Summer Skin for the Win

Woman caring of her beautiful skin on the face standing near mirror in the bathroomThe rules for skincare vary with the changing seasons. Now that we’re in the thick of a hot and humid summer, you’re probably noticing that your skin is oilier than usual. This is because “heat increases sebum production,” according to Justaboutskin.com. Experts recommend using an alcohol-free toner in addition to your usual cleanser. Smart Cover’s Makeup Remover/Cleanser gently takes off all your makeup and thoroughly cleanses your skin without over-drying it.

Exfoliating your skin once or twice a week can also go a long way toward keeping your pores from getting overly enlarged with oil, plus ridding your skin of all those dead cells will leave you looking radiant. “AHAs and enzymes are far more effective at exfoliating skin than physical scrubs,” claim the experts at Justaboutskin.com, and you want to avoid needlessly harsh and abrasive scrubs containing large particles, especially on your face.

Makeup trends tend to be more relaxed and carefree in the summer, but if you are using concealers, stick to the noncomedogenic variety, which just means that it won’t clog your pores. Smart Cover’s waterproof Concealing Crème can cover skin imperfections on your face and body, and you guessed it, it’s noncomedogenic! Though the pigmentation of Smart Cover’s concealers has some sun-protecting properties, never go out without applying an SPF of 30 or higher.

“About one ounce (a shot glass full for your entire body) of sunscreen should be reapplied two or three times a day,” recommends the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and don’t forget that you can get sunburned on cloudy days too. Be vigilant about any changes to your skin, such as suspicious looking moles and any discolorations, and be sure to let your dermatologist know if you notice anything unusual. Wherever your adventures take you this summer, take care of yourself… and take along your Smart Cover!