine lines, wrinkles and skin dryness. These ampoules are especially ideal for summer, as they reduce bruising, sunburns and inflammation, speeding up the skin healing process.
- SWITCH TO LIGHTER SERUMS AND CREAMS
Switch to a lightweight, non-greasy moisturizer. With the humidity and hot summer weather, thicker moisturizers can lead to clogged pores, inflammation, and acne.
With a light texture, PHA:10 Super Antioxidant Solution, keeps the epidermis nourished, elastic and radiant, without feeling too heavy on your skin. Rich in Polyhydroxy bionic acids and multivitamin complexA+E, it soothes and refines skin texture and tone, dramatically increasing skin radiance. It helps to remove fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores and mottled pigmentation whilst providing high-level cell protection against free radicals.
- ADD EXTRA EXFOLIATION TO YOUR SKIN
Summer is the season to incorporate extra exfoliation into the skin-care routine, to unclog pores, reduce blemishes and remove excess of oil that will result in acne breakouts. It is advisable to gentle renew the skin by applying a serum rich in Alpha Hydroxyacids (AHAs).
Apply once or twice a week at night md:prepeelTM AHAs Complex 15% (for photo-aged skins) or md:prepeelTM Beta&AHAs Complex 8% (for sensitive and oily skins). These serums combine the effect of different hydroxyacids (Glycolyc, Lactic, Citric…) and the power of the Hyaluronic acid to cause gradual skin exfoliation, revealing a healthier, brighter, and younger skin complexion.
- CLEANS THE SKIN PROPERLY
Choose a gentle cleanser to ensure you are cleansing skin effectively before bed, as a build-up of makeup, sun protection and daily grime can clog pores overnight.
md:ultrasense cleanser helps to minimize stripping natural oils from the skin so skin stays healthy and glowing without feeling dry or cracked. It gently cleans the skin, removing all traces of makeup and impurities, while respecting skin’s natural balance. Its protective, repairing, and hydrating action maintains skin in perfect conditions of softness, firmness, and luminosity.