Your Summer Skin Routine
Summer is here! While we look forward to the sun on our skin and the mood boost that it brings, the extra heat can also make us feel oily get us accidentally sunburnt and accelerate ageing.
Learn how to take extra care of your skin in the summer months with our tips.
In summer, there’s lots of things going on for our skin. From the extra oiliness and sweat, to the everyday pollution, make up and food, it’s important to make sure your face is fully cleansed before adding product on to it.
A double cleanse is the perfect way to do it. It’s a good tip for all year round, but in particular in summer to remove the extra oil and suncream. Take a look at our blog post on choosing the right cleanser for you.
You should wear SPF all year round anyway, but it’s particularly important during the hot summer months. Tanning is a sign of skin damage, so it’s something you want to avoid at all costs. Reapply every couple of hours and take shade in the hottest part of the day.
Check out our blog post on one of our favourite sun protection brands, Heliocare.
You should also try to limit your sun exposure in general, and avoid going out in the midday sun, and keep covered where possible.
As everyone says, your skin care is like your wardrobe. So if you change from jumpers and coats to floaty dresses and sandals as the weather warms up, then you should use lighter skincare products in the summer too.
You might want to change your serum up to suit your skin needs. We’d also recommend scaling back on AHA products
Vitamin C Serum
Vitamin C helps combat boost the skins natural sun protection, so it’s great to add into your routine for summertime. It helps with hyperpigmentation, fine lines and can boost collagen production.
We recommend Environ’s Intense C-Boost Mela-Even Cream for a super dose of Vitamin C and anti-oxidants to give your skin a gorgeous glow.
If you’re missing that summer glow, then don’t be tempted to go without SPF. Instead invest in a fake tan – not only is it much better than damaging your skin through sun worship or a sunbed, but there are now so many options that you can choose exactly what type of bronzed perfection you’re after.
Heliocare’s tinted sun protection can smooth out skin tone and protect your skin against sun damage.