With summer almost here, let’s get ahead of our skincare routine by swiftly summer-izing it! Summer skincare isn’t a whole lot different to spring’s, but it should focus even more on protection and hydration, since the sunnier weather leaves skin vulnerable to sun damage and dehydration.
Another summertime skin concern is breakouts. Since you’ll be sweating more, it’s easy for your pores to become clogged, resulting in blemishes.
Lucky for you, we’ve got your summer skin concerns sorted! With a few product upgrades and switches, you can enjoy a gleaming sunkissed glow this upcoming season.
Here’s our ultimate summer skincare guide for helping you achieve glowing, healthy skin throughout the summer months — and beyond!
Make that 2x Cleansers, Please
Summer is the season where people most often succumb to pesky breakouts. According to dermatologists, it’s because sweat and oil accumulation increases during the humid weather, feeding acne and clogging pores.
To prevent the hot weather from wreaking havoc on your skin, invest in two clarifying cleansers: one for the face and one for the body. Since body acne is also most prominent during the summer months, it’s definitely worth stocking up on a couple of acne-targeting cleansers. Then you can step into summer — super clear!
We love Truly’s CBD Jelly Anti-Blemish Facial Cleanser, which blends zit-zapping salicylic acid with retinol and hemp to clear, soothe, and hydrate. As for the body, you’d be best off with Truly’s Cherry Jelly Body Cleanser. It contains a powerful blend of niacinamide, salicylic acid, and allantoin to clear up blemishes, quell inflammation, and fade hyperpigmentation.
Always wear a broad spectrum sunscreen SPF 30 or above — and apply at least 30 minutes before leaving the house for optimum protection. Remember to re-apply every two hours.
“Protecting yourself from the sun's UV rays is key to preventing photo-aging,” says Dr. Joyce Park, a board-certified and Stanford University-trained dermatologist. “Think leathery textured skin, enlarged pores, dark spots, wrinkles and skin cancer development.” Ermmm... no thanks.
Sun protection is a daily staple, sun or no sun. You should be wearing it year-round to prevent sun exposure related fine lines, wrinkles, and discoloration. Never forget it!
Exfoliate — But Don’t Overdo it
Oily skin is a common concern in the summer. As temperatures rise, so does your sebum production — by 10% to be exact. The derms say this is down to the increased amount of sweat you produce during the summer months, which causes extra oils.
To keep skin clear, bright, and dewy, reach for a gentle exfoliator to slough away pre-clogging dirt, oil, and dead skin cells. Besides dimming your glow, those dead cells are also preventing your other skincare products from fully penetrating the skin, and that’s a shame. Just make sure you don’t overdo it.
“Over-exfoliating can cause dryness, damage, and irritation,” says board-certified dermatologist Dr. Jeannette Graf. “It can also weaken the skin’s barrier which leaves it susceptible to damage and irritation.”
Look for an exfoliant with skin-shedding ingredients like glycolic acid, lactic acid, and natural sugar or salt, which can alleviate oiliness and clogged pores, and help you restore your skin’s glow.
We like Truly’s Matcha Face Scrub. It’s made with a nourishing blend of natural sugar, dead sea salt, and glycolic acid to sweep away dead skin and impurities, and help reduce blemishes, fine lines, discoloration, and wrinkles.
Lighten Up Your Moisturizer
Yep, you still need to moisturize in the summer months — just with a much lighter formula.
"Moisturizers reestablish the stratum corneum, your outermost layer of the skin, which protects from harmful pollutants and chemicals and prevents further irritation or dryness," says board-certified dermatologist Ariel Ostad.
Choose a lightweight moisturizer like Truly’s Cream Skin Face Cream. It’s powered by ultra-hydrating hyaluronic acid and sea kelp to deeply moisturize, smooth, and plump.
Reach for a Vitamin C Serum
Vitamin C is an excellent year-round antioxidant that helps prevent hyperpigmentation, improve skin tone, and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Layer a few drops on your skin after cleansing to keep skin healthy and glowing all summer long.
You’ll find vitamin C in Truly’s Blueberry Kush CBD Body Oil, which gets an extra protective boost from the formula's antioxidant-rich blueberry. Hydrating, soothing, and brightening, it’s a summer skincare routine essential.
Get Sunkissed and Shimmery
Glow-getters, we’ve found the perfect beauty product for you...Truly’s Hotter in Person Tanning Cream.
This silky body cream relies on a lineup of ultra-nourishing ingredients to naturally bronze your skin — without UV exposure. Jojoba oil, DHA, strawberry and gold shimmer quickly boost radiance, so you can enjoy an all over tan without the long-term consequences of sunbathing. Suitable for all skin types, anyone can benefit from this IRL blur tool.
No sunburn, dry skin, or premature signs of aging...only head to toe glow.
Don’t Neglect Your Body
Your body deals with just as many skin concerns as your face. Fine lines, blemishes, discoloration, and sagging...these can all occur on your body, too.
Thankfully, all your skin concerns can be swerved with the aid of Truly’s Defrost Summer Bod Bundle. The set features seven supercharged skincare products, including serums, scrubs, and butters for a summer-ready bod. Plus, you’ll get a FREE mint-hued vegan leather skincare pouch for keeping your summer essentials neatly organized all in one place.
Many people forget about the body, but it’s crucial to show it some TLC if you want to keep it smooth, glowing, and tight.
Anyone else super excited about summer! There’s no better time to start prepping your skin for summer than right now. So, grab your summer skincare staples, head to the bathroom, and indulge in a luxurious pampering session to get your limbs brighter and tighter ready for the season.
To get the most out of these products, make sure you stay consistent with your routine. You won’t see results unless you use these products regularly. The more consistent you are, the better the results will be!