Most of us have been lucky enough to be born into the generation that is incessantly bombarded with messages about sunscreen. Gone are the days of tanning with baby oil (the stories my mom tells will forever haunt me), and instead, women have become far more cautious when it comes to the sun. This is not another article about how you should wear sunscreen, although I highly advise that you slather on SPF before stepping outside, this is about the other "one skincare product you need for summer."
According to Massage Envy's talented estheticians, aptly nicknamed "Glow Gurus," the one skincare product you need, in addition to your daily sunscreen, is a product with Vitamin C. While sunscreen helps prevent sun damage and protect your skin from free radicals (which are essentially unstable molecules looking to steal electrons from your cells, therefore causing damage at the cellular level), serums with Vitamin C work to "repair existing damage and prevent new damage from occurring."
Adding products with Vitamin C to your summer skincare routine, especially when paired with SPF, will keep your skin healthy by fighting and preventing free radical damage. Meaning your beautiful skin will stay beautiful for many years to come, and who doesn't want that?
Here are a few Vitamin C products to add to your regimen.
1. The Vitamin C Skin Boost Instant Serum By The Body Shop
The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Boost Instant Smoother, $29, thebodyshop-usa.com
This Vitamin C serum from The Body Shop is made from the camu camu berry, meaning it's packed with Vitamin C, roughly 20 times more than you would find in an orange.
2. Advanced Active Radiance Serum By Murad
Murad Advanced Active Radiance Serum, $90, murad.com
Murad's Vitamin C-packed serum will help keep your skin looking dewy and glowy, while also reversing some of that annoying free radical damage.
3. Clearly Brighter Anti-Sun Damage Daily Moisturizer By Garnier
Garnier Clearly Brighter Anti-Sun Damage Daily Moisturizer With SPF 30, $14.99, garnierusa.com
Kill two birds with one stone with this SPF moisturizer with Vitamin C. Perfect for low maintenance people everywhere.