Who doesn’t want to enter summer with skin that positively glows? Having effortlessly smooth, toned, and radiant skin is the first step to a “slay all day” mindset. So, if you are ready for envy worthy skin, then make sure you follow our hot girl (and guy) summer skincare routine equipped with the best products in the game.
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The KING of skincare is RETINOIDS. Now, before you skip down the page saying your skin is too sensitive or doesn’t tolerate this type of product, hear me out.
Retinoids are the #1 anti-aging skincare product for a reason. This product combats fine lines and wrinkles, improves skin texture and tone, and aids in long-term anti-aging. By accelerating the turnover and renewal cycle of your skin, dull and dead skin cells are quickly removed leaving you with a substantially more rejuvenated appearance. All retinoid products should be used at NIGHT and can be followed by a moisturizer application if needed.
But, what if I have sensitive skin? It is not uncommon for certain types of retinoid products to cause irritation, flaking, and sensitivity. If this is you—there are two options. You can either start slow using the product every other evening to build-up your skin tolerance, OR try out our favorite “gentle on the skin, but powerful on the result” retinoid cream-- SkinBetter Science’s AlphaRet Overnight Cream. Their unique technology harnesses the power and effectiveness of retinoids while completely avoiding the sensitivity and “retinoid uglies” phase.
For those who suffer from acne, a word to the wise. Starting a retinoid may temporarily “make acne worse” as the product purges the skin to rid itself of bacteria and debris. Give it a full 6-8 weeks of consistent use, and it will be worth the wait.
The QUEEN of skincare is Vitamin C. This amazing product should be used on a daily basis to combat and prevent DNA damage from sun exposure and environmental elements. It is packed with anti-aging nutrients and antioxidants, which are great for bringing out the vibrancy of your skin. One thing to remember is that the active ingredients in Vitamin C products are very reactive when exposed to the environment and changes in temperature. So, be sure to use a product stored in an air-tight, opaque-colored bottle at room temperature.
If retinoid is king and Vitamin C is queen, then SPF is everyone’s knight in shining armour.
Sunscreen is essential to healthy skin. We recommend daily use of a mineral-based product that has an SPF of at least 30 as well as diligent reapplication every 90 minutes. Yes, reapplication is the key to protecting your skin and becoming your most radiant self. Do NOT wait until you’re at the beach to apply sunscreen! Finally, remember to lather it on your ears as this is a hot spot of skin cancer.
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When it comes to your face, there is no reason to compromise on quality. Dr. Victoria Givens is a highly respected facial plastic surgeon in Austin, Texas, with a practice that keeps the top skincare products in stock. A consultation with our office is required to create a comprehensive, customized approach for your aesthetic goals. What are you waiting on? Get in touch with Givens Facial Plastic Surgery today!