ALLEVEN’s Top Skincare Routine Tips for Radiant Skin this Summer

Laura Dern in Ivory.  Artist: @gitabass

Now is the perfect time to re-evaluate your skincare routine and make sure you are doing everything possible to maintain radiant healthy-looking skin this summer. Your skin is the largest organ in your body. It is essential in protecting you from environmental factors, keeping bacteria and viruses away, and helps regulate your body temperature. In the heat a regular skincare routine helps your skin stay healthy by cleansing away any excess oil, removing SPF (which can clog pores), and providing hydration to maintain a healthy moisture balance.


If you have problematic skin like acne, dryness, and fine lines. The sun and heat can exaggerate these problems further. But with the right skincare routine, you can help your skin look and feel its best all summer long.

Here are our top summer skincare tips to get you started!

Getting Your Beauty Sleep!

If you want to have glowing, healthy skin, getting enough sleep is essential. During sleep, your body is able to heal itself, including your skin. Not getting enough sleep can lead to a decrease in collagen production, which results in lines appearing deeper. Lack of sleep also increases stress hormones, leading to premature aging. Make sure you get a good night’s sleep every day! Every night, there are two phases you need to go through: deep sleep and REM sleep. Deep sleep and REM sleep are both essential for optimal health and wellbeing. You need about 7 hours of total sleep a night with 13%-23% of that coming from deep sleep, and at least one hour of REM sleep every night.

Deep sleep and REM sleep are crucial for feeling rested and energetic during the day. However, when you don’t get enough of either, you will feel exhausted and irritable. This can even be exacerbated by the summer heat.

Doctor Guanche has found that people who are exhausted often have sunken in, dry and shallow skin. This can be a sign that you need to get more rest.

Sleep is an essential part of a great routine and it’s important to make sure you’re getting enough rest. Getting enough quality sleep can lead to increased energy, better skin, and improved overall sense of wellbeing. Life is all about balance. Getting enough sleep helps you maintain your energy levels, mental clarity and health!

 

Hydration

As we all know, a healthy complexion starts with drinking plenty of water each day. Drinking between 1.6 to 2.7 liters per day will provide you with many benefits, including an improved appearance of the skin!

Studies have shown that drinking adequate amounts of water can enhance your capillary blood flow and increase hydration to the stratum corneum, which is better known as the outer layer of the skin. 

Keeping your body hydrated in the summer is essential, and you can make it more enjoyable by adding some coconut water. This superfood has naturally hydrating properties that are great for dry skin.

Water is not just important for keeping our skin healthy, but it is also critical for preventing dehydration and staying healthy throughout the day. So make sure you drink your 8 glasses a day.

A Balanced Diet With Plenty Of Fruit And Vegetables

A balanced diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables can help give you a healthier looking complexion. One study published by The British Academy found that carotenoid-rich fruit or vegetables are good for making your skin glow with a healthier appearance.

And there are so many healthy and delicious fruits to choose from! Apples, bananas (of course), papaya, mangoes – the list goes on. For vegetables, dark leafy greens like broccoli or squash are great choices. There are plenty of recipes online for both fruits and vegetables, so you can find something to fit your taste.

Eating a healthy, balanced diet will have a positive impact on the appearance of your skin. 

 

Use A Gentle Cleanser To Wash Your Face In The Morning And At Night

The best way to take care of your skin is by having a skincare routine that starts in the morning and lasts until nighttime. During the summer, it is especially important to focus on your skincare where heat exasperates environmental factors such as pollution.

And one of the most important steps in your skincare routine is using a gentle cleanser!

When you choose a gentle cleanser, you can remove dirt and keep your skin’s natural moisture level in check to prevent dry patches in the future.

Facial cleansers can get rid of any germs, dirt, and residual makeup, while also balancing your skin’s natural moisture which is why you should always opt for gentle cleansers so that your skin can retain its natural hydration. 

Looking for a cleanser that’s perfect for you can be tough. We suggest trying our Ultra Cleanser, a 3-in-1 multifunction cleanser! This anhydrous cleanser comes with liquid crystals and is perfect for getting rid of any dirt or makeup on your skin while preserving your natural oils.

Applying a Body Serum After Cleansing To Renew and Soften the Skin’s Appearance

Applying a body serum after cleansing by performing circular massage movements will help to stimulate drainage to prevent fluid retention.

Applying a serum every time you cleanse is important for improving hydration and replenishing the skin.  Not only will your skin immediately look healthier and more glowing but you will improve the appearance of your skin over time.

Our all-inclusive Total Body Serum from ALLEVEN contains active ingredients that work to tone, prevent fluid retention, and improve skin texture to avoid the dreaded ‘orange peel’ skin.

Avoid Using Harsh Chemicals On Your Skin, Such As Alcohol-Based Toners Or Astringents

Alcohol-based toners and astringents can be harsh on your skin, so try to avoid using them if you can. They can strip away moisture, leaving your face vulnerable to dryness or breakouts.

Our Total Face Toner is a multi-tasking gel toner that removes dead skin sells and regulates the delicate PH balance of the skin. Suitable for all skin types this toner contains no harsh chemicals to work in a much more effectively anyway to protect the skin from dehydration and external factors.

Dealing With Blemishes

Sun exposure, sweat and pollution can all lead to an increase in blemishes. Even when you follow your skincare routine perfectly, they still show up! How could we deal with emergency breakouts?

When you are looking for makeup products, it is important to find those that protect your skin while also treating the skin to keep it looking rejuvenated, natural while providing the cover you need. The ALLVEVEN Colour Shield range is perfect for this, as it offers both cover and protection for both your face and body.

Summer is a time where many people want to show off their best skin. Luckily, following these easy routines will help you have great skin all season long!  

  • Make sure and get enough sleep.
  • Drink lots of water every day to hydrate yourself.
  • Eat a balanced diet with plenty of fruits & vegetables–especially dark leafy greens! 
  • Use gentle cleansers in the morning AND nighttime.
  • Apply a body serum after cleansing to renew and soften the skin’s appearance
  • Avoid using harsh chemicals such as alcohol-based toners or astringents.
  • Know how to properly deal with blemishes!

And if you’re looking to take your skincare routine up a level, try out the full range of ALLEVEN products. The full range was designed to work in synergy to give you perfect flawless skin every time