Well, hello summer… I feel you coming. Hot, sweaty, humidity… clogging up my pores with melted make-up and greasy sunscreen. It’s hard to stay looking and feeling fresh in the sweltering heat; the temptation to just wash and go without sticking to a full skincare routine sometimes hard to resist.
But in summer, it’s extra important to take care of your skin, especially protecting it from the sun’s harmful UV radiation and dehydrating heat. So we’ve come up with 3 quick and easy skincare hacks you can use to keep your skin looking fresh as a daisy and you… feeling cool as a cucumber!
Hack #1: Lighten Up A Little.
Summer’s heat and humidity means that your skin is likely to produce more natural oil. Sebum is produced in the sebaceous glands and delivered to the surface of your skin via the hair follicles. Swapping out heavier skincare, like cream or oil cleansers, in favour of more light-weight, foaming options is the perfect way to keep your skin looking and feeling fresh.
Try ASI’s Rejuvenating Foaming Cleanser with Citric Acid and Vitamin C to lightly exfoliate excess oil and debris from your skin’s pores while delivering a calming boost of hydration. If you are feeling extra oily, team it up with a Facial Cleansing Brush for some squeaky clean fresh, faced feels.
Read more about Sebum in my blog: The Truth About Sebum: The frenemy on your skin.
Hack #2: Go Dual-Purpose.
When it’s hot, the last thing you feel like doing is layering on 4 or 5 different products on your skin! Opt for dual-purpose products such as ASI Rejuvenating Day Cream with SPF… this light-weight cosmeceutical moisturiser is full of skin brightening Vitamin B3 which also acts to reduce sebum production and acne break outs. But best of all, Rejuvenating Day Cream has the added benefit of a natural SPF, derived from Zinc.. a chemical free physical sunscreen that creates a sun reflective barrier on the skin. Zinc is soothing and healing for the skin and unlike chemical sunblocks, protection starts as soon as you apply it to your skin… so you don’t need to wait before going out in the sun! #winning!
Read more about Zinc in my blog: That’s amazinc! The 1 ingredient you must have in your skincare!
Hack #3: DIY Your Own Tinted Moisturiser with SPF.
Talk about having your cake and eating it too! This beauty hack is one of my all-time favourites and will have you looking like sun-kissed Goddess without feeling like you’ve been buried under 10 thousand years worth of gluggy make-up.
Simply sprinkle your shade of ASI’s Loose Mineral Foundation into a dollop of your day cream and mix between your fingertips to create a tinted foundation. You can control the degree of coverage by the amount of loose mineral foundation you add to your day cream.
ASI’s Mineral Radiance comes in 5 amazing shades and has the added benefit of a SPF15+ that is preservative free and loaded with skin loving vitamins and minerals. It’s a treatment and a make-up all in one and is free of oil, parabens, talc and fragrance.
TOP TIP: Add it to ASI’s Rejuvenating Day Cream with SPF for next level, one shot, skin flawlessness in minutes.