Beat the LA humidity with my hot weather skincare tips

Hey guys!

So I am a huge fan of the “dewy” skin look…but lately this LA humidity has me looking like I am forever in work-out mode! I know I’m not the only one feeling oilier and greasier, so I want to share some simple tips to a shine-free face.

Cleansing

If you haven’t already, switch to an oil-free gel cleanser. If your skin can tolerate it, look for one with salicylic acid which will help exfoliate and prevent breakouts. You can also invest a cleansing tool like the like the Clarisonic brush for deeper pore cleansing.

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Lighten up on Moisturizers

Trade in your heavy creams for a lightweight moisturizer. I love Skinceuticals hydrating B5 Gel because it’s an oil free serum with hyaluronic acid, so your skin stays hydrated but not greasy.

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Don’t skip SPF!

There are so many sunscreens on the market in literally every texture. During the humidity, I recommend switching to a mattifying formula. My favorite is Obaji’s Sun Shield SPF 50. It is a zinc based non-whitening formula and even comes in a tinted option, which I am currently obsessed with!!

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Get low-key chill on your makeup routine

I know we are all equally obsessed with contour and highlighter, but sweat and oil production combined with heavy makeup can lead to a literal melt down. Keep things light, and use a tinted moisturizer or BB cream like Smashboxes Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35,  my go-to since it first came out. Also, avoid anything with glitter or sparkles – which can make your skin look sweatier and extra shiny!
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Stock your fridge – with sheet masks!

Lately I have noticed tiny broken capillaries, and just overall redness – so I stocked up on a ton of Korean sheet masks packed with peptides, aloe and hyaluronic acid. I keep them in my fridge and apply them 3-4 times a week for a calming facial treatment. They feel amazing, and the more frequently I use them, the better my skin feels.

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I did a series of 3 sheet masks last week and lightweight makeup resulting in a #nofilterneeded selfie 😉

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I will be sharing more tips for beating the humidity on next weeks blog for those who are looking for more aggressive treatments. Until then, what changes have you seen in your skin with all this humidity? What changes do you make during the summer to your skincare routine? I’d love to hear your tips!

Stay cool…like a cucumber loves!
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#1 Summer Skincare Tip!

Summer Tip #1 Less Exfoliation! 

If you are anything like me, and are obsessed with scrubs…then you tend to get a little carried away. But it is imperative that during the summer months to decrease over-exfoliation, because too much of a good thing can cause adverse effects.

Over-scrubbing can can compromise your skins’ moisture barrier and the harsh rays of the sun during Summer months wreak havoc on your skin – leading to burns, pigmentation and sunspots.

So how much exfoliation is enough during summer months?

My recommendation is 1-3 times per week. Exfoliation does assist in shedding dull skin and build up, prevents clogged pores and improves better product absorption. If you notice redness, dry patches or irritation..then you may be exfoliating a bit too much.

My top gentle scrubs for Summer are:

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PCA Skin Gentle Exfoliant
7 oz $31.00 USD

 

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Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant
2.6 oz $55 USD

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Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub
3.4 oz $26 USD

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Glo Skin Beauty Brightening Polish
$44 USD

What are your favorite exfoliators? Feel free to comment with your own Summer skincare tips and tricks!

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