How do you best take care of your skin during summer? After talking to all the biggest makeup artists out there it becomes very clear. The number one rule for summer is protecting your skin from the sun.
Anne Hathaway once shared that her mother taught her to wear factor 30 sun screen every day and if it is sunny outside she usually uses an umbrella...
How Does Summer Affect Your Skin?
In the summer when the weather gets warmer your skins sebaceous glands start to produce excess sebum (natural oil). This oil usually gets stuck on the surface of the skin which can lead to the skin feeling more sticky, greasy and eventually having your pores blocked.
For many people, acne breakouts are the most common problem in the summer. If you have oily skin you might be more prone to acne since the bacteria and excess oil in your skin will mix with the sweat, causing clogged pores.
Other common skin issues during summer are usually itchy skin, sunburnt skin and rashes due to the sun.
So what can you do to take care of your skin a little extra now during summer? Here are our top 5 tips that you can do today!
Wash your face properly
Use a face wash suited to your skin type that can deep cleanse and remove all dirt on your skin. Choose a mild, alcohol-free cleanser that is kind to your skin (alcohol tends to make your skin drier). Our The Makeup Remover is gentle to your skin and easily removes all waterproof makeup for example. Do you need help finding your skin type? Ask us here.
- Keep your skin hydrated
Splashing your skin frequently with cold water helps your skin to stay hydrated. You can also use a facial mist to freshen your skin, or a hydrating face mask in the evening.
- Wear sunscreen
The sun’s UV rays cases premature ageing, fine lines, age spots and wrinkles in the skin. A good sunscreen with at least SPF30 is crucial for keeping your skin protected and helping it maintain its structure. If you go swimming, make sure to use a waterproof SPF or apply SPF multiple times in the day.
Aim for applying a moisturiser directly after your bath. A moisturizer prevents your skin from getting dry and peeling off in the summer heat. Go for a moisturiser with a cooling effect and look for ingredients such as vitamins A and C, since they help restore the skin.
- Yes watermelon is good for your skin (and body)!
Aim to drink 2 litres of water per day during the summer. Watermelons, coconut water and fresh juices are all excellent options to stay hydrated. Drinking water helps flush the toxins from your body.