5 tips for beautiful summer skin
Long, hot summer days and nights can wreak havoc on your complexion. Sweat and excess oil can leave your skin feeling and looking greasy and clog your pores, so it’s important to switch up your skin care routine and arm yourself with some simple tricks to help your skin beat the heat. Here’s how…
SWITCH UP YOUR SKIN CARE
Is your current skin care routine overflowing with ultra-rich products? Once the warm weather hits, it might be time to lighten things up a bit. Sweltering summer days can lead to an oilier complexion, exposure to the sun and air-conditioning to dehydrated skin, and overloading your skin with layers of thick, heavy products can lead to breakouts and blocked pores.
The key is to keep your routine simple and to prioritise a daily deep cleanse and long-lasting hydration. Prepare to beat the heat with the following products; a foaming cleanser to rid your skin of excess oil, a few drops of a hydrating facial oil to deeply nourish your skin, a lightweight moisturiser with SPF to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays, and a night moisturising cream to deeply nourish and hydrate your skin overnight
SAVE YOUR SKIN WITH SUNSCREEN
When it comes to choosing your SPF moisturiser for the summer months, opt for one that has a lightweight consistency like the Dr. LeWinn’s Private Formula Day Cream Moisturiser Light SPF15. Based on the iconic Private Formula Day Cream Moisturiser, this formulation has a super lightweight, fast-absorbing texture so it will melt into your skin in seconds without leaving you with that heavy feeling that some sunscreens can leave behind. Thanks to the instant and long-lasting hydrating benefits of Hydroviton® Plus technology and nourishing Super Berry Trio (Pepperberry, Riberry and Muntrie), this moisturiser will help to give your skin the all-day hydration it needs.
As an added bonus, this moisturiser contains powerful anti-ageing ingredients such as argan oil to help fight skin-damaging free radicals, and Vitamin A to boost the turnover of new skin cells and fight the visible signs of ageing. It truly is the one product that’ll help you deal with those summer skin issues of long-lasting hydration, lightweight feel on the skin, sun protection, and have anti-ageing benefits, too.
FAVOUR YOUR FACIAL MIST
When you’re feeling hot and bothered, your skin can react by becoming red and irritated. If a quick dip in the pool or cool shower isn’t an option, calm your skin with a soothing facial mist. Many of the mists out there have been formulated to instantly refresh, revitalise and hydrate your skin, all while giving it an instant cooling hit. Simply hold the mist at arms length and spritz it over your face to your heart’s content! You can also pop your facial mist in the fridge for a really invigorating hydration boost on a hot day.
STOP SHINE IN ITS TRACKS
Sweaty, hot summer days can leave your complexion glowing, but for all the wrong reasons. Excess oil, sweat and grease can build up on your skin throughout the day, leaving your complexion sporting an oil slick come 3pm. This is where your foaming cleanser will be your skin saviour as it’s perfect for lifting excess oil, impurities and make-up away from your skin and helping to leave your complexion looking fresher for longer. It’s also a good idea to stash some blotting papers in your handbag so you can quickly blot away shine and mattify your complexion on the go.
What are your biggest skin care issues during summer? What are your summer skin care tips?