THE SEASONAL GLOWTOCOL
The Seasonal Glowtocol is our quarterly seasonal facial ritual, which can be used in place of the Weekly Glowtocol 1-2x per month. These Glowtocols are designed to support your glow throughout the season and are infused with all of the scents and ingredients we love for this time of year.
THE SUMMER GLOWTOCOL
Our summer ritual is all about brightening the skin with gentle products and cooling the skin after exposure to sun and heat. During the summer we like to avoid aggressive exfoliation if we are spending more time outdoors. This protocol addresses summer skin using gentle exfoliation and brightening products that don't increase your sensitivity to the sun.
Cooling the skin is also a key component to treating your skin in summer, as overheating can aggravate inflammation in the skin. For this we love a super-cooling mask treatment for hydration and soothing. Read on to re-create your own Summer Glowtocol or snag your at-home facial kit with everything you need by shopping The Summer Collection
WHAT YOU'LL NEED*
Gentle Daily Cleanser
Exfoliating Scrub or Mask
Hydrojelly Mask or other Hydrating Sheet Mask
When it comes to at-home facials, we love to set the mood. This is your time. So if you have a few extra minutes, don't be afraid to put on your favorite summer playlist or open the windows to let the cool evening breeze in. Whatever little touches you need to make it feel on theme.
And while we're on the theme of cooling, a summer tip we love is to keep skincare products and tools chilling in your refrigerator. You haven't felt magic until you've felt a spritz of cold toner on your face after a hot day. Just trust us on this one.
STEP ONE : CLEANSE - Begin your facial ritual with a good cleanse using your favorite daily cleanser for two minutes. Thoroughly remove any makeup. You may repeat this step, if desired, to double cleanse and really prep the skin for exfoliation and hydration.
STEP TWO : EXFOLIATION - Apply your exfoliating scrub mask in a thin layer and leave on OR if you are using a regular scrub, apply and massage in gently before rinsing as usual. If you are using a scrub mask, allow it to sit for a few minutes according to product instructions then gently buff away with a wet washcloth and rinse until it is fully removed.
STEP THREE : MASKING - On a hot day, nothing feels better than a cold mask to reduce heat in your skin. Hydrojelly masks help cool the skin by several degrees, leaving the skin with a calmer and more even appearance. If you don't have access to one of these masks, no problem. We love a hydrating sheet mask chilled in the fridge to recreate a similar effect. Just avoid sheet masks that are exfoliating.
STEP FOUR : APPLY SERUMS - For summer, we like a vitamin C serum or other brightening serum. Using antioxidants to liven up dull skin will also help repair it and protect it against more sun damage. Apply a generous amount of serum following your mask and massage it in until it is fully absorbed.
STEP FIVE : MOISTURIZE - Following your serum, finish with a light layer of moisturizer. You may also add a layer of facial oil on top if you like. We recommend doing this ritual at night. However, if you will be exposed to sunlight afterward, always follow up with sun protection.
* Glowtocol protocols are designed to be universal for all skin types and concerns. You need only select products appropriate for your skin type in order to customize and follow along. Need help curating your perfect Glowtocol? Check out the Skincare 101 page to learn more, or go here to learn how to schedule an online consultation.
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