Summer Skin Care Tips from Smart Cover

Of all the summer skin care tips, the most important is to protect your skin from the sun’s potentially harmful ultraviolet rays. You need SPF 30 or higher, applied before your makeup, and preferably a half hour before you head outside.

Summer Skin Care Tips

If you’re having a true outdoors day, perhaps at the beach or a water park, you’ll want to reapply your sunblock every two hours. Remember that your lips need protection too, so find a lip balm that contains SPF 30 as well. Too often, people overlook their lips in terms of sun protection and end up with cracked, sunburned lips or worse.

In the summer, your skin tends to produce more oil. This doesn’t mean that you don’t need to moisturize now, it just means that you can use your moisturizer a little more sparingly. And of course, stick to oil-free moisturizers.

Washing your face before bed is especially important in the summer. Your skin’s increased oils mix with sweat, whatever’s left of the day’s makeup, and of course the dirt and pollution that accumulates on your skin just from daily exposure to the environment.

Smart Cover’s Makeup Remover and Cleanser thoroughly washes and conditions your skin with its fruit acid and papaya enzyme formula, and you can use it not just on your face, but on your whole body. It easily removes even Smart Cover’s long-lasting concealers, and leaves your skin feeling fresh and smooth.

Taking care of your skin from the inside out is important, too. Drinking plenty of water is not only necessary for your well-being, but it will keep your skin looking beautiful and healthy. Also, eat lots of leafy green veggies and antioxidant-rich fruits. At this time of year, they’re in great abundance from local farmers.

Be mindful about what you put into your body, and your skin will thank you!

Don’t Forget to Wash Your Face!

Profile portrait of a beautiful smiling woman washing her clean face with waterIf you’re like most people, you can remember your parents telling you to wash your face before bed when you were a little kid. Now that you’re an adult with no one telling you what to do, how good are you at following this rule? Is your skincare regimen like clockwork or a little more devil-may-care?

For those of you who are a little more lackadaisical about nightly skincare, we want to remind you how important (and easy!) it is to take care of that beautiful face.

Even if you’re not wearing makeup, you’re touching your face throughout the day and leaving all kinds of bacteria behind. If you don’t wash it off at the end of the day, you increase the risk of breakouts.

Nighttime is the best time for your skin to rebuild itself. Washing your face before bed makes the most of the effects of your skin’s self-repair process. To further maximize these effects, try Smart Cover’s Vitamin Beauty Stick around the eyes, mouth and other delicate areas of your face where fine lines can form.

Speaking of fine lines, according to Sleep.org, makeup tends to hold onto the free radicals that attack your skin all day. If you don’t wash your makeup off completely before bed, those radicals continue to break down the collagen in your skin, leading to wrinkles.

Worse than that, if you fall asleep with eye makeup, you run the risk of some of that makeup getting into your eyes during the night, which could cause an infection.

To ensure that your skin will always look and feel its best, remove your makeup thoroughly and wash your face with a gentle cleanser. For everything you need in one bottle, try Smart Cover’s Makeup Remover & Cleanser and then get a good night’s sleep. Your skin will thank you!