Summer’s a bummer when you have to deal with skin troubles. With the temperatures going up, your skin will often act up because it’s dehydrated, irritated, clogged with sweat, or all of the above.
Summer is a good time to rethink how you’re going to move forward with your skincare routines. In this blog, we’ve gathered the top 6 ways to nail your summer skincare routine, achieve flawless skin with the simplest routine ever, and enjoy the summer without a care in the world!
Decongest your skin
Summer means beach walks, friends, and pool parties. It also means sweat and clogged pores for your skin. As you sweat in higher temperatures, oil, dirt, makeup products, and sweat itself will clog your pores and cause breakouts.
Remember to unclog your pores and prevent a dead skin cell build-up. The best way to do that is to start double cleansing with a gentle cream cleanser and exfoliate with the Rejuvenating Manuka Oil Exfoliant!
Tip: It’s best to exfoliate once or twice a week, allowing your skin to maintain a healthy barrier and still get rid of dead cell build-up!
Hydrate your skin
Much like your body, your skin can dehydrate during the summer, leading to red and irritated skin with oily patches. First and foremost, hydrate your skin by ensuring you’re drinking the recommended amount of water.
On the outside, you can take care of your skin by applying ultra-hydrating serums and nourishing moisturisers to keep your skin healthy. We recommend sticking to products like the Restorative Skin Oil or the Restorative Trio to:
- Boost collagen production in your skin,
- Moisturise and keep a healthy skin barrier for soft skin, and
- Enjoy a restorative skincare routine with anti-wrinkle formulas.
If you’re battling with dull skin during summer, throw in a Skin Brightening vitamin C serum to brighten up your complexion and achieve a fresh look all summer long.
Calm your skin
If you’re out during the day in sunlight, it’s best to keep a hydrating mist toner in your bag to spritz on your skin throughout the day. This protects your skin from the dangers of dehydrated skin and prevents you from painful redness and irritation.
Whether you’re heading to the beach or anywhere else to enjoy the summer, this can be a life-saver! Keeping your skin in balance is key to nailing your summer skincare routine.
Tip: The hydrating mist toner goes on your skin before your broad-spectrum sunscreen, not after.
Opt for lighter skincare
As the sweat clogs your pores, it’s time to focus on your restorative skincare routine as well. Go oil-free in terms of products throughout the day to prevent breakouts and acne. Instead, use a Nourishing Moisturiser during the day and then follow up with a Nourishing Night Cream at night!
Water-based and lightweight skincare products ensure you have unclogged pores that aren’t fostering bacteria, allowing you to live a breakout-free summer. Moreover, lighter skincare products make sure your SPF is properly absorbed into your skin.
Protect your skin
There’s truly no escape from the sun, not even indoors. During the summer, it’s more important than ever to protect your skin from sun damage with the right products.
It’s recommended to apply a broad-spectrum SPF 50 sunscreen every 4 hours throughout the day, regardless of the weather or your surroundings. Don’t be fooled if you’re indoors that you’re safe from UV rays because you’re not!
It also goes without saying that you shouldn’t just apply sunscreen on your face. It goes on every part of exposed skin, including the back of your neck, hands, earlobes, feet, shoulders, and legs.
Wear lighter makeup
Nobody wants to show up with a cakey face because of the weather. So when the temperatures go up, you should go down in terms of how much makeup you’re using. Apart from makeup, you can also use skincare products to help you look stunning without any makeup on. If you’re worrying about dark circles, inculcate the Restorative Eye Cream. If you want soft and pink lips, get your hands on a moisturizing and natural lip balm!
You’re ready for the summer now! With these 6 essential tips to keep your skin happy all summer, you can forget all about redness, acne breakouts, and sun damage.