With being the height of summer, it’s time to revamp our skincare routines and protect our skin from the harsh elements. The soaring temperatures, increased sun exposure, and higher humidity
levels can take a toll on our skin. In this blog post, we will discuss the essential dos and dont’s to help you maintain a healthy and radiant complexion throughout the summer season.
- Wear sunscreen daily: Shield your skin from harmful UV rays by applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Reapply every two hours, especially when spending time outdoors or swimming. Our Protect & Repair UVA 20 & UVB 40 SPF Moisturiser is the perfect mineral sunscreen to use on your face and body with anti-ageing actives to protect and hydrate… which leads us onto our next point:
- Stay hydrated: Keep your skin hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Proper hydration helps maintain skin elasticity and prevents dryness caused by excessive heat and sun exposure.
Cleanse Gently: Opt for a gentle cleanser to remove dirt, sweat, and excess oil without stripping away natural oils. Cleanse your face twice a day to prevent clogged pores and breakouts. Our Crystal Clear Soothing Cleansing Gel contains Cucumber Extract and Vitamin C to moisturise, sooth, protect and hydrate the skin whilst mineral salts and amino acids work to revitalise and rebalance the skin with every cleanse.
- Use light lightweight moisturisers: Choose lightweight, oil-free moisturisers to keep your skin hydrated without feeling heavy or greasy such as our best-selling Skin Repair Moisturiser – a luxurious multi-tasking, lightweight, non-greasy formula, designed to act as the all-round clinically proven moisturiser.
- Don’t skip sunscreen: Neglecting sunscreen can lead to sunburns, premature ageing, and an increased risk of skin cancer.
- Avoid hot showers: Prolonged exposure to hot water can strip the skin of its natural oils, leading to dryness and irritation. Opt for lukewarm showers instead.
- Don’t over-exfoliate: While exfoliation is beneficial, excessive scrubbing can damage the skin barrier. Limit exfoliation to once or twice a week and choose gentle exfoliators such as those containing Jojoba beads to gently buff away dead skin cells, prevent breakouts and reduce clogged pores.
- Avoid heavy makeup: Heavy makeup can clog pores and lead to breakouts. Opt for lightweight, breathable formulas, and give your skin some makeup-free days to breathe.
Taking care of your skin during the summer is crucial for maintaining a healthy and radiant complexion. By following these dos and don’ts, you can protect your skin from sun damage, dehydration, and other common summer skincare issues. Embrace a healthy summer skincare routine and enjoy a glow that lasts all season long.