Ultimate Summer Skincare Tips
With the hot weather well and truly upon us, taking care of your skin is essential to make sure you look glowing and radiant every time you step out in the sun.
Your skin will require different types of care dependent on the season, meaning the habits you had during winter may need to be changed now the weather is warmer.
Luckily for you, we’ve narrowed down the most important yet easy skincare tips you can start including into your routine to keep your skin as healthy as possible when the sun hits!
1. Always wear SPF
Whilst the summer sun can give your skin a gorgeous tanned glow, it’s not particularly good for the upper layers of your skin.
We know it’s tempting to sunbathe as much as possible to make the most of the good weather, but consistently applying sunscreen to your face is essential to not only keep your skin healthy – but also avoid long-term damage.
No matter your skin tone, an SPF of 30 or higher should be applied to your skin at least every couple of hours. Luckily, many of today’s facial moisturisers contain SPF. So, if you find yourself forgetting to put sunscreen in your bag every day, using an SPF-rich daily moisturiser is an easy and convenient way to make sure you’re protected.
2. Don’t neglect your lips!
Throughout many skincare routines, lips are often totally neglected. But, during the summertime, it’s essential you give them the TLC they deserve to prevent burning or cracking.
Unprotected lips consistently exposed to the sun can become incredibly dry and sore, so regularly applying a nourishing lip balm with SPF is an easy way to stay covered. And, as many of today’s SPF-containing balms are tinted, you’re able to give your lips a gorgeous splash of summer colour too!
3. Use a light moisturiser
As skin typically gets dryer during winter, using a rich moisturiser is definitely a good option. But during the warmer summer months, a thin moisturiser with a gel or lotion consistency will feel much better – and lighter.
Not only will they sink into the skin far quicker, but lighter moisturisers will also simply allow your skin to breathe in the hot weather whilst still providing all moisture necessary to keep your complexion smooth and radiant.
4. Use products with Vitamin C
No matter the SPF you use, nothing is 100% foolproof. So, to ensure any rays not blocked by your SPF are still kept at bay, using products rich in vitamin C can provide that extra degree of protection.
There’s a multitude of vitamin C-rich serums on the market at a range of different price points, and many daily moisturisers contain vitamin C too. Allowing you to have full control over protecting your skin without including a concoction of confusing products into your routine, formulas enriched with vitamin C are very easy to find.
And there you have it – 4 effective yet super easy steps to ensure you enjoy the sun safely without causing damage to your skin! To further increase protection and care of your skin with professional, tailored options, take a look at our extensive range of non-surgical facial treatments.