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4 Essential Skincare Steps To Extend Your Late Summer Glow

  • by Thuy Dang

Summer is officially winding down… Have you prepared your skin for the transitional months of the year? If you are noticing that your skin is going through some changes recently, you are not alone. We tend to lose more water during the late summer months when we don’t know whether it is hot or cool, so it’s crucial that you pay close attention to your hydration levels. The warmer weather can also have your skin oilier than normal, giving it a greasy film sometimes.

If you are looking to create a skincare routine that will provide real results, consider these essentials steps to extend your summer glow:

Cleanse

No matter what time of the year, cleansing your face twice a day is imperative for healthy, supple skin. There are so many different cleansers to choose from including: gel, cream, foam, milk, oil, and clay cleansers. For warm weather or high humidity, we recommend using a gel or foam cleanser because they are lightweight, effective at removing excess oil and acne-causing bacteria, and will remove all dirt and grime.

Cleanse twice a day with a lightweight product of your choice. You can even use an exfoliant afterwards (limit to twice a week) to make sure that all layers of dead skin are removed so fresh skin cells can regenerate.

Serum

After your skin is free of dirt, debris, and dead skin, you can use a potent serum to deliver antioxidants and nutrients directly to your face. Serums are perfect for summer because they absorb quickly into the faces. Some formulas are designed to protect your skin from the sun, and provide anti-aging properties to prevent the development of fine lines and wrinkles.

Brightening serums can also help hydrate the skin, reduce dark spots, and prevent blemishes.

Serums are critical to achieving a summer glow because they nourish your skin with powerful antioxidants, and won’t feel heavy on the skin during the transitioning season from hot to cool.

Moisturize

You shouldn’t forget about moisturizers just because you have a layer of sweat on your skin. In the winter, you probably reach for a thick moisturizer to keep your dry skin lathered for prolonged periods. But in the late summer, lightweight moisturizers are a must to avoid an oily, greasy complexion.

Look for non-comedogenic moisturizers, because excessive heat combined with pore-clogging ingredients can result in pesky pimples. Moisturizers leave a protective layer on your skin to help you fight off harmful pollutants and chemicals throughout the day. Don’t forget this critical step in your late summer skincare regimen!

SPF

Last but not least, adding sunscreen to your skincare routine is the most effective way to shield your skin from harmful UV rays, oxidative damage, and painful sunburns. While you should apply SPF all year round, it is especially important during the summer.

Did you know an estimated 90 percent of skin aging is caused by the sun? People who use an SPF 15 or greater on a daily basis can greatly reduce the risk of skin cancer, combat signs of aging, and prevent the development of those pesky free radicals.

Shop Skincare at Hebe Botanica

You can extend your summer glow with these 4 essential skincare tips. At Hebe Botanica, we envision a world that is safe and sustainable for ourselves, for the environment, and for the next generations to come. This is why we are committed to promote clean and conscious beauty through 100% natural and vegan skincare products. We utilize responsible, plant-based ingredients to formulate products that are not only good for our skin, but also for the environment.

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