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The Ultimate Summer Skincare Routine

Including sunscreen and more, because protecting your skin in the summer is an absolute must.

Yes, the summer months in Canada are glorious (beaches, hikes, BBQs…what else could you ask for?), but it’s key to remember that while you’re enjoying the season’s outdoor activities, you’ve got to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. UVA and UVB rays from the sun cause skin damage that leads to skin aging, and they can also cause skin cancer, so getting sun smart—and staying that way throughout the summer (and, really, all year long)—is a must so you can enjoy the warm weather responsibly. (Trust us, your skin will thank you in the long run.) Follow along as we break down why L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power LZR Anti-Aging Day Lotion SPF 30 is your summer skincare essential to keeping your skin happy and healthy all season long.

Sun protection 101

It goes without saying that wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen is the first, and most important, step in keeping your skin protected in the summer. “Broad spectrum” means that the product will shield your skin from both UVA and UVB rays, which means you’re getting the best, most comprehensive protection. UVB rays cause burning and damage the skin’s surface, while UVA rays penetrate deeper into the epidermis and cause hyperpigmentation and discoloration. 

While wearing daily sunscreen used to be a chore because of chalky, hard-to-blend textures or formulas that caused breakouts, most SPFs nowadays are easy to use and comfortable to wear. Our top formula, L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power LZR Anti-Aging Day Lotion SPF 30, gives you the best of both worlds: full SPF 30 protection from the sun in a silky smooth moisturizer texture that’s packed with skin-loving ingredients like vitamin C, pro-retinol and hyaluronic acid. These powerful ingredients help to dial up your skin’s brightness, reduce fine lines and leave your skin plump and hydrated. Basically, this day cream provides intense anti-aging action and fights fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots all in an elegant formula that will fit right into your daily skincare routine. 

Dynamic skin duo

Sunscreen is the go-to step when it comes to preventing sun damage, but did you know you can really step up your skin’s protective barrier by pairing your daily SPF with a vitamin C serum like L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power LZR 10% Pure Vitamin C Serum? The brightening ingredient helps to protect skin against damage from free radicals that occur when your face is exposed to environmental aggressors like UV rays, pollution and more. Free radical exposure causes oxidative stress in your skin, which in turn causes pigmentation and fine lines. That’s where vitamin C comes in. When applied topically to the skin, vitamin C combats oxidative stress and helps to protect the skin and slow down the aging process. L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power LZR 10% Pure Vitamin C Serum is packed with 10% pure vitamin C to brighten and protect your skin without causing irritation. Formulated without parabens, fragrance, mineral oils or colourants, it’s also housed in an airtight tube to ensure that the formula stays potent and effective even after opening. Essentially, both steps are beneficial for protecting and nourishing your skin, but when used together, vitamin C and sunscreen are the ultimate skincare power duo.

Round out your routine

Last, but certainly not least, adding glycolic acid to your skincare routine is one more foolproof way to help fight dark spots. L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power LZR 10% Pure Glycolic Acid Serum  is an exfoliating serum that contains 10% glycolic acid and soothing aloe vera to even out skin tone and texture. Glycolic acid is a gentle exfoliant that removes dead cells from the surface of the skin to reveal brighter skin underneath. When you pair it with vitamin C in your skincare routine, they work together to combat dark spots and help prevent new pigmentation from occurring. Both serums can be used daily, but if you have sensitive skin, try alternating days, using vitamin C one day and glycolic acid the next. Then apply L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power LZR Anti-Aging Day Lotion SPF 30 daily to keep your skin protected.