Get Summer Ready – Skin Care Routine for Summer

Nailed and Lashed is ready for the summer! Are you? If you’re gearing up for the warmer months, make sure to include a summer skin care routine. A skin care routine for summer includes SPF, moisturizer, and just a few more steps and tips we dive into below. The summer months are filled with pools, lakes, vacations, and beach days. What do these places all have in common? Sunshine! 

More time in the sun and hot, humid, and dry weather can affect skin in many different ways. This is why a skin care routine for summer differs from a skin care routine in the winter. The skin care tips below will assist you in living life to the fullest this summer while also keeping your skin healthy.  

Tips for a Successful Summer Skin Care Routine 

Sunscreen, Sunscreen, Sunscreen

If there is one tip you take away from this article, let it be to use sunscreen frequently. 

Shop for sunscreen products that provide the following benefits:

Even in the winter, you should be wearing sunscreen. However, we, as a country, spend more time outside from June to September than any other month. So, stock up on your favorite sunscreen products because not only will it protect your skin from aging prematurely, but using SPF 15 every day can reduce the risk of melanoma by 50%. Additionally,using SPF 15 every day can reduce your risk of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) by almost 40%. 

When shopping for your go-to sunscreen this summer, remember to look for “broad-spectrum” sunscreen. This means that the product will protect you from both UVB rays and UVA rays

SPF expert recommendations


While the summer is not quite as dry as the winter in most areas, Nailed and Lashed still recommends never skipping moisturizer in your skin care routine for summer. Go for a lighter moisturizer in the hot months, and a moisturizer with SPF is ideal. 

Opt for a Lighter Makeup Application in Your Skin Care Routine for Summer

Wearing a full face of makeup can feel extra heavy during the hotter days. Plus, if you sweat, the makeup will slowly come off throughout the day. Nailed and Lashed recommends a simple makeup routine with products that contain SPF. 

A tinted moisturizer is a go-to product for year-round but especially for the summer. Either a tinted moisturizer or a broad-spectrum powder should be in your makeup bag at all times. Remember, makeup products should never replace the actual SPF application. Both are necessary to protect your skin from the sun.

Exfoliate Your Skin 1-2 Times Per Week

When you’re wearing sunscreen every day and you are sweating on the hotter days, your pores suffer. Exfoliation is key during the summer to help unclog pores and reduce unwanted blemishes. 

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A few things to remember about exfoliating this summer:

Self-Tan Over Sun Tan to Achieve a Healthy Glow

If you tend to tan rather than burn, you may think sunscreen is unnecessary. However, a tan can is still considered sun damage. So, if you’re trying to achieve a healthy glow, try self-tanner. There are many great self tanning lotions on the market, and you can protect your skin this summer while also appearing sun-kissed.

Dress in Sun-Protective Clothing and Accessories

Refreshing your skin care routine for summer with not just shopping in the beauty aisle but visiting the clothing section as well. UV-400 sunglasses, wide-brimmed hats, and tightly woven fabrics provide the best sun protection outside of SPF. 

Cleanse Your Face — But Not All the Time.

When temperatures rise, many people feel like they should wash their face or take a shower often. However, the experts recommend showering once a day and after exercising and cleansing your face once in the morning and once at night. 

Make sure to invest in a gentle cleanser for the summer, and try to use lukewarm water when rinsing your face. As ironic as it may seem, your body produces natural moisturizing factors that hold hydration in the skin. So, showering and cleansing too often can lead to dryness and irritation. 

sun protection summer skin care

Lastly on Getting Your Skin Summer Ready

Because of the different temperatures in the summer, it is natural to switch up your skin care routine for the different seasons. When more time is spent in the summer, remember to consistently apply sunscreen throughout the day. With a good SPF, a lightweight moisturizer, less makeup, and an exfoliating routine, your skin will thank you. 

Another part of a skin care routine for summer may include facials. At Nailed and Lashed, we provide the best facials in Las Vegas. From a hydrating facial to an anti-aging facial, your skin will be glowing as you leave our salon. So, as you prepare your skin care routine for summer, schedule a reservation at Nailed and Lashed! A summer skin care routine will keep you and your skin happy, healthy, and glowing throughout the entire season. 

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