It’s very unlikely that you will see people rock up at a pool party in a cashmere jersey, thick socks and winter boots – instead you will see sunnies, hats, shorts and gorgeous bikinis. Just like your fashion choices, your skincare routine should change according to the seasons.
Don’t be fooled, summer elements can be just as harsh as those feared winter ones. Things like UV rays, chlorine and air conditioning can make skin feel dry and appear dull. So, what can you do to avoid these effects?
It starts on the inside
In summer your body loses moisture faster – this is due to factors such as heat, evaporation and perspiration. Drink loads of water to keep yourself hydrated and moisturise your body’s cells from the inside out. Water helps cells to function properly, flushes toxins, maintains skin elasticity and decreases blemishes. So, here’s a big cheers to good old-fashioned H2O!
Prevention is better than cure
Because prevention is better than cure, it’s always a good idea to start your day with a proper preventative routine. Things like applying sunscreen, wearing sun protective clothing and seeking shade where possible are ideal ways to stop the damage caused by the elements – before they require treatment. Trust us, its worth the effort!
Protect yourself from more than the sun
It’s also important to remember that protection in summer is about a lot more than just avoiding sun damage – your moisturiser also helps to fortify your skin’s natural barrier. Moisturising with the right lotion or cream can help to maintain delicate skin balance and keep it protected, not just from the sun, but from irritants, pollutants and germs too.
Switch it up
Because your skin behaves differently from season to season, it has different moisturising needs depending on the time of year. So, be sure to switch around your moisturisers and lotions. In summer, opt for more lightweight body lotions to let your skin breathe while still keeping it protected and hydrated.
While good skincare knows no season, these tips can help you to maximise your routine and really give your skin what it needs to stay radiant and help to curb those warm-weather skin woes.