With the summer comes all sorts of entertaining activities – barbecues, afternoons at the pool, long walks on the beach, and fun outdoor workouts.

Unfortunately, all this time spent under the sun can be brutal on your skin. Aside from the appearance of blemishes and breakouts associated with increased temperatures and humidity, exposure to UV radiation can lead to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles associated with premature aging, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.

So, what can you do about this? Follow this easy skincare regimen for fabulous summer skin!

1. Cleanse to Control Oil Issues

During the summer, temperature and humidity generally increase significantly. This means you sweat more, and your body’s production of natural oils is kicked into overdrive.

We recommend using a cleanser like Rejuvity® Purifying Cleanser twice a day to help keep your skin feel clean and balanced by removing excess oil.

2. Don’t Skip the Toner

Using a quality toner immediately after cleansing is an important but often overlooked part of any skincare routine.

Toners, like Rejuvity Hydrating Toner, work to brighten complexion and tighten pores.

3. Moisturize the Right Way

Here’s the mistake that most people make during the summer: They think that because they are sweating so much, using a heavy lotion or moisturizer is necessary to replace this lost moisture. What they should be doing instead is moisturizing from the inside by staying hydrated and drinking plenty of water.

As counterintuitive as it may sound, summertime calls for a lightweight moisturizer like Rejuvity Moisturizing Day Cream. Because the skin’s oil production is already in high gear, applying a heavy moisturizer can gum up the works by clogging pores. Be sure you’re moisturizing every time you cleanse, and tone for the best results.

4. Exfoliate, But Don’t Overdo It

As you go about your week, skin cells naturally die and are replaced by new skin cells. The problem is that these dead skin cells can stay on your skin, block pores, and trap oils and bacteria associated with the appearance of acne. Using a quality exfoliator like Rejuvity Bamboo Exfoliating Polish two to three times a week helps clear away these dead skin cells and reveal healthy, radiant skin.

But, when it comes to exfoliating, it is entirely possible to have too much of a good thing. Skin cells have life cycles that last longer than a day, so there’s no need to exfoliate more than two to three times a week. In fact, over-exfoliation can irritate and damage your skin.

5. Protect Your Investment

It would be a shame to let all your work taking care of your skin go to waste with a nasty sunburn. And it would be even worse to let prolonged exposure to UV rays visibly age you over time. That’s why applying a quality sunscreen each morning before you leave home is a must – even if it’s cloudy outside or you work indoors and aren’t spending time outside. The good news is that if you’re using our Rejuvity Moisturizing Day Cream with 15 SPF, you’re already doing this for your face!

You can also invest in a cute, wide-brimmed hat to protect your face and neck if you’re going to be outdoors for long periods of time. Besides, big hats are making a comeback!

6. Treat Yourself

Everything up to this point constitutes a normal skincare routine. But, you may have a few other issues you want to treat, like the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, or under-eye puffiness. If that’s the case, there are a few extra products you may wish to add to your arsenal, like Rejuvity Age-Defying Eye Cream and Rejuvity Essential Youth Serum™.

The Eye Cream is formulated to brighten the eye area while firming, toning, and reducing the appearance of fine lines, while the Youth Serum contains rich sea pearl powder to visibly firm the skin, improve texture, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Start following these easy steps for skin that looks as fabulous as you feel this summer!