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Summer Skincare: 3 Reasons to Tweak Your Routine

While your skin type doesn’t change throughout the year, changes in your lifestyle and environment can make your skin behave very differently. Your summer skincare routine is the ace up your sleeve for healthy, hydrated, luminous skin throughout the season’s heat waves, vacations, and outdoor adventures.

Read on to learn why and how you should tweak your skincare routine for summer.

1. Heat + Humidity

Seasonal swings in heat and humidity can cause the visible characteristics of your skin type to become more noticeable, warranting a change in your summer skincare routine. For example, people who live in desert climates experience a drop in humidity which – when combined with AC – can cause drier skin types to appear crepey and feel tight or irritated. This is because the lack in humidity is disrupting the skin’s moisture barrier, causing water to evaporate out of the skin in a process known as trans epidermal water loss, or TEWL. That’s why a deeply hydrating, fast-absorbing moisturizer is a must in any summer skincare routine.

Our Omega Repair Cream is formulated with barrier-boosting ceramides, omega fatty acids, and plant sterols and is clinically proven to visibly improve skin barrier function. Its whipped cream texture absorbs quickly for an instantly visible improvement in skin hydration with a dewy, healthy-looking finish.

On the other hand, people with oily skin may find that their skin appears greasy as temperatures rise -- especially in more humid climates. If that sounds like you, reach for our Probiotic Gel Moisturizer. Its advanced encapsulated probiotics support a healthy microbiome for balanced skin, reducing excess oil and minimizing pore appearance while also visibly calming redness.

2. Travel-Related Dehydration

Nothing saps skin hydration quite like air travel no matter how much water you drink during your flight. Even people with oily skin may notice the telltale signs of dehydration immediately after disembarking. These can include:

  • Redness
  • Congested pores
  • Shiny, oily skin
  • Inflammation
  • Wrinkled skin with a rough, uneven texture

The secret to arriving at your vacation destination with plump, bouncy, hydrated skin is making sure it’s at optimal hydration before you travel. Our Copper Peptide Rapid Plumping Serum powerfully hydrates and visibly plumps with a complex of clinically-proven hydrators including hyaluronic acid, ectoin, and polyglutamic acid. Meanwhile copper peptides visibly improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles for smooth, bouncy, deeply hydrated skin. We recommend using our Copper Peptide Rapid Plumping Serum during your AM and PM summer skincare routine.

Take special care to lock in moisture in your delicate undereye area where the skin is thinner and more susceptible to dehydration. It’s especially important to apply a generous layer of eye cream on the morning of your flight. Our award-winning Marine Algae Eye Cream uses peptides, paracress extract, and our superhero squalane to reduce the looks of fine lines and wrinkles while delivering deep hydration. It also melts into skin to provide the perfect canvas for makeup while its naturally pink color subtly brightens, ensuring you arrive at your destination looking bright-eyed and refreshed.

3. Sun Exposure

Sunscreen is the most step of your summer skincare routine, with more than 90 percent of skin cancers caused by the sun. If that’s not enough to inspire you wear SPF daily, 90 percent of visible changes to your skin is caused by UV exposure. That includes fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, and dark spots. Sun exposure can also disrupt the skin barrier, causing dehydration, breakouts, and crepey, tired-looking skin just days after sunbathing.

Prevent skin cancer and photoaging with daily application of a broad spectrum SPF 30 sunblock such as our Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen. This all-mineral sunblock uses natural zinc oxide to deliver powerful reef safe protection with no white cast. It also protects against pollution with butterfly ginger extract while sugarcane derived squalane boosts hydration. It also preps skin for makeup, increasing wear time during hot weather for a smooth, radiant, finish.

Christine Tusher
Christine Tusher Writer and expert
As a lifestyle writer and journalist, I love sharing my passion for ocean conservation and obsession with clean beauty. I’ve tried almost every trend and ingredient, and Biossance’s science-backed formulas are the only ones that consistently calm my reactive skin and make it smoother, clearer, and healthier. I’m so excited to be on this journey of skincare innovation with Biossance, and to share it with you!

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