With the lazy days of summer right around the corner, now is the perfect time to evaluate and simplify your skin care routine. 

Protect – Wear sunscreen EVERY DAY even if your plans don’t take you outdoors. Your sunscreen should protect against UVA, UVB and IR-A.  I recommend Total Defense and Repair (TDR) by SkinMedica. TDR features a proprietary trio of potent antioxidants which protects against free radicals, soothes and brightens the skin, and supports the extracellular matrix. This light weight product is available in SPF 34 (plain and tinted) and SPF 50. There is literally no excuse not to give your skin the protection is needs.

Hydrate – We all know how important it is to drink plenty of fluids, especially water, during the long hot days of summer. Don’t forget about hydrating your skin. Dry, flaky skin doesn’t look good on anyone. HA5 hydrating serum is ideal for all skin types and is the perfect complement to your existing anti-aging regimen. This unique formulation provides long lasting hydration for up to 8 hours.

Clean – With summer fun, comes summer sweat. The Clarisonic sonic cleansing device works with skin’s natural elasticity to flush dirt, oil, sunscreen and makeup from pores and deliver powerful results. Pair the Clarisonic with SkinMedica’s AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser to improve the appearance of skin texture, tone, and smoothness. Its gentle formula encourages healthy skin renewal without leaving skin feeling dry, tight, or irritated. As a bonus, you will notice an improvement in skin radiance and luminosity.

Remember to grab your wide brimmed hat, sunglasses, and a water bottle every time you head outdoors.