Although there is still a little to go for the long-awaited summer, good weather is becoming a reality. We are already thinking about changing closets (if you haven’t already), vacations, and sunbathing on the beach. But, after many months of alternating between the warm and dry indoor air and the intense cold outside, we cannot go into the summer without having prepared our skin beforehand. So, if you want to start the season with the best version of your skin, take note of the basic care you must take to enjoy the first rays of the sun:
Step 1: Exfoliation
The first step on the road to radiant skin begins with exfoliating the lingering layer of winter. Even though skin cells are constantly regenerating, the weather instability of the past few months could have prevented the dead skin from shedding effectively.
Our recommendation: The Gentle Black Sugar facial polish from the Korean brand Klairs. This gentle scrub, containing brown sugar, effectively removes makeup residue, impurities, dead cells, and blackheads. It exfoliates the skin easily and is so soft that it can be used by all skin types, including the most sensitive ones.
Step 2: Hydration
The second step is to drink a minimum of 1.5 liters of water. Why drink more water is at the root of every diet, exercise, and skincare routine? Because your organs need hydration to function, and the skin is the largest organ in the body. The more water you drink, the easier it will be to keep your skin from drying out.
While thicker, heavier moisturizers are often used in winter, as the days get warmer, as part of your skincare routine in spring, you use lighter creams to keep your skin healthy and hydrated without loading it up.
Our recommendation: The Alpha H Balancing Moisturizer. It is a light, fast-absorbing cream that hydrates illuminates, and stimulates cell renewal.
Step 3: Take care of the diet
Speaking of hydration, a great way to get hydrated is by eating fresh fruits and vegetables on a day to day basis. Fresh fruits and vegetables are full of the water your body needs, plus vitamins and nutrients. Water helps the skin retain its elasticity, which means it can help fight the signs of aging. The best foods for healthy skin are lettuce, broccoli, carrots, apples, and watermelon. Studies have found that citrus fruits are especially good for skin health.
Step 4: Always Sunscreen
The fourth step, and one of the most important, is to always use sunscreen (and yes, it is not only for those days on the beach). Even cloudy days send harmful UV rays to our skin. Defend yourself! Use a sunscreen, even on cloudy days, to protect your skin from sun damage.
A lightweight product for all skin types is the Missha brand All Around Safe Block Water Proof Sun Milk SPF50.
If you put on makeup, at this time of year it is highly recommended to use BB Cream with color and sun protection to replace the densest foundation in the winter months.
Step 5: Vitamin C
VITAMIN C is one of the most widely used skin antioxidants, and with good reason, since by fighting free radicals it prevents and improves wrinkles and expression lines, blurs sunspots, and unifies tone. It also illuminates the face and reaffirms the complexion.
Our recommendation: C-Tetra is an antioxidant vitamin C serum for all skin types (except acne), especially those that are dull and tired, with spots or irregular tones and those that suffer the first signs of aging.