upgrade your warm weather skincare routine

The sun is shining, temperatures are rising, and it’s the perfect time to change up your skincare routine. You switch up your clothing choices depending on the weather, and it’s definitely wise to do the same with your skincare products!

Here’s how we like to update our skincare routines when warmer weather rolls around.

tip #1: exfoliate the gray days away

In cold weather, skin tends to become drier, flakier, and more likely to have a ton of dead cells sitting on its surface. These dead cells can contribute to clogged pores, oiliness, and a duller complexion in general. Exfoliating is a great way to improve skin texture and boost your glow by helping slough away dead skin buildup, revealing smoother, more radiant skin underneath. 

Bring back your radiance just in time for warmer weather by exfoliating with a gentle agent, like our sea moss exfoliator

tip #2: keep it fresh 

We love a spritz (or several!) of our rosewater toner on a hot day. This balancing toner refreshes and soothes skin, while also helping hydrate it. Look inside the weekend bag of anyone on team cocokind, and you’re always likely to find a bottle (or two!).

Additionally, if you’re someone who wears makeup, you might be worried about it melting off of your face in warmer climates. If that’s the case, try using our rosewater toner as a setting spray, to help you keep your *look* intact. Simply spray it on your face and let it dry - no need to rub it in! As the rosewater evaporates, it’ll leave behind a protective layer that helps set makeup, reduce smudging, and control excess oil. 

tip #3: the essence of hydration

Chlorine, saltwater, dry air, and other warm weather environmental factors can dehydrate your skin - even if it feels oily from sweating all day. To help combat this, we recommend bolstering your skin’s moisture levels with an essence, like our glow essence with sea grape caviar

An essence helps kickstart the hydration process by penetrating your skin’s top layer. As it sinks into your skin, it creates a pathway that moisturizers are then able to easily follow, allowing them to absorb more deeply into your skin than they would on their own. TL; DR (too long, didn’t read), deeper penetration of moisturizers allows for deeper hydration of the skin. 

Simply spray our glow essence onto your face after toning, pat it in with your fingertips, and then moisturize directly after. 

tip #4: lighten up 

Your heavy moisturizers were great for keeping your skin hydrated and nourished in colder, drier weather, but as it gets warmer, you might want to transition into using a lighter, more quickly absorbing moisturizer - one that still offers quality hydration, but with a more lightweight feel.

Additionally, if you’ll be spending more time outside in the sun, your skin will be more at risk of free radical damage. We definitely recommend choosing a moisturizer that contains antioxidants, which help neutralize free radicals and defend your skin against oxidative stress. 

For a lightweight, fast-absorbing moisturizer that contains powerful, protective antioxidants, we recommend our golden elixir

tip #5: spf - regularly!

We can’t seem to say it enough, but… sunscreen is SO important for your skin’s health! Excessive sun exposure can lead to free radical damage, uneven skin tone, premature signs of aging, and more. 

At cocokind, we recommend physical sunscreens, ones containing active ingredients like zinc oxide and titanium oxide. You can find more info about what we look for in a sunscreen here

tip #5: shield your eyes

The skin around your eyes is the THINNEST skin on your body. This makes it extremely susceptible to damage and dryness, especially under the sun. In warmer, sunnier climates, you should not only be wearing sunglasses, but also regularly and frequently hydrating the skin around your eyes too.

We love to use a nourishing under eye moisturizer like our mymatcha all-over moisture stick to ward off dryness and protect the delicate skin around our eyes.

This spring / summer, let your skin do its natural glowy thang! We hope you found these tips helpful. If you have questions, always feel free to email info@cocokind.com or DM us on instagram!