With sunshine on our faces and warm breezes in our hair, summer is finally here! As far as Signature Salon & Spa is concerned, you can never be too ready for summer.
Each season (especially in Wisconsin) can sometimes require different products and even a change in your skincare routine. Skin’s needs in the summer can be entirely different than winter skin.
Your esthetician may recommend lighter-weight products for the warmer humid weather. Make sure your basics like cleanser, moisture and spf are adjusted for your skin type and talk to your esthetician about adding in an antioxidant serum like gloskinbeauty Daily Power C Serum for added protection from uv rays and the environment. Our estheticians will advise caution when using products with retinols, hydroquinone and AHAs during the summer, as they can cause photosensitivity.
Toning mists of today are not the stripping alcohol-based toners of the past. Our Signature estheticians recommend them for all skin types. Mist on clean skin before applying any serums, oils or creams to add moisture and other skin-loving ingredients which help your products perform better. Our favorites from gloskinbeauty:
Keep one in your handbag or at your desk to rehydrate and refresh your mineral makeup throughout the day.
As we all know, it’s important to protect our skin all year round. During the warm summer months, it’s even more crucial to protect your skin any time you are outdoors. Avoiding long periods of direct sun from 10am to 2pm can be highly beneficial, as well as wearing protective clothing and a wide-brimmed hat.
One of our favorite products for daily protection is to use gloskinbeauty’s Tinted Face Primer SPF 30+ either alone or under your foundation. It’s silky sheer-to-medium coverage evens out skin tone and offers broad spectrum mineral coverage, protecting against both UVA (aging) and UVB (burning) rays.
Take along a gloskinbeauty Protecting Powder SPF 20 (in translucent or bronze) for an on-the-go application. Simply dust over the skin for protection. We love it for reapplying sunscreen right over your makeup.
By making a habit of deep conditioning your locks once a week, you’ll help maintain moisture that sun and chlorine can strip away.
Signature Salon & Spa also suggests switching out your daily cleansing products and alternating between a clarifying shampoo and a hydrating shampoo if you are swimming in chlorine. Clarifying shampoo will help remove unwanted mineral buildup and promote life back into your hair while a hydrating shampoo will continue to add moisture throughout the warm summer months.
Another important step to healthy skin and hair all year round is to check expiration dates on all your products, especially products with SPF. If there’s anything you haven’t used since last summer, it may be time to replace. Typically opened products are good for 12-24 month, but check your products packaging because it can vary.
With sandal season upon us, it’s a great time to keep up with your regular monthly Signature Spa pedicures. To maintain soft hydrated toes at-home, do a weekly foot scrub or foot file to exfoliate flaky dead skin and soften up any calluses. FarmHouse Fresh Honey Heel Glaze is a fantastic enzymatic hydrating gel. Pineapple and papaya enzymes dissolve dry dead cells, while honey is a moisturizing humectant leaving feet super soft and fresh. Also try Honey Heel Glaze on other dry areas like knees and elbows. Give your nails and cuticles some TLC by applying nourishing Solar Oil with vitamin E to them often.