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The Ultimate Guide to Summer Skincare

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Summer has finally arrived, but is your skin ready for it? Don’t let rising temperatures and UV rays rain on your summer sunshine. Practice these tried and true skincare tips to keep your face fresh and flawless all season long. We’re sharing our favorite beauty recommendations and products available at the best mall in Miami.


Moisturize Your Heart Out

One advantage of living in a humid state like Florida is that our skin can stay moist throughout most of the year. During the summer, your skin is dealing with harsh UV rays and conditions that can make staying hydrated more difficult. A water-based moisturizer will do wonders for quenching your thirsty skin. L’Occitane’s mineral moisture mask blends hyaluronic acid with water-binding molecules to minimize pores and provide a healthy glow.

Aqua Reotier Mineral Moisture Mask at L’Occitane, $39


Make Sunscreen Your Best Friend

Keep sunscreen in your bag at all times this summer — you should be inseparable! Like any BFF, SPF will have your back against the summer heat. Not only will sunscreen help fight off terrible burns, but it will also keep your skin youthful and prevent wrinkles. The daily application of sunscreen is a must, so prepare to lather up. La Mer’s Soleil de La Mer is the perfect broad spectrum for everyday use.

Concerned about your face? You should be. Sunscreen is just as vital for your skin and should be applied before your makeup. As an extra layer of protection, set your makeup with Supergoop! SPF 30 setting mist.

Soleil de La Mer The Reparative Body Sun Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30 at Nordstrom, $100

SUPERGOOP! X Rebecca Taylor Defense Refresh Setting Mist Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 50 Mini at Sephora, $32


Calm Burns with Aloe

Kick your burnt blues to the curb. While sunscreen is a necessary measure, burns can still happen. Care for your crisp skin with nature’s best remedy: aloe vera. Lush’s Breath of Fresh Air toner, made with sea water and aloe vera gel, will calm and hydrate stressed skin.

Breath of Fresh Air Toner at LUSH, $10.95


Embrace the Jade Roller

While jade is believed to have many spiritual benefits, the stone also touts healing powers for the skin. Jade rollers can balance fluids in the body, improve lymphatic drainage, calm the nervous system, and soothe skin. By adding a jade roller to your routine when moisturizing with oils and serums, the tool will pack products into your skin and create a soothing massage. Pro tip: put your jade roller in the freezer to reduce the appearance of burnt cheeks and puffy eyes. The cold will feel amazing on your skin while offering a much-needed reprieve from the summer heat.

SHIFFA Jade Facial Massager Roller at Bloomindale’s, $63


Go Easy on the Makeup

Less is more. As you sweat, your makeup is bound to crease and cake up. The summer temperatures can cause you to sweat more as makeup clogs your pores and wreaks havoc on your skin. Avoid breakouts by wearing light makeup, and watch your blemishes clear up in no time. Not only does IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream have a cult following, but the lightweight formula also features SPF 50 UVA/UVB broad-spectrum sunscreen. The cream is infused with hydrolyzed collagen, peptides, niacin, hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and vitamins, making it a multi-tasking must-have product for your makeup bag.

IT Cosmetics CC Cream at Macy’s, $39


Kiss Dry Lips Goodbye

Buttermask for Lips at Kiehl’s, $26


Keep your lips kissable this summer by lathering them in Kiehl’s nourishing overnight lip treatment. Wake up with visibly soft and restored lips that are ready to beat the Miami heat waves. Beauty sleep never looked so good.


Exfoliate Responsibly

Exfoliation is necessary when it comes to wiping away dead skin cells and buildup. While ridding yourself of grime can be addictive, it’s important to remember that there is such a thing as over exfoliating. According to Bustle, dermatologist Dr. Kally Papantoniou recommends exfoliating once per week and holding off after prolonged sun exposure.

Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator at MAC Cosmetics, $32


Cool Down with Sheet Masks

Rejuvenate & Glow Sheet Masks at Bath & Body Works, $10.50


Refresh your skin with Bath & Body Works’ rejuvenating sheet mask duo. Sheet masks are a mess-free way to give yourself a mini-spa treatment and achieve a healthy complexion. For an extra soothing mask session, put your sheet mask in the refrigerator before use. A sheet mask is also the perfect addition to your travel carry-on this summer; use one while jet setting to fight dry airplane cabin condition.


Stay Hydrated

Hidrate Spark 2.0 Smart Water Bottle at Urban Outfitters, $45


One of the most notable skin tips of all is the oldest in the book. In extreme heat, your body needs more water to function. Whether you’re sunbathing or going for a run, you need to digest a constant flow of fluids to fight off dehydration. Outside of your physical health, dehydration will also affect your skin and can show premature signs of aging. Drinking water helps rid you of toxins, keeps your skin texture more supple, and helps to clear up breakouts. The Hidrate Spark 2.0 smart water pairs with your phone through Bluetooth, notifying you of your daily hydration. Your skincare game just got smarter!

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