As the weather heats up, it’s essential to maintain a consistent skincare regimen to keep your face and body nourished. The hot temperatures and extra sun exposure can quickly dry your skin out or trigger excess oil production, but by using effective skincare products, you can prevent this from happening. However, when developing your skincare regimen, it’s essential to use the products in the correct order. Here are your key summertime skincare steps.
Our skin is always producing oils, some of which can help maintain healthy skin and some of which can clog pores. Starting your day off with a cleanser is a great way to get rid of any oils or dirt that might have built up during the night and make your skin a blank canvas. When your skin is clean, it’s going to be able to absorb the products you put on next much more effectively. LaFlore® makes an excellent probiotic cleanser that gets rid of harmful dirt and bacteria while supporting a healthy environment where ‘good’ bacteria can grow.
Applying a serum directly after your cleanser is a great way to ensure that your skin gets the nutrients it needs to stay healthy. The LaFlore® serum contains probiotics to maintain your skin’s natural healthy biome, as well as aloe and other organic ingredients to keep your skin soothed and healthy. Applying this potent serum right after your cleanser ensures that the nutrients will soak in and you’ll get the best possible results.
*Rule of thumb: you want the products with the most potent and crucial ingredients to be applied first when it comes to serums. Always start with the lightest formula and then layer on top. For example: apply your serum, oils, then creams.
Concentrated oils are a popular skincare item right now, and they should be the last step in your skincare routine if you want to use them. They are most effective when paired with other skincare ingredients because they essentially act as a sealant. They keep the nutrients in, allowing them to absorb more effectively without evaporating.
A light, refreshing moisturizer is a must during the summer months, regardless of whether your skin type is oily, dry, or combination. Heat can dry your skin out, particularly if you are spending a lot of time outside in the sun. A moisturizer like the LaFlore® Probiotic Daily Defense Moisturizer will give your skin the nourishment it needs to feel great throughout the day and provide an excellent base whether applied under makeup and/or sunscreen. It will also help keep signs of aging at bay, so your skin will look beautiful and smooth.
Before going outside, you should always apply sunscreen, even if you are only going to be outside for a few minutes. Ideally, you should be using a physical sunblock instead of a chemical one – look for titanium dioxide and zinc oxide in the ingredients list. Sunscreen needs some time to absorb before any exposure to the sun, so make this a priority even though it is the last step in your regimen.