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With summer comes more sun, longer days, more time outdoors and if you’re like me, you want to spend even less time fussing around with your face. Every season change is a chance to reevaluate and tweak your skin care routine. When it comes to your skin, the great thing about summer is that you can be a bit more relaxed with your routine; go minimal.

Morning

Step 1: Deep Cleanse. In the summer, the air is moist; humidity is at an all-time high. To keep things clean and simple, our mild aha/bha exfoliating cleanser will do. Rinses clean without over-drying the skin leaving it supple and plump.

TIP: I’m addicted to the CELLective Papaya Enzyme Scrub and it's perfect for getting in some extra exfoliation for simple summer skin care routines. To use, wet the skin and lather it up with the enzyme scrub, let it sit for two minutes, then rinse. Try it! Trust me your skin will thank you.

Step 2: Apply Toner. In the summer, keep your toner in the fridge. Our Skin Vitality Toner is perfect for this. It contains cooling cucumber and white tea extract and when you keep it cool it doubles as a refreshing botanical facial mist. Use after cleansing. Moisten a cotton ball with the toner and swipe all over your face. In the morning the cooling sensation is sure to wake you up and get you ready for the hot summer days.

Step 3: Moisturize and Protect. Finish your simple summer skin care routine with a lightweight moisturizer like our lightly scented SILK Sage & Citrus Hydrator made with light lemony scent, a touch of purifying sage and soothing Vitamin E or for a little more power behind your moisturizer turning into a treatment product as well, try our Glycolic Resurfacing Creme. Improves texture and tone while reducing pore size.
Follow up with a sunscreen product to further protect your skin from the warm summer sun.

Simple right? Three steps and you’re out the door. In the evening not too much changes. Unless you get really sweaty that day (you know from all the outdoor summer fun) you can go easier on the cleansing steps in the evening. If you did have one of those get dirty days, simply repeat the morning routine at night.

Evening

Step 1: Light Cleansing. Summer evenings are a great time to the most of our CELLective Oxygenating Cleanser This gentle lotion based cleanser will remove any makeup and grime while leaving the natural oils on your skin intact with the added bonus of releasing oxygen into the skin.

Step 2: Treatment time. Nighttime is perfect for addressing skin care concerns. If brighter more radiant skin is your goal, you can't go wrong applying my personal favorite product, our PRO-C Collagen Serum. A few drops is all you need. Apply to fingertips and massage onto face. If you notice fine lines and loss of elasticity if your concern, NightGUARD Max Rejuvenation Serum fits the bill. With time released retinol (Vitamin A), collagen production is stimulated while you sleep and skin texture smooths.


Twice a Week

Make time for a mask. Our CELLective Clinical SkinGLOW Radiance Masque can be your go-to summertime mask. Hydrates, plumps and micro-exfoliates. I love to use this before a party or special occasion. Leave it on for 10 minutes, rinse then put on your moisturizer and makeup for absolutely luminous skin! Get ready for the compliments...

There you have it, a minimal skin care routine for summer.