Ever notice that when the weather heats up, your skin and hair turn into a hot mess too? Summer brings a slew of challenges triggered by sun, salt, humidity and chlorine — even your A/C—which can wreak havoc on your beauty goals.
The fact is, when the seasons change, so should your beauty bag. Keep reading to find out which clean label essentials you can pick up to help you avoid these effects and look flawless at any pool party, beach day or backyard BBQ this summer.
HOW SUMMER AFFECTS YOUR SKIN AND HAIR
Humidity | Depending on where you live, summer heat can bring a wave of humidity. This spike in moisture causes an increase in sweat, which can lead to excess oil and clogged pores. And as for hair, most people (especially those with curly locks) are well aware of the frizz that takes hold when humidity peaks.
Sun | Sunshine is definitely a warm welcome after months of cold, but as you begin to spend more time outdoors, you also expose your skin and hair to intense sun rays. And if not protected properly, this can lead to long term damage ranging from excessively dry, brittle hair to dark spots, wrinkles and premature aging of the skin. Of course, SPF is the only way to defend your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays but incorporating soothing products can also help reduce the dryness and uneven skin tone.
Environmental Stressors | Pollution is another huge factor that affects the health of your skin and hair. While outdoor pollution is a year-round problem, it becomes a bigger concern as you begin to shift to more outdoor dinner parties, workouts and weekend activities during warmer months. This is when your body tends to be exposed to higher amounts of dust, smoke and debris.
Salt & Chlorine | A splash in the cool water is one of the most enjoyable ways to survive the summer heat, but did you know both the pool and ocean can have a negative impact on your skin and hair? Whether swimming in chlorine or salt water, these compounds tend to cause excessive dryness. Salt is known to soak up moisture while chlorine strips the skin and hair of the natural oils that keep it hydrated and protected from damage.
Air Conditioner | Another cool down method that could be causing dry skin and hair? Your A/C. Because air conditioners tend to remove moisture from the air, they are also one of the biggest culprits causing frizzy hair and dull skin. Overtime, this can lead to brittle hair that lacks shine, along with flaky skin that is vulnerable to signs of premature aging.
The good news is, with the right clean label products you can beat the summer heat and keep your skin and hair looking hydrated and feeling their best—from head-to-toe. Discover them below:
SUMMER ESSENTIALS FOR THE BODY
Many of us are trading in our jeans for shorts and our sweaters for sundresses—and it’s this very wardrobe switch that often leads to a boost in demand for products that leave skin looking tan, toned and smooth all summer long:
For tan-looking skin: Sunkissed skin is definitely a warm weather must-have. But while lounging by the pool or a nap on the beach was once a typical way to acquire a glow, now we know constant exposure to UV rays from the sun is proven to accelerate both skin aging and damage. The skin is the body’s largest organ, so you want to make sure it is protected, but slathering up in sunscreen doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice an authentic-looking tan. With Modere CellProof Sunless Tanning Foam, you can get true color results that are perfect for summer, and promote youthful-looking skin to boot. It’s the ONLY self-tanner that features patented BioCell Collagen® CG with hyaluronic acid and collagen peptides to deeply hydrate and transform your skin’s appearance. This lightweight formula works with the skin’s protein to develop natural-looking color in as little as 4 to 8 hours with a flawless, streak-free application.
For toned and smooth-looking skin: Dimpled skin is one of the top complaints women have when it comes their skin’s appearance. If you’re ready to slip into that new bathing suit but want a little help toning and smoothing the appearance of certain areas, then this innovative body care formula should be at the top of your summer essentials list! Modere CellProof Body Firming Foam is a luxurious, airy foam that is designed to help visibly even, firm and tighten targeted areas of the body. Powered by patented BioCell Collagen® CG, plus Macaline® Maca and Pro-Sveltyl OP®, Body Firming Foam boosts hydration while reducing appearance of cellulite on the thighs, abdomen, abs and more.
You know the importance of before-sun care, but what about after-sun care? The truth is, it’s inevitable that your skin is going to be exposed to sunlight, especially with increased outdoor activities during the hot summer months. So, while you do your best to reapply sunscreen, wear hats and protective clothing, your skin is still going to soak up some of those sun rays—leaving it in need of hydrating and soothing ingredients. Modere Soothing Lotion is an excellent go-to, whether you’re dealing with post-sun redness or just want to help keep your skin in top condition. This gentle formula is made with aloe vera and 7 botanicals to help provide skin with moisturizing relief after sun and/or wind exposure. Featuring a pleasant, citrusy scent that channels the summer breeze, Soothing Lotion helps create a barrier to protect the skin from environmental stressors as it revitalizes and pampers with enhanced hydration.
SUMMER ESSENTIALS FOR THE FACE
Fact: Your skin tends to produce more oil and shine during the warm months. Combine that with an increase in both sweat and humidity and you’ve got the perfect summer storm for a complexion that is overwhelmed. If you find yourself struggling with this very problem, a toner made for combination skin could be just what you need to help balance an oily appearance.
Even if you tend to err on the side of normal or dry skin, a combination toner is a great switch for summer months because it is specially formulated to balance skin’s appearance when oil and texture are out of whack. Modere Combination Toner caters to this summertime need with a rare extract from the Resurrection plant that helps quench dehydrated skin while taming shine in areas like the t-zone. It is also formulated to enhance the look of skin’s suppleness for a complexion that looks softer, smoother and more even.
Your wardrobe isn’t the only thing getting switched out for summer…so is your makeup. Whether you want a look that can stand up to the beach waves or last through your morning walk to work, summertime usually calls for waterproof makeup that can withstand the heat and water. And while it might be a saving grace during the day, trying to remove heavy formulas at night can a bit of a hassle. Not with Modere Eye Makeup Remover! This dual-phase, non-irritating and dermatologist-tested remover quickly dissolves the most stubborn makeup with a unique formula that targets a variety of waterproof cosmetics. Whether you prefer to go all glam or flaunt a natural summer look, you can easily remove long wear lip stains and waterproof mascara with a few easy swipes. Simply shake to mix the oil and water-based phases to activate for quick, gentle makeup removal.
SUMMER ESSENTIALS FOR THE HAIR
Don’t let brittle hair strands stand in the way of perfect beach waves or that nighttime updo. Like we said, summer heat and humidity can have a huge impact on the health of your hair, and constant exposure to UVA/UVB rays, salt and chlorine have the potential to leave it looking dry and brittle.
If your hair is in need of a reset, reach for another Modere summer essential to help deeply restore moisture to your mane. Modere Repairing Hair Mask is powered by a restorative formula that includes abyssinica seed oil, murumuru butter, fennel seed extract and other natural conditioning ingredients to provide intense hydration and repair. This luxurious mask also helps protect hair from environmental stressors, ultimately boosting both strength and shine!
Don’t let summer fun take a toll on your skin and hair. Protect your body from head to toe with these clean label must-haves that will help you beat the summer heat…and look great doing it! To find out more about these summer essentials or shop our lineup of science-backed health, beauty and lifestyle products, visit modere.com