Summer, a time known for beach days and sun-kissed skin, is here again! While the warmer weather brings an air of freedom with it, that is no reason to slack on your skincare regimen. In fact, it is more important than ever to keep your skin routines in tact during the summer months. Between the heat and the sun’s rays, your skin is more vulnerable than ever and should be treated delicately.
How does your summer skincare routine differ from the rest of the year?
Aime: In the summer, I tend to use more astringents, apply more sunscreen, and wear more Thayers Slippery Elm Lip Balm .The astringent is necessary as I tend to sweat more in the summer and my skin needs a deeper clean.
Jeannine: My routine changes slightly in summer. I switch up my products to include lighter moisturizers and step up my SPF game, since I’m in direct sunlight a lot more.
Should SPF be used everyday or only on beach days?
Both Aime and Jeannine agree that SPF should be used everyday. Wearing sunscreen on a daily basis may help prevent your skin from unnecessary damage and premature aging.
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How do you keep a healthy tan, while still maintaining safe skincare practices?
Aime: I use a good SPF so that I can get color and a healthy glow, but I don’t get burned!
Jeannine: I use a water-resistant sunscreen with SPF. I feel my skin is more likely to avoid sunburn and other damaging effects.
When applying sunscreen it is always best to follow the instructions listed on the package.
Any summer skincare tips to offer?
Aime: I wear SPF everyday from spring into early fall. Even if the sun’s not shining, the potential to burn is still there. Being exposed to the sun everyday even for small periods of time is always a reason to apply SPF.
Jeannine: I cannot stress enough the importance of incorporating SPF into your daily skincare routine as early and frequently as possible.It may benefit your skin the most during these warm months.
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What is your go-to Thayers product for summer?
Aime: I love the fresh and clean feeling Thayers Alcohol-Free Cucumber Witch Hazel Toner gives me. The cucumber scent leaves me feeling refreshed and is great to incorporate into any summer skincare routine.
Jeannine: While I do use Thayers Alcohol-Free Cucumber Witch Hazel Toner in the warmer weather, my go-to product will always be Thayers Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner. It’s a staple in my beauty routine year-round and I can’t get enough of it!
Soak up the sun, but don’t forget your SPF this summer!