School’s out and summer holidays are here! Before you go ahead with your travelling plans out to the beach, a family trip to the water park, or even cycling 5km for those scenic sunsets, a light but effective skincare is key for your skin to survive the whole of summer! If you are transitioning from colder climates like winter that has just passed, there is a need to switch out your thick, greasy creams for lighter and non-comedogenic skincare! Thicker creams are designed to better hydrate your skin in extremely dry and cold conditions, but can lead to clogging of pores if relied on in the summer! Since the sun is out, you will want to give your skin some breathable space, but still give it the goodies that it needs to stay flawless and healthy.
Read on to find out more!
#1 Use Vitamin C serums
Incorporating Vitamin C serums in your summer routine is as important as having your breakfast in the morning! Vitamin C serums are known for their superb anti-ageing ability to help rejuvenate the skin and to bring back a radiant glow with consistency usage, to breathe life back into dull, flaky, and uneven skin tones. Vitamin C serums can also act as a second layer of defence against the sun, which prevents UV damage and premature ageing! Above all, incorporating one in your routine can also aid in reducing inflammation and redness, as well as rosacea and eczema that tends to flare up during the summer heat.
Try Daylight Oasis Vitamin C Serum - Known not only for its potent anti-ageing superpowers, but also its ability to aid in wound healing, reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, to give rise to a more youthful appearance overall!
#2 Hydrate your skin
Moisturising your skin is especially important in the months of summer with the (at times) unbearable heat. To form a layer of protection, you need to hydrate your skin regularly to ensure that your skin barrier stays healthy and well-hydrated. Opt for lightweight textures such as gel textures as opposed to heavy creams which can clog pores more easily, particularly when mixed with sweat and sebum.
Try Idyllic Fields Daytime Moisturiser - Idyllic Fields has incorporation of polyglutamic acid, which can hold 10x more water and moisture than hyaluronic acid which may be more familiar with! Idyllic Fields is waterless with a gel texture that sinks into your skin immediately to provide its goodness and instant hydration once applied!
#3 Stay in the shade with sunscreen
For all beginners and experts of skincare, sunscreen is a definite must, no matter your skin type, and particularly even more so in summer when the sun is blazing and the most glaring. To ensure maximum protection throughout the day, it is also crucial to reapply sunscreen every 2-3 hours. We also recommend opting for one that is waterproof to ensure that it does not melt off after a workout session, a big sweat, or even after swimming where your body is constantly underwater.
Try Morning Glow Physical Sunscreen - Morning Glow is a physical sunscreen with zinc oxide that filters all harmful UVA and UVB rays and protects you from sunburns and premature ageing of the skin. It is also waterproof and lightweight, while still being hydrating with added hyaluronic acid for a boost of hydration!