Upgrade Your Summer Skincare Routine with These Must-Have Products

 During summer, your skin is more susceptible to harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, increased humidity and sweat-induced breakouts. Give extra attention to your skin and take appropriate measures to protect it from these unique challenges. By doing so, you can ensure healthy and radiant skin throughout the season. 

At Skin Technique in Vancouver, British Columbia, we understand skin. With our range of medical-grade skincare products that cater to your specific needs, you can ensure the well-being of your skin all year round. 

In this blog post, you’ll learn what products you need to upgrade your skincare routine for summer. 

 What Happens to Your Skin in Summer? 

You may notice changes in your skin during warmer months. The reasons for these changes include: 

  • Increased Exposure to Ultraviolet (UV) Rays: In the summer season, the sun shines more strongly and intensely, which can pose a severe threat to our skin through harmful UV rays. These rays are invisible to the naked eye but can penetrate deeply into our skin, resulting in premature aging signs such as wrinkles and sunspots. Also, prolonged exposure to UV rays can significantly increase the risk of developing skin cancer, which is a valid concern. 
  • Increased Humidity: As the weather starts to warm up, the humidity and temperature increase, causing more sweat production. Although sweating helps regulate body temperature, it can have a negative impact on the skin based on its type. For dry skin, the increased humidity can result in further dehydration by causing the loss of natural oils. For oily skin, excessive sweating can clog pores and lead to breakouts, making it more challenging to manage. 
  • Increased Use of Air Conditioning: Air conditioning (AC) can provide much-needed relief from the heat during summer. However, it can have adverse effects on your skin because AC units remove moisture from the air, which can quickly deplete your skin’s natural hydration levels. This effect can worsen skin sensitivity, leaving your complexion feeling itchy and flaky. 

Upgrade Your Summer Skincare Routine

Colorescience Sunforgettable® Total Protection® Face Shield Flex SPF 50 

Colorescience Sunforgettable® Total Protection® Face Shield Flex SPF 50

Sunscreen is our top recommendation, as you may have rightly guessed. We love this specific one because not only is it very effective (broad spectrum against UVA and UVB) but it also provides a little tint, so you don’t have to wear heavy foundations. 

How to Use: Use generously to face, neck and chest 15 minutes before sun exposure. Re-apply at least every two hours or after 40 minutes of swimming. 

 ZO Skin Health Illuminating AOX Serum

ZO Skin Health Illuminating AOX Serum

This is a great antioxidant to help protect your skin from all the environmental pollutants and prevent aging. It also gives your skin a beautiful glow. 

How to Use: Apply to clean, dry skin in the morning as last step before sunscreen. 

SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel 

SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel 

This is a great product for hydrating your skin and goes on lightly. 

How to Use: Apply 2-3 drops to the entire face, neck and chest (avoid the eye area), using fingertips. Can be used in the morning and night. 

Extra Summer Skincare Tips 

It’s important to take care of your skin both inside and out. This means paying attention to your diet in addition to using these products. 

Protect yourself from the sun by staying hydrated, wearing protective clothing and avoiding peak sun hours when possible. But also, make sure to have fun! 

To reiterate, let’s put it this way: For every ice-cold drink you have in the sun add a layer of sunscreen. 

Get Summer Ready with Skin Technique 

Nourish and protect your skin this summer with these recommended skincare products. 

Schedule a consultation with our experts at Skin Technique for a personalized summer skincare routine based on your skin type, tone and goals. 

Otherwise, get shopping these medical-grade summer skincare must-haves. 

Give your skin the attention it deserves and enjoy healthy skin for years to come. 


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