With the weather warming up, we all love trips to the beach and spending more time outside. However, when the weather is warmer, it means taking care of your skin comes with some new challenges. It’s a great idea to add these hacks into your routine if you are off on your holiday or enjoying the beautiful weather more locally.
Switch to a gel cleanser
In the hot weather, your skin is going to produce excess oil. Cleansing will always be one of the first steps in your skincare routine. In the summer opt for a gel cleanser over a cream cleanser as they are lighter. These will ensure your skin isn’t being dried out without increasing the amount of oil on your skin.
Treat from within
When it’s warm, the last thing you will want to do is to apply multiple products to your skin which can block pores. You can give your skin the nutrients it needs from within by taking a supplement. Skin, hair and nails are scientifically formulated with key active ingredients including Collagen, Biotin, Hyaluronic acid.
Swap heavy oil-based moisturisers for something lighter. A water-based moisturiser is an excellent choice as it won’t block your pores. Make sure to apply on to damp skin to lock in extra moisture.
Take sun protection seriously
Wear a suncream with SPF 30 or higher every day, regardless of how much time you are spending outside. Apply every 2 hours or more if needed to ensure you are covered.
Also, limit time in the sun, especially in peak hours from 10am-2pm. If you find yourself burning in one area, you can cover up with a hat, sunglasses, long trousers or long sleeves.
Exfoliate from toe to head
Dead skin cells result in dull skin, so ensure you exfoliate every part of your body. It’s easy to use an exfoliating glove when in the shower.
If you suffer from oily skin, keep blotting papers in your bag to absorb any excess oil build up throughout the day.
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Keep skincare cold
When the weather is warm, you can keep your skincare in the fridge for a refreshing treat. Keeping your eye cream cold can help reduce any puffiness when you first wake up or in the evening before bed. This can help the skin feel moisturised and refreshed instantly.
Cool your showers
If you’ve spent the day outside in the sun, a refreshing shower will be just what you need. Hot water also strips the skin of any natural oils, which is why it’s a great idea to turn the temperature down. So how do you shower for glowing skin? (link when live)
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