Listen to what your skin needs this summer!

Summer is all about fun and a time to spend out in the sun, sipping cocktails and lazing around the pool. Warm weather and the scorching hot sun can be damaging to our skin making it look dull and unhealthy. 

During the summer your skin is asking to be loved and protected, listen to its needs and it will bless you with a perfect summer glow all year round!

Skin need #1:  Let’s Exfoliate!

Exfoliating is not just for winter; during the summer month exfoliation will unclog pores and rejuvenate the skin. An Exfoliated skin will absorb product better and will prevent the skin from looking dull as the dead cells have been cleared away, revealing a healthy polished glow!

Skin need #2:  Hydration please!

During the day especially in summer we lose a large amount of water through breathing, perspiration etc. Water loss can cause dehydration which results in your skin looking unhealthy and feeling dry.  Ensure that you stay hydrated by drinking lots of water during the day to keep your skin looking healthy and firmer.

Skin need #3:  I need protection!

Applying sunscreen needs to become part of your daily skin care routine to prevent sun damage that can cause skin cancer, premature ageing and a variety of other skin problems. Ensure your skin is protected by applying sunscreen 30 minute before going outdoors and reapply again every 20 – 30 minutes.

 

Skin need #4:  Moisturise!

Due to moisture loss caused by either air-conditioned environments or by being outdoors in the sun, it is very important to invest in a good moisturiser specially formulated for your skin type. By keeping the skin moisturised will prevent it from becoming dehydrated and will minimise the visible appearance of fine lines and wrinkles making skin look firmer and younger.

Skin need #5:  Tone it up!

During summer time the skin requires a little bit of extra care as our skin is more at risk of getting clogged with dirt and oil due to us being more active and outdoors. By using a good quality toner we can minimise our pores being clogged as toners tightens and closes the pores preventing impurities from getting into the skin. During hot summer days the skin can be cooled down and moisturised with spritzing it with a toner. Most importantly toners help restore the pH balance of your skin, which makes your skin surface less susceptible to unwanted bacteria growth.

Take extra care of your skin this summer and make sure you listen to it needs and it will give you that perfect summer glow!