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The Skincare Hacks to Keep You Glowing All Summer Long

Summertime is that wonderful time of year where the warm weather lets us show off a little more skin. Beyond worrying about sunburns, we all want to have that perfect even tan and tone that gives us that dewy and refreshed summer look. Whether you're trying to prevent wrinkles or protect yourself from potentially dangerous UV rays, there are skin care hacks that everyone needs to have to help keep their skin safe and looking gorgeous from June to September.

Don't forget to exfoliate.

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Dry skin can easily occur during the summer, so it's important to regularly scrub away and eliminate the potential for dryness and redness in the face and in other parts of the body. Every summer skincare routine needs a great exfoliator to avoid drying out and depleting skin cells. Fifth & Root's Karmic Cleanse gentle exfoliating cleanser helps draw out surface impurities brought on by pollutants and sun damage, helping to purify and brighten the skin.

Fifth & Root turns to the power of antioxidant-rich ingredients to develop the ultimate summer vibe for all skin types. Karmic Cleanse is rich in Matcha Tea, a superfood that prevents signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines that are often tied to sun damage. Combined with fruit enzymes, your complexion is spared from premature aging, eliminating any surface dead skin cells that can leave the face susceptible to patchiness and dryness. This face wash, combined with light makeup, provides the ultimate summertime refresher.

Always check a product's SPF.

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When building a skincare routine for the summer, it's important to add sunscreen to that list. However, it also helps to check the SPF of your skincare products to provide some added protection. Sun protection factor, or SPF, measures how much a product will protect you from the sun's UVB and some UVA rays. The higher the SPF, the more protection you have. Beyond sunscreen, SPF is now appearing in everything from lip balms to moisturizers to reduce the risk of skin damage while you lay out during the summer.

Fifth & Root eliminates chemical sunscreens and synthetic fillers that can clog up pores, resulting in oily skin and breakouts from UV exposure. With products rich in Olea Europaea fruit oil, you can provide anti-inflammatory properties for your skin during the warmer months of the year. Yes, that name is complex, but we're actually talking about olive oil. Along with protective clothes, our formulas can keep you from suffering sun damage, including unsightly heat rash and eczema.

Lighten up your skincare routine.

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While dermatologists recommend a regular skin care regimen, most will offer up suggestions for specifically dealing with summer skin as opposed to other times of the year. More lightweight products are suggested to avoid irritation and promote healthy skin as the temperature heats up. Hydrating formulas allow for a more simplified form of cleansing and moisturizing that doesn't clog up pores and prevents the possibility of inflammation and acne during your summer getaway.

Fifth & Root's Second Nature calming facial moisturizer offers a lightweight texture that deals with unseen chemicals and pollution that can be brought on by harmful UV rays. Rich in adaptogens and terpenes, this inflammation-fighting and hydrating formula helps quench cortisol and deliver protective antioxidants. Combined with whole-plant CBD, some people even get a calming sensation while also avoiding dark spots brought on by lengthy stays in the sun.

Make the most of vitamin-rich products.

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To get the best protection for your skin during the summer, you'll want to make sure that your skincare routine is rich in nutrients and antioxidants. Think about it, you probably rely on foods rich in both nutrients and antioxidants to get yourself into summer shape, so why not give your skin the same opportunity that helps benefit your overall health even more? Vitamin C serums are often promoted by dermatologists to provide an extra layer of protection that also nourishes the skin, especially when you plan on spending a couple of hours out tanning.

For any skin tone, it's important to have an all-over salve that utilizes active ingredients that are rich in vitamins and minerals. Daily use of Fifth & Root's Salvation CBD salve softens the skin, eliminating the pollutants we may feel on our bodies after walking around in humid weather all day. You know that grimy feeling we're talking about. Centuries-old nutritional properties like St. John's Wort and Calendula, teamed with cannabinoids, revitalizes the skin while aromatherapeutic properties help relax the body. Eliminating stress is a part of any good skincare routine, preventing breakouts over time.

Stay hydrated, not steamed.

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Now that you've stocked up on lightweight skin care and makeup products that avoid causing heavy clogs in your pores, you're set up with the very best for perfect summer skin. However, it's important to keep yourself hydrated throughout. If you find yourself in the pool, make sure to exfoliate after you are done as chlorine can have a negative impact on the skin, especially when it comes to dryness. Gentle exfoliants will help get those pool chemicals out of the skin.

Regular showers are important but too hot of water can dry out the skin, leaving you with redness from soaking in higher temperature baths and steams. This can lead to more dead skin and even blisters brought on by this exposure. Moisturizers and exfoliants that are hydration forward which can help provide a greater protective barrier. Fifth & Root's Drops of Sunshine revitalizing tincture helps support the skin inside and out against the root causes of sensitive skin, discomfort, and dullness.

Summer skin care is all about having a healthy glow and taking the time to protect yourself against that powerful midday sun. Be sure to consult your dermatologist for the proper regimen of organic summer skincare products, and look to Fifth & Root for everything from cleansers to face masks that provide healing properties to maintain the best skin tone possible from June to September. Plus, our products are available all year round, allowing you to adjust your skincare regimen depending on the season and the needs of the entire body.

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