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How Do I Care For My Skin This Summer?

Esther Fieldgrass

If you’ve ever dreamed of your summer skin looking glowing, smooth and tanned but been disappointed by the reality of sunburn and sweat, it’s time to put some changes in place this year. As the warmer months are just around the corner, it’s time to address those summer skin care concerns and to take action to ensure your skin stays looking and feeling its best, no matter how high the mercury rises.

Summer Skin Problems Revealed

In the summer, a host of skin problems can arise. Redness and burning, irregular pigmentation, inflammation and signs of aging can all become apparent after exposure to UV rays. The good news, however, is that you can address all these issues by making a few changes to your regular skincare routine.

Just as you wouldn’t think of going out in the summer wearing your winter coat, you shouldn’t use the same skincare products when the warmer weather arrives as you were using when snow was on the ground. Here are some changes you need to put in place to improve your summer regime.

SPF – An Absolute Essential

Protecting your skin from the harmful UV rays of the skin couldn’t be more important, and is the most essential component of your summer skincare regime. While using sun protection on your skin throughout the year is recommended by experts, in the summer season it’s paramount to wear a product with an SPF of 30-50 in order to slow the process of aging and maintain your skin in top condition for the long term.

Whatever you do, it’s essential to guard against sunburn. If you have fair skin, this is even more vital since you are more vulnerable to sunburn. Any sign of tanning indicates that sun damage has occurred, therefore using a high-quality SPF50 sunblock is always the best course of action both to protect against burning and the signs of ageing that UV rays promote.

Lightening The Load

As we already pointed out, it’s important to change your skincare products during the summer months to ones with a lighter texture. Although deep nourishment is important during the winter to protect from the dryness that central heating and cold temperatures can cause, in the summer you need products which balance and refresh the skin, offering soothing and calming hydration.

A light toner such as the CosMedix Benefit Balance toner can achieve just this cooling action with its botanical and potent antioxidant ingredients.

Staying Hydrated

We all know how important it is to drink plenty of water to keep our bodies hydrated during the summer months, however it’s also just as important to hydrate your skin. An intensive moisturizing repair mask is the ultimate answer to hydrating and nourishing your skin for a more youthful and radiant complexion all summer long.

Treating And Pampering Your Summer Skin

The summer is the perfect time to give your skin a little extra pampering and care. You can begin this at home by applying an antioxidant-packed day serum to plump and firm the skin. Alternatively, why not take things a step further and opt for in-clinic treatments like mesotherapy, which nourishes your skin from the inside out to repair and protect against sun damage? After a summer of sun exposure, having a professional facial is always a good idea, to treat breakouts and clogged pores and to keep your skin glowing and fresh.

Follow this key advice, and you could be living your dream of glowing summer skin, no matter how much the sun shines!


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