As we head into summer with the promise of good weather to come, now is the time to ramp up your skin care routine to keep your skin glowy and hydrated all summer long.
Here are our top 5 summer skin care tips to super power your skin care ritual before the mercury rises...
Sunscreen is your best friend and is absolutely the best investment you can make in your skin. Long-term, wearing sunscreen is one of the greatest anti-ageing gifts you can give your skin. Tinted moisturiser with an SPF won’t cut it during the summer months so make sure to apply SPF50 every day and to re-apply regularly. You should be using about a teaspoon of sunscreen on your face and two tablespoons to adequately cover your body. Sunscreen will help prevent pigmentation or sun spots forming and will prevent accelerated ageing of the skin so if you do nothing else pop on a layer of sunscreen.
This is one of the easiest ways to achieve hydrated skin. Try to drink 2 litres of water a day. Our bodies need water for our systems to work properly. If we don’t get enough water, our skin suffers as its the last organ to receive hydration. With rising summer temperatures this can mean dry skin and more visible fine lines.
Our diet has a huge impact on how our skin looks and feels. Summer is a great time to up your intake of fruit and veg with all the delicious seasonal products available. Try and eat the rainbow at every meal with a plate filled with colourful veggies. Fruit and veg are full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants which support healthy, radiant skin and help fight free radical damage from the sun.
Read how to support your skin from within here.
Now is the time to superpower your skincare by using antioxidant rich, hydrating facial oils and serums. Typically our skin prefers lighter textures in warmer weather so you may find yourself simplifying your routine for the Summer months. Ingredients that contain vitamin A, C and E, minerals and polyphenols are essential to provide the skin with the topical nourishment it needs to protect itself from sun exposure and achieve that glow.
Both Superfood Cleansing Balm and Nourishing Radiance Serum are formulated with high levels of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals to support your skin during Summer.
Our Insider tip:
Mix two drops of our Nourishing Radiance Serum in with your tinted moisturiser or makeup in the morning. It gives that lovely dewy glow to the skin and helps make-up stay on better and not dry out during the day.
Our skin is a delicate organ and after a long winter can be easily damaged by sun exposure. Avoid the sun at its peak between 11am and 3pm to avoid burning your skin and causing long-term skin damage. If you are out In the sun wear a broad-rimmed hat and sunglasses to protect your face and loose clothing like a kaftan to protect the skin on your body from burning.