Your guide to clear, glowing skin all summer long!
Summer is just around the corner, and if you don’t already have a skincare routine in place, then it’s time to get one down! United Beauty Supply has all the skincare products you need for radiant, glowing skin all summer long!
Skincare can get really complicated and overwhelming with so many different types of creams, lotions, and serums; it can become difficult to know what to use and how to use it. I’ve compiled a short guide of common skin goals, and what types of products can help you achieve your skincare goals this summer!
Makeup wipes are a great first step in cleansing your face to remove all the surface makeup. Just remember that a makeup wipe on its own doesn’t clean your face fully, and you should always follow up with a thorough cleanser to clean out your pores fully. The Kiss New York Professional makeup wipes are enriched with natural ingredients like green tea, aloe, and charcoal to nourish your skin.
Cooling and Refreshing
Queen Helene’s gel-clay combination face masks are great at combating overheated and sun-stressed skin. After a long day in the sun, ingredients like grapefruit and mint help to relieve skin and make it feel revitalized and energized again.
Nicka K’s cooling sheet mask is also extremely soothing, with peppermint extract to help brighten the skin and minimize pores. Plus, it feels so cooling and refreshing! Nicka K also offers a soothing aloe serum that’s great to heal any sunburns this summer!
During the summertime, it’s no question that we all sweat a bit more. When we sweat, our pores have a higher chance of getting clogged, so it’s a good idea to exfoliate the face and body about once a week (depending on how sensitive your skin is). Exfoliating the skin helps to slough away the dead skin cells that hang around on the surface of your skin, as well as any dirt or makeup that’s gotten into your pores.
Some kind of a facial scrub like one of these from Queen Helene is great to remove dry, dead skin cells and impurities while still hydrating the skin with nourishing ingredients like Cocoa Butter, Honey, and Oatmeal. Scrubbing and exfoliating the skin is the perfect way to reveal a fresh, glowing face for summer!
Shaving and Hair Removal
As summer comes along, many people find that they want to have freshly shaven and smooth skin for the hotter weather. Whether it’s for comfort or appearances, shaving is an important part of many people’s skincare routine, and using the right products can help ensure you get a perfectly smooth shave!
Shaving your face, or dermaplaning, is a great way to eliminate dead skin cells and create a smooth base for skincare to soak in better and for makeup to wear better. These small razors From Kiss New York Professional are perfect for shaving small areas like the upper lip or eyebrows and shaving off any peach fuzz on the cheeks, forehead, and rest of the face.
No one wants ingrown hairs and razor bumps when they’re heading out during the summer. They can be irritating, painful, and annoying to look at! This mild exfoliator is made with willow bark and tea tree oil to help relieve any shaving irritants like razor bumps, ingrown hairs, and even razor burn. This makes a fast-acting remedy for shaving mishaps all summer long.
Waxing can be a great solution to get rid of unwanted hair, and these wax strips from GiGi are made with beeswax to help the skin become silky soft after removal. It also includes an after-wax lotion to soothe any irritation. The best part is, skin stays smooth for up to 8 weeks!
Several natural ingredients help you get that bright, glowy complexion that everyone wants for summer while also nourishing the skin. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps to protect skin cells from sun damage and helps to even out your complexion, making it brighter and more radiant.
Nicka K offers several serums to target different skin concerns. This Vitamin C serum is excellent to add to your skincare routine to energize and correct your face without weighing down the skin, making all the difference in hotter temperatures. A daily dose of Vitamin C in your skincare routine will help to even out dark spots and correct discoloration.
This Cantu Raw Blend is made with only three ingredients – mango butter, shea butter, and coconut oil – making it 100% natural and great for all skin types. This versatile product can be used on the face, body, and hair. Mango butter is great for softening the skin as well as brightening the complexion.
Get the Glow
During the sunny summer months, many people find themselves wanting to get a glowy, illuminated or shimmery complexion. Starting with a good skincare routine with the products mentioned above can do a lot in terms of brightening the skin, but for some special summer occasion, you may be looking for an extra glow, so shimmery primers, and mists are great at adding a bronzed, illuminated look to the skin.
A primer underneath makeup or even on its own can help enhance your glow and give off a bronzed appearance. Primers infused with small amounts of shimmer can offer a subtle, flattering glow, like the Nicka K 24K gold primer infused gold flecks. Or, for more of a tanned glow, you can use the Bodyography Tahitian Glow primer to get an instantly bronzed look!
For an all-over illuminated appearance, a body mist with a light shimmer can give a gorgeous glow to the body, especially when out in the sun! This Ebin New York Diamond Glitter Mist will give you all the glow and comes in three different colors!
As we start to spend more time outside and more time in the sun, our skin gets dried out more easily. The sun soaks up moisture and can leave skin feeling parched and dry, so it’s important to add some hydrating and moisturizing products into your skincare routine for summer!
The Cantu Skin Therapy collection has several lotions and creams that offer intense 24-hour hydration. You can choose a cream (that will be thicker and is best for extremely dry skin), or you can choose a more lightweight lotion, which is a nice option for summertime. There are several delicious tropical scents infused with natural ingredients to give long-lasting hydration.
Don’t forget to hydrate your face during your skincare routine as well! Adding hydration to the face will give your face more life and radiance. This Nicka K Hyaluronic Acid serum is an easy step to add, as it absorbs quickly and leaves skin looking plumped and supple. Add the Nicka K Replenish serum (enriched with Vitamin E) to your nightly routine for extra moisture after long days in the sun.
During the hotter summer months, many people notice that they become more prone to breakouts. When we sweat, the bacteria and oils from our skin may mix with the sweat and get trapped in pores that are usually enlarged due to the heat. Having go-to products to help out with troublesome breakouts over the summer months can truly be a life-saver!
Bye Bye Blemish Drying Lotion can reduce, heal, and clear pimples overnight! This product uses sulfur to reduce redness and zinc oxide to absorb excess oils and impurities. Pesky pimples will be no more with this fast-acting solution.
This revolutionary soap uses Nano Silver technology to clear up breakouts. Added benefits to this product include UV protection and collagen to improve overall health and appearance to the skin. The Nano Cyclic Cleanser also comes in a convenient travel case for your summer vacation!
The Small Details
Small details in our skincare routine can be easily overlooked, but caring for your hands, feet, and lips over summer is important! The sun can dry out your skin, especially the cuticle skin around your hands and feet. Lips can easily become cracked and dry over the summer, so making sure to keep these areas moisturized will help you to be summer-ready from head to toe!
Get your feet flip-flop ready with this nourishing foot mask from Kiss, infused with shea butter, macadamia oil, and lavender. This mask will bring spa treatments home for you and keep your feet soft and smooth all summer long.
Lip balm is vital during the hot summer months! The sun can dry out, damage, and even sunburn your lips, so making sure you have a lip balm that includes aloe and other soothing ingredients is key to soft, plump lips this summer.
Hand creams can help to replenish moisture on dry knuckles and cuticles. The Difeel hand creams come in a multitude of scents and are perfect for keeping in a bag or backpack for on-the-go hydration so you can avoid dry, cracked hands this summer.
Quick Summer Skincare Tips
1. Pay Attention to Layering
When layering products, the order of skincare is also important. For the most part, you want to use the more water-based or products with gel-like consistencies first, thicker, creamy formulas after that, and oils for last.
2. Let It Soak In
Let all skincare products soak in for a few minutes before putting on your next product. This will make sure that they don’t conflict with each other or start to peel off.
3. Don't Skip the SPF
Always include SPF (especially in the summertime) to protect the skin from serious sun damage.
4. Beware of Pore-Clogging Ingredients
Make sure to look for non-comedogenic products. This means they won’t clog up your pores and make matters worse!
5. Be Patient and Give it Time
Most skincare products need to be used for 1 to 3 months to see true, long-lasting results. So, stick with it for a few months before giving up on any skincare products!
What are your favorite summer skincare products? Let me know in the comments below!