5 Top Tips for Summer Skincare

5 Top Tips for Summer Skincare

5 Top Tips for Summer SkincarePhoto by Courtney Cook on Unsplash

With British Summer Time officially in full swing and the Met Office promising some seriously scorching weather this weekend, we thought this would be a good time to share with you some tips for your summer skincare routine. We know that it’s not possible for everyone to have two completely different sets of skincare to use during different weather, however there are some things that you can do which will help you to keep your skin in tiptop condition even when the mercury is rising. Here they are:

Sun Protection

We cannot say this loud enough or often enough: PROTECT. YOUR. SKIN. FROM. THE. SUN! There is literally no such thing as healthy sun exposure and allowing your skin to burn will cause long-term damage as well as increasing your risk of skin cancer exponentially. We always recommend using sunscreen all year round but this is obviously even more important when the Sun is hotter as it will take a much shorter time to damage your skin. Decleor Aloe Vera Sun Gel Cream SPF50 is a non-greasy formulation which will protect your skin and give you an added layer of moisture.

Lighter Moisturiser

During the summer months even people with dry skin may find that their natural oil production ramps up slightly. Add this to the fact that you will be using a daily SPF, which usually contains moisturising ingredients, you will probably find that a lighter moisturiser or even a serum which contains hyaluronic acid, like SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Serum, will be more beneficial and feel more comfortable on your skin when the sun is shining.

Tinted products

If you are simply not confident enough to step outside without using any make-up whatsoever, opting for tinted products, such as Evolve Organic Beauty Climate Veil Tinted SPF20, on your face means that you won’t need lots of things on your skin. Wearing heavy products on top of one another can feel suffocating in hotter weather which is why multifunctional products are preferable at this time of year. You’ll get the benefit of skincare with the added confidence of make-up and your skin will thank you for being allowed to breathe.

Cooling

If you suffer with dry or sensitive skin you’re probably well aware of the fact that you need a cooling product to soothe your skin even when the weather isn’t that warm. Once the sun starts shining, even those of us with the most resilient skin types can feel irritated and over sensitised which is why opting for products which have cooling elements is a good idea. REN Clean Skincare Evercalm Redness Relief Serum contains fast acting ingredients which reduce redness and soothe sensitivity within just 30 minutes. We would also recommend a Skin Abode Cryo Queen Ice Roller which will de-puff, plump and firm your skin as well as giving you long-lasting cooling effects.

Don’t Forget Your Eyes and Lips

The skin on your eyes and lips is thinner and more delicate than the skin on the rest of your body which is why it is important to remember to give it extra protection. Elemis Superfood Matcha Eye Dew is a cooling gel that immediately quenches and hydrates the eye area throughout the day, for a brighter, refreshed appearance while SkinCeuticals Antioxidant Lip Repair is an emollient treatment that helps smooth and refine lip surface – both of which would make an excellent addition to your summer skincare stash.

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