Sunkissed Skincare: Summer Regimens Coast to Coast

Sunkissed Skincare: Summer Regimens Coast to Coast

Ciao Bellas!

Summer is here, and it's time to glow! 🌞 The sun is getting stronger, and our skincare routine needs a little extra attention. Whether you’re soaking up the West Coast rays, hiking the mountains of Colorado, or enjoying the city vibes in New York, our skin has unique needs.

To be super honest, I've never had a skincare routine, but I knew moving to the desert would require a serious skincare regimen. As someone who didn't moisturize or use any products, I've been excited to start my skincare journey. Luckily, I have some Bella Besties who have been amazing guides. The best part is they're from all over, so I get the best advice from a variety of climates and experiences!

IWKYK: If we know, you know, so let's dive into the best skincare tips for summer across different states and climates.

Beach-Ready Skin

Sunny beaches and cool ocean breezes are a summer dream, but the sun and saltwater can be tough on your skin.

Skincare Tips:

  • Sun Protection: Always apply a broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher. Reapply every two hours, especially after swimming.
  • Hydration: Use a lightweight, hydrating serum with hyaluronic acid to keep your skin plump and hydrated.
  • Exfoliation: Gently exfoliate your skin twice a week to remove dead skin cells and keep your complexion bright.
  • After-Sun Care: Soothe any sun exposure with aloe vera gel or a cooling mask.

Rocky Mountain High: Colorado’s Elevation Elevation Essentials

Colorado’s high altitude means more intense UV rays and dry air, which can leave your skin feeling parched.

Skincare Tips:

  • Extra Hydration: Opt for a richer moisturizer to combat the dry air. Look for ingredients like ceramides and glycerin.
  • SPF Protection: Higher elevation means stronger UV exposure. Use a broad-spectrum SPF 50 and wear protective clothing and hats.
  • Humidifiers: At home, use a humidifier to add moisture to the air and keep your skin from drying out.
  • Antioxidants: Incorporate serums rich in antioxidants like vitamin C to protect against free radicals.

City Chic: New York’s Urban Skincare

New York’s urban environment brings its own set of skincare challenges, from pollution to humidity.

Skincare Tips:

  • Pollution Protection: Use a gentle cleanser to remove pollutants and dirt from your skin. Look for products with activated charcoal or kaolin clay.
  • Lightweight Moisturizer: In humid weather, a lightweight, non-comedogenic moisturizer will keep your skin hydrated without feeling greasy.
  • Mattifying Products: To combat excess oil, use a mattifying primer or powder.
  • Refreshing Mists: Keep a facial mist with rose water or green tea in your bag for a quick refresh during the day.

Southern Charm: Skincare in the South

The South’s hot, humid climate can make skin care a bit tricky, with the need to balance hydration and oil control.

Skincare Tips:

  • Oil-Free Moisturizers: Use oil-free, water-based moisturizers to keep your skin hydrated without clogging pores.
  • Gentle Cleansing: Cleanse your skin twice a day with a gentle, foaming cleanser to remove sweat and impurities.
  • SPF Always: Don’t forget your broad-spectrum SPF, and reapply throughout the day.
  • Blotting Papers: Keep blotting papers handy to manage shine and keep your complexion fresh.

Desert Bloom: Dry Heat

A desert climate means dry, hot conditions that can leave your skin feeling tight and dehydrated.

Skincare Tips:

  • Deep Moisture: Use a thick, emollient moisturizer to lock in moisture. Ingredients like shea butter and squalane are excellent.
  • Hydrating Masks: Incorporate hydrating masks into your routine a few times a week to give your skin an extra boost.
  • SPF and Hats: The desert sun is intense. Use a broad-spectrum SPF 50 and wear wide-brimmed hats for extra protection.
  • Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your skin hydrated from the inside out.

Universal Summer Skincare Tips

No matter where you are, these universal tips will help you maintain healthy, glowing skin all summer long:

  • Stay Hydrated: Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.
  • Eat Well: Incorporate hydrating foods like cucumbers, watermelon, and leafy greens into your diet.
  • Sleep Well: Aim for 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night.
  • Stay Consistent: Stick to a consistent skincare routine, even when you’re traveling or on vacation.

Our Top Three Bella Beauty Picks 💖

Tinted Moisturizer Light Revealer Natural Skin Illuminator Broad Spectrum SPF 25 by Laura Mercier

I use this and am obsessed! Apparently it was all over TikTok and for good reason! It's lightweight, you don't need to use a lot, and it has that little sparkle that adds the perfect dewey skin. Available at Sephora.

Superfood Air-Whip Lightweight Face Moisturizer with Hyaluronic Acid by Youth To The People

Okay I was like, $48 for this? SO WORTH IT! I've been using it since moving to Palm Springs and it's kept my skin hydrated and feeling fabulous. I use a small amount before bed and feel like I've never looked so good! Available at Sephora.

Cleansing + Exfoliating Wipes by SEPHORA.

Just make sure if you use a product to wash your face at night. These are perfect for the medium lazy types like me. We know we need to be clean but we can't commit to more time for this. Available at Sephora.

Remember Bellas, your skin is your bodies biggest organ so treat it with love, care, and a bit of summer sparkle. Whether you’re on the coast, in the mountains, or exploring the city, these tips will keep your skin glowing and radiant all season long. Skin wellness can keep us healthy longer!

Stay fabulous and sun-kissed! 🌞💖✨



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