Is your skin ready for summertime?
Although there are many things to love about the summer months, it is not uncommon to experience more skin problems as the result of climatological changes in your everyday environment. Some seasonal changes that can impact the skin include:
More UV Exposure – This time of year, extended daylight hours and extra time spent outside mean that the skin is likely to absorb more of the sun’s UV radiation. Even with proper protection this can create additional stress, irritation, and inflammation in the skin. It can also contribute to premature aging, and free radical damage at the cellular level.
Increased Sweat and Oil Production – Besides more sunlight, the summer season also brings an increase in temperature and humidity, leading the skin to sweat more and produce more oil in response. This combination can cause the skin to accumulate more debris or become congested, and acne breakouts may be more common.
- Barrier Imbalance and Disruption – As a result of factors like increased sun exposure, humidity, and sweat, another side effect that occurs is a compromised protective barrier. When the balance of lipids and water at the surface level is imbalanced, skin can become more sensitive and may struggle to function optimally.
Cleanse and Hydrate: The Two Most Important Steps for Summer Skincare
While this time of year can be challenging for the skin, the good news is that all you need to restore balance and enjoy a radiant complexion, is a simple and supportive daily routine. Here is what you will need:
Step One: Gentle Cleansing
To remove sweat, dirt, and other debris, a good cleansing ritual is essential. Each morning and evening, we recommend spending at least two minutes mindfully massaging the skin with your favorite face wash. To avoid causing damage or irritation, you will want to avoid aggressive scrubbing and always use cool or lukewarm water to rinse away the remaining product.
For dry and sensitive skin types, an excellent option is EDOBIO’s Masu Soap. The formula utilizes a blend of all natural ingredients and our proprietary BiProGE® lactic acid bacteria, to create a luxe hydrating lather, with each use.
- Meanwhile, for combination or oily skin, a great choice will be EDOBIO’s Vegan Black Soap. Thanks to a combination of wood and bamboo charcoal powder as well as lactic acid bacteria, it works to target impurities, odors, and excess oil.
Step Two: Hydrate Morning and Night
Because heat and humidity can cause water to evaporate from the surface of the skin, special attention to hydration and moisture levels is a must.
For the A.M., the perfect way to replenish the skin is with lightweight hydration, such as EDOBIO’s Fresh Balancing Toner. For best results, it can be applied immediately following cleansing as well as any time the skin feels dry or depleted.
Lastly, as a way to support your skin’s P.M. recovery processes, our favorite protocol is the Natural Restoring Ritual. Following your favorite cleanser, we suggest a layer of Saketernal Intensive Hydration Serum, and finishing with the Glowing Night Gel Mask. Both products are formulated with naturally nourishing ingredients that promote barrier repair and provide intensive hydration while you sleep.