At the cottage, in a tent, by the pool... no matter where you're spending time this summer, your skincare routine has to be adapted accordingly. Here are a few essentials to help your skin enjoy summer safely!
BLOCK UV RAYS
There's one product every beauty routine has to feature, no matter what time of year it is, and that's sunscreen. Why? Because UV ray protection doesn't just keep your skin from burning, it also helps prevent premature signs of skin aging, like wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots, etc. So, use it daily, no matter what. Apply it in the morning to any area that might be exposed to the sun, and then apply it again at regular intervals throughout the day.
- Make sure you choose a formula that's right for your skin and type of activity!
- Feel free to use different products for your body and face—a pigmented sunscreen can replace foundation if needed!
NOURISH YOUR SKIN
Sun, heat, chlorine, sand... With everything your skin has to deal with, it's no wonder it can dry out quickly. So, to help keep your skin supple, resistant and well hydrated, remember to use...
- A dry oil — Made with emollient botanicals, these products are actually oil-free formulas that enhance your skin's radiance while replenishing the hydrolipidic film, the layer of oil and water that protects your skin from damage. Rub a small amount of dry oil in your palms, then apply it to your body morning and night. Your skin will feel softer and smell great, too!
- After-sun care — With their thirst-quenching active ingredients, light texture and cooling effects, after-sun care products are perfect for soothing your hot skin. And because they contains antioxidants, they also help your skin cells defend against the free radicals caused by exposure to the sun. Try adding it to your body moisturizer or night cream. It's a winning sun-care combo!
Cooling after-sun protection. Cooling after-sun gel that instantly soothes sun-exposed and dry skin, continues to protect your skin after sun exposure and offers 48 hours of hydration.
A few sprays of thermal water or after-sun mist can give you exactly what you need, no matter when, no matter where—a quick transition from poolside to patio, a dose of moisture during a hike, a refreshing pause at the end of a hot day, a soothing sunburn treatment. They offer it all.
These gentle treatments can also be used liberally throughout the day to tone and calm your skin, so keep a bottle handy at all times. Here's a good tip: try storing an extra bottle in the fridge for even greater freshness!