As the seasons change, so do the challenges faced by your skin. It is always important to understand how the change in temperature and environmental conditions can take their toll on your complexion and adapt the products you use to ensure that your complexion stays happy and healthy.
During the summer months, the temperature rises and the skin becomes exposed to more intense sunlight. This can cause problems including dehydration, pigmentation problems, increased sweating and sun damage. So, what should you be doing to ensure your skin remains at its best this summer?
1. Cleanse – sunscreens and sweat can leave a greasy film on the surface of the skin, giving it an oily sheen and providing the perfect environment for bacteria to proliferate. Following the ‘double cleanse’ approach will ensure that you remove any excess oils and bacteria morning and night, leaving your skin clear and congestion-free. Dermalogica’s Precleanse is ideal for this first step and it has been designed specifically to dissolve and remove these surface oils. Use your usual Dermalogica cleanser once you have precleansed.
2. Moisturise – the sun and heat can leave your skin looking and feeling dry and you may notice fine lines starting to appear, especially around the eyes. This could be due to dehydration, so make sure you moisturise morning and night, both to restore moisture levels to the skin and to repair and strengthen the skin’s natural barrier against moisture loss.
In the next article, we will take a look at other steps you can take to protect your skin during the summer months.