Top 5 tips for your Summertime Skin routine

Warmer temperatures, longer days, and more time spent outdoors are all signs of summertime.

Hotter days can also make us sweat making it easier for makeup, dirt and oil to get trapped in our pores. Opting for a lighter makeup routine and making a few other tweaks to our skincare routine can all help minimize the side effects summer can have on our skin.  And remember increased sweating also means we’re losing more water, so it’s important to stay hydrated!

1. Cleansing twice daily

It’s crucial to cleanse twice daily in order to eliminate dirt, oil, and particles that have collected on the skin throughout the day as well as the dead skin cells and sweat through the night. A thorough cleansing routine is the first step toward having clear, healthy skin.

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2. SPF is essentials

Every skin care routine must include some form of sun protection. During the day, even if it isn’t sunny you should be wearing your SPF.  Invest in a broad spectrum, lightweight product that help you develop the good habit of wearing SPF every day.  If outdoors for long periods, don’t forget to re-apply your SPF every few hours.

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3. Ensure that the moisture is balanced

Restoring moisture to the skin after cleansing it is crucial, as is keeping it hydrated. The protective layer of the skin can be maintained by using a moisturiser every day, which will also keep the skin soft and healthy.  To add more hydration, look for compounds like hyaluronic acid in moisturisers and skin treatments.

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4. Keep hydrated.

The secret to having healthy, clear skin all year long, but especially in the summer, is to stay hydrated. Our bodies remain rejuvenated and our skin remains plump and radiant by consuming enough of water.

As well as drinking plenty of water, including a facial mist into your routine, will give you surface hydration to the skin and can also help cool you down while you’re on the move.

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5. Exfoliate regularly

Exfoliation is the best approach to get rid of dead skin cells, which can help you have a balanced complexion and an even tan. Additionally, it helps in clearing up any bacterial build-up that might help prevent breakouts or rashes brought on by the sun. However, it’s vital to listen to your skin type and exfoliate carefully as exfoliation can destroy the skin’s protective layer, making it more sensitive to UV rays.

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