With the official start to summer now in the past, it’s time to rethink your skincare routine.

In some parts of the country, Summer brings heat and humidity that wreaks havoc on your skin. While in other parts, the heat is DRY, which also wreaks havoc on your skin…

What’s a girl gotta do in the summer to keep her skin looking good? We share what we know below…

Lighten Up

If you’re not wearing a heavy sweater, why should your skin? In the summer, your makeup may need to be a little lighter than at other times of the year. The heat and humidity of summer means you can swap out a heavier foundation for a lighter one, or none at all!

Take a close look at your makeup product labels and only keep non-comedogenic products in your lineup. You want those products that are formulated without pore-clogging ingredients, which is especially important in the summer.

Pro tip: BB Tinted moisturizer with SPF is always a smart option for achieving light coverage with sun protection.

Exfoliate to Look Great

Dermatologists are often reminding us not to over-exfoliate, but summertime is the season to slough. It’s especially important for those of us with oily skin. This is not to say that your skincare routine needs a daily dose of acids, but try a facial brush or scrubber with your daily cleanser to gently increase your exfoliation efforts, and if you don’t alread, add a scrub to your weekly routine.

Exfoliation helps open blocked pores and remove oils that can lead to breakouts. Plus your skin will feel softer and new skin will appear more quickly.

And if you don’t already use a polishing scrub to exfoliate, now is a good time to start!

A weekly scrub with the LuxeOrganix Renew Exfoliating Face Mask Polishing Scrub will help slough off dry, dead cells caused from overexposure to the sun (and tanning)!

Used as a mask immediately after your scrub, Renew’s healing ingredients will penetrate deep to hydrate your skin, which is likely feeling the effects of summer’s moisture-zapping weather patterns.

The silicone facial massager that we include with the LuxeOrganix Remarkably Clean Purifying Facial Cleanser is perfect for cleansing away your daily dirt! It’s gentle enough to not irritate or over-exfoliate, and leaves your skin feeling amazingly soft. Teamed up with the Remarkably Clean Purifying Facial Cleanser, it’s a blocked-pore-busting rescue for removing makeup and summer sweat.

Don’t Stop Moisturizing

That extra layer of sweat on your face does not count as a moisturizer. Even if you’re prone to oily skin, you should always follow your cleanser with a moisturizer for replenishing and pH balancing your skin.

Moisturizers reestablish your outermost layer of the skin, which protects your skin from harmful pollutants and chemicals and helps prevent irritation or dryness. They also help keep your skin from overproducing oils, which can deter breakouts. A lightweight texture in your moisturizer will help keep the outer layer of your skin nourished, without feeling too heavy on your skin.

The LuxeOrganix Vitamin C Infusion Nourishing Daily Face Moisturizer is a light-weight, anti-aging cream designed to minimize wrinkles, diminish dark spots, tighten, and moisturize your skin, without harming your health. Our Vitamin C moisturizer contains 15 natural and organic anti-aging ingredients for healthy, evenly toned youthful-looking skin. Lightweight, easy to apply and penetrates quickly. Works great for daytime use under makeup or days without makeup. The perfect Vitamin C boost that hydrates skin without feeling heavy or greasy.

While we made this for your face, you can safely use the Vitamin C Infusion Moisturizer all over your body. Your summer-dry hands and feet will thank you for it, and it can help ward off those dark sun spots!

Daily Dose of Vitamin C

Vitamin C is great for your skin year-round, but it’s almost a miracle worker in the summer. Vitamin C helps prevent hyperpigmentation (those “sun spots” or “age spots” that summer UV light helps to darken), improve the appearance of fine lines, and help boost natural collagen production.

Our Brilliant Eyes Bio-Advanced Daily Eye Cream is also chock-full off greatness, and includes Vitamin C to help lighten under-eye darkness and prevent signs of aging. You cannot go wrong with this duo on your skin.

Don’t Forget to Hydrate

Hydration is super important for your skin, especially in the summer. If you’re already a champ at eight-glasses-of-water-per-day, good for you! Step it up a glass or two in the summer, when you’re more likely to be dehydrated from the sun. Can’t get to eight? There are apps for that. Seriously – try one to remind you to drink a glass of water. In a very short time, it will become routine, even without an app.

Bonus: Being hydrated can also help your skin recover after a sunburn — but we know you’re too smart to get those in the first place, right?

Sunscreen: Don’t Leave Home Without It

We saved the most important tip for last: Wear sunscreen.

We know you’ve hear this one ad nauseam, but every skincare expert on the planet recommends a broad-spectrum sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) on exposed skin as a general rule.

Don’t forget your hands, feet, ears, and lips. And remember that sunscreen needs to be reapplied every couple of hours, so make sure to pack some with you for the long summer days outdoors.

Pro tip: Set an alarm on your phone to remind you to reapply.

Like What You Just Read?

In case you were wondering, we mentioned the following products in this post:

Purifying Facial Cleanser

LuxeOrganix Kakadu Vitamin C Skin Brightening Serum

ReNew Exfoliating Face Scrub Polishing Mask 

LuxeOrganix Kakadu Vitamin C Skin Brightening Serum

Kakadu Vitamin C Brightening Serum

Vitamin C Daily Moisturizer

LuxeOrganix Kakadu Vitamin C Skin Brightening Serum

Brilliant Eyes Day & Night Eye Cream

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