3 Summer Skincare tips you need for a healthy, youthful complexion all year long. Gerda Spillmann, the leader in Swiss Skincare since 1944, shares 3 easy tips for ensuring your best skin during the summer.

Summer sun, and having fun, but will it leave you with dry, damaged skin?  Not only can the sun cause stress on your skin, so too can the salt water, chlorine, humidity and even your own perspiration.  Unless you were religious about applying your sun block every two hours, the damage from the sun’s UVA and UVB rays was probably more significant than you realized. 

Even more fun, you might notice acne or sun spots cropping up in new places. “Oil production combined with increased sweating leads to clogged pores and breakouts,” says Joshua Zeichner, MD, director of cosmetic and clinical research at the department of dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center. “And UV light exposure, even small amounts, add up over time causing your pigment-producing cells to go into overdrive.” (Read more: http://stylecaster.com/beauty/how-to-fix-summer-skin-damage/#ixzz4MtW1GJSw)

Summer Skincare Tip #1:

You may have thought that all that humidity in the summer air was good for your skin, but when combined with sweat, bacteria and residual sun block it turns into your skin’s biggest enemy!  Make sure you are cleansing with both AHA and physical exfoliation twice a day to wash away all that muck.  AHA cleansers break down the oil on your skin allowing dead skin cells to slough away while the physical exfoliation gets the grime that can clog your pores.  This dual action cleanser does both and leaves your skin hydrated with a natural source of hyaluronic acid, Tamarind Seed Extract. Problematic or oily skin? Stubborn waterproof mascara?  Make sure you're also using this alcohol free toner.

Summer Skincare Tip #2:

Protection is key to maintaining youthful, healthy skin. Protecting the skin's mantle (the layer that gives you balanced pH and to keep it not too dry, and not too oily) is a critically important step during the summer months.  Additionally, you must wear sunblock to prevent your delicate epidermis from getting baked by the sun. According to the Dermatology Institute, just 3 bad sunburns can expose your skin to enough uva/uvb rays to potentially lead to skin cancer. Make sure you wear an SPF 30+ and makeup with physical sunblock protection with Titanitium Dioxide and Iron Oxides. 

Summer Skincare Tip #3:

Dry skin leads to premature aging so rehydrate asap by applying topical moisturizers and drinking your full 8 glasses a day.  Let your skin drink up Skinfood Extra Riche to deeply renew your skin while quenching its thirst for botanical emollients and essential vitamins. Free radical damage from those UVA and UVB rays are also for concern as they can lead to more serious skin issues, like cancer.  Check your skin regularly for dark spots or moles that change shape or color and seek out a dermatologist for anything that concerns you.  Once you’ve done that, start reducing other signs of aging skin with the Swiss Brightening Cream.  With a natural, safer hydroquinone alternative, this gel based cream has Gigawhite – with clinical studies to prove it helps to lighten the appearance of hyperpigmentation (those pesky sun spots!).  It also has organic Swiss Edelweiss to help reduce free radicals on the skin. 

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