How to Transition Your Skin Care Routine for Summer
Wool sweaters don’t work in the dead of summer—and neither do thick, heavy skin creams. Yes, just as your wardrobe adapts to the changing seasons, so should anything you put on your complexion. Read on to learn what to swap out, and what to add, to ensure your softest, safest, and best summer skin ever.
Reach for an SPF moisturizer.
Sunscreen is incredibly important year round, but with the summer sun always shining bright—and the UV rating consistently high—it’s an absolute must these days. So don’t even think about going outside without it. The easiest way to get your SPF fix? Choose a day cream with built-in sunscreen like Avon ANEW Skinvincible Day Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 50, which also contains a potent dose of antioxidants. For extra protection, apply Avon ANEW Vitamin C Brightening Serum before you use your SPF. This extra layer helps to provide an added barrier against sun, pollutants, and other aggressors.
Don’t forget your neck and chest.
Even the most diligent women who apply anti-aging creams and potions daily, often forget to slather a bit more south. Your neck and chest can develop wrinkles and brown spots, too, and those unwelcome additions will instantly make you look older. To keep these often neglected spots looking young, always wear sunscreen here, too, and add a good neck and chest cream to your skin-care regimen. Avon ANEW Platinum Firm & Sculpt Cream for Neck and Chest contains a powerful peptide complex to boost collagen and elastin production. Translation: Your neck and décolletage will look smoother, more lifted, and yes, younger in your sundresses and scoop-neck tees.
Lighten up with lotion.
When legs and arms are on display, it’s important to keep them moisturized. Problem is, rich creams and thick body butters can feel stifling during the hotter months. Instead, switch to a lotion formula. We like the light, but incredibly effective, Avon Senses Cucumber & Melon Body Lotion, which also has a refreshing, perfect-for-summer scent!
Supercharge your sunscreen.
When it’s tank-top-and-shorts weather, sunscreen becomes even more important. So before you venture out, always apply an SPF 30 or higher sunscreen on all exposed skin, and remember to reapply it every two hours. And if you’re going to be spending a lot of time outdoors, consider going with a multitasking sunscreen like Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus IR3535 Gentle Breeze SPF 30 Lotion. Not only will it provide excellent sun protection, but it will also repel insects—including those that carry Zika—so that you can enjoy a burn-free and bite-free backyard BBQ, day at the lake, or afternoon jog.
Baby your feet.
When your feet are stuffed into boots during the winter months, you can get away with ignoring them. But now that sandal season is here, it’s time to give them a little extra TLC. To keep feet show-off ready, slather them every evening with a rich, moisturizing treatment. We love Avon Foot Works Beautiful Overnight Renewing Foot Cream, which is packed with skin-softening jojoba oil, green tea extract, and glycerin. But the best part? It’s designed to work while you catch your zzz’s. Talk about beauty sleep!