3 Tips for Creating a Summer Skin-Care Routine
Summer offers lots to love, from warm forecasts to plenty of sunshine. However, as the temperatures rise and humidity thrives, your skin becomes more susceptible to excess oil, breakouts, and irritations. Create an effective summer skin-care routine that incorporates naturally cooling, soothing, and oil-balancing actives with Beauty Prophet. Check out our tips on how to get oil-free, refreshed, and soothed summer skin.
Set the Stage for an Oil-Free Day
Oils maintain your skin’s moisture and prevent premature aging, but an excess of it can lead to clogged pores, acne breakouts, and shine. Balancing your skin’s oil production allows you to reap the benefits of oils while maintaining healthy and clear skin.
Our favorite way to prep and set the stage for an oil-free summer day is with the Vital Cleanse from Elemental Herbology and the Rose Facial Cleansing Gel from the Organic Pharmacy. Both products work well with all skin types and are great additions to your morning routine, providing antibacterial and protective plant actives that deeply purify your skin.
Setting up a cleansed and clean surface on your skin reduces the risks of dirt, extra sebum, and impurities from mixing with oils and clogging your pores. Gentle cleansers, like the Vital Cleanse and Rose Facial Cleansing Gel, make sure you clean your skin without over stripping your natural oils, which causes excess oil production.
Stay Cool and Refreshed
Follow up your cleanse with a spritz of a cooling toner to keep your skin looking and feeling fresh in the summer sunshine. At Beauty Prophet, we love the Herbal Toner from the Organic Pharmacy. It contains a complex blend of beneficial botanicals, including:
- Witch Hazel for hydration
- Lemon for refining pores
- Eucalyptus for antibacterial purposes
- Lavender for added antibacterial properties
The Herbal Toner balances the pH of your skin—mitigating excess oil production—and provides a refreshing herbaceous aroma.
We recommend carrying the toner in your bag or leaving it on your work desk so that you can reapply, cool down, and soothe your skin throughout the day.
Detoxify Your Summer Skin
Dead skin, dirt, and excess oil provide you with the perfect recipe for breakouts. The oil mixes with the impurities and clogs hair follicles and pores, leading to the formation of inflamed blackheads and whiteheads.
For smooth summer skin, decongest pores and control excess shine with a detoxifying clay mask. Giving your skin a deep detox two to three times a week unclogs your pores and removes any pesky and lingering impurities that your cleanser might not reach. The White Kaolin Clay and Red Clay masks are popular choices for a good, deep-pore cleanse.
Create a summer skin-care routine that keeps your skin free from excess oil, refreshed, and smooth to make your summertime more enjoyable. At Beauty Prophet, we offer lots of natural beauty products that use oil-balancing, soothing, and detoxifying actives that are perfect for summer skin care. Check out our recommended products listed in the article and the rest of our offered skin care to keep your skin happy and healthy year-round.