Sharing some healthy skin habits to implement this summer! These tips are doable, simple, & will ensure you’re giving your skin the extra love it needs to stay healthy & glowing from head to toe!
Summer is officially here & to celebrate, I’m sharing 5 healthy skin habits for the warmer months. It’s essential that we take care of our skin in the summer. We spend time outside, we sweat, we swim, we lather on sunscreen – I could go on & on! There’s a lot of built up junk that can be left over on our skin from a day outside. And then when you pair that with the busyness of summer, it’s easy to not stay hydrated or take care of yourself in the ways I’m sharing below!
So if you’re in need of a little summer skin inspiration, I hope the skincare tips below can help! I’m sharing my favorite ways to make sure I’m drinking enough water, the best cleansers to cleanse away the day, ways to brighten up your summer skincare routine, & more!
Healthy Skin Habits for Summer
1. Stay Hydrated
Not only is staying hydrated a great summer skin habit to commit to, but it’s one that will benefit your entire body! Proper hydration will lead to healthier skin this summer & beyond. Water intake has definitely been something I’ve struggled with up until I purchased my first Hydroflask! Now that I have a great water bottle, I find that I’m more inclined to pick it up & drink water throughout the day. About 8 or so cups of water per day is recommended for someone looking to stay hydrated.
My Favorite Water Add-Ins:
Pique’s B-T Fountain Beauty Electrolyte – I LOVE adding this beauty electrolyte to my water bottle every day. It’s packed with amazing ingredients to not only benefit your skin but to also keep you hydrated at a cellular level! Feel free to use my code MADIROWAN to save on your Pique purchase & check out my full review on these electrolytes HERE!
Liquid Chlorophyll – One of my first blog posts was on Liquid Chlorophyll! It’s been a go-to of mine for years. Liquid Chlorophyll definitely has health benefits to benefit your entire body but it’s also incredible for healthy skin support. You can read more about the Liquid Chlorophyll I’ve been using & loving for years HERE!
2. Cleanse Well
During the summer months, there can be a lot of built up stuff left over on our skin from a day out in the sun. Think sweat, makeup, debris, left over sunscreen, excess oil, dirt, & more! A great way to take care of your skin in the summer is to find a gentle cleanser to use morning & night to make sure you are cleansing away the day properly.
Cleansers I’d recommend:
Countermatch Refresh Foaming Cleanser – This creamy foaming cleanser features squalane, plum oil, & phytic acid to remove face & eye makeup, wash away impurities, & get you glowing!
Countertime Lipid Defense Cleaning Oil – This luxurious, lightweight cleansing oil will gently yet effectively remove makeup & impurities without stripping essential lipids from your skin. It’s rich in vitamin E, fatty acids, & Beautycounter’s safer version of retinol to help reinforce the skin’s fragile moisture barrier for a soothed, & nourished complexion.
Countercontrol Clear Pore Cleanser – This daily exfoliating cleanser is a great option for summer. It’s designed for oily & blemish-prone skin & removes oil, makeup, & other impurities without harsh surfactants that can strip the skin of moisture. This cleanser also features jojoba beads which gently slough away dead skin cells. This cleanser is what I’m currently using within my summer skincare routine. I love it because it really leaves your complexion feeling refreshed, clean, & balanced.
Counterstart Cococream Cleanser – This gentle daily cleanser will remove makeup & impurities without stripping away moisture. If you have sensitive skin, this is a great option to help your skin feel nourished & soothed thanks to ingredients like coconut oil & aloe vera.
Browse Beautycounter’s Cleansers HERE!
3. Revamp Your Routine
It’s always a good idea to reevaluate your skin & what it needs when the seasons change. You might remember me sharing some tips on upgrading your Fall skincare routine – summer is no different! Maintaining a good skincare routine during the summer months will definitely keep your skin happy, healthy, & hydrated. A solid 4-step routine is definitely the way to go (cleanser, toner, serum, moisturizer). Once you have your core regimen routine down, I’d suggest introducing a few treatment products to help target any problem areas you may be experiencing with your skin!
If you’re looking to really take care of your skin this summer, I’d definitely check out Beautycounter’s All Bright line (shown below). These three products, the All Bright C Serum, Triple Acid AHA Toner, & the All Bright Brightening Oil will help take your summer skincare routine to the next level! All three are formulated to help brighten your skin by delivering a healthy-looking, lit-from-within glow.
All Bright Products:
Triple Acid AHA Toner – Get brighter, smoother skin in a swipe. Swap this AHA Toner in for your regimen toner to reveal a glowing complexion. Not only is this toner pore-refining, but it also purifies & exfoliates your skin!
All Bright C Serum – This C serum is a Beautycounter best seller for good reason! It features an ultra-potent 10% blend of vitamin C, turmeric, & camu camu to instantly brighten your skin while also evening overall skin tone. The antioxidant-rich formula also helps to defend your skin from environmental stressors throughout the day! Check out my full C Serum review here!
All Bright Brightening Oil – This Brightening Oil is deeply nourishing & features a blend of oils to help hydrate skin, while also improving the appearance of radiance. I love incorporating this oil at the end of my skincare routine, morning or night! I really like to add a few drops to my moisturizer for an extra boost of hydration & added glow!
4. Prioritize Sun Protection
One of the best ways to take care of your skin in the summer is to prioritize wearing SPF. I definitely believe that being in the sun is a good thing as long as you’re being mindful about taking care of your skin. An abundance of sun exposure can lead to premature aging, sun spots, dark spots, fine lines, & wrinkles. With that said, consistent use of a clean sunscreen is crucial, especially in the hot summer months! I prefer & would recommend mineral sunscreen.
Beautycounter has some tremendous mineral sunscreen options, which I’ll share below. Instead of using chemical filters, found in conventional sunscreen, Beautycounter uses non-nano zinc oxide which is a mineral (physical) blocker that sits on the surface of your skin to deflect the sun’s rays away rather than absorbing them.
Best Summer SPF Practices:
- Use a broad spectrum SPF which will provide your skin with protection from both UVA & UVB rays.
- Apply liberally & evenly, 15 minutes before sun exposure.
- Reapply immediately after swimming, sweating, towel drying, & at least every 2 hours when you’re outside for extended periods of time.
The best mineral sunscreens:
Countersun Daily Sheer Defense – This sheer face sunscreen doubles as a moisturizer & provides protection from UVA, UVB, & HEV blue light rays. It’s lightweight, fast-absorbing, & will blend seamlessly into your skin, without leaving behind a white cast. My go-to for face sunscreen!
Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Mist – This is my go-to for the rest of my body! This Mineral Sunscreen Mist is formulated with non-nano zinc oxide & California Poppy. It provides an effective shield from UVA & UVB while being gentle & pleasant feeling on the skin. I love it because it blends in easily, dries quickly, & is water-resistant! Plus, it’s air-powered, no aerosol! Prefer a sunscreen lotion instead? Find the Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Lotion HERE!
Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer – Dew Skin is my favorite for my everyday face SPF. I love wearing it because it provides me with SPF but it also gives my skin some sheer makeup coverage as well. I like to call this product an Instagram filter for your face because it provides your skin with a luminous glow!
Browse Beautycounter Sunscreen HERE!
Keeping your body exfoliated is definitely a great way to take care of your skin in the summer. I love either using a sugar scrub or a dry brush to exfoliate my body. Good exfoliation will definitely help keep the skin on your body looking & feeling its best! This is especially true on areas where you shave. My skin is really sensitive which makes me prone to shaving/razor irritation. On days when I shave, I really make sure to do a good job exfoliating. Doing so, really helps a lot!
My favorite body exfoliators:
Sugarbuff Body Polish– This sugar scrub has a delicious lemongrass scent & features finely milled sugar to exfoliate, & sweet almond oil to hydrate & soften your skin.
Dry Brush – The sweeping motion of the brush against your skin will not only exfoliate off all your dead skin cells, but it actually encourages cell renewal & helps combat clogged pores (which easily happens due to shaving).
Preserve Razor – I really have enjoyed my Preserve Razor. The lubricating shave strip is non-toxic & I really haven’t experienced any shaving irritation when using it, especially when I exfoliate prior to shaving! Another tip for decreasing irritation caused by shaving is to not shave as soon as you get in the shower. I always save my shaving until last, so that my skin & hair have a chance to soften under the hot water of the shower. It really does make a big difference.
Taking care of your skin is essential! I hope these healthy skin habits for summer have inspired you to add something new to your routine, drink an extra glass of water, & or lather on some safer SPF!
Which of these summer skin habits will you implement first?