WARM WEATHER SKINCARE - 11 Ways to Revamp Your Routine

Summer is here! But so is that hot, sticky weather. Heat and humidity, increased sweating and extended exposure to chlorine and harmful UV rays are all par for the course. Don't let summer get the best of your skin. Change up your routine to help combat the new challenges facing your skin.

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1. Use a Mattifying Treatment

Keep an oil control product on hand at all times. These mattifyers will blot breakthrough oil and keep shine to a minimum even in the most hot climates.

Laura Mercier Secret Finish MattifyingEstee Lauder The Mattifier Shine Control Perfecting Primer + Finisher La Mer The Reparative Skintint SPF 30

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2. Switch Up Your Moisturizer

Time to trade in your super-rich winter moisturizer. Opt for a lighter moisturizer that won’t make you feel sticky or extra-sweaty. The right moisturizer can make oil glands less active, control uneven pigmentation and soothe heat-triggered skin woes. We love a moisturizer that doubles as an SPF.

Trish McEvoy Beauty Booster Cream SPF 30Perricone MD Face Finishing Moisturizer Ting SPF 30 La Mer The Reparative Skintint SPF 30

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3. Ramp Up Your Exfoliating

You should exfoliate in every season, but summertime offers an opportunity to ramp up your peel and scrub use. Wintertime can cause dry flaky skin that can have negative reactions to intense peels. But, summer’s humidity makes your skin less sensitive. Incorporate an exfoliating treatment to help reduce pore size and leave your skin healthy and glowing.

Darphin Age-Defying DermabrasionM-61 PowerGlow Peel Natura Bisse Glyco Extreme Peel

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4. Switch to a Summer Serum

With all the heat and humidity, who wants to layer on all those creams? Serums offer a lightweight power-packed alternative to give your skin a boost. These products have all the skin benefits of heavy creams but are packed into a concentrated liquid formula. Look for products with antioxidants and layer under a lightweight moisturizer or wear alone. Your skin will thank you.

Darphin Exquisage Beauty Revealing SerumSkinCeuticals C E FerulicJuice Beauty Blemish Clearing Serum

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5. Give Your Eyes Some Extra Help

Summer sunshine can be harsh on the delicate eye area. This area is one of the most common for sunburns which are the largest cause of premature wrinkles and appearance of signs of aging on the skin. Plus all that squinting from the heavy sun is not helping. Stay ahead of under eye lines and wrinkles with a targeted eye treatment.

M-61 Hydraboos Eye SerumChantecaille Rose de Mai Eye LiftLa Mer The Eye Balm Intense

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6. Fight Warm Weather Breakouts

Hot summer weather can cause a spike in breakouts. The heat can cause an increase in oil production. Combine that with skin irritants like chlorine and sweat and your skin is primed for pimples to take hold. Add a powerful spot treatment to your summer skincare arsenal, so you’re ready to zap those dreaded blemishes.

Indie Lee Blemish StickM-61 PowerSpot PadMario Badescu Drying Lotion

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7. Mask it Up

The heat and sun exposure can leave the skin red, blotchy and drained. Cool and calm the skin with a therapeutic, soothing mask. Or help reverse sun damage with a glycolic acid mask. Taking the time to relax with a mask will help your skin bounce back.

Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Gel MaskCaudalie Glycolic Peel MaskFresh Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask

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8. Treat Dark Spots

Acne scars and sun damage cause unwanted dark spots that can become more pronounced during the summertime. Apply dark spot correctors to splotches on the the forehead cheeks and upper lip to lessen their appearance. Spot treatments containing intense fast-acting active ingredients will help you combat dark spots and look great bare-faced.

Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution Fresh Peony Spot-Correcting Brightening EssenceClinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector and Optimizer

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9. SPF Always

Sunscreen is a must all year long, but even more so during the summertime. Dangerous light rays bounce off reflective surfaces like water and sand heightening the the effects of the sun’s rays. There’s no excuse not to wear sunscreen with all the great products out there. No filmy residue or sticky feeling. You’ll forget you’re wearing any SPF at all.

Moroccanoil Face Lotion SPF 30 SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50La Roche-Posay Anthelious Clear Skin SPF 60

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10. Don’t forget Your Lips

The lips are so often overlooked when it comes to sun protection, this is a major misstep. This area of the face is prone to sunburn and highly reflective glosses and lip lacquers can make the sun damage even worse. Use a clear gloss with SPF that goes over your favorite lip color, a clear SPF balm or a tinted lip color SPF to protect your lips.

Sugar Sport Treatment Sunscreen 30 Supergoop! Shine On Lip Screen SPF 50Fresh Sugar Petal Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15

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11. Cool Off with a Face Mist

Keep a face mist in your cooler during a day at the beach and give your face some relief from the heat with a quick spritz. In addition to refreshing the skin and cooling you down, mists have real skin benefits. Many have soothing properties and will help strengthen the skin’s outer layer to protect against pollution.

Kiehl’s Since 1851 Cactus Flower and Tibetan Ginseng Hydrating Mist Caudalie Beauty Elixir  OSEA Sea Vitamin Boost