From tropical vacays to local beach days, it’s summertime—and the living is easy. You've spent all winter inside, and you're more than ready to catch some rays. But while it’s fun in the sun, the heat and sweat can wreak havoc on your skin.
Lucky for you, we're sharing five summer beauty tips for healthy, radiant skin all season long.
How does the summer heat affect your skin?
Summer sunshine can have harsh effects on the skin. A combination of high temperatures and humidity can leave skin feeling oily and sweaty. Let’s take a look at what’s really happening when your skin reacts to higher temps.
Did you know that sweat plays a role in how your skin feels during the summer? Sweat cools your body off when it gets too hot, but when it mixes with dirt and oil—no bueno. It can lead to clogged pores and pesky breakouts. The summer sun alone can make your skin dry, red and irritated. When you add in humidity, existing skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis are likely to flare up.
5 things to add to your summer body care
Beat the heat with these five summer body care tips.
A light moisturizer or lotion
Even during the summer, your skin needs to be moisturized. Since seasonal dryness isn't as common, you don't need a rich, winter cream. Here are some skin care tips for summer.
First, take a break from thick moisturizers that contain ingredients like petrolatum. Instead, opt for lighter Body Creams that will keep skin feeling hydrated without weighing it down. You want a moisturizer that maintains hydration without making you feel sticky and heavy.
A great option for summer is Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, our award-winning, iconic body cream for visibly firmer skin. Fast-absorbing cupuaçu butter delivers deep hydration and essential fatty acids into your skin. It’s a fast-absorbing treat that leaves skin feeling silky soft and non-greasy.
Finish with a spritz or two of Perfume Mist to evoke even more summer vibes.
Most people think sun protection is only necessary for long days outdoors. But sunscreen isn’t just for your summer skincare routine. In fact, it should be a part of your daily routine. Don’t wait for summer to get into the habit of protecting your skin from UV exposure, start today Get into the practice of adding an SPF of 30 or higher under your makeup every day and to exposed areas of your body.
While sunscreen is a must-have and sweating is the body's natural way of cooling off, both can lead to clogged pores. That's where exfoliation comes in—it’s the ultimate skin care for summer hack and helps combat these issues.
Exfoliation is the removal of dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. It helps unclog pores and can reduce blemishes to reveal a smoother, more radiant complexion.
Take our Bom Dia Body Scrub, for example. This resurfacing body scrub with 10% AHA BHA is like a facial for your body. Dead skin cells and clogged pores don’t stand a chance. Another skincare hero is Bum Bum Body Scrub. This spa-worthy treat delivers the soft, summer-ready skin we crave all year round. It gently exfoliates and nourishes skin with a microbead-free blend.
Scoop a generous amount and rub it between your hands, then apply to wet skin, massaging in a circular motion. This ritual can also helps boost circulation and intensify skin-smoothing benefits. It’s important to never exfoliate if you're sunburned. Instead, let the skin heal on its own first.
Your skin is like magic, it's always renewing itself. give it the chance to do so without being weighed down by sweat, SPF, and oil.
Summery body oils
In Brazil, glowing skin is a year-round obsession. Now you can add a Brazilian-style shimmer to your skin care for summer with GlowMotions Glow Body Oil. While using an oil in the summer may sound counterintuitive, it actually helps to balance skin's natural oils and keep it hydrated.
This obsession-worthy oil can illuminate skin for a natural-looking, glowing, summer look. To use, pump in your hands first, then apply to your body before blending all over for smooth, even application.
After a day in the sun, a body oil can add much-needed moisture. Bum Bum Body Firmeza Oil is visibly firming and provides deep nourishment. It also reduces the look of puffiness. Massage this deliciously scented body oil into the skin morning and night.
A clarifying body wash
Summer breakouts are often inevitable. With the heat comes more sweating and a higher risk of buildup. With these summer tips for skin, you don't have to let breakouts hold you back from flaunting your best skin. One of the best ways to keep skin clear is with a cleanser containing AHA and BHA. This is proven to help skin look and feel more refreshed, healthy, and rejuvenated.
We believe radiant, clearer-looking skin starts in the shower. That’s why we recommend Bom Dia Bright™ Clarifying AHA BHA Body Wash. It helps keep pores free from impurities, leaving you with an even, glowing complexion this summer—and beyond.
Looking for something gentler? You’ll love Brazilian 4Play Moisturizing Shower Cream-Gel. Irresistibly scented and sulfate free, this moisturizing shower cream-gel cleanses skin without stripping it of moisture. Plus, it’s full of skin-friendly fatty acids for a silky-soft feeling.