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Sunshine, chlorinated pools, hot weather and travel can take a toll on summer skin. The solution? Focus on deep cleansing with mild exfoliation and hydration to help increase water levels. Hydrated skin is healthy skin! 






Your summer AM routine is all about reinforcing the skin barrier to retain moisture while protecting skin from environmental damage. 

STEP 1: Cleanse

In the morning, wash with a gentle cleanser and use a wet washcloth to remove.

La Suite Skincare Lactic Acid Exfoliating Cream Cleanser



STEP 2: Tone to hydrate and prep 

Toner is the first step in your mission to prep the skin for hydration, making it more permeable and better able to absorb products that follow.



STEP 3: Protect with antioxidants

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and a La Suite non-negotiable. Not only are antioxidants the first line of defense against environmental damage and skin aging, but Vitamin C offers natural photo protection against UVA and UVB rays. 

20% Active Vitamin C Serum


OPTIONAL - Feeling dehydrated? Quench thirsty skin with a serum.

The goal of this step is to add hydration to the skin with a water-based serum, then seal it in with moisturizer. 


STEP 4: Reinforce the skin barrier with a replenishing moisturizer


“Everyone needs a moisturizer-even if you have oily skin.”

- La Suite Skincare founder Rhea Souhleris Grous  

Hydrating Niacinamide Cream


STEP 5: Shield from damage with SPF

Sunscreen is the non-negotiable last step of your AM skincare routine. We recommend mineral sunscreen, which works by reflecting UV rays and is perfect for sensitive skin. 

TIP: Apply a half-teaspoon of sunscreen of at least SPF 30 to the face (all the way to the hairline), ears, neck and décolleté. Reapply throughout the day. 

Sheer Mineral Sunscreen+ SPF 50+

Check out our full SPF assortment.



What is Rhea’s summer PM skincare philosophy? Double cleanse, hydrate and repair skin overnight with retinol. Yes, you can use retinol in the summer! Just be sure not to skimp on the SPF during the day. 

STEP 1: Double cleanse

A thorough PM cleanse is a La Suite must. Use an oil-based cleanser like Environ Dual Action Pre-Cleansing Oil to dissolve makeup and sunscreen, followed by a second cleanser to erase every trace of dirt, pollution and excess sebum. “Oily skin types do not need to fear using an oil-based cleanser,” says Rhea. “In fact, it should be your best friend.” The key to using oil cleansers is proper removal with a wet washcloth. Rhea loves to stack Environ’s genius masque formulations right on top of Pre-Cleansing Oil for a deep down summer cleanse with micro-exfoliation.


Step 2: Tone to hydrate and prep

As in the AM, the first phase of your hydration routine is all about preparing the skin for the products that follow. 


Step 3: Repair and regulate with retinol 

Fine lines, sun damage, acne, dark patches and laxity are all improved by regular retinol use. In the summer, it’s especially helpful to keep dead cell build up and pore congestion at bay. Learn more about retinol, the non-negotiable powerhouse of your PM routine.  

Retinol Serum


OPTIONAL - Hydrate with a serum.

The goal of this step is to add hydration to the skin with a water-based serum, then seal it in with moisturizer. 

Tri-Peptide Hydrating Serum


STEP 4: Reinforce the skin barrier with a replenishing moisturizer

Rhea recommends a simple PM moisturizer that uses ceramides, hyaluronic acid or squalane to reinforce the skin barrier. She also loves anti-inflammatory ingredients like green tea polyphenols for their soothing properties. 

Squalane Nourishing Cream


Let La Suite curate your personalized summer skin routine! Did you know we offer virtual consultations? Book yours now, or call us at 203-861-7338.