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5 Items That Absolutely Must Be In Your Summer Beauty Kit

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Does your skin have a love-hate relationship with the sun? You’re not alone. With summer officially in full swing, you’re likely swapping your weekends inside for more fresh air. And we can’t blame you! But whether you’re hanging out by the pool, laying out at the beach, taking a stroll through the park, or relaxing in your backyard, the extra sun exposure (and everything that comes with it, like sweat and humidity) can wreak havoc on your skin. Luckily, we’re here to help keep your skin refreshed and radiant no matter what you do this sun-filled season. So we’ve rounded up our five favorite products that absolutely must be in your summer beauty kit. (And that you should use daily!)


As a kid, sunscreen was the last thing you wanted to slather on before heading out for a day of fun in the sun. But you probably know now that sunscreen is the most important thing to put on before heading out for the day. Considered the queen of any summer beauty routine, sunscreen is the ultimate anti-aging product. It protects your complexion from getting sun spots, wrinkles, sun damage, and other blemishes that make your skin appear dull. If you’re not sure what type of sunscreen you should use to protect your skin from harmful UV rays, here are two medical-grade options we offer at DermacareHR:

  • DermacareHR Skincare MY HA Physical Tint SPF 44. Full of skin-loving minerals like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, this sunscreen is water-resistant and moisturizing and has a universal tint perfect for most skin types. If your skin is extra sensitive or you’re about to undergo a procedure with us, we highly recommend adding this to your beauty kit!
  • SkinMedica Total Defense + Repair SPF 34. Looking for a sunscreen that doesn’t have any tint? Packed with zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, octinoxate, and octisalate, this sunscreen is a great option for nearly every skin type. The best part is it also contains antioxidants that work with your skin’s natural repair system to protect against the sun’s rays and improve signs of aging.

Vitamin C Serum

If a vitamin C serum isn’t currently a part of your beauty regimen, it needs to be ASAP! While there are endless serums on the market, we can’t recommend AlumierMD’s EverActive C&E + Peptide enough. Why? It’s a potent, medical-grade, topical antioxidant serum that helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while also revitalizing the skin. This award-winning formulation has you activating the antioxidant crystals just before you start each new vial, which means you are using ultra-potent and fresh vitamin C serum! It’s the perfect product to pair with sunscreen to help boost your protection against the sun while also repairing unwanted sun damage keeping your skin from looking its best.


PSA: Squinting causes wrinkles! We’ve said it before, and we’ll continue shouting it from the rooftops because it’s that important. (Ahem!) Sunglasses help prevent squinting, which helps prevent unwanted crow’s feet and other wrinkles around your eyes from forming. If you don’t have a pair of sunglasses—or it’s time to upgrade yours to a cuter pair you’ll actually want to wear—go to the store! Peep this roundup from Marie Claire that breaks down the top 32 trending sunglasses for 2023 and explains which styles will pair best with your face shape.


While we don’t expect you to carry a cleanser around all summer, an effective face wash should undoubtedly be added to your summer beauty kit! Nothing will feel better than washing away all the salt water, chlorine, and sweat your skin will accumulate throughout your days in the sunshine. These are three of our go-to cleansers that will help keep your skin healthy, radiant, and blemish-free:

  • Dermacare’s BPO 5% cleanser – Dermacare’s BPO 5% cleanser contains BPO, which stands for benzoyl peroxide. Cleansers containing BPO are great for driving oxygen into the skin, preventing and treating any breakouts you may have.
  • Dermacare’s Clarifying Cleanser – If the summer elements make you break out easily, this salicylic cleanser will help unclog your pores by breaking down dead skin cells and oils, such as sebum.
  • SkinMedica’s AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser – Want to step out into the sun with that #nomakeup look? This cleanser contains microbeads, alpha hydroxy acid, and beta hydroxy acid (salicylic acid). These ingredients work together to exfoliate your skin, leaving it with a nice glow so you can leave your foundation at home.

Not sure what cleanser is best for your skin type? You can read more information here or you can book a consultation with our skincare experts online or by calling us at 757-547-7546 . Then we can provide you with the best recommendations based on your unique skin type!

Baby Feet Foot Peel

Not only does the start of summer mean you’ll be swapping the indoors for outdoors, but it also means switching from boots to sandals. You may want to get your soles in tip toe shape before you bare your feet for all, though. Baby Foot is a cult-favorite peel that helps slough off dead skin cells, revealing feet as soft as a baby’s. Summer is one of our favorite seasons because it means slowing down and enjoying the sunshine, but protecting your skin is essential. These five categories of products will help keep your skin healthy and radiant all summer long. If you have a question about your summer beauty routine or want to step up your skincare game with one of our treatments, you can book a telehealth consultation or call us directly at 757-547-7546 .

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