Often, we get asked, “Which products are best for my skin type?”. But the truth is not many people have one skin type that doesn’t change with the seasons, due to stress, or other lifestyle and environmental factors. Our skin also changes as we age. Of course, there are certain conditions such as rosacea and eczema that might be more consistent over time but in general, our skin has various phases. The Summer tends to bring on humidity, more time in the sun, and exposure to environmental aggressors. These factors can affect our skin in various ways such as an increase in oil production, acne, hyperpigmentation, and signs of aging due to UV damage and free radicals.
In addition to our Summer Ocean Facial, our expert estheticians and I have put together a Summer Skincare Ritual for home that will address all of these concerns. If you follow us on Instagram you can watch the video of the ritual here.
Step 1: Cleanse
Cleanse with Glo Skin Beauty Purifying Gel Cleanser. This clarifying cleanser rinses away surface debris and impurities, deeply cleansing pores without over drying or stripping oil. It helps preserve skin's natural moisture balance with antioxidants to protect and soothe and purifies oily skin while leaving it soft and hydrated.
Step 2: Herbal Steamed Towel
Remove with an herbal steamed towel: I love using herbs right from my garden or local farms to add to my facial water. Fresh herbs are packed with nutrients that benefit both mind and skin. You can choose the herbs based on your mood or skin condition. I chose lavender and mint for the stress relieving, soothing and uplifting properties.
Step 3: Exfoliate
Exfoliate with Glo Skin Beauty Purifying Brightening Polish.
Powered by kojic acid, botanical brighteners, plus eco-friendly jojoba beads, it targets tone and texture, for a smoother, more radiant effect.
Targeting texture and tone, it helps reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and discoloration, for a smoother, refreshed glow.
Step 4: Mask
For aging skin the Phyto-active Firming Mask is excellent. I also love the Charcoal Detox Mask. This mask provides ultimate skin clearing and draws out excess oil and impurities for a renewed, refreshed complexion.
Step 5: Herbal Steamed Towel
Remove mask with herbal steamed towel.
Step 6: Tone
The Hydra-Bright AHA Hydrator is amazing for Summer. This moisturizer is infused with vitamin C to restore radiance and shield from the damaging effects pollution.
Step 7: Serum
In the summer, Glo Skin Beauty C-Shield Antipollution Drops are amazing for environmental protection and anti-aging. This serum is packed with a powerhouse of 15% vitamin C, advanced anti-pollutant and blue light protection for improved clarity and renewed radiance.
Step 8: Moisturize
You’ll want to use a light weight or oil free moisturizer in the summer. I like the Phyto Active Light Moisture or Oil-Free Moisturizer by Glo. The Phyto Active Light Moisture constians plant stem cells for antiaging and The Oil-Free Moisturizer is lightweight powered by algae extract, hyaluronic acid, and age-defying antioxidants.
Step 9: Eye Cream
The C- Shield Eye Restore Hydrator is an antioxidant-rich eye cream powered by skin-strengthening peptides, nourishing vitamins, and blue light defense to protect and prevent signs of aging, while diminishing appearance of fine lines, dark circles, and puffiness.
Step 10: Spf
I love the Oil Free SPF 40 and the C-Shield Anti Pollution Moisture Tint SPF 30. The Oil Free SPF is infused with hyaluronic acid and protects against sun damage and aging environmental skin stressors. The C-Shield Anti Pollution Moisture Tint SPF 30 is skincare, sunscreen, and mineral makeup in one. It is powered by age-defying antioxidants such as vitamin C and E for defense against sun, blue light, and pollution damage.