It’s finally that time of year again. Shaved ice pit stops, warmer temperatures and sunkissed skin. Before you bask yourself in the Hawaiian sun, make sure you’re protecting your skin for that healthy, summer glow. Transitioning your beauty regimen from Spring to Summer requires more than just a good sunscreen. We’ve compiled our must-have summer beauty products that will keep you glowing all season long.


After a full day’s worth of buildup from sunscreen, makeup or the sun, use a gentle cleanser that will break down excess sebum, makeup and other impurities without causing irritation.

Our pick: SkinMedica Facial Cleanser. An antioxidant-rich face wash ideal for all skin types. Camellia oleifera leaf extract neutralizes free radicals to prevent visible signs of aging  from environmental aggressors while glycerin hydrates the skin, giving balance.


The sun can cause havoc on the skin like hyperpigmentation, sun damage and dullness. Adding a serum works well with delivering powerful ingredients directly into the skin, due to the high concentration of active ingredients.

Our pick: SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic. This daytime, vitamin C serum provides environmental protection, softens lines, firms skin and brightens your complexion.


It’s never too hot for hydration. Your skin needs it year-round. You can put your heavy creams away in storage and opt for something lighter during the summer months.

Our pick: SkinMedica HA5. This moisturizing facial serum provides 8 continuous hours of deep hydration and has five types of hydrators that immediately go to work replenishing your skin’s hyaluronic acid. Ideal for all skin types.


For those with extremely dry skin that need the extra hydration, try the Ultra Nourishing moisturizer with TriHex technology from Alastin. This has unique combination of peptides that target collagen and elastin, while nourishing and hydrating the skin.


Always start your day with applying a sunscreen on your face, before you apply your makeup. This will act as a protective base and should always be a minimum of SPF 30.

Our pick: Alastin HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 36. This is a fan favorite of Honolulu MedSpa as it’s lightweight, protects from both UVA/UVB rays and has a natural hint of color compatible with all skin types.


Retinols are always recommended, but if you’re having more fun in the sun than normal, it may not be wise to use your trusty retinol nightly. Consider rebuilding collagen and preventing anti-aging with the Alastin Reginerating Skin Nectar. Clear damage and debris on the skin while promoting healthy collagen and elastin.

If you would like to consult on a skin care routine that fits your lifestyle and skin needs, please contact Honolulu MedSpa at 808-528-0888. We do offer complimentary consultations Monday – Saturday by appointment.

Now go have some (protected) fun in the sun!

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