Say Hello To Your Summer Skincare Routine
OK, sun, we see you! Time to reach for the summer wardrobe (finally!). But what about getting your summer skincare routine in place? When temperatures change, so do our skin's needs, so keep your skin feeling cool, calm and protected with our summer skincare tips.
1. Stash summer skincare in the fridge
Skin can become extra sensitive in the summer thanks to fluctuations in temperature, harmful UV rays, air conditioning, excess sweat and dehydration. Keep skin cool and calm by storing your skincare saviors in the fridge at the start of the season. A chilled cleanser, moisturizer or mask will gently soothe hot, sensitive skin and keep you feeling cool when the weather warms up.
2. Give summer skin a water boost
Intense sun exposure can boost your normal water loss rate, and air conditioning can dry your skin further, so it's important to stay aware of your skin's hydration levels in the summer months. For the ultimate hydration boost, seek out products containing PENTAVITIN®. This 100% natural plant extract helps your skin boost its natural moisturizers, keeping you hydrated for up to three days! So yes, you're covered for the night you skipped your skincare routine! Try our Simple® Water Boost Hydrating Booster, a primer, moisturizer and dry patch soother in one, our most hard-working hydration hero for thirsty summer skin.
3. Keep skin safe in the sun
There's nothing quite like feeling the warmth of those first rays as the sun rises in the summer. But before you dash outdoors, make sure you're covered from the harmful effects of UV rays first. Sun damage can lead to premature aging, wrinkles, extra sensitivity and dehydration, so safeguard your skin with the best moisturizer with SPF for you. And when you've found the best face moisturizer with SPF, don't forget those easy-to-miss areas, like the hands, lips, neck and ears!
4. Master barely-there summer make-up
Of course, we'd all love to be beautifully barefaced throughout the summer months, but when temperatures increase, so can the size of our pores. But guess what? Your skincare can help when it comes to finding the right make-up for hot weather. Blend your foundation with your moisturizer to create light, cake-free coverage that will hold up in the heat without blocking pores. The result? A flawless, fresh-faced finish that will last all day.
5. Mist micellar on the move
Micellar water is the perfect on-the-go miracle-worker when it comes to keeping skin feeling cool and hydrated in the heat. Decant some into a spray bottle and spritz onto skin for the perfect summer pick-me-up. Save the rest of the bottle for easy evening cleansing. Simply sweep across the skin to gently, but effectively, lift and remove oil, sweat and make-up, while giving skin a handy hydration boost as you cleanse.
6. Go gently when you cleanse
Does your skin have a mini freak-out when the weather gets warmer? Even though your skin may feel oilier thanks to the heat, it doesn't mean you should over-cleanse or forgo your moisturizer. Cleanser too harsh? This can also disrupt your skin's barrier, so try something gentle to ease into warmer days, like a micellar water.
7. Deep clean to banish blackheads
Balmy summer days could mean the onset of blackheads. Why? Because in the summer we tend to sweat more, and this can clog pores. Applying a deep cleansing face mask once a week, as part of your summer skincare routine, will not only help remove excess oils from within the pores, but will leave you, and your skin, feeling refreshed and revived.
So there you have it. A summer skincare routine that'll have you ready for anything. Bring it on, summer, we're ready for you!
*PENTAVITIN® is a Trademark of DSM.