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Boost Your Confidence with 4 Summer Skincare Tips

4 Summer Skincare Tips: Summer StuffYour Instagram feed is bursting with sunbathers, pool parties, and warm hiking trails. Snapping plenty of summertime selfies is great until you’re too self-conscious to post anything because your skin looks like a juicy tomato instead of a radiant glow.

Radiant and Protected Is the Ultimate Skin Goal

As you enjoy summer days, your skin can suffer from too much sun exposure. Skin damage appears as discoloration, a change in texture, and even blisters or dark blemishes. Our skin protects us, but it’s a fragile barrier we need to nourish.

Although a sun-kissed glow makes skipping makeup a breeze, it doesn’t mean you should get lax with your skincare routine. Soak in these four summer skincare tips to keep you glowing and help you maintain your beautiful selfie skin.

The Good, The Bad, and The Sunshine Vitamin

Sunshine can feel invigorating and brighten your mood thanks to the powerful vitamins in its rays. Vitamin D enriches our bodies with so much goodness there’s a reason it’s called the sunshine vitamin.

That being said, your skin can easily get burned, flushed, and irritated from the dangerous side effects of the sun. Going on a date, or giving a presentation at work, with your face peeling or flaking is sure to make anyone self-conscious. There’s even an increased risk of skin problems, and possibly skin diseases, if your skin is exposed to too much sun over the years.

4 Summer Skincare Tips: Lady with hat

Make sure you’re using a moisturizer in your summer skincare regimen with at least a 15 SPF to keep your skin moisturized and protected each day. The skin on your lips is ultra-sensitive to the sunshine, so pick up a chapstick or lip balm made with UV protection to keep them kissable. If you use a product with a higher SPF, you won’t need to reapply it as often.

Get Shady to Save Your Skin

I have very fair skin that freckles rather than tans. Just 15 minutes outside with my skin unprotected, and I get sunburned. If you forgot to apply sunscreen before heading out the door, there are several hideouts for your skin if you’re caught outside without UV protection.

Keep your skin glowing while still enjoying the fresh air.

  • Keep a wide brim hat or baseball cap in your trunk
  • Choose umbrella-covered seating
  • Host a dinner party under your covered patio
  • Wear light-weight, breathable cotton long-sleeved shirts

Your skin can keep its summer glow if you’re careful about how long it’s in the sunshine.

Hello Hydration, Goodbye Lackluster Skin

4 Summer Skincare Tips: Water Bottle

No one wants to look like a dry piece of coral at the beach. While you’re out enjoying the long summer days, remember to keep hydrated . Your skin loses moisture more quickly when there’s a heat wave. If your skin loses moisture, it’s bound to look older and lackluster.
It can become so dried out and flaky you may want to hide behind oversized sunglasses and a scarf all day.

Drinking plenty of water is easier than you think. Pack plenty of H2O to take to with you on summer activities. Throw a few water bottles in your beach bag or pack a small cooler the next time you spend the afternoon soaking in sun rays. By staying hydrated, you’ll have more energy to enjoy the day—and look good doing it.

Get Summer Strong

Summer is the perfect time to change your daily workout scenery. Go for a jog around the neighborhood, bike to the park, or hit up your local tennis or basketball court. I love going to my local water aerobics class to exercise outside. Your skin will probably sweat a little more in the higher temperatures. I always joke with my friends that I “sparkle” May through July. But if you’re drinking extra water as a part of your new, outside summer skincare routine, you’ll likely keep your supple summer glow.

4 Summer Skincare Tips Infographic Get #SkinConfident

Rub in your SPF, drop some lemon in your water bottle, grab your tennis racket, and take on this summer with simple skincare tips to keep you glowing. By taking care of your skin, your body will shine with vitamin D and you’ll rock this summer with stellar confidence.

Snap all those selfies! Show off your summer skincare tips for glowing skin in the comments or send us a pic via USANA social.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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Skincare for Every Age

Our bodies are constantly changing, both on an exterior and cellular level. And nothing showcases these miraculous transformations more than our skin. If your skin is changing, then shouldn’t your skincare routine change as well?

It’s up to you to learn about what changes to expect and how to approach them. After all, change is the only real constant in life. We are all on an unstoppable ride into the future. The trick is to learn how to best embrace it.

Take a look at these tips and you will be better prepared to care for your skin at every age of your life.

The Youthful 20s


Skincare: 20s


Few things are more exciting than being a young adult. You’re exploring new career paths, moving out into the real world and accepting the reality of being an adult (okay, maybe scratch that last one).

There are great things about being in your 20s– your skin may be one of them. Not a wrinkle in sight yet, but don’t be deceived. Now is the time to lay the foundation for good skincare habits so you’ll keep that youthful-looking glow longer.

Follow these tips and you’ll be on the right path to preserving the youthful look of your skin:

  • Use sunscreen daily: UV rays can damage your skin, and the effects can have a dramatic effect on your skin’s appearance in the long run. Rain or shine, never forget to apply sunscreen not just to your face but anywhere your skin is exposed.
  • Clean your face every night: After those fun nights out with friends or long study sessions, you’ll be tempted to just roll into bed, but never skip removing your makeup and thoroughly cleansing and moisturizing your skin each night.
  • Build good habits now: This is a crucial time that will affect your lifestyle and wellness for years to come. So make sure that proper nutrition, regular exercise, and good skincare practices are a part of your everyday routine.

The Powerful 30s


Skincare: 30s


Now, being in your 30s is where it’s really at. You probably have a better idea of who you are and what direction you want to go in life. You might be killing it in your career and/or raising a fun and rowdy family. Maybe you can even afford to take your friends out to a fancy lunch every now and then.

However, the changes to your skin are not quite as awesome. Our body’s ability to renew damaged skin cells begins to decrease around this time, and you may begin to notice those fine lines and wrinkles around your mouth and eyes.

Give these tips an honest try and live your life confidently:

  • Brighten with exfoliation: During your 30s, your skin may begin to look dull. Proper exfoliation 2–3 times a week can bring back a youthful glow.
  • Defy your age with peptides: Use products with peptides to combat the early signs of aging. These amino acids are vital for supporting your skin’s youthful, supple appearance.
  • Avoid dry skin: With your skin beginning to dry out, avoid any products that could irritate your skin or dry it out even further.

The Confident 40s

Skincare: 40sYou’ve worked hard, and you’re more amazing than ever. Over the years, the obstacles you’ve faced and the decisions you’ve made have given you a profound sense of confidence and purpose.

This is also the time when your skin might go through some major transformations, but don’t let that shake your self-assurance. Decreasing levels of estrogen can affect your body’s ability to produce collagen and elastin. This means your wrinkles may deepen and your skin will become drier and less supple.

Take the proactive approach to these skin issues by following these tips:

  • Go to sleep earlier: You really do need beauty sleep. A lack of sleep can decrease circulation to your face and make your skin appear dull. Healthy amounts of sleep will bring back your skin’s color and glow.
  • Get serious about serums and treatments: Soap and water aren’t going to cut it anymore. You need to start looking for treatments and protective products that will benefit your skin all day long.
  • Keep moisturizing: As you age, your body’s ability to maintain skin moisture will weaken. So make sure you are moisturizing at least every night and maybe even twice a day.

The Sensible 50s and Beyond

Victor Hugo once said, “Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.” So, consider yourself young again. Many women consider their 50s to be the happiest, most fulfilling decade of their lives.

During this time, collagen breaks down and your skill will become drier. You will notice more brown spots and your complexion may begin to sag slightly. Just keep taking great care of your skin and show the world how gorgeous you are inside and out.

Here are some tips to help you maintain healthy-looking skin during this amazing decade of your life:

  • Protect your skin: Your skin is your body’s first line of defense, and it becomes weaker as you age. Do all you can to protect your skin during these later years. Always be aware of your skin dryness, and use moisturizer when needed.
  • Use a night cream: Using a night cream while you sleep will help your skin repair itself and look rejuvenated in the morning.
  • Follow through: It’s important to take all you’ve learned during the years and keep doing what has worked. Stick with your tried-and-true skincare routine.

Healthy-Looking Skin at Any Age with Celavive

Skincare: Celavive

By now, it should be crystal clear that the skin you have today will not be the skin you have a few years from now. Change makes our lives exciting and meaningful. The key is learning how to embrace change and prepare for the future.

And nothing helps you embrace skin changes more than Celavive®—USANA’s upcoming new and skincare line.

Change is real and it’s okay to embrace it. With Celavive, not only will it be simpler for you to navigate the challenges your skin will face, but you just may discover a beauty and confidence that never fade with age. We may be an on unstoppable ride into the future, but at least it’s a beautiful one.

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The science of your skin and its proper care can be best understood through a comprehensive view of its anatomy and physiology. Learn about the structure and function of your skin and its important proteins so you can make better, more informed decisions on how to care for your skin.

Layers of the Skin

Your skin is a composite of three layers of connective tissue. The epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis join at cellular junctions to create the largest organ of your body.

Each layer of your skin has a unique role in maintaining homeostasis—your body’s state of equilibrium. The skin regulates internal body temperature, protects delicate internal organs, and defends against pathogens and microbes.

For more information on the individual layers of your skin, their structure and function, see

Layer by Layer: Understanding Your Skin’s Structure.



Water retention is essential for healthy, vibrant skin. Dry skin can lead to a rough and bumpy appearance, and can cause injury when your skin cracks and breaks. A recent study published in the International Wound Journal highlights the importance of moisturizing skin daily. Moisturizing skin twice daily was shown to reduce the incidence of skin tears by nearly 50 percent in elderly patients living in an assisted living facility.

Moisturizers are most effective on dry skin when their ingredients reflect the natural oils produced by your skin. This similarity makes for a seamless integration of the moisturizer and your skin. These kinds of moisturizers trap water in your skin and promote healthy hydration. Plant-derived oils are particularly effective at moisturizing dry skin.

Collagen and Elastin

Your skin is made of a complex network of fibers and proteins that strengthen and reinforce its structure. Collagen and elastin are two of these integral proteins.

Collagen gives your skin incredible strength. Collagen production in the skin decreases as you age. This decrease can lead to the visible signs of aging—flat and dull skin, wrinkles, and fine lines. Several types of collagen proteins reside in your skin, and each performs a unique function.

At the dermal-epidermal junction (DEJ), collagen creates a structural framework for other skin cells. Collagen also plays a role in maintaining structural stability at the DEJ. Wrinkled skin contains much less collagen at the DEJ and the lack of stability of the area can lead to more wrinkles.

Elastin is another important protein in the skin matrix. It gives skin its bounce and resilience. Decrease in elastin production over time causes sagging skin.

While elastin naturally decreases with age, photo damage to this protein is the best understood cause of sagging skin. UV exposure causes elastin proteins to stiffen and coil, inhibiting their ability to bounce back into shape. Photo damage over long periods of time causes elastin proteins to lose their elasticity, keeping them from supporting the structure of your skin.

Skin creams and treatments that help minimize the appearance of aging usually contain ingredients designed to stimulate collagen and/or elastin synthesis. These products work to minimize damage done by age and the sun to reverse visible signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines. To effectively minimize the look of wrinkles and fine lines, combine a regimen of these skin creams and sunscreen.

Skin and Aging


Inevitably, your skin will change as you age. Many of the visible signs of aging can be minimized by proper skincare. There are two well-established causes of visible skin aging—intrinsic and extrinsic aging. Effective skincare regimens target the signs of both types of aging.

Intrinsic factors governing skin aging include variations in an individual’s genetic background. Extrinsic aging refers generally to factors that originate outside your body. These include smoking, sun exposure, and poor nutrition. Sunburn is thought to account for nearly 80 percent of premature facial aging. The extrinsic factors that cause premature skin aging are largely preventable.

One of the most effective methods of minimizing the appearance of aging skin is including antioxidants in your diet. Berries, tea-tree oil, green tea, and grape-seed extract are some notable antioxidants that can be found in your diet and skincare products. Antioxidants fight off the damage caused to skin cells from the sun, and promote healthy cell function. Antioxidants are not only important for your skin, but they help maintain a healthy brain and body, too.


Understanding what goes on behind the scenes can help you make smart decisions about your skincare. Choosing a good moisturizer and trying to reduce damage done to the collagen and elastin in your skin can improve the health of your skin and minimize visible signs of aging. In addition, eliminating extrinsic aging factors from your daily life can be the extra boost your skin needs to look and feel healthy and strong.