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Question: What’s a good summer skincare routine?

Answer: When it comes to your summer skincare routine, the major detail you need to remember is SPF! It’s time to prevent nasty sunburns and hydrate your skin.

SPF can be easily neglected, but it’s super important. Protecting your skin from the sun’s damage will give you a beautiful face for years to come.

Using a moisturizer with SPF is crucial when it comes to getting that sought-after sun-kissed glow. Many skincare brands have a facial moisturizer with SPF 15 or higher. Whether you’re shopping on a budget at Target or perusing the Vichy counter, there’s a price point for you.

A classic moisturizer should go on before the rest of your makeup. Make sure to give it some time to soak in so your face doesn’t look shiny!

For extra protection (and a flawless complexion), dust on some loose powder or bronzer with sun protection. Physicians Formula’s Mineral Wear line gives lightweight coverage plus sun protection!

If more coverage is what you’re going for (and you don’t feel like layering on moisturizer and heavy foundation) consider a BB cream. BB cream will smooth imperfections while also providing moisture and SPF.

A word of warning: BB cream can be tricky if you have sensitive skin. If you’re prone to breakouts, start with a lower-priced brand (like Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream) and use sparingly until you know how your skin will react.

And put down the iced coffee!  Hydration starts on the inside.

Consumption of caffeine will dehydrate your body quickly. Swapping out even one cup for some water with lemon or cucumber slices will make a world of difference to your skin—not to mention the good you’ll be doing for your body!