There is a belief held by many skincare enthusiasts that you must pause your skin health during the summer. However, that is not the case. Even though you may be shelving retinols and more aggressive treatments for the season, that doesn’t mean you still can’t attain visible results.
What is changing is your environment and those changes bring new challenges to our skin. Think about the summer season: Increased sun exposure, heat and humidity can make skin concerns such as excess pigmentation, sun damage, dryness and sensitivity more common. Freckles, sunburn, acne flare-ups, you have probably seen it all. Fortunately, there are numerous methods available to treat those conditions safely and effectively during the warmest months.
Maintain your #ZOGlow this summer with these ZO® Skin Health approved tips!
Back to Basics
No matter the time of year, always make sure to cleanse, exfoliate, and tone. Not only do these steps help maintain your skin health, but following a daily Getting Skin Ready® regimen can restore skin barrier function, reduce excess surface pigment, and minimize surface oils and debris. If you don’t already have a GSR® regimen of your own, check out our Cleansers, Exfoliators and Toners for all skin types here or our Daily Skincare Regimen here.
If dealing with pesky dark spots is one of your skin health goals, newly remastered Brightalive® Skin Brightener is the perfect addition to your summer routine. Its non-retinol and non-hydroquinone formula is perfect for warmer months. Brightalive® is clinically proven to increase luminosity, visibly improve skin clarity and fade the appearance of dark spots for a brighter, more even complexion.
For more moderate cases of excess pigmentation, pair Brightalive® with 10% Vitamin C Self-Activating. This potent dose of vitamin C helps brighten the complexion while also providing protection from environmental triggers. With the combined antioxidant, hydration and anti-aging benefits, this dynamic duo of photosensitivity-safe products will keep your complexion radiant all summer long.
Sunscreen It Up!
The most essential skincare product for any skin type is sunscreen. SPF protects your skin from harmful rays from the sun. When selecting an SPF product, make sure it has broad-spectrum protection from different types of light and radiation. All ZO® Sunscreens are formulated with Triple-Spectrum Protection®, and include an exclusive antioxidant blend to protect skin from free radical damage and IR-A rays. That also includes blue light from electronics, too, making sunscreen an even more important player in your regimen beyond the summer months.
Having trouble knowing which sunscreen is best? For beach trips or for perspiration-heavy days, Daily Sheer Broad-Spectrum SPF 50 is a great, water-resistant option, offering a non-greasy formula with a sheer matte finish. Looking for something to add into your makeup routine or provide on-the-go coverage? Sunscreen + Powder Broad-Spectrum SPF 40 provides buildable coverage with color-enhancing pigments + light reflecting minerals for a luminous glow.
No matter your skin type or skin concern, ZO® has your skin health covered this summer and beyond.
Still curious about how to maximize your summer skin routine? Consult with your ZO® authorized physician or find one near you here.