Summer can do wonders to our skin, giving a sunkissed, lush and radiant glow however it can also lead to dehydration, congestion and excess oil production.
We’ve compiled our Summer Skin-Tips Essentials to maintain healthy, glowy and balanced skin!
Cleansing is an essential step in your summer skin-care routine! It helps to remove sweat, sunscreen and makeup that causes a build-up of bacteria which can lead to blemishes.
What's even better than cleansing, is double cleansing!
- Effectively breaks down makeup, dirt and debris on the skin’s surface.
- Allows your treatment cleanser to penetrate the deeper layers of your skin.
- Micro-exfoliates the skin on a daily basis.
Read the full blog about “Double Cleansing” here!
The MOST important product that you need to apply every day to your skin, face, body and lips is sunscreen!
As the skin on your face is much more delicate and sensitive than the rest of your body, it is important to use a Day Cream with SPF for your face.
Choose a sunscreen that feels the most comfortable on your skin. If you’re an oilier skin type you’ll enjoy wearing one that is lightweight and not greasy. If you consider yourself sensitive and your skin gets red easily, you’ll want to find one that doesn’t sting the skin or make it feel irritated. If your skin colour is deeper in tone, you’ll want a sunscreen that doesn’t look chalky on the skin.
Find out the difference between a physical or chemical sunscreen here: “Physical and Chemical SPF”!
Wearing sunscreen is a MUST, however you should also be applying an antioxidant serum like Vitamin C, to prevent against “free radical damage” like pollution and sunlight that makes your skin age faster.
Vitamin C Serum is recommended to use in the morning to create a powerful protecting barrier from UV damage and environmental aggressors, however, you can also use as a night treatment as free-radical damage continues to affect your skin overnight.
Read the full blog about “Vitamin C serum”!
Your skin needs moisture to replenish the water it loses throughout the day, especially during a hot summer. Moisturisers with ingredients such as hydrating hyaluronic acid, illuminating Vitamin B3 or Zinc can restore and enhance skin health.
Hydration, hydration, hydration!
In summer, drink water as much as you can. The recommended amount for an active adult is between 2 to 4 litres a day. If you exercise a lot, your body is going to work harder to stay cool by sweating, so you need to hydrate even more.
To stay hydrated you can also eat fruits and vegetables and drink tea (hot and cold)!