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Beauty Products That Can Be Used All Year Around

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The changing of the seasons can be nice. With each season comes new opportunities, and a time for new beginnings; however changing seasons can also be a time of great upheaval. A new season means a new wardrobe, new cosmetics, and a whole new lineup of cable television shows that we need to adjust our schedules, too. It’s nice to know there are a few things we can count on all year around. Here are a few staples of the beauty routine which don’t require seasonal adjustment, or resetting our Tivos.

Sunscreen
Even though sunscreen is often thought of as a product intended for use in the summer, you probably know that it is crucial to use sunscreen in all season. Although UV rays are less intense in the cooler weather, the general rule is: if there’s sun, there should be sunscreen. Look for broadband sunscreen, which provides protection against both UVA and UVB light, with an SPF of at least fifteen to avoid skin damage, sunburns, aging, and skin cancer.

Moisturizer
Although the reasons for moisturizer may differ from season to season, it is always a crucial component of the beauty routine. Summer heat and sunlight can dry skin, and winter’s low humidity levels and and dry air can rob skin of moisture, making moisturizer a must 360 days of the year. Omitting moisturizer can lead to deeper wrinkles later on, leading to low levels of chronic inflammation that eventually result in a breakdown of collagen and accelerated aging.

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Lip Balm
You may think of chapped lips as a winter only condition, but the truth is, lips can get dry and scaly at any time of year. Use a good lip balm, high in emollients. Look for petrolatum on the label, to lock in moisture, and dimethicone to seal off splits and cracks. Apply early in the day and often throughout, and keep a tube with you for frequent reapplication.

Primer
Primer is a beauty must-have that makes foundation and face makeup go on smoother or stay on longer, and can be a life saver in all types of weather. Extreme temperatures, wind, tearing eyes, perspiration, and traveling can all take a toll on makeup application. According to celebrity makeup artist, Joanna Schlipp, “No matter what the weather is like outside, this step (primer application) will save you a lot of time and effort.” Schlipp also recommends primers to help smooth fine lines, and conceal wrinkles and large pores. She recommends a green primer to help color correct redness from rosacea and acne.

Bronzer
Just because you put away your swim suit, it doesn’t mean you have to turn off your glow. Keep your summer edge with a light bronzer for fall to keep a natural sun kissed glow. Use with a highlighter to keep your face radiant all year long.

What skin products are you using 360 days this year? Let us know which products you just can’t live without, no matter what season we’re in.

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Skin Safety On The Hiking Trail

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You think he might be a keeper.  Your nights of clubbing and endless bars may soon be over.  This guy has his stuff together.  Good job, good looks, no girlfriend (as far as you can see) and he has invited you to go…. camping?  You’re dying to be alone with this guy, but when you open your closet, there are platforms and sequins for as far as the eye can see.  What would Hiker Barbie do?  After checking out some options, you compromise on skintight skinny jeans rolled up to reveal hiking boots, a down jacket,  ski hat- oh, and a really cute backpack with all your nice undies in it for later that night.  All set?  Wrong?  You forgot to shop for your skin products.

Unfortunately, just being in nature does not guarantee, in fact, quite often, the opposite is true.  Mother Nature can be wicked. Make sure your skin is prepared!

Bug Repellent
Maybe the bugs you are used to are more of the cockroach variety, but nature does have quite a few different insects in her apartment and they are hungry for your blood. (Cue horror movie music.) You’re going to need bug repellent.  If the health of your skin is a main concern, you probably want to choose a natural repellent.  Your skin gets enough toxins on a daily basis.  You don’t need more in your bug repellent.

Stay Hydrated by Eating
While drinking water is a great way to keep hydrated, much of that H2O will come out in your sweat.  Fruits and vegetables are cellular structured to hydrate you for longer time periods and provide additional nutrients for your skin,  Remember to pack fruits and veggies if you are concerned about rehydrating your body and keeping your  skin healthy and glowing.

Sunblock and a Hat
Sunblock should be in the picture any time you’re spending an extended time outdoors, and if you are hiking, you are going to be doing just that.  Use water resistant sunblock which will stay on the skin for a longer time and will not be diluted by sweat.  The UV rays of the sun can break down collagen, creation age spots and sun spots.  Make sure you have some form  of sun protection lotion in your back pack and reapply every two hours.  A wide brimmed hat is also recommended.

Wash Your Face After Hiking
After coming back from a long hike, your skin is likely to be a melange of layers of sunblock and bug repellent, mixed with dirt, sweat and air pollution.  Make sure to clean up with a face wash and moisturizer.

If you are a regular hiker, you should be aware of how exposure to the environment can affect your skin.  You may want to check out serums and creams specialized to fight the effects of  radical damage and pollution.

Good luck on your hike and make sure you engage in safe skin practices!

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Cold Weather Skin Routine

Winter weather isn’t only a bummer when it comes to your commute to and from work after a snowstorm, the environment also has a serious impact on your skin. “As winter temperature falls and the air gets drier, your skin pays the price. This can lead to cracks in the outer layer of skin, loss of hydration, and, ultimately inflammation,” says Dr. Joshua Zeichner, dermatologist and director of cosmetic and clinical research at New York City’s Mt. Sinai Hospital. San Francisco dermatologist, Katie Rodan M.D. agrees, “the air is frigid and dry outside and any kind of indoor heat leaves it even more parched. Your skin’s protective barrier cracks, making it less able to repair itself. It becomes a vicious cycle unless you do something to prevent it – or treat it fast.” A few key changes to your skincare routine can help keep your skin glowing no matter how dark the days get.

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Consider Your Cleanser
“Skin is drier this time of year, so you need to be careful about potentially drying cleansers, like foam formulations,” advises Zeichner. For your winter skincare routine, you want to select a cleanser that is gentle on your skin but that also thoroughly cleans your skin. Dry skin types respond well to oil-based or milky cleansers, while creams and gels suit oily or combo skin types. Follow your cleanser with a toner or a facial essence that contains ingredients to calm your skin.

Keep Exfoliating
It may seem counterintuitive, but exfoliation is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your skin during the winter. Dry, dead skin cells accumulate on your skin giving your face a dull, dry appearance and adding heavy moisturizers or creams isn’t the answer to keeping your skin glowing. To reveal healthier skin, you need to first clear the debris resting on the surface. While you may associate exfoliating with abrasive scrubs, there are far more gentle ways to exfoliate your skin. Chemical exfoliants like glycolic, lactic and salicylic acids are all gentle on your skin and work by dissolving bonds that hold dead skin cells together rather than roughly scraping them off. If you aren’t already using an alpha- or beta-hydroxy acid to exfoliate, winter is the perfect time to add one to your routine.

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Moisturize and Protect
Adding moisture back into your skin is essential during the winter and there are several ingredients to look for if you need to replace your moisturizer. Hyaluronic acid, glycerin and honey are humectants, which means that they are able to draw moisture from the surrounding air to your skin. Hyaluronic acid, for instance, can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water meaning that your skin is well hydrated and that your skin retains this moisture. Lactic acid, while an exfoliating agent, is a great ingredient to look for in your moisturizers because it adds moisture in addition to exfoliating. Despite winter being dark and often dreary, your skin still needs protection from UV rays. Wear a sunscreen every day to protect your skin from UV rays and the harmful damage they can do to your skin.

Winter does pose some unique challenges when it comes to your skin, but you can fight against the elements by making some adjustments to your skin care routine. Don’t forget to use a lip balm or chapstick that contains an SPF – your lips are affected by winter weather as well. Look for well-formulated products that contain high-quality ingredients to add to your winter skincare routine for radiant, glowing skin during the winter and all year long.

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Skincare Basics You Need to Know

These days, skincare is becoming quite a complex and involved industry, with a huge variety of products suited for a huge variety of specific needs, and everyone using an array of different things depending on what their needs might be.

Vine Vera is very much in favor of this; everyone’s skin is different and deserves special treatment, which is why we have an array of different products across our various collections, all made with resveratrol and other high-quality ingredients, but each one distinct and designed for a specific purpose and/or a specific skin type.

All that said, though, there is definitely something to be said for knowing the basics. As wonderful and—dare we say—necessary as all this variety might be, one downside is that it can be easy to get lost in the sea of options and products and be unsure, or miss important parts of a basic skincare routine because you didn’t realize they were necessary. That’s precisely why Vine Vera would like to take you back to the basics today and give you a breakdown of an ideal basic routine.

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You Can Build on the Basics
Before we get started with detailing the essentials of a good routine, we want to make it entirely clear that these steps are meant to be built upon. By no means are we saying that the skincare basics are the only thing you ever need; add to them as you see fit, and as best suits your skin, but rely on them as a solid cure of essentials everyone should have.

Cleansing treatment.

Cleanse
You don’t paint a wall without washing it first, so why would you expect it to be any more effective if you start your skincare routine with a dirty face? The first thing you should do both in the morning and evening to kick off your skincare routine is use a gentle cleanser to wash away dirt, oil, makeup and other debris from your face so you have a clean slate to work with.

Moisturizing.

Moisturize
A fairly obvious step most people should be familiar with, but we’ll say it anyway for posterity. Get a good cleanser that moisturizes and nourishes your skin without clogging your pores.

Woman applying sunscreen.

Sun Protection
Every day, before you so much as stand in range of a window for too long, you should apply SPF 30 or higher sunscreen and reapply every couple hours.

Woman exfoliating her skin.

Exfoliation
Unlike the above two steps, you should only do this one about once a week. Chose a day of the week to be your exfoliation day, and make a habit of it. Exfoliating removes dead and damaged skin cells to reveal brighter, softer, younger-looking skin underneath. If exfoliating on the same day as shaving your legs, exfoliate first to avoid irritation.

Damp Skin Absorbs Better
When applying products to your skin, when possible and when the label doesn’t instruct otherwise, make sure your skin is damp when you start, as this will aid in the absorption of your products. For this reason, immediately after a shower is a superb time for skincare routines, although a good, thorough cleansing should also get it moist enough.

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How to Plan Your Skin Care Routine

4 panels showing woman going through skin care routineChoosing a skin care routine that works for your skin is not just about choosing the right products. It is also about making the right decisions when it comes to a number of factors relating to skin care. Moreover, you need to customize the routine according to your own requirements and skin type. This can complicate the entire process and make it look very challenging or confusing. Luckily for you, Vine Vera has come up with a guide that helps you to plan your own skin care routine.

Understand your skin type and don’t forget to re-assess it at regular intervals

There are two things that you need to understand when it comes to understanding your skin. The first challenge is to understand the type of skin that you have. The second challenge is to re-assess your skin type at regular intervals. Most people go wrong in the second step. Remember, your skin is not likely to remain the same throughout your life. Like the rest of your body, it will begin to change as you grow older. Your 20s skin is likely to be different from the 30s or 40s skin. Generally, your skin begins to dry up as you grow old because the level of oil production begins to reduce. You might have had oily skin in your 20s, but this doesn’t mean that you’ll have oily skin in your 30s or 40s as well. As a result, skin care products that once worked wonders will no longer be effective for your skin.

And if you’re suffering from combination skin, you might need to use different skin care products for different parts of your body. Acne is another common problem that comes with age or sticks around ever since your high school prom. If you’re looking to treat acne, the best solution is to search for gentle products that contain proven healing ingredients such as salicylic acid or sulfur.

The food you eat determines the type of skin you have

Your skin definitely looks healthy from the outside, particularly in the 20’s and the early 30’s. This makes it easy to assume that it is beautiful on the inside as well. But, that’s not always the case. Sometimes, it could take years for the effects of a poor diet to show. Ask anyone in their 50’s who did not bother to follow a proper diet when they were young. Experts recommend adding certain skin boosting food items to your diet so as to ensure that you don’t cause damage to your skin and hasten the aging process. Some of the most important food items that you must have are fruits and vegetables that are rich in vitamins and antioxidants, healthy fats, omega-3 fatty acids, omega-6 fatty acids and green tea.

Hand removing skin cream from jarAvoid using too much product

Most of the times people are way too eager to get rid of their age spots, fine lines and wrinkles. As a result, they end up applying way too much product or mix and match different solutions. But think about it? Can you complete your dietary requirements for the entire week in a single day and stay without food for the rest of the week? Definitely not. Can you eat fries and burgers and still expect to lose weight and remain healthy? Well, we wish there was a world where this was possible. Can you mix tea and coffee and have them together? That sounds absurd. Similarly, these skin care routines and products are food for your skin. You need to ensure that you give it the right quantity and right type of products in order to ensure that it remains healthy. Too much or too little of the products are likely to cause more harm than good.

In fact, overloading your skin with products can lead to irritation, especially when you apply the product in higher concentrations in a small patch of your skin. For example, retinoids are known to work wonders when it comes to wrinkles and acne. But, they can also trigger allergic reactions and irritation. Use too much of retinoids and you’re likely to attract irritation, inflammation and all sorts of problems. On the other hand, use retinoids every alternate night and you could end up creating miracles.

Exfoliating your skin regularly is a must

Using scrubs and peels to exfoliate your skin is very important. This helps you to get rid of the dead skin cells and dirt from the outer layer of your skin and dramatically improve its appearance. There are a number of peels, scrubs and at-home exfoliators that can be used. You can also choose professional treatments like Microdermabrasion. By exfoliating your skin, you also help it to get rid of the excess pigmentation that ultimately leads to age spots. Moreover, removing dead skin cells can also help you to unclog your pores and prevent acne breakouts. When searching for scrubs and peels, always make sure that you choose mild and gentle ones. Deeper peels are best left to the pros as they can best customize the skin to suit your individual circumstances.

Add soothing ingredients to your skin’s daily diet

Your skin faces constant threat and damage from the harmful UV rays of the sun and the free radicals present in the environment. This leads to inflammation, sensitive skin and irritation. Experts recommend that you choose products which contain soothing botanical ingredients such as Resveratrol, Vitamins C and E, Aloe Vera, Chamomile and Green Tea Extracts.

Boost your collagen levels

Collagen is a natural substance that helps to keep the skin supple, smooth and plump. In other words, collagen is the compound that makes your skin look younger and healthier. However, the level of collagen production in the human body decreases with age. This leads to fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin. Thanks to the advancements in modern science, there are a number of topical ingredients that can boost your collagen levels. Exfoliating your skin at periodic intervals also helps as it forces the skin to produce new skin cells. You could add ingredients like Vitamin C and Resveratrol to your skin care routine. Both are known to work wonders when it comes to producing more collagen.

Woman applying sunscreen to her noseMoisturizers and sunscreens are a must for all types of skin

Moisturizers play a huge role in boosting your skin care routine and helping your skin to maintain its moisture levels. This allows your skin to look soft, healthy and supple. But, you need to ensure that you choose a moisturizer that suits your skin. You might be surprised to hear that you need a moisturizer even if you’re suffering from acne prone skin. Actually, most cases of acne breakout due to dry skin or inflammation, both of which can be treated by moisturizing the skin. When choosing a moisturizer, remember to take two types – one for the morning and one for the night. The morning one needs to offer SPF 30 broad spectrum sun protection as well. The one that you choose for the night should help you to lock the moisture in your skin and hydrate your skin from within.

 

Avoid over cleansing

You might be tempted to cleanse your skin several times a day to stay safe from oil, grease and dirt. But over cleansing your skin can be quite harmful because it disrupts the lipid layer and makes you lose the moisture content. As a result, your skin becomes more prone to damage from free radicals in the environment and inflammation. Ideally, you should use a gentle cleanser two times a day – once in the morning and once at night. It is also important to avoid using harsh body soaps on your face.

Start off early with your anti-aging treatments

The earlier you start off with anti-aging treatments, the better it is. Protecting your skin from your late 20s helps you to prevent premature aging and skin spots. But, it’s never too late either. You might have ignored caring about your skin when you’re younger. This doesn’t mean that you can’t take care of it now. Yes, it becomes much more difficult, but it can still be done.

Focus on areas beyond your face as well

Your face might be one of the first things that people notice, but it is not the only thing. What about your legs, your hands, your neck and your lips? Each of them plays an important role as well. And all these areas are prone to sun damage, age spots, inflammation, irritation and dryness. Here are some tips to help you out:

  • Don’t forget to exfoliate your lips regularly by applying some paste on them and gently rubbing them with a toothbrush.
  • Apply sunscreens diligently to all exposed areas of your body.
  • Use cuticle oils to keep your cuticles strong, hydrated and beautiful.
  • Take care of your neck by applying sunscreens daily.
  • Don’t forget to extend skin care all the way to your chest.
  • Apply serums on your decollete.

These skin care tips might seem to be a lot, but all it takes is 10 minutes in the morning and 10 minutes at night. And a total of 20 minutes every day for younger, softer and healthier looking skin can be termed as magnificent returns on investment.

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Basic Skin Care Tips

Touching a basic skin care routineUnderstanding the kind of products that work best for your skin, how they help you to benefit your skin and the order in which these products should be used is very important for those looking to have a decent skin care routine. This Vine Vera skin care routine guide helps you to understand the different factors that should influence your skin care routine and how to customize a typical routine to make it suit your own needs and requirements.

What you need

We have compiled this guide to help you understand how different skin care products work on your skin, when they should be applied and the kind of results that they offer. There are a number of skin care products that are usually designed to treat multiple issues. Moreover, certain products also contain power-packed ingredients like Resveratrol, retinol, Vitamin C, etc. These ingredients work wonders in the human body and help to prevent aging, among other things. There are two types of routines that you can follow – the first one is a basic skin care routine that can mostly be used for maintenance and prevention of skin care problems. The second routine is an advanced skin care routine that is usually used by people suffering from skin care issues such as dry skin, oily skin, acne, breakouts, wrinkles, etc.

 

THE SKIN CARE ROUTINE – AN OVERVIEW

Cleanser – Morning and Night – For all types of skin

A gentle and water soluble cleanser is the most basic ingredient in a skin care routine. This helps you to get rid of the dirt, germ, oil and debris buildup from your face. Rinsing your face with water is never enough. And you can’t use those body soaps on your face because the skin on your face is much more sensitive. By using a cleanser to clean your face, you allow your skin care products to become more effective as well. Another advantage of using a cleanser is that it usually leaves your skin looking healthier and smoother.

Toner – Morning and Night – For all types of skin

Toners are well formulated products that help in calming and softening the skin. They also remove all traces of your makeup and consist of skin repairing ingredients that are so essential to the cleansing process. Toners are mostly defined by their ingredients. The ones that contain healthy and powerful ingredients help you to hydrate your skin surface and replenish the moisture content of your skin. Another advantage of using toners is that they reduce dry patches and redness and also make your pores smaller (very important for oily skin). A toner should ideally be used right after cleansing.

Exfoliator – 3 to 5 Times a Week – For all types of skin

Exfoliants help in removing the dead cell and germ build-up from the outermost layers of your skin. The damage caused by the harmful rays of the sun make the outermost layers of your skin abnormally thick. This becomes worse because of oily skin and acne. Exfoliating regularly (frequency depends on type of skin) helps you to get rid of this build-up, unclog your pores, even out your skin tone, remove dullness and eliminate wrinkles. Blackheads, acne, redness and breakouts can also be reduced/ prevented with regular exfoliation. Look for ingredients such as AHAs and BHAs. AHAs help to exfoliate the surface of your skin whereas BHAs also work their magic on inside your pores.

Acne Treatments – Night – Only if it is needed

The next step of your skin care routine is to use treat your specific skin care concerns. One of the most common issues that people suffer from is acne. An effective acne treatment helps you to kill the acne causing bacteria with the help of benzoyl peroxide. This also helps in reducing redness and getting clear skin. Another advantage offered by these treatments is lesser breakouts.

Skin Lightening Treatment – Night – Only if it is needed

Skin lightening treatments can help you reduce and eliminate discolorations and brown spots from your skin. You need to use skin lightening products to control and reduce the production of melanin, the pigment in your skin which causes these discolorations and brown spots. You need to use a skin lightening product daily for about 8 – 12 weeks to see a visible difference in your skin spots and discolorations. This should also help you to even out your skin tone and make you look more radiant.

Anti-Aging Treatment – Night – Once you enter your 30s

Anti-aging treatments contain special serums that are full of antioxidants and other proven anti-aging ingredients which help you to protect your skin from the damage caused by free radicals and prevent sun damage. These treatments can boost your collagen and elastin production, therefore making you look younger and healthier. Over time, you can expect your fine lines and wrinkles to diminish and you can further delay  the signs of aging.

Anti-Aging Moisturizer with Sunscreen – Morning – For all types of skin

Using an anti-aging moisturizer that also offers you with sun protection is a must in the mornings. Most people make the mistake of using basic sunscreen lotions. However, if you skip those lotions and instead opt for one that also offers you anti-aging benefits, you could kill two birds with one stone. There are a number of anti-aging moisturizers that are packed with antioxidants and also act as broad spectrum sunscreen that offers SPF 30 sun protection. This not only helps you to protect your skin from sun damage, but also helps you to prevent and eliminate skin spots, wrinkles, fine lines and other signs of aging.

Anti-aging Moisturizer – Night – For all types of skin

Most people make the mistake of using the same moisturizer for their morning as well as evening skin care routines. However, you don’t need sun protection at night. What you need is a moisturizer that concentrates more on retaining the moisture content and hydrating your skin. Therefore, you should choose a specialized anti-aging moisturizer for your evening skin care. This moisturizer should contain powerful ingredients such as Retinol, Resveratrol, Vitamin C, etc. as they can work wonders in terms of making your skin look healthier and younger.

 

You can tweak this skin care routine to suit your own needs and preferences. Some people are known to prefer a simple skin care routine that contains cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing the skin. Others are known to follow an advanced skin care routine that also helps them to address a variety of concerns. This routine usually involves cleansing, toning, exfoliating, skin treatments and moisturizers.

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Switch Up Your Skincare

Switching up your skin care for different seasons is not just a concept used to portray your sense of style, it is an extremely important aspect of your skin care routine. You must ensure that you change your skin care solutions according to the seasons. What works for your skin during the winter months, might not necessarily work during the summers or the spring seasons. In fact, using a product that works best during the winter in the summers, might end up making your skin look greasy and giving you blemishes. To help you understand how to use switch up skin care to its fullest, we have divided the skin care routines according to the seasons.
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For Winters
It is extremely important for you to switch up your skin care from the winter months to the summer months. Here are a few tips and suggestions for you to switch up your skin care routine for the winters.

Change your moisturizer and foundations
Make sure that you choose a moisturizer that has more emollients and a more balmy texture. Face oils are one of the best ways of making you look brighter, nourishing your skin and giving you a better complexion. This means that you need to switch your light moisturizing creams with something heavier. If heavier cream is something you don’t prefer, use serums instead. Serums can be bought according to your individual skin care needs and can go a long way in keeping your skin hydrated during the winters.

Exfoliate more often
Exfoliating more often than before is also known to be extremely important. Your dead skin build-up is much faster in the winter months. Therefore, you need to increase the number of exfoliations to every alternate day or once in 3 days.

Switch your cleansers to balms
Those suffering from dry skin should switch up their cleansers with hydrating cream cleansers, oils and balms.

Spring landscape with cherry tree and mountains in the backgroundFor Spring
As winter disappears and the beautiful spring season approaches, you need to switch up your skin care routine to give yourself that much needed beauty revamp. Here are a few tips and suggestions for you to switchup your skin care routine for the spring season.

Change your moisturizer
Look out for products that can double up as skin protectants and moisturizers. Glycolic acid based moisturizers are also known to be an excellent option as they help to rejuvenate your dry skin.

Don’t ignore the SPF factor
If you’ve been using SPF 15 sun protection creams during the winters, you must replace them with SPF 30 sunscreens. Make sure that you understand what sort of sunscreen to buy – chemical or mineral. Both offer the same protection, but cater to different types of skin conditions.

couple playing in the water at the beachFor Summers
Switching your products for the summers is as important as switching them for the winter months. You could get away with ignoring the spring season switchups, but changing your products for those summer months is extremely important. Here are a few tips and suggestions for you to switchup your skin care routine for the summers.

Ramp up the SPF
If you’ve been using SPF 15 sunscreens, replace them with SPF 30 sunscreens immediately. Don’t forget to add sun protection accessories such as sunglasses and hats to your attire as well. Moreover, you tend to spend more time outdoors during the summer months. Therefore, you need to ensure that you apply the sunscreen lotions every 2 hours spent outdoors. You should also switch your regular moisturizers with ones that offer SPF protection. There are a number of moisturizing creams that double up as an SPF 30 sun protection cream and a moisturizer.

Incorporate antioxidants into your routine
Incorporating antioxidants into your skin care routines during the summer months is a must. One of the best ways to do this is to look for products with Resveratrol. Resveratrol is a compound that doesn’t just offer skin care benefits, but it also helps to boost your sun protection.

Switch to Gel Cleansers
You need to start using gel based cleansers during the summers. This is because the extra humidity and dirt build-up that is common in the summer months require you to use a cleanser which is able to cut through the build-up without making your skin look dry.

Remove Retinols
Remove retinol from your regular skin care routine because retinols can make your skin even more sensitive. If you had been using it make sure to diligently ramp up your sun protection efforts so skin doesn’t become irritated.

Use makeup removers before using cleansers
The summer months leaves your skin more prone to breakouts. This means that you need to give your skin that extra bit of protection by ensuring that it remains clean at all times. One of the best ways to do this is to use makeup removers before using the cleanser.

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