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Summer Skincare Routine and Best Products to Use

Summer Skincare Routine and Best Products to Use

Summer is here, and with it comes the promise of sunny days, beach trips, and outdoor adventures. While we all love soaking up the sun, it's essential to protect and care for our skin during this season. That's where Pretty Glow Box comes in. We're dedicated to helping you embrace a radiant summer with our skincare guide and a collection of top-notch products designed to keep your skin refreshed and protected in the sun. Get ready to discover the ultimate summer skincare routine that will leave your skin healthy and glowing all season long.

As a luxurious skincare brand that believes in the power of glowing, healthy skin, our meticulously crafted collection of skincare essentials is designed to nourish, rejuvenate, and enhance your natural radiance. With our products, you can achieve that coveted summer glow while ensuring your skin stays in its best condition. 

Summer Skincare with Pretty Glow Box

At Pretty Glow Box, we understand that summer calls for a different approach to skincare, focusing on protection from the sun's harmful rays, hydration in the heat, and that coveted sun-kissed glow. Our curated selection of skincare essentials is your ticket to achieving radiant and healthy skin all summer long.

Get ready to embark on a journey towards radiant, healthy skin as we explore the ultimate summer skincare routine and the best products to use for each step. From cleansing to sun protection and beyond, we've got you covered with expert recommendations and product benefits.

Step 1: Gentle Cleansing

Let's start with the foundation of any effective skincare routine: cleansing. Our Haruharu WONDER Black Rice Moisture 5.5 Soft Cleansing Gel is the perfect choice to cleanse your skin gently yet thoroughly. This skin-purifying gel cleanser boasts a mildly acidic formula rich in coconut-derived surfactants, ensuring the removal of dirt, dead skin cells, and impurities without stripping your skin. The real game-changer here is the fermented black rice extract, which not only cleanses but also keeps your skin plumped up and hydrated. It transforms into a fine, non-irritating foam, making it suitable for even sensitive skin or those with delicate skin barriers. 

Step 2: Exfoliation (1-2 times a week)

Exfoliation (1-2 times a week)

As we embrace summer, exfoliation becomes crucial to maintain a youthful and radiant complexion. Our recommendation: the Skin Proud Fruit Smoothie Gentle Enzyme Exfoliator from our Luminous Skin Beauty Box. This wonder product is formulated for daily use and harnesses the power of natural AHA and PHA acids from lemons, blueberries, and grapefruits. These gentle exfoliants efficiently remove dead skin cells while keeping your skin hydrated. We've enriched it with brightening magnolia and antioxidant-rich matcha extract to ensure your skin appears refreshed and glowing after each use. Plus, it's dermatologically tested, assuring it's gentle on your skin.

Step 3: Toning

Now, let's tone your skin to prepare it for the next steps in your summer skincare routine. The Haruharu WONDER Black Rice Hyaluronic Toner Fragrance-Free from The Wonder Collection is a must-try. This toner is free of alcohol and fragrances, featuring a formulation comprising 95% naturally derived ingredients, including 2,000 Korean black rice extract, hyaluronic acid, and beta-glucan. Not only does it provide intense hydration, but it also promotes skin cell regeneration, leaving your skin with a plumped-up finish and a revitalized complexion.

Step 4: Hydrating Serum

Hydrating Serum

Summer calls for a lightweight yet powerful serum to address concerns like dryness, dullness, and loss of elasticity. Enter the ONE THING HYALURONIC ACID COMPLEX serum. It's designed to suit all skin types, even those with sensitive or problematic skin. Packed with a mix of low and high-weight hyaluronic acid molecules, this serum penetrates all layers of the skin, from the superficial epidermis to the lower dermis. The result? Increased hydration, plumper and more radiant skin, a firmer appearance, and smoother, less visible fine lines and wrinkles.

Step 5: Moisturization

Hydration is key during the summer months, and our Haruharu WONDER Black Rice Hyaluronic Cream from The Wonder Collection is your ideal moisturizing companion. This potent cream contains 95% naturally derived ingredients, including 10,000 Korean black rice extract, hyaluronic acid, and evening primrose oil. Not only does it firm and hydrate your skin, but it also promotes skin cell regeneration, making it a fantastic choice for tackling signs of ageing.

Step 6: Sun Protection

Sun Protection

Sunscreen is non-negotiable in summer. Our recommendation is the MIXSOON Centella asiatica sun cream, also found in our Wonder Collection Beauty Box. This light formula resembles a serum more than a cream and provides a moist, volumizing glow while preventing skin damage from UV rays. It's suitable even for delicate skin and leaves you with a refreshing finish, without any sticky residue. 

How does sunscreen help protect against UV damage?

Sunscreen plays a pivotal role in safeguarding our skin from the potentially harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation, making it a crucial step in any skincare routine, especially during the summer months. UV radiation from the sun comes in two primary forms: UVA and UVB. Each of these types can wreak havoc on our skin if left unprotected.

UVA rays are responsible for the premature ageing of the skin. They penetrate the deeper layers, causing collagen and elastin to break down, resulting in fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. Moreover, UVA rays can lead to the development of age spots and contribute to uneven skin tone, leaving your skin looking less youthful and vibrant. On the other hand, UVB rays are notorious for causing sunburn. These rays primarily affect the top layers of your skin, leading to redness, peeling, and, in severe cases, blistering. UVB rays are also a significant contributor to the development of skin cancer.

Now, here's where sunscreen comes in as your knight in shining armour. Sunscreen contains active ingredients that either absorb, reflect, or scatter these harmful UV rays, preventing them from penetrating your skin. The result? Protection against sunburn, premature ageing, and a reduced risk of skin cancer.

But it's not just about protecting your skin from immediate damage. Using sunscreen consistently over time can significantly reduce the long-term effects of sun exposure, such as wrinkles, age spots, and a loss of skin elasticity. In essence, sunscreen is your most potent defence against the visible signs of ageing.

Step 7: After-Sun Care

After a day under the sun, it's crucial to soothe and rejuvenate your skin. Try our Haruharu Wonder Cream Brilliant Honey Green, also available in our LUMINOUS Skin (Mini Edition)" - Beauty Box. This cream moisturizes and brightens the skin, giving it a radiant look. Crafted using natural, cruelty-free ingredients, it's gentle on the skin and boasts anti-inflammatory properties, making it suitable for all skin types.

Step 8: Eye Care

Don't forget about your delicate eye area. Our SKIN PROUD icicle cooling eye serum stick offers a refreshing and cooling experience. Featuring a five-part hyaluronic acid complex, this unique balm-like stick freshens and tightens the under-eye area while locking in hydration. Use it on bare skin or over makeup for an instant pick-me-up. You can find this miracle product in our LUMINOUS Skin (Mini Edition)" - Beauty Box 

Step 9: Face Masks and Soothing Serums

After a day of sun exposure, your skin deserves some extra love and care. Consider pampering yourself with the following rejuvenating face masks and a potent vitamin C serum to ensure your skin stays healthy and radiant:

  • MIXSOON - BIFIDA MASK PACK (5EA): This mask pack is a true gem available in our COSMIC Dream (Mini Edition) Beauty Box. Enriched with Bifida fermentation lysate, a beneficial microorganism, it replenishes skin moisture and gently exfoliates old dead skin cells, leaving your skin tone clean and refreshed. This mask is a fantastic choice to improve the health of weakened skin cells and keep your skin looking its best. You can also purchase it individually.
  • KIN GIRLS - MIDNIGHT FACE MASK: This innovative mask, available for individual purchase and included in our Pure Bliss - Beauty Box, utilizes advanced black long fibre to purify pores and regulate skin oil levels. It releases negative ions while providing deep hydration to your skin, allowing it to breathe and rejuvenate after a long day. Treat your skin to a soothing and refreshing experience with this mask.
  • KINGIRLS Firm-It Mask: Available for individual purchase and also included in our Wonder Collection Beauty Box, this mask is designed to provide your skin with ultimate hydration and a smooth, youthful feel. Infused with Lavandula Flower Extract, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, and Salvia Officinalis Leaf Extract, it imparts a soft touch and restores moisture to prevent sagging skin. Enjoy the rejuvenating effects of this luxurious mask for firmer and more supple skin.
  • For an extra boost of skincare goodness, consider incorporating the DermaDoctor Kakadu C 20% Vitamin C Serum with Ferulic Acid and Vitamin E. This potent serum combines stabilized vitamin C, Ferulic Acid, Vitamin E, and Kakadu Plum Extract. Kakadu plum extract, a superfruit rich in Vitamin C, offers exceptional protection against free radicals, skin oxidation, and environmental pollutants. The 20% stabilized Vitamin C in this serum enhances skin tone and texture, stimulates collagen renewal, and addresses inflammation and hyperpigmentation. Make this serum your powerful anti-ageing ally for a glowing complexion that radiates health and vitality. You can find this serum in our COSMIC Dream (Mini Edition) Beauty Box. 

With these rejuvenating face masks and a powerful vitamin C serum in your after-sun skincare arsenal, your skin will stay refreshed, revitalized, and ready to face each day with a radiant glow.

Step 10: Lip care

Your lips are sensitive to sun damage too. Use a lip balm with SPF to protect them from getting dry, chapped, or sunburned. Try Mixsoon's Vegan Melting Lip Balm, your new go-to solution for achieving soft, moisturized, and beautifully nourished lips all year round, included in our Pure Bliss Beauty Box, The Wonder Collection Beauty Box, COSMIC Dream (Mini Edition) Beauty Box and also available to purchase individually. 

In our Pure Bliss Beauty Box, we've included a true gem that your lips will absolutely adore – the SUNKISS Protective Lip Balm Treatment SPF 30+. This balm from our Pure Bliss - Beauty Box is the ultimate lip shield, offering triple-action power as a sun protector, treatment for chapped lips with shea butter, and nourishment with sweet almond oil. This all-weather wonder combats heat, wind, chill, and dryness while delivering a powerful boost of hydration, all in a reef-safe, water-resistant formula, free from animal-derived ingredients, silicone, paraffin, and beeswax.

Triple Action Power: Sun Protection, Treatment, and Nourishment

  1. Sun Protection: With SPF 30+, this lip balm is your lip's best friend when it comes to guarding against UV rays. It forms a protective cushion that shields your lips from the sun's harmful effects, helping to prevent sunburn and UV-related damage.
  2. Treatment: SUNKISS isn't just about protection; it's also about healing and preventing chapped lips. Shea butter, a renowned natural moisturizer, plays a vital role in soothing and healing dry, chapped lips. Say goodbye to cracked and uncomfortable lips!
  3. Nourishment: Sweet almond oil is a hero ingredient known for its exceptional hydrating properties. It helps your lips retain moisture, ensuring they stay soft, supple, and beautifully nourished, even in challenging weather conditions.

Incorporate this comprehensive summer skincare routine and our recommended Pretty Glow Box products into your daily regimen, and you'll be all set to embrace the season with confidence. Enjoy the sunny days knowing your skin is not only protected but also radiantly beautiful! 

Additional Tips for a Healthy Summer Glow

Additional Tips for a Healthy Summer Glow

Taking care of your skin isn't just about the products you use—it's also about lifestyle choices and habits that contribute to your skin's overall health. Here are some additional tips to help you achieve and maintain that radiant summer glow:

  1. Stay Hydrated: Water is your skin's best friend. Staying well-hydrated helps your skin maintain its elasticity and suppleness. Aim to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, and more if you're active or spending time in the sun.
  2. Avoid Excessive Heat: While enjoying the sun is great, it's essential to be mindful of excessive heat exposure. Try to stay in the shade during peak sun hours (typically between 10 am and 4 pm) to reduce the risk of sunburn and skin damage.
  3. Wear Protective Clothing: Your skin can benefit from an extra layer of protection. Don't forget to wear wide-brimmed hats to shield your face from the sun, sunglasses to protect your eyes and the delicate skin around them, and lightweight, long-sleeved clothing to cover your arms and torso.
  4. Use Sunscreen on All Exposed Skin: Sunscreen should be applied not only to your face but also to any other exposed areas like your neck, chest, arms, and legs. Make it a habit to cover all sun-exposed skin with sunscreen to prevent premature aging and reduce the risk of skin cancer.
  5. Eat a Skin-Healthy Diet: What you put into your body can also impact your skin's health. Incorporate fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants into your diet. Berries, leafy greens, and citrus fruits are excellent choices as they help combat free radicals and support your skin's natural defense mechanisms.
  6. Get Adequate Sleep: Your skin rejuvenates while you sleep, so make sure you're getting enough rest. Aim for 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night to allow your skin to repair and regenerate.
  7. Manage Stress: High-stress levels can lead to skin issues like acne and premature aging. Incorporate stress-reduction techniques into your routine, such as yoga, meditation, or simply taking time for yourself to relax.

Get That Summer Glow 

By combining these additional tips with the Pretty Glow Box summer skincare products and beauty boxes, you'll be well on your way to enjoying a radiant and healthy summer glow. Remember that consistent care and protection are key to maintaining beautiful skin throughout the season. Embrace the sunny days, and let your natural radiance shine through!