With summer comes beaches, late nights and vacations. It also brings heat, sweat and dirt, which can make it difficult to keep on top of your skincare routine. This is why these Philly skincare experts have offered their advice on how to keep your skin in tip-top shape during the warmer months.
“I am a huge fan of the Hydrafacial, MD, which provides a deep cleansing as well as skin rejuvenation. In my opinion, it is crucial to use a cleanser for your skin type. So many people tell me they only use water to cleanse their faces and that is not an effective form of cleansing or removing bacteria! For oily skin types, I suggest a gel-based cleanser, and for normal to combination skin, I recommend a gentle foaming cleanser paired with a silicone cleansing device, such as the Sonic Cleansing Brush from Body+Beauty Lab.” 834 Chestnut St., 215.989.3500, bodyandbeauty.com
“Using a gentle toner is a great way to keep your skin hydrated and clean. Our Laurel Hill Toner is formulated with organic, pure plant hydrosols. Its ultra-refreshing formula instantly boosts your skin's natural moisture leaving your face perfectly clean, soft and supple.” 1901 S. Ninth St., franklinandwhitman.com
“The best way to keep your skin clean during the summer is to keep wipes in your purse or bag to blot off the excess sweat and oil. This is especially important for after your workout as all the toxins you just sweat out are sticking on your skin. My favorite wipes are individually wrapped witch hazel wipes, which I get from Amazon.” 1700 Sansom St., 267.323.1928, cryophiladelphia.com
“Most sunscreens and makeup are designed to stick to the skin, which is why proper cleansing is the most important step in any skincare routine. I always recommend double-cleansing at night with a gentle cleansing milk or balm. Using a washcloth to remove your cleanser is an easy and effective way to get rid of all traces of makeup, sunscreen and pollution. Exfoliating regularly and using a purifying mask three-to-four times a week will also help prevent clogged pores and breakouts.” 1601 Walnut St., 866.772.2766, rescuespa.com
“I think people underestimate the power of cold water and the effect it has on your skin. Rinsing with cold water when cleansing your skin causes your pores to close and reduce oil. Make sure you’re also drinking enough water to hydrate from the inside out. It seems so simple, but water is so important to keeping your skin and body healthy.” 9 S. Morton Ave., 484.478.0214, lotushairandskinstudio.com
“Stick with non-comedogenic products that allow your skin to breathe. I would suggest opting for a lightweight facial moisturizer with an SPF. Using a dry brush or exfoliating loofah for your body to support your lymphatic system is also important, along with being mindful of your body’s natural moisture barrier and ability to self-regulate.” boltedfromtheblue.com
“One piece of advice that is very important to keep in mind when it is warm outside would be to wear an SPF of at least 35 that contains a physical block such as titanium dioxide for maximum coverage. It is especially crucial to reapply your SPF during the summer months if you will be outdoors for any extended period of time.” 945 NJ-73 South Marlton, NJ, 856.596.3500, toppersspa.com