4 Summer Skincare Routine Essentials

Iced coffee, pretty dresses, and the warm summer sun.

It’s officially feeling like summer, which means it’s time to make some changes to our skincare routine. We all love summer, but we don’t love the effect it can have on our skin. The effects of the sun’s rays can be really bad for our skin causing it to age and damage to pigmentation.

Here’s what we recommend adding to your summer skincare routine!

Add a moisturiser

We know what you are thinking, it’s summer right, your face doesn’t need any extra moisture. It’s actually a good idea to moisturise your skin during the warmer months of the year. Throughout the warmer months, our skin can become greasy and oily from excessive sweat and build-up. When you add moisturiser to your skincare routine, you are helping to replace the bad moisture with the good. It’s also common for your skin to still experience dryness during the summer. A good moisturiser is something we recommend having in your skincare routine all year round.

If you are searching for the perfect moisturiser, but hate wearing it during the day, try opting for a night cream. This way your skin gets plenty of undisturbed time to hydrate and rest.

Add vitamin C

Vitamin C is incredible for your skin. Adding vitamin C to your skincare routine in the winter is great for helping lighten dull skin, but during the summer it helps to even out pigmentation. The effects of the sun’s rays can damage your skin’s pigmentation causing it to become red (the dreaded sunburn) and uneven. Vitamin C helps to even out pigmentation and lighten red areas. Vitamin C is helping in reducing dark under the eyes for those of us struggling to sleep in the heat!

Adding vitamin C to your skincare routine can be as simple as applying a vitamin C rich serum in the morning or before bed.

Treat build-up

Remember what we said about build-up and oily skin? The problem with the warmer weather is that sweating can cause grease to build up in our pores and cause blackheads. It’s never a good idea to squeeze a blackhead, you will likely irritate the skin and cause an infection or inflammation. Instead, expose your skin to steam to open up your pores and use an appropriate cleansing tool.

We recommend using a steamer, placing a hot flannel on your face can often be unsanitary from a build-up of leftover bacteria. Once you have opened up your pores, try using a blackhead remover that is designed to extract blackheads without causing damage to your skin.

Add an anti-ageing product

The sun’s rays are notorious for ageing the skin by causing wrinkles and ageing spots. For this reason, we recommend adding an anti-ageing product. Many products claim to firm your skin, but it’s best to choose a product that is meant for treating the signs of ageing. We recommend using a serum that firms and tightens the skin to restore a more youthful look. Try applying an anti-ageing serum before bed after you have applied your moisturiser.

Don’t forget – ALWAYS wear an SPF to protect your skin!

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