Five ways to give your skin a healthy boost during the summer

The importance of moisturising regularly

The sun is back and here to stay for a while! But are you doing your best to protect your skin whilst enjoying the summer weather? Moisturising is often forgotten about during warmer weather – the last thing we want to do is lather on a heavy-based cream when it’s already hot! However, moisturising is essential to ensuring your skin stays healthy. High temperatures can dry out your skin and dehydrate your body, leading to dullness and damage. Moisturisers can help to rehydrate your skin and keep it feeling soft. 

Avoid heavy creams (leave them for the winter months) and instead opt for lighter creams that are water or gel based and contain vitamin E. Your skin needs to be able to breathe and layering a thick cream on top will block your pores and prevent your skin from breathing naturally. Look at these top creams that are perfect for looking after your skin during the summer months. 

Get a treatment at a face and skin clinic

If your skin is feeling a little dull and damaged from the sun and heat, it may be time to consider a pampering facial from a face and skin clinic. Revitalise your skin, get the best advice and support and come away feeling brand new when you have a relaxing treatment. Treatments like Tixel® are aimed at reducing the look of tired, dull and sagging skin and replacing it with smooth, firm and radiant pores that will keep you looking and feeling your best throughout the summer. 

Is your sunscreen up to the task?

Whilst we should try to avoid the summer sun when it’s at its hottest (between 10 am and 4 pm), this is not always possible. We have things to do, tasks to be completed, and lives to live. Therefore, you must find a great sunscreen that will help protect your skin from the sun, leaving you to go about your business as usual. There are thousands of sunscreen products on the market, but not all of them are up to the job of protecting your skin appropriately. 

Your sunscreen should offer protection from UVA and UVB rays and be long-lasting and waterproof. The cheapest sunscreens are not always the best, and you shouldn’t be skimping on finding protection that works for your skin. Here are some top choices for sunscreen in 2022

Build your perfect skincare routine

Your daily skincare routine should help you maintain your skin health and improve any concerns you may have regarding acne or dark spots. No matter your skin type, you should find a routine that works for you and enhances your overall skin health. A skincare routine has four basic steps:

1. Cleansing – wash your face with a gentle cleanser that doesn’t leave your skin feeling tight. You should clean your face no more than twice a day and only once if you have dry skin. 

2. Serums – choose a serum that contains vitamin C and use this in the morning. At night, opt for retinol-based serums to repair your skin whilst you sleep. 

3 Moisturiser – use lightweight creams during the summer that don’t block your pores. Choose heavy-based creams during the winter to protect your skin. 

4. Sunscreen – use good sunscreen regularly throughout the day and apply it at least 30 minutes before you head out the day. 

Avoid the sun without protective clothing

No, we don’t mean hazmat suits and protective gloves! But venturing into the sun during the hottest times of the day can take its toll on your skin if you are not wearing clothing that will protect you. Choose lightweight summer clothes made of cotton or other light fabrics to allow your skin the chance to breathe. Tight clothing can irritate your body and make you sweat. Don’t forget your sunglasses and wide brimmed summer hat to protect your face and neck!

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