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  • Writer's pictureRebecca Casciano

Summer Glow Guide: Essential Skincare for Women Over 40

woman with hair blowing in summer breeze

Summer is upon us and I hope you're as excited as I am! I love just about everything about summer, most of all the abundance of sun, warmth and light. Although this summer in particular is coming in a little hot even for me! :)


In terms of beauty, this season is all about embracing minimal makeup and letting your natural beauty shine. As we spend more time outdoors, wearing less clothing, our skincare- and our self-love- becomes even more crucial.⁠

Wise women over 40 (such as myself!) know that while we adore that summer glow, our skin requires some extra pampering during this time of year.⁠

Exposure to the sun, heat, and dryness can cause or worsen skin problems, but with the right care, we can help our skin stay radiant and healthy throughout the season.⁠

That’s why I’m thrilled to share part one of my SUMMER GLOW GUIDE: Essential Skincare for #WomenOver40⁠! Keep reading for my must-have products during summer months.

safe sunscreen for women

Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen

Why It's Essential: Protecting your skin against the sun’s UVA and UVB rays is critical in preventing sun damage, dryness and excess loss of elasticity.

Product Tip: Choose a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher. Mineral sunscreens with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide are better for your skin, body and the planet.

How to Use: Every morning, apply liberally to your face, neck, and any exposed skin. Reapply every two hours when outdoors.

Moisturizer and sunscreen in one: try Josh Rosebrook Nutrient Day Cream

hydrating serum for summer

Hydrating Serum

Why It's Essential: Lightweight serum formulas have molecules that are smaller than those found in creams, allowing them to better penetrate your skin.

Product Tip: Look for serums with hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and antioxidants like vitamin C for added hydration and radiance.

How to Use: Apply a few drops of serum to clean skin before moisturizing, morning and night.

Get glowing with Tidalshift Face Serum.

facial mist to beat the heat

Cooling Facial Mist

Why It's Essential: A refreshing burst of hydration throughout the day helps counteract the drying effects of sun exposure and air conditioning.

Product Tip: Keep a facial mist on your desk for quick energy and skin boosts throughout the day.

How to Use: Hold mist 8-12 inches from your face and close your eyes. Gently spritz 2-3 times, allowing the mist to settle onto your skin.

Transport your senses with Ranavat Botanics Hydrating Jasmine Mist.

gentle exfoliator for mature skin

Gentle Exfoliator

Why It's Essential: Exfoliating removes dead skin cells, promoting cell turnover and a natural glow.

Product Tip: Opt for exfoliants with mild acids like lactic acid or fruit enzymes to gently renew your skin.

How to Use: Exfoliate 1-2 times a week, adjusting based on your skin’s sensitivity.

night cream for aging skin

Nourishing Night Cream

Why It's Essential: Night creams work while you sleep, helping to repair and regenerate skin cells, reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

Product Tip: Look for night creams with bakuchiol or rose hip oil, which are natural alternatives to retinol.

How to Use: Apply a small amount every night as the final step in your skincare routine. Sleep well!

Savor your evening self-care with Osea Dream Night Cream.


Have questions about YOUR summer skincare products or rituals?

Ask me in the comments or even better,  book a FREE Beauty & Wellness Discovery Session with me to get personalized guidance and support!

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