During summer, it is highly unlikely to have a perfect complexion with no efforts. Most of the time, the skin is oilier or more dehydrated and irritated. There are a few factors to blame for this, and among them, we can mention the UV rays, the heat that often causes an increased production of sebum, dry wind, and even the seawater or the water in the pool. If your skin tends towards dryness, the dehydration that can occur in summer can lead to premature wrinkle occurrence, as well as skin peeling and over sensitive skin.
However, there are specific skincare rules for summer that you can follow to get glowing skin and a bright complexion, even when it’s hot outside.
Secrets of skin care in summer:
1. Use moisturising creams with SPF
When it comes to summer, it doesn’t matter if you are heading to the beach, a short walk, or the office, your skin needs a moisturising cream with a higher SPF. It is important to get protection from the UVA rays that tend to age the skin, as well as the UVB rays that can cause skin burns. You won’t need an SPF higher than 50, anything in between 30 and 50 should be good, provided that it is suitable for your skin type. Pay attention to the indications on the label when buying the moisturising cream with SPF, as some of them are designed exclusively to protect from UVB rays. Alpha-H Protection Plus Daily SPF50+ is a 3 in 1 moisturiser with a non- greasy texture that makes it ideal for those hot summer days. ASAP Moisturising Daily Defence SPF50 contains hyaluronic acid to efficiently retain moisture in the skin and keep it soft and hydrated throughout the day.
2. Use a cream or serum with antioxidants
The moisturisers with SPF can only block about half of the free radicals. This means that there is a gap in skin protection that can lead to the occurrence of wrinkles. The creams or serums with antioxidants come to support the protective barrier of the skin. Aside from using suitable skin care products, during summer, it is recommended to eat fresh fruits and vegetables that are rich in antioxidants such as berries, grapes, kiwi, kale, spinach, ginger, and green beans. Cosmedix Affirm Antioxidant Firming Serum was created for photodamaged skin and has a superformula rich in antioxidants. The serum can reduce the signs of aging while also preventing environmental damage at the level of the face. Dermalogica Antioxidant HydraMist provides an antioxidant shield for your skin while also improving the texture and hydrating dry skin.
3. Clean the skin properly in the morning and evening
As soon as you wake up, you should clean your face. The skin needs to get clean after the regenerative process that happens overnight. Use a mild cleanser and cover the face and neck. Follow with your daily beauty routine. In summer, your skin is more sensitive to the damaging effects of the environment. As you sweat, the dust, bacteria, and cosmetic products can clog the pores. This means that a deep cleansing in the evening is necessary to avoid irritation, acne, breakouts, and other blemishes.
During the summer months, it is essential to exfoliate the skin regularly, especially if you are prone to excessive perspiration. As mentioned above, because of the heat, the sebum production might be increased, and, as a result, the pores can clog easily. What does this mean? That it is more likely to be dealing with blackheads, spots and irritation during summer. However, this doesn’t mean that you should exfoliate every day. Too much exfoliation is not indicated as it can expose the skin even more to the action of the sun rays. A gentle exfoliation at home, once or twice a week with a good quality product, should be enough to keep the skin in perfect condition. And after exfoliation and cleansing, you should also consider toning the skin. Whatever your skin type might be, the toner can help you remove the leftover impurities, it can neutralize free radicals and can serve as a good base for the active ingredients in the creams that follow in your routine.
ASAP Daily Facial Cleanser contains White Tea, which is an antioxidant with anti-aging properties. It can cleanse the skin gently and remove any traces of make-up, including from the lips and eyes areas. The formula is non-comedogenic, and there is no need to use a toner after it. Aspect Gentle Clean Facial Cleanser is great for reactive skin and a good choice for summer skin care.
4. Use mineral make-up products
Your body needs proper levels of hydration during summer. Aside from drinking enough water, you should also use hydrating creams and mineral make-up products. The first thing that you can do is get rid of the foundation you use during the colder months of the year and choose a mineral foundation that is airier and can help your skin tolerate the heat and sweat better. At the same time, avoid liquid or creamy eye shadow that can gather at the corners of the eyes or in the folds of the eyelids because of the heat. A mineral powder eye shadow in a thin layer is enough, and you will look amazing and fresh all day long.
Youngblood Pressed Mineral Eyeshadow is formulated with healthy minerals and features a buttery texture. There are twenty different shades available and three different finishes. Youngblood Loose Mineral Foundation can help you achieve the flawless and natural look you want in summer. It also provides UVA and UVB protection and is available in 16 shades.