Summer presents several seasonal skincare challenges. Depending on where you live, you may experience intense ultraviolet rays, dry heat or high humidity. Any of these factors – let alone a combination – can wreak havoc on the appearance and texture of your skin. No matter what weather this season brings, your skin is sure to breathe a sigh of relief when you switch out the heavy emollients necessary for protection from cooler conditions for the best natural skin care for summer. Find out more about five of the most lightweight rejuvenating treatments crafted to lock in moisture and counteract environmental damage.
Eating fresh, nutrient-rich foods that promote healthy skin and drinking plenty of water is essential to overall health during the summer months. Take a targeted dose of vitamins straight to the skin when you apply 20% Vitamin C + E Ferulic Acid Serum after cleansing. The Vitamin C in this treatment plays a critical part in skin health, resilience and regeneration, while the Vitamin E and Ferulic Acid help to preserve the potency and availability of this formula.
This natural treatment is free of color dyes, fragrances and parabens, and has a shelf life of approximately three months. You may want to store natural skin care products in the refrigerator during a heat wave. For maximum absorption, you should apply two to three drops of this serum directly to clean skin. Consider starting with a single daily application and work up to using this treatment to kick start your morning and make the most of the beauty rest you snag during short summer nights.
You can want to start using this potent treatment once a day, every other day or even every few days as your skin adjusts to steer clear of a mid-summer flare up of skin irritation. In general, it is a good idea to use sunscreen after using any skincare treatments during the summer months. You may want to wait a moment after directly applying a serum to skin to prevent layered products from balling up or leaving a visible residue. You should also consider wearing hats or other physical sun protection to limit skin exposure to damaging UV rays.
Hyaluronic Acid is one of the trendiest skincare treatments of the summer. You can't go wrong with Timeless Hyaluronic Acid, which is a 1% formula of an ingredient with incredibly high molecular weight. This means that the primary active ingredient in this serum is capable of holding up to 1000 times its weight in water, and applies this benefit to plumping skin. Skincare afficiandos that have used more than one brand of HA praise the purity and texture of this Timeless serum.
HA treatments can be combined with creams or moisturizers for easy application. This ingredient is also included in a number of Timeless facial sprays. If you have never tried using HA before, you might want to introduce it to your retinue of skincare in the form of a hydrating spritz. Store mists in the fridge for a burst of refreshment on a sweltering afternoon or evening.
If you want to commit to adding HA to your daily skincare routine, you can start by putting a few drops into your moisturizer prior to application. Over time, you may notice that your skin has a more youthful appearance and that discoloration such as age spots or freckles are beginning to fade. You should also be sure to use sunscreen after applying HA treatments, as you don't want to undo the benefits of this serum. Renewed skin could be more prone to new damage.
You may or may not have heard of Squalane yet, but if you care about caring for your skin throughout the summer, you should try out this lubricating oil. Squalane naturally occurs in human sebum, the oil produced by our skin and hair. This moisturizer is incomparable in terms of its ability to promote elasticity and minimize fine lines. The Timeless take on this oil goes on easily and is non-greasy.
The need to moisturize and create a protective barrier for your face does not go away after the cool winds of winter and temperature extremes of spring lead into summer. This ingredient is found in human sebum and stands out for its ability to promote elasticity and reduce fine lines. You can apply several drops of this oil directly to skin or mix it into your preferred moisturizers or lotions.
You might find that Squalane is welcome addition to your skincare routine in terms of the effects it has on the appearance of cosmetics. Applying this treatment as a base under makeup may help to prevent foundations, concealers or summery BB or CC creams from settling into fine lines and the day wears on and the temperature rises. Whether or not you wear makeup, you should see serious skin plumping effects when you combine nourishing Squalane oil with Hyaluronic Acid.
Matrixyl 3000 Serums and Sprays
For a natural way to promote collagen growth and synthesis, look no further than Matrixyl 3000. A complex of Matrikines combined with Hyaluronic Acid works to reverse skin damage and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. This peptide penetrates to the papillary dermis, and is safer alternative to retinol that accelerates the rate of collagen synthesis by up to 350%.
This antiaging, reparative treatment is available as a serum with an 8% concentration or an active ingredient in facial sprays. Apply a few drops of serums that contain Matrixyl 3000 directly to skin after cleansing. Lightweight, cooling mists such as the HA + C Matrixyl 3000 spray that combines Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C and this proprietary peptide are formulated to soothe, moisturize and nourish skin all summer long.
Matrixyl is also safer than retinol when it comes to heightened risks of UV damage. It is still a good idea to wear a sunscreen with ingredients that you consider safe in order to avoid sun-related skin damage. The active ingredients that are found in this treatment expire about two years or twenty-four months from the date of purchase and opening. You may be able to prolong the effectiveness of Matrixyl 3000 and Hyaluronic Acid by storing serums and sprays in the refrigerator.
Revitalizing Facial Sprays
With all of these great treatments, you may be wondering where to start. Face mists are an effortless way to give your skin a little tender loving care. Timeless offers all of the benefits of Hyaluronic Acid and Matrixyl 3000 in sprays combined with a variety of botanical extracts. Select the spray with the extract that corresponds most closely to the condition of your skin or the summer skin issues you want to target.
The HA Matrixyl 3000 spray with Cucumber is designed to calm and soothe all skin types and conditions. If you want to work on evening out your skin tone with these ingredients, you may prefer the HA-C spray which combines all the benefits of Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C sourced in the stable form of Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate. If you use this spray, you should be sure to wear sunscreen or physical protection from ultraviolet rays to avoid recurring damage. More gentle options include mists that combine Matrixyl 3000 and Hyaluronic Acid with potent floral extracts such as lavender or rose.
No matter which of these sprays you choose, you should put these canisters in the fridge. There is no better way to beat the heat and benefit your skin than to spritz your face, neck, décolletage or any other skin with a cool spray several times a day. These sprays are among the best natural skin care products because these products are safe to apply as often as you desire. Remember to exercise special caution with sun exposure if you use any sprays or serums that contain Vitamin C or other skin-renewing active ingredients.
Soak Up Natural Skin Benefits
When you're ready to get serious about summer skincare, you may wonder when to apply products and how long you need to wait before layering treatments, sunscreen or cosmetics. The right answer depends on the product and the type of formula and is entirely for the purposes of avoiding irritation and visible buildup.
Apply the Vitamin C + E Ferulic Acid Serum or HA Serum immediately after cleansing to maximize absorption. You can moisturize and protect skin with Squalane Oil at any time, though you may run a lower risk of breaking out if you put this product on clean skin or skin to which only serums have been applied. You also have the option to mix HA or other treatments into this oil or any other moisturizer you prefer.
If you have sensitive skin or your skin has a noticeable reaction to any treatment, you may want to reduce the frequency of application or wait a moment before following a serum with a moisturizer or sunscreen. Facial mists can be applied at any time and are an easy way to show your skin some love every day of the summer.