It’s no surprise that our skin needs change just like the seasons. With summer right around the corner, it’s time to up your skincare game. We all know that summer is practically made for some much needed R&R but it’s definitely not the time to skimp out on your skincare routine. The sun and heat can affect our skin in many ways and using the right products can help prevent these problems. Let's get into the four products your skin will thank you for using during the summer time!
Exfoliating in the wintertime is a routine essential. However in the warmer summer months, it is still much needed but can be done less often. Exfoliation feels great because we are sloughing off all of our surface dry, dead skin cells which leaves our skin feeling smooth and soft. Over-exfoliation is never a good idea because it’s rough on the skin and can break down the skin barrier. It is important to remember to avoid exfoliation when you’ve spent time out in the sun as it can cause skin sensitivity (inflammation and dryness).
Our tip is to use a gentle facial cleanser like the ANJALI MD Skincare Clarifying Cleanser during the summer. You can use this cleanser every day and it won’t dry out your skin. This cleanser is rich in Lactic Acid and Glycolic Acid which is perfect for getting rid of those dead skin cells which can make your appearance seem dull. Make sure you to wear your SPF after cleansing!
Sunscreen is an essential item year around. Hopefully you are already wearing a daily moisturizer with SPF in it for daily protection. If you aren’t you must stop what you are doing and start NOW! Wearing sunscreen during the summer will help protect your skin from the harmful UV rays that penetrate our skin, especially with all the time we spend directly in the sunlight (beach days ammi’ right?). I know wearing sunscreen can often feel extra greasy but you have to experiment and find a formula that feels light. Formulas which contain zinc oxide are ideal for all skin types and won’t clog up your pores.
Have you ever noticed those pesky dark spots tend to increase or become darker in the summer season? Well that is because both heat and sunlight cause the skin to produce more melanin. This then causes discoloration to appear and become more prominent. A great way to tackle those dark spots and discolorations is through serums formulated with skin lightening botanical ingredients like Vitamin C, Bearberry and Songyi Mushroom.
Our favorite brightening serum here at ANJALI MD Skincare is our Rapid Brightening Serum. Not only does this serum help rid our skin of those frustrating discolorations, it also soothes and hydrates which is great for spending time in the summer heat.
Did you know that spending time in the sun will speed up the process of aging around the eyes? That means you need more protection than all those cute and trendy sunglasses we stock up on in the sunnier season. The area around and under the eyes is known to be the most delicate skin on our entire body. That is why it is important to pay special attention to they eyes, especially now that summer is right around the corner.
ANJALI MD Skincare created an amazing product called Laser Eye Lift to reduce bags and puffiness around the eyes. If you’re young and don’t have bags yet, this product does so much more! Laser Eye Lift is also used to strengthen the skin under the eyes to prevent wrinkles. So, even if you don’t have bags and puffiness it is important to add this step into your routine for more youthful eyes.
Keeping all these things in mind will make your summer skincare routine fun and easy! So get ready to catch that summer glow!