Your Guide to Summertime Skin Care

Your Guide to Summertime Skin Care

By Melissa Entienne 

With summer just a few short weeks away, things are starting to heat up. It’s feeling like it’ll be a hot girl summer for the books. We can taste the cookouts and vacay destinations already! But before you finalize your summer plans, let Elle Vie upgrade your summer with our top skincare tips for warm weather.

Get Some Sun(screen)

Nothing can boost your mood quite like a dose of sunshine. But before you go out to enjoy a summer day, don’t forget your sunscreen. Despite the Black Girl Magic and popping melanin, our skin still needs protection from the sun.

A daily broad-spectrum SPF of at least 30 protects against skin cancer, hyper-pigmentation and signs of aging. Basically, SPF is an important step of your self care. Remember to reapply after the pool or extended time outdoors. Bring along some stylish summer accessories, like a wide brimmed hat and UV protection shades, for an extra layer of protection and summertime slay.

Remember to Exfoliate

You might have beaten winter dryness, but that doesn’t mean you should neglect your exfoliating routine during the warmer months. In fact, you may even want to rev up your exfoliating game with the rising heat.

Although dead skin build up and dryness are less of a concern in the summer months, build up from sunscreen (which you definitely should be using) and increased sweating can still clog your pores and lead to breakouts. But not to worry, Exfoliating one to two times per week will keep your skin glowing all summer long.

And if you’re looking for your new favorite scrub, Elle Vie’s all natural sugar scrub might be for you. It’s effective yet gentle enough to use on the regular plus it smells amazing.

Don’t Slack on Moisturizing

Don’t get caught with your ash out this summer! You can’t complete any of your summer looks without moisturized skin because ashy is never cute. So before you leave the house without moisturizing, don’t!

Don’t forget a tin of travel sized Elle Vie on any trips to the pool. The last thing you need is post swim ashy. And if you’d like to try something a little more lightweight, Elle Vie’s shea oil is the perfect ultra hydrating and heat resistant alternative that you can take anywhere.

Now that you know all about warm weather skincare, glow and live your best life this summer!