Friday, May 27, 2011

Moisturize In the Summer

My favorite time of the year is back! It's finally summer! Skincare is very important during this season especially since we love going outside and basking in the sun's warm rays. We are reminded all the time about sunscreen, which of course is so very important, but what about our moisturizer? Most of us toss our moisturizer aside because we think it makes our skin look greasy in the summer and just smears everywhere. However, your skin requires moisture in the summer as much as in the winter months. Here are a few reasons why :

1) To control excessive oil
Yes this is true! It seems contradictory but if you don't moisturize your skin in the summer months, your skin with try and compensate by creating more oils, making it more difficult for skin to breathe. This excess oil can accumulate and clog your pores and takes away that natural glow, making your skin look dull and lifeless.

2) To prevent aging
Harsh UV rays from the sun can harm our skin and cause premature wrinkles and fine lines. Moisturizer prevents this especially if it has at least 15 spf added to the formula.

3) Protects from Environmental Damage
Moisturizer acts like a protective coating on the skins surface which prevents from harmful accumulation of dirt and toxic particles on your skin. It also prevents from clogged pores and then the formation of unsightly blackheads and acne inflammations from flaring up.

What to use?
For the summer months I like to use a light weight moisturizer that won't clog my pores. I like the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing lotion in level 3 for oily skin.

I also love the Origins VitaZing moisturizer. It acts like a tinted moisturizer, evens out my skin tone and has SPF 15!

For a refreshing night moisturizer I use the Korres Rose moisturizer. Soothes my skin after a hot day my skin looks bright and fresh for the morning.

Also remember to keep hydrated with lots of H2O to keep your skin healthy and glowing in the summer months and have tons of fun in the sun!

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