From razor burn to sunburned lips, our skin encounters a wide array of issues as we spend more time outside in the summer. With the summer in full swing, we thought we’d take a closer look at some of the most common summer skin concerns and how to treat them. So pour yourself a glass of lemonade and read these tips on treating common summer skin issues.
We all know the importance of preventing sunburns (hint hint, daily SPF!)but if you find yourself with a burn we suggest applying Remedy Gel. With 1% hydrocortisone Remedy Gel is an anti-inflammatory that reduces redness and irritation. If you're red and need to apply makeup, try Redness Relief Powder or even Pressed Base. Both formulas work well to conceal redness and won't irritate your skin further.
Treating body blemishes and back acne can be a frustrating issue during the summer. The hot temperatures and fun outdoor activities can lead to these pesky, unwanted accessories. We suggest sticking to breathable fabrics and changing out of workout or active wear immediately after heavy perspiration. Clear Skin Body Spray helps balance excess oil production, reduces inflammation and prevents the growth of acne-causing bacteria. In addition, keeping Clear Complexion Pads handy for a quick swipe over problem areas is a great option for your face and body!
There’s more to hydration than just drinking lots of water (although that’s definitely a start!). The longer you spend in the summer sun, the more your skin needs to replenish its moisture loss. That’s where Hyaluronic Acid comes in- this molecule holds up to 1000x its weight in water to give you a plump and dewy glow. Find it in Daily Hydration and Daily Hydration+ serums.
Shorts and sundresses make shaving in the summer a necessary (and often annoying) task. For those of you who are prone to razor burn we suggest exfoliating with Smoothing Sugar Melt before you shave. This will deep clean the follicle to help prevent bumps by lifting away dead skin cells and reducing irritation. Follow with Conditioning Body Butter which will soften the appearance of discolored, textured areas and reduce redness. You can also spot treat problem areas with Healing Gel which will help spot treat areas of redness and irritation.
Dry, Chapped or Sunburned Lips
Barrier Balm is the "go to" product for extremely chapped or dry lips. This moisturizing emollient will lock in moisture and accelerate healing. For conditioning as your lips start to heal, use Lip Revival, which will allow the lips to start producing their own moisture for softer, fuller lips.