Summer Skincare Tips
So summer is well and truly on the way, and we’ve said it before… you wouldn’t wear your winter clothes in the middle of August, so why keep your skincare routine the same? But don’t worry! We’ve got your back with these super simple tips to get you through the warmer months!
Make water your new bestie! Personally I hate drinking water, but it’s not so bad if you infuse it with berries or fruit! A couple of slices each of lemon and cucumber, in a jug kept in the fridge is really refreshing! Plus you get the cleansing benefits of the lemon and detoxifying properties of cucumber throughout the day! Recommendations are eight glasses a day. That’s a lot if you don’t drink water usually! So we recommend aiming for one or two glasses more than your usual. That way you can gradually increase the amount as you go and it won’t feel like such a battle! If you want to really go for it, you can get these great water bottles with times on the sides to help keep you on track!
Eat cooling foods!
Seasonal foods like melon, strawberries, pineapple, grapes are not only full of water (helping you stay hydrated) they’re also rich in antioxidants and vitamins that your skin needs during the hot summer days!
2. Exfoliate regularly!
Your body naturally sheds dead skin cells. It’s doing it constantly… all day, every day! These dead cells settle on your skin, leaving it looking dull and dry. Give your skin a helping hand by exfoliating two to three times a week. The key here is to be gentle, and go at it for longer. Hard and fast will do you no favours, and is more likely to irritate your skin. Regular, gentle exfoliation will keep your skin in tip top condition. Our Beach Ready Body Polish does a marvelous job of that!
BONUS TIP: When it comes to your face, exfoliate in the mornings, in between cleansing and toning.
3. Wear sunscreen!
Weather you opt for natural, handmade or store bought, please don’t skip out on some form of sunscreen! Every day we’re bombarded with harmful UVA and UVB rays. These cause damage to our skin, giving us fine lines, dark spots, prematurely ageing our skin and of course it can burn if we’re not careful! Make sure you’re protected by choosing a sunscreen with a 5* UVA and UVB rating. A factor 30 with 5* rating will actually give you more protection than a factor 50 with a 2* or 3* rating.
4. Turn down the heat!
This one is probably obvious but having a cooler shower in the summer will do wonders to your skin! Hot water can irritate and leave your skin feeling tight. Having a warm shower rather than a hot one will help cleanse the skin of sweat, clearing out the pores and reducing the chance of body breakouts!
5. Stick to the routine!
If you’re anything like me, when it gets to bedtime you just want to collapse under the sheets and get some much needed shut eye! But it’s really important to make sure you’re giving your skin a good cleanse before your head hits the pillow! Sweating during the day will open up your pores, allowing all the make up, pollution and bacteria into your skin. When you cool down in the evening your pores close up, trapping all that yuckiness in your skin. Then when you sweat during the night all that bacteria is transferred onto your pillow and rubbed all over your face as you move around in your sleep! Eww! Do your skin a favour and cleanse to get rid of all that yuck, tone to close up your pores and moisturise to hydrate your skin for the evening!
BONUS TIP: Opt for a lighter moisturiser in the summer months, and a richer one when it’s cold!
6. Enjoy the sunshine!
Ok, so despite everything we’ve said so far, we do kind of need the sun! It provides us with vitamin D and releases the feel-good hormone, serotonin! That’s why we all feel happier in the summer, and a bit sad in the winter! So as long as you protect your skin as best you can, go and enjoy it! Our British summers are short enough so make the most of the sunny days while they last!
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