Happy Friday, sharing with you today my recent summer skincare secrets article originally published on WINNERS, enjoy!
As you expose more skin, we already know that sun protection is very important during the summer months! However, applying sun protection is only one of many steps when it comes to a good summer skin care regimen.
During the summer, my T-zone gets extremly oily but due to sun exposure, other areas of my face tend to get dry and from time to time my skin may also flake and peel. I visited WINNERS to stock up on a variety of skin care products to fight my summer skin care challenges.
Cleanse and Moisturize
Sun and sweat is the main cause for clogged pores and acne. It is very important to ensure you cleanse your face twice daily and re-hydrate with moisturizers or creams that are suitable for your skin type.
I have acne-prone skin and prefer to opt for a face wash that is has acne-fighting ingredients. I was in luck to find an antioxidant acneclear face wash by Dermarepair at WINNERS. This face wash contained extra fine grains to assist in de-clogging my pores.
When it comes to hydration, drinking 8 glasses of H20 is certainly a great start, but moisturizing twice daily is also vital to clear, smooth skin. It is a no brainer to moisturize the most exposed areas of your face, such as cheeks, nose, and forehead. But oftentimes, we miss som other key areas. At WINNERS, I picked up some specialty moisturizing products focusing on my neck and around the eyes. From WINNERS: StriVectin Neck Cream $39.99 compared to $95.00 / WINNERS: StriVectin Eye Cream $29.99 compared to $65.00.
Apply (and Reapply) Sunscreen
A simple rule for summer skin care is certainly the application of sunscreen! If you’re not sure if you should reapply, the chances are, you should! Many people take the first step in applying just prior to heading out, make it a habit to reapply every two hours if you’re exposed for long durations. WINNERS have many affordable sun protection products available including products for extra sensitive skin.
If maintenance is not enough, and you’re looking to repair already damaged skin. Try an overnight serum, or brightening mask for some extra boost. The StriVectin Overnight Facial Resurfacing Serum is a lightweight, leave-on serum formulated to gently reduce surface imperfections while you sleep. From WINNERS: StriVectin Overnight Facial Resurfacing Serum $29.99 compared to $69.99
After Sun Skincare – Exfoliate
After baring all the skin, exfoliation helps remove dead, flaking skin fragments as well as whiteheads and blackheads which causes congestion and clogging of pores. This is not only great routine for your face but I highly recommend exfoliating your entire body if you want to achieve that buttery, soft, skin kissed glow.
Face Exfoliation: I recommend purchasing an exfoliating scrub that is gentle for the face with finer grains. In terms of frequency, twice a week is recommended under normal conditions, however during the summer months, oily skin types may benefit from two times or more to offset the greater buildup of dead skin cells. Always remove make up and cleanse your face first before you proceed with this step. Wet your face with a clean wash cloth to soften up your skin. Apply your skin exfoliate and gently scrub the entire face (excluding the eyes), in a circular motion for one to two minutes. Remove excess with warm water, pat dry, tone, and moisturize!
Body Exfoliation: I recommend a natural sugar exfoliating scrub – these typically have a coarse texture, but they smell delicious and contain other natural moisturizing and hydrating ingredients. Incorporate this practice in hot shower. The steam from the shower will also allow the opening of the pores. Use an exfoliating wash cloth to apply the scrub to your entire body. I guarantee this will leave your skin, silky smooth and loveable. Be sure to moisturize with body butter, lotion, or oil of your choice!
From WINNERS: Citrus Lemon Exfoliation Sugar Scrub $6.99 compared to $22.00 / Exfoliating Wash Cloth $6.99 compared to $15.00.
All my summer skin care products were purchased from WINNERS Vaughan Mills. WINNERS has a fabulous selection of beauty products for every season. Specifically for the summer season, WINNERS carry a variety of skin care products from face cleansers, moisturizers, toners, scrubs, masks, and even sunscreen to help you look your best! Be on the lookout for many brand name products at up to 60% less! Not only was I able to stock up my vanity with these new items, I was also able to add a few summer sun dresses and home décor updates without breaking the bank.
Enjoy the sizzling, warm weather, be sure to take care of your skin in order to reduce the chance or dehydration and sun damage! I’d love to see your great finds at WINNERS, be sure to share and tag on social media with #WINNERSfabfind!