Healthy glowing skin is always in! Moving into the summer months, a deep cleaning ensures a radiant glow – exfoliating and cleansing our pores is key for summer fresh skin. It’s also a great time to switch up any diminishing products you may have been using with high quality skincare products that are lighter in texture and target the effects that hot and humid weather has on your complexion.
My Recommended Skincare Products
Here are my top select products that I recommend for everyone to use at this time of year.
Get yourself a good exfoliator that sloughs off dead skin, makeup, and environmental debris. Your products will work more efficiently by penetrating deeper into skin and will of course give you a brighter glow. My fave is PCA SKIN Daily Exfoliant as it’s a gentle enough to use daily in the morning or night, yet powerful enough to remove all the impurities, dead skin, and oils.
Vitamin C Serum
Next is applying a proper Vitamin C serum to enhance your skin. A good Vitamin C serum will give you the ultimate, radiant glow as it provides antioxidants to ward off and protect you from free radicals that damage skin cells from environmental pollution. There are a ton of options available in the market, and thus it can be confusing to choose. What you want to look for is L-Ascorbic Acid, the essential antioxidant, in a higher percentage: between 10 to 20%. I swear by PCA SKIN’s C&E Advanced as it has 20% L-Ascorbic Ccid, 5% Tocopherol, Hexylresorcinol, Vitamin E, and Silymarin. Apply within your morning skincare routine, it will also help protect you from further damage.
Lastly, it’s an absolute must to wear a mineral (not chemical) SPF of at least 40 UVA & UVB protection every single day. I am obsessed with EltaMD – they have the cleanest mineral sun protection product on the market and the #1 selling in Canada. EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 is a sheer, light, hydrating sunscreen with transparent Zinc Oxide at 9% and Octinoxate 7.5%. They also have a formula for acneic skin, if you are prone to breakouts, and also comes in a tint which I especially love for the summer months. Apply after your skincare routine every morning and if you are out in the sun, reapply every 2 hours.
I carry all 3 products mentioned above available for purchase at my practice. Book a summer facial with so I can get you to your healthiest skin yet.