Illari Skin’s Guide to Summer Skin Care
The living may be easy in summertime, but the season of sun and fun can be hard on your skin! Illari SKIN makes its home in Florida, the Sunshine State itself, so we know a little bit about how to fight the sun’s skin-damaging rays! These tips will help promote glowing and youthful skin, protecting your complexion from damage while setting you up for year-round healthy skin.
Go lightweight in your wardrobe– and your skincare!
Just like you’re gleefully slipping into sundresses and shorts, your skin wants to have some light and breezy pampering as well! Heat and humidity of the summer means you can swap out your heavier cream or oil cleanser for something more foam-based, or go for a dual-purpose moisturizer and sunscreen so it’s one less product to apply to your face. The Illari SKIN Refreshing Rose Foaming Cleanser provides a gentle foaming texture that extends deep into pores for a through and nourishing cleansing to your skin. Its main ingredient, rosehip seed oil, is derived from a unique wild rose full of very high levels of ultra-rejuvenating vitamin A, vitamin C and Vitamin E.
But don’t stop moisturizing completely!
No, a little sheen of dewey sunshine sweat doesn’t count as a replacement for proper moisturizer! Even if your skin already feels oily due to the humidity, always follow using a cleanser with a moisturizer. Moisturizers re-establish the strength of your outermost layer of skin, protecting not just from dryness but also from pollutants and chemicals in your environment. And a lightweight texture will help keep your skin nourished without feeling heavy. Hyaluronic acid, as seen in Illari SKIN’S Hyaluronic Acid Cream, delivers instant visual results. It soaks into skin easily to immediately supercharge moisture levels and restore skin’s elasticity. Hyaluronic acid is also a hydrophilic humectant that acts to continuously draws water from the air, thereby steadily replenishing hydration over time. Our Hyaluronic Cream also contains the proven moisturizing benefits of squalane, two lightweight oils, jojoba seed oil and apricot kernel oil, that work synergistically to provide multiple layers of moisture that stay locked in for lasting hydration.
Splash around in some Vitamin C!
Vitamin C helps prevent hyperpigmentation, improve the appearance of fine lines, and can help with collagen production. Use a few drops of Illari SKIN’S Vitamin C Serum on your skin between cleansing and moisturizer. This concentrated formula works in harmony to boost the skin’s natural defense against damaging oxidation caused by pollution, free-radials, toxins, and other environmental stressors. Suitable for all skin types, this antioxidant-rich powerhouse also helps to reduce the signs of aging year-round.
Up your exfoliation.
While you’re shedding clothes and skincare steps, shed some skin cells as well! Summer is a time to step up your exfoliation, especially if you have oily skin. Don’t get too enthusiastic too fast thought– slowly increase the amount of days you exfoliate per week. Illari SKIN’s Microdermabrasion Renewal Complex is loaded with aluminum oxide crystals, apricot kernel oil and squalane to slough off the top layer of dead skin and impurities to help increase cell turnover and unleash a healthy glow to the skin, locking in moisture. This microdermabrasion complex decreases the look of discoloration, fine lines and other signs of photodamage, providing renewal and resurfacing results that encourage a vital, lustrous look.
Cut down your scrub time.
It feels great to luxuriate in a long shower after a hot day in the sun, or a workout, or a day at the beach! But as we might shower more than once a day during the summer, be careful to keep showers short, even as short as four to five minutes. Over-showering, especially in water which is too hot, can over-dry your skin leading to inflammation and perhaps even summertime eczema.
Add some labels to your summer reading list.
It’s a good time to examine your makeup products, and make sure that none of them are non-comedogenic, aka full of pore-clogging ingredients. That extends to sunscreen, primers, foundations, and other products that could close your pores and lead to blockages and blemishes.
Don’t be shady–or actually, do!
You can still enjoy summer sunshine while protecting your sun exposure! Try to keep as much of your body as possible out of direct sunlight. Head for shady spots under an umbrella, rock a fabulous sun hat, slide on a stylish pair of shades, or seek indoor air conditioning during the peak midday sun hours.
Hydration is key!
Hydration is an essential part of skin health, year-round but especially in the summer. It can even help skin recover after a sunburn, since we know even the best skincare prep solutions can come short sometimes! Try for at least eight glasses of water a day.
All skincare providers can absolutely agree on this most important summertime skincare tip. Slather on that sunscreen! A broad spectrum sunscreen of SPF 25 or higher on all exposed skin is key, and that includes hands, feet, ears, and lips. Don’t forget to reapply every couple of hours, so grab an extra bottle of Sunny Sunscreen Cream to take on the go with you in the car or purse. The lightweight texture of this ultra-protective moisturizer provides essential anti-aging benefits and broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection in a sheer, easy-to-wear formula designed for daily use. It blends seamlessly and leaves an imperceptible finish. This multi-tasking formula also contains antioxidant botanicals and red grape stem cells that provide powerful defense against everyday environmental elements that age and damage the skin.