Hold on to your wide-brim hats! Summer is setting in — and with it, a potential host of warm-weather skincare woes. But there are plenty of ways to dodge the bumps and the burns and the splotchiness the season can bring. Read on for six secrets for a radiant, healthy glow.
1. GOT WATER?
As they say, beauty begins from within. That means eating well (Salads! Berries! Quinoa!) and drinking lots of water. Because your skin’s water loss peaks at night, drink a glass of H2O before hitting the hay.
2. PROTECT YOUR POUT
When applying sunscreen, the majority of us forget to protect our lips. Since the tissue around the lips is actually very delicate, it’s really important to use a lip balm that protects the sun’s harmful rays, rain or shine. For days when you’re looking for color, consider a lipstick with SPF like Avon Beyond Color SPF 15.
3. LIGHTEN UP YOUR FORMULAS
When spring turns to summer, you swap your sweaters for sundresses. A change in seasons is also a good time to make some changes to your beauty routine. Ditch the heavier moisturizers and switch to lighter creams and lotions. Avon ANEW Vitale Day Lotion is a non-greasy, oil-free formula with SPF 25. This everyday moisturizer helps refine the look pores, which can appear larger during the summer.
4. UP YOUR EXFOLIATION
To get rid of sunscreen, excess oil and general build-up, you’ll want to exfoliate more often during summer. (With well-moisturized skin, your face and body can handle it.) Use a body scrub for arms and legs to slough off dead skin cells. For face, an occasional peel with glycolic acid — one of five alpha hydroxyl acids — helps strip away dullness. Avon Anew Clinical Advanced Retexturizing Peel is a favorite — just make sure to properly protect your skin from the sun, since peels can cause sensitivity.
5. LOOK FOR A SUPER SUNCREEN
Sunscreen is a non-negotiable year-round, but especially during summer when we spend the most time outside and the sun is at its closest. Opt for a product that over-delivers. Avon Anew Skinvincible MultiShield Lotion is formulated with Avon’s most advanced antioxidant complex ever, plus our highest level of sun protection available: SPF 50, defending your skin from UVA and UVB rays. And don’t forget to apply to often overlooked places, like your hands and ears.
6. COOL DOWN
At the end of a long day, a nighttime hydrating mask can feel refreshing and soothing. Our advice? Store Avon’s new Anew Overnight Hydration Mask in the fridge so that it’s extra cool to the touch. You’ll feel like you’re at the spa! Repeat three times a week to keep your skin extra hydrated throughout the season.