Summer is in full swing and one of the most common worries right now is how to keep our skin looking healthy, glowing and radiant. Achieving radiant, dewy skin takes just a few easy daily steps. We're all after that glowing radiant skin so we've compiled some of our favourite recommendations that can work for all skin types.
The Benefits of Getting a Good Night’s Sleep
We all know that getting a good night’s sleep is important for our overall health, it's also essential for keeping your skin looking its best Getting enough shut-eye can help reduce the appearance of dullness, fine lines, and dark under eye circles. Not to mention, it can also give your skin a healthier glow.
When we sleep, our bodies are able to repair and regenerate cells. This means that any damage to our skin during the day (from sun exposure, pollution, etc.) can be repaired overnight. In addition, sleeping helps to regulate our hormones, which can play a big role in the health of our skin. The hormone cortisol is responsible for breaking down collagen (which keeps our skin looking young and plump). So when we don’t get enough sleep, cortisol levels increase skin doesn't retain is a radiant glow.
What to Avoid in Your Diet
The summer can be a tough time for your skin. The heat and humidity can make it difficult to keep your skin looking dewy and radiant. There are some things you can do to help your skin stay healthy in the summer heat.
1. Avoid sugary drinks. Sodas, juices, and other sweetened beverages can cause breakouts and make your skin look dull. Stick to water or unsweetened tea instead.
2. Avoid processed foods. These foods are often high in sugar and unhealthy fats, which can lead to breakouts and other skin problems. Choose fresh fruits and vegetables, lean protein, and whole grains instead.
3. Avoid spicy foods. Spicy foods can increase inflammation and redness, which can be bad for your skin. If you must eat spicy food, balance it out with cooling foods like cucumbers or yogurt.
Daily Skin Care Routine
Summertime is the perfect season to show off healthy and glowing skin. However, achieving and maintaining optimal skin health requires more than just lathering on sunscreen before heading outdoors. To help you get your best skin this summer, we’ve put together our top tips and secrets for summer skin care.
Wash Your Face Daily
Never ever go to bed with makeup on. Skipping this essential step can lead to clogged pores, breakouts, and dull-looking skin. Washing your face important, but it's key to have a cleanser that won't strip away moisture from your skin. Our Soothing Cream Cleanser was formulated to work for all skin types — even the most sensitive — and has the added bonus of helping support collagen production. (It's a best-seller and we're always on our toes to keep it in stock!) The important thing is to find a gentle cleanser that works for you and to be consistent with daily cleansing.
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!
Toning immediately after cleansing your face is an essential step to replenish moisture. This step helps to achieve radiant summer skin by infusing moisture into the epidermis after gentle cleansing. Our toners provide essential moisture for that dewy skin glow. Exfoliating Rose Toner uses gentle AHA's to remove any excess debris leaving behind radiant skin. The Brightening Vital-C Toner with Watermelon Extract helps to infuse natural vitamin C to brighten the skin and reduce inflammation.
Repair Your Skin's Moisture Barrier
If your skin’s moisture barrier is damaged, skin looks dull, tired, and stressed. The moisture barrier for all skin types requires ample hydration. Our 3D Dew Drops Hyaluronic Acid Serum is a great and effective way to keep that barrier replenished and happy. Hyaluronic acid helps diminish fine lines and supports moisture retention to keep the barrier happy.
The Magic Of Vitamin C
Serums are powerful tools in your skincare arsenal. They work to provide a base for your moisturizer so that your skin looks amazing. The Vital-C 20 Vitamin C Serum is a great example of this with carefully selected antioxidant ingredients. Antioxidants protect from environmental damage (like UV-rays), which allow this serum to improve your skin's texture and look brighter.We've talked about Vitamin C a bit in this post, and that's because it's an amazing ingredient for skincare. This powerhouse targets multiple skin concerns, including signs of aging, dullness, hyperpigmentation, and fine lines. We created the Vital-C Vitamin C Cream to repair stressed skin. It's a hardworking cream, perfect to use before bed as a topical moisture and collagen booster.
And always remember:
- Wear your SPF
- Make good use of that sun hat
- Drink lots of water
- Eat nourishing foods
Traditionally, we might think of summer skin as "tanned". But here at Ativo Skincare, summer skin is all about a radiant glow. Share your radiant summer skin with us on Instagram by tagging us @ativoskincare!