Aug 09, 2023

Soothe your summer skin

Whilst the weather has been up and down this summer, our skin still faces the annual challenges of increased UV exposure, higher temperatures, and dehydration. Taking care of your skin during the summer is essential, here are some summer skincare tips to help you maintain healthy and glowing skin.

 

 

SPF, SPF, SPF!

Can we say it any louder, SPF is the most important step in your skincare routine. Although we should be wearing SPF all year round, during the summer months UV levels and the length of time we are exposed to them are higher. SPF is a hot topic but also it can be confusing to know what to go for and what we should be looking out for, a great guide on SPF can be found here British Skin Foundation.  For the face and neck you should be using ½ a teaspoon to give the required amount of protection. Also it is important to remember that SPF is the last product to be applied to your skin after moisturiser and before makeup. And lastly always remove SPF by double cleansing at the end of the day.

Less is more

It can be daunting to wear less makeup but during the summer it’s important to allow our skin to breathe and let it be the star of show. A few great alternatives to make are swap to a tinted moisturiser instead of foundation, tinting brows and lashes instead of mascara and lip balm (even better if it has spf in). Swap out your heavy moisturisers to a lighter water-based moisturiser so your skin feels fresh and hydrated. Alongside this treating yourself to a facial not only means you’ll get some much needed relaxation in but you’ll also be able to soothe dehydrated skin. If you’re visiting us soon we recommend the Clarins Skin Soother Expert Facial, a gentle facial which aims to nurture and calm skin.

Be cautious with exfoliation

Whilst regular exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells it can cause irritation and sensitivity to the sun. Avoid over-exfoliating and try an enzyme exfoliant. These are milder and less abrasive compared to physical scrubs. They work by breaking down dead skin cells using natural enzymes derived from fruits like papaya, pineapple, or pumpkin. These enzymes help to promote a smoother and more glowy complexion.

Hydrate

Summer skin and water go hand in hand to achieve healthy and radiant skin during the hot weather. 8 glasses of water a day isn’t the only way to up hydration levels. Add water-rich foods to your diet like watermelon, cucumbers and try to keep caffeine consumption low.

 

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