Summer is our favorite time of year, the long days filled with sunshine and warmer temperatures pull us out of our winter doldrums and into the outdoors. The new environment and activities also bring a new set of skincare challenges. With pool chemicals, UV rays, bug spray, heavy sunscreens and added outdoor sweat sessions, your skin is likely going to be craving some specialized attention. We have curated the summers most essential products to keep your skin protected and radiant while you play outside this summer season.
Toner | Clinique Clarifying Lotion
Opting for a toner in your morning routine will give you that fresh face feeling without stripping your skin of the essential oils that your body naturally creates during the night. Toners also help make the pores less susceptible to bacteria build up throughout the day. We love the Clinique Clarifying Lotion which comes in three different varieties depending on your skin type. Simply damped a small cotton pad and apply all over your face and neck.
Serum | Vichy Mineral 89
Serum is basically like a glass of water – for your skin! It can either hydrate or cleanse depending on your skin type. We have found the Vichy Mineral 89 to be the lightest and most versatile serum which lasts throughout the entire day. Apply using your fingertips and gently massage into the skin.
Sunscreen | Elta MD UV
As Sporting Girls, we spend a lot of time outside and in the sunshine. It is essential to protect our skin from sun damage as it can create brown spots, discoloration, increase facial red veins, blotchiness and eventually can lead to early aging. Our favorite line of defense in Elta MD UV protection with an SPF of 46 and a hint of color to create that flawless complexion.
Under Eye | Teoxanne
Your skin around your eyes is different from the rest of your skin and it deserves some special treatment. If you take a proactive approach to managing your dark circles and under eye bags, you can avoid using fillers and other procedures. The Teoxane Purse Sense Redensity is a hyaluronic acid solution that is integrated into their skincare line to prevent both static and dynamic wrinkles. The applicator makes it easy to apply while also offering a cooling sensation and feeling of rejuvenation.
Night Cream | Exuviance Night Renewal Hyrdagel
You wouldn’t go to bed without brushing your teeth, so why tuck in without taking care of your skin? Since your body does the majority of its recovering and resorting while you are asleep incorporating a night cream into your regime will yield serious results. The Exuviance Night Renewal Hyrdagel is both an exfoliator and a hydrator. It works by first using Mandelic Acid to smooth away the appearance of fine lines and then refines skin texture and pore size with Gluconolactone. You’ll wake up looking and feeling refreshed and ready to play.
Nourish | Peter Thomas Roth Potent – C Power Serum
It's never too early to fight the signs of aging. Vitamin C boots collagen growth and helps to reduce fine lines and brighten any sun spots you may have picked up from summers past. Sunlight breaks down vitamin C quickly so this serum is best to use at night when it can work its magic as you sleep. Just like vitamin D and sun exposure, you can have too much of a good thing so apply sparingly to avoid clogging pores. This silky serum will help assure that the only part of you developing thicker skin, is your personality.
Scrub | Clarisonic Mia
After a long day on the course or court, we always feel like we need a deep cleanse. Depending on your skin type, the Clarisonic Mia can be used weekly or daily to give you that spa facial feeling. Pair your favorite facewash with this brush and find it even more effective. If you have a dry complexion, a weekly scrub to remove flaky or dead skin will give you the luminous glow you’re looking for. If you have an oily complexion, we recommend a daily scrub in the evening.
Hydrate | Water
This one seems obvious, but it is so easy to forget to stay hydrated. The most beautiful skin comes from within and cleansing with at least 64 oz of water each day helps flush your largest organ – your skin! Nourishing your body with the right combination of diet, exercise and maintenance will ensure you look and feel your best. Check out our Fuel Series and Sweat Series for more on wellness.