Every season has its own set of benefits and challenges when it comes to your skincare. However, one of the best things that you can do for your skin is to customize your skincare regime by the season. To help you glow all summer long, we spoke with the Director of Education at Dermalogica Canada, Lindsay Barras, to learn her tips on how to protect and care for your skin in the summer.

What SPF should you use during the day?

The best sunscreen that anyone can wear is one that they will use every day! Skincare companies have been able to create sophisticated sunscreen formulas with all different textures to suit all different skin types. 
Dermalogica’s Invisible Physical Defence is a pure physical filter sunscreen that deflects harmful UVA and UVB rays and can easily be blended into light and dark skin tones. Physical sunscreen filters sit on top of the skin, so this sunscreen is suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin.  It is also lightweight and great for all skin types, even breakout-prone skin.

How often should you reapply sunscreen?

If you are in the direct sun, for example playing sports outside or on the beach, you should be reapplying with your sunscreen every 2 hours.

Is makeup with SPF okay for summertime use?

In the summer I’d recommend a dedicated sunscreen, to ensure enough is used and spread deliberately over the face, neck, and décolletage.

During the summer, should you change your skincare routine? 

Most people need to switch up their skincare routine with warmer weather. With the humidity in the summer months, those who typically suffer from dry skin may find they need a lighter moisturizer, such as Skin Smoothing Cream. The sun and the heat may also create the need for soothing and hydrating products, such as Ultracalming Mist and Circular Hydration Serum

I can’t forget to reinforce the importance of using a Vitamin C serum, which should be used consistently all year long. Dermalogica’s Biolumin-C Serum is a Vitamin C serum that brightens the skin and is able to protect the skin from environmental damage beyond UVA and UVB rays.


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