In the summer, the skin needs pampering, but also lightness: this is how the skincare routine changes with the summer
In the summer, few products are tolerated on the face, whether they are makeup or skincare. Hence, many people tend to skip important steps in the skin care routine, because they feel it heavy, which tends to sweat. In reality, the secret lies in finding products suitable for your type of skin and varying them, just as you do with changing the wardrobe. Yes, because with the summer the needs of the skin are not the same as in winter, but it is important not to skip any steps, just to keep it healthy and bright. Indeed, perhaps in summer the skin needs some more pampering, because it is stressed by heat, sweat, wind, sun, sand and pollution.
First, it is always important to properly cleanse the skin of the face, even if you are not wearing any type of makeup. This is because during the day the skin sweats, produces sebum and pollution settles on the surface. In the morning, as in the evening, you can choose cleansing gels, lighter and more pleasant to use, or a micellar water.
Another fundamental step remains that of the tonic, to be chosen according to your type of skin. Purifying, astringent, moisturizing or illuminating but, if it contains acids, albeit in low quantities, it is absolutely mandatory to apply adequate sun protection, a step that should be done regardless, but even more if you use these products. In addition, it would be good not to use tonics containing acids in the morning, because it is inevitable to sunbathe even just by walking, while protecting the skin. It is therefore better to use them in the evening, to avoid spots, being photosensitizing.
After the tonic it is time for the serum, to be chosen in gel texture because it is lighter. Serum is important, especially in exatate, because it has a very high moisturizing power but at the same time does not give a feeling of heaviness on the skin. Although it would be better to apply a light cream later, on hot days it can be used alone, provided it has many active ingredients inside. Also in this case, it is imperative to use a sunscreen, because often this type of product does not contain it.
To complete the skincare routine in the summer, then, a cream should be applied. However, having already applied a product, the advice is to wait a few minutes for the serum to be absorbed, so as not to overload the skin and give it time to absorb it adequately. For the day choose a light cream, which does not contain too many nourishing ingredients, often heavy, nor large quantities of oil, even if you have dry skin. Choose gel textures or emulsions, easy to absorb and that do not create thickness, in this way you will not feel the skin too hydrated and there will be no risk of sweating. Better to opt for products that already contain high SPF inside, in this way you will avoid overlapping another product, namely sunscreen. It is essential to protect the skin even for a simple walk in the city, to avoid disease and permanent damage to the skin.