With the change of season, the needs of your skin also shift. Having an adaptable inside and out skincare routine that works with the different climates you experience throughout the year is a useful method to ensure vibrant, healthy, nourished skin all year round. Here are some ways to transition and care for your skin during the warmer summer months.
What’s happening to your skin during summer?
Due to humidity, heat and sweat, generally there is more oil in the skin during the hot weather than in the winter months, which may contribute to more breakouts. However, due to higher temperatures leading to increased water loss from the body, skin can also be prone to dehydration.
Summer skin routine tips:
Use daily in the morning as the final step in your skincare routine. Reapply frequently - especially after swimming or perspiring.
To help prevent breakouts caused by oil and sweat, cleanse morning and evening with a creamy cleanser that clears away build up without over stripping the skin (harsh cleansers can lead to more oil production). Exfoliate 2-3 times a week to buff away dead skin cells. TRY: Balancing Vitamin Cleanser
Make sure you are replenishing water levels by consuming 2-3 litres of water daily. Add a Marine Collagen supplement to further support skin hydration. TRY: Vitality X + Collagen
These two ingredients are holy grails for supporting a bright, hydrated complexion during summer. Vitamin C helps protect your skin from pigmentation, whilst Hyaluronic Acid holds up to 1000 x its weight in water molecules, deeply hydrating the skin at a cellular level sans oil. TRY: Pro-Collagen Vitamin Serum
Due to increased oil in the skin, you may benefit from lightening your skincare routine by using only a moisturiser in the morning and an oil in the evening, rather than layering them. Make sure your face oil only contains highly absorptive oils which do not leave skin greasy. TRY: Luminous Vitamin Oil + Probiotic Vitamin Moisturiser.