The seasons are changing, and the sunniest days of the year have arrived – it’s Summer time!
Make sure you switch up your skincare regime, so your skin gets the best out of your products this Summer. You don’t have to make drastic changes! But a few tweaks here and there can make all the difference to your skin’s health.
We can’t stress enough how important it is to use sunscreen every single day!
Something as simple as applying sunscreen will shield your skin from harsh UV rays that can cause premature ageing, blotchiness, irritation and sunburn.
Find a broad-spectrum sunscreen that’s non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic, so your skin is protected from the harsh UVA and UVB rays of the sun and is safe from clogged pores and breakouts. If you’re spending the day at the beach, going swimming or participating in any form of water activity, reapply every couple of hours to make sure your skin is always protected. Try to apply at least half an hour before stepping out in the sun to allow the product to settle! Using sunscreen is one of the most effective methods for combatting the signs of ageing and keeping your skin young (after all, prevention is the best cure)! Your skin will thank you for it.
We recommend: Dragon’s Blood Radiance Daily Moisturiser $39.95
This age-defense, radiance-boosting moisturiser contains broad-spectrum SPF and protects the skin from the five main causes of premature ageing: UVA, UVB, Infrared Radiation, Blue Light and Pollution. It contains a 100% plant-derived carbohydrate complex that ensures instant deep hydration with a 72-hour moisturising benefit from first application.
Leave the heavier products behind as the temperature rises. When it comes to both makeup and skincare, opt for products with a lighter viscosity so your skin can breathe. Using heavy products in humid weather will block the pores, cause skin irritation and encourage breakouts. Instead of using a heavy foundation, try a BB cream instead (if you need the extra coverage, spot conceal with a high-coverage concealer where needed). Trade your heavy night creams and oils for lightweight and fast-absorbing creams or lotions. Take blotting papers with you and blot throughout the day, so you don’t have to keep reapplying layer upon layer of powder (which will eventually create a cakey-looking mess)! Lighter products are best for use in the Summer.
Find products rich in antioxidants to help combat the signs of ageing. The skin is more exposed to oxidising agents and free radicals during the Summer (such as UV rays). In addition to applying sunscreen, keep your skin young and fresh by incorporating free radical-fighting antioxidants into your skincare regime. Antioxidants not only actively combat the signs of ageing including fine lines, wrinkles, dullness, texture, sagging and loss of elasticity, they also stimulate blood flow to encourage the growth of new cells and contain anti-inflammatory properties to help calm skin irritation. Want to find out more about antioxidants? Read here.
We recommend: Collagen Beauty Elixir $49.95
This natural berry-flavoured elixir contains 100% pure Marine Collagen, anti-oxidant rich Super Berries and Organic Superfoods and is powered with naturally sourced ingredients to promote glowing, youthful skin.
It’s Summer time, so that means sunshine, warm weather and heat! But it also means sweat, oil and blocked pores! Make sure you take care of your skin by cleansing thoroughly every morning and night to remove any build-up of makeup and oil in the pores!
Looking for a gentle yet effective deep cleansing device?
We recommend: Dermasonic+ Sonic Cleanser & Anti-Ageing Device $79.95
This palm-sized anti-ageing device utilises Blue/Yellow/Red light LED technology to clear and rejuvenate the skin. Unlike abrasive brush heads, the Dermasonic+ contains ultra-hygienic soft-touch silicon bristles that never need replacing!
Following on from above, it’s important to remove the build-up of sweat, product and excess oil from the skin and pores to avoid an invasion of pimples, bumps and texture. Exfoliation is key to removing dead skin cells, smoothing out the skin and brightening the complexion. Use a gentle AHA exfoliator to gently remove dead skin cells and renew the skin.
We recommend: Dragon’s Blood 3 In 1 Treatment Cleanser $19.95 is an effective multi-solution product. Use as a regular cleanser to clean the skin and leave on the skin for 5 minutes before rinsing as an exfoliator. It contains natural AHA fruit extracts to get the job done!
The Summer heat can cause your skin to break out more often than the rest of the year, so make sure you’re using the right products to target and diminish those pesky blemishes. When you have the time, treat your skin to a detoxifying at-home treatment to clean out your pores and renew your complexion.
We recommend: 30 Day Skin Detox $77.67
This pack contains the OXYGEN-C Overnight Restoring Contour Treatment Cream, which has a soft, lightweight texture that will give your skin enough hydration in the Summer without being overly heavy, so your skin can breathe as it repairs overnight. It also contains 4 x Snake Detoxifying Oxygen Bubble Masks for a weekly deep cleansing, skin purifying, detoxification treatment.