Spring is finally here, which means it’s time of transition to warmer weather! Summer will be here before we know it, and honestly, we couldn’t be more excited. As the warm days draw nearer, the last thing you might be thinking about it your skin, but it is important to transition your skin care to a summer routine.

The warm summer weather can be a shock to your skin after the frozen chills of wintertime. Heat and humidity bring a whole new set of challenges when it comes to your skin care routine. With a little research, the right products, and healthy habits, you can maintain beautiful, clean, and clear skin throughout the summer season.

With that said, here are four things you should consider for your summer skin care needs.

1. Moisturizing

Day cream is perfect for summer skin

During the dry winter months, you were likely using a heavy moisturizer to combat the cold dry air. Emollient-based lotions and soaps are a great way to go when it’s cold. Karina’s favourite winter skin care product is our calming serum. It provides a little extra nourishment and moisture during those dry months. We actually love mixing our serums with our day cream for a little extra nighttime moisture when your skin needs it. However, with the warmer and more humid months of summer, you might want to switch things up. Warm summer air naturally carries more moisture and is more humid than the winds of winter, so it won’t cause your skin to dry out nearly as fast, or as often. It is still important to stay moisturized, which is why we created our Day Cream. On its own, it is the perfect lighter moisturizer, and it won’t clog your pores.

2. Sleeping

Sleep is important for your skin

This one might seem a little outside-the-box, but the quality of your sleep directly relates to the quality of your skin. Depriving yourself of sleep causes your body to increase the production of cortisol - a stress hormone. Having high cortisol levels can lead to skin inflammation and acne, so make sure you’re doing everything you can to get the right amount of sleep. Owning the right pillows, a quality mattress, and regularly washing your bed sheets should be a priority for those seeking healthy skin.

3. Cleansing

Summer Skin Care - Cleansing Oil

The arrival of summertime means an increase in activity and play. Being active in hotter weather means you’re bound to sweat more than usual, and sweat leads to clogged pores and oily skin. This can cause you to break out at an increased frequency if you’re not on top of your skincare game. Make sure you’re using a nourishing cleanser to keep your pores clean and clear. We love our cleansing oil. Sure, it might seem strange to cleanse your already oily and sweaty skin with oil, but when used as a cleanser, plant oils dissolve dirt, makeup residue, and prevent the build-up of oil and bacteria that can reside deep in our pores.

4. Sunscreen

Sunscreen is important

Sunscreen is an absolutely necessary item to keep your skin healthy during the summer months. UV rays can cause a variety of health issues, from suppression of your immune system, to premature aging, to skin cancer. We all love to get a good tan, but the possibility of skin damage like this simply isn’t worth the risk. Applying sunscreen to your skin is crucial, but beware of ingredients like oxybenzone, which can not only harm our own health but can also harm the health of coral reefs. We recommend going the extra mile to find an all natural, toxin-free sunscreen, that still gives your skin full UV protection with ingredients like zinc oxide. Shop our sunscreen.

Calming Natural Face Serum $28.00 CAD
Transformative Cleansing Oil $41.50 CAD
Pomegranate Day Cream $36.00 CAD

Originally published April 23, 2019

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