As the summer rapidly approaches, you will hear lots of talk about getting beach ready. Whilst we are all concerned about what we look like in a bikini, the most important thing that you need to consider is your skin.
Summer is great for giving us a nice glow, but it needs a special type of skincare to keep it healthy and beautiful. The weather changes throughout the year and so does our skin, but for some reason many of us don’t see the need to change our skincare. This is actually really important to make sure that what you are using is as effective as possible and you keep your skin looking and feeling great.
It seems obvious, but sun protection should be the most important factor in your summer skincare regime. Instead of just applying it on holiday, work it into your daily routine to make it a healthy habit. When the sun is at its strongest, you should be applying sunscreen with a high SPF, but you can also find a number of skincare products that have SPF included in them. Just like when you are on holiday, you need to reapply your SPF throughout the day, and products like the Brush On Block are a great way to do this on the go and even over the top of make-up. We stock Brush On Block in the salon so pop in and try it.
What goes on inside your body shows on the outside. It is important for the health of your body that you drink plenty of water when it’s warm, but good hydration is also good for your skin, so make sure you always have a bottle of water handy to keep you topped up.
During the winter, you need a thicker, heavier moisturiser for the hard work it needs to do, but during the summer months you can lighten up a bit. Choose something that feels comfortable on your skin when it starts getting warm, and make sure it is packed full of hydrating ingredients.
We know that we need antioxidants in our food, but did you know that you need them in your skincare too? A high-grade antioxidant product containing vitamin C or polyphenols is the ideal way to protect your skin from pollutants
It can take forever to find the perfect shade of foundation, but don’t forget that during the summer you are likely to pick up a bit of colour, so you might need a different foundation that is a shade or two darker.
Your skin is as unique as you are, so there is no single perfect skincare regime for everyone. If you are unsure what you should be using, pop in and see us for a skin consultation and we can point you in the direction of the perfect skincare for you. Book an appointment online or call us on 01535 652310.