Can you believe that summer is always here? Yet another season and a new reason to look at and update our skincare routine. Summer in Australia is synonymous with beaches, sunshine, and suntans. In the skincare world, summer means a greater exposure to harmful UV rays and an increase in daily SPF products. Take this time to learn some of the best skincare tips for the sunny season. Here is how to do your summer skincare routine for clear and glowing skin.
Your first line of attack for clear and glowing skin, is your best line of defence. Make sure that your 50 SPF sunscreen is within date and part of your daily skincare routine. If you can, wear hats and long sleeves on the beach. Even if it may be very tempting to tan all summer long. UV radiation has been found to be the primary cause for aging skin, so if you want to keep your skin looking younger, keep it out of the sun!
Moisturised skin will appear soft and supple and have a stronger line of defence against bacteria and irritation. Pick a lightweight moisturiser to not overload your skin. In the summer, you may find yourself sweating more, so a breathable formula will be your best friend. Moisturised skin not only appears healthier, but also helps it heal skin issues. Check out some of our favourite moisturisers here.
Niacinamide is also known as vitamin b3. Just like all vitamin bs in our body, this one plays a key role in ensuring proper function. When applied topically, Vitamin b3 protects the skin by helping to restore the skin barrier. It helps soothe the skin, relieve dryness and has long since been connected to helping acne eczema, rosacea, and skin discolouration. Add a niacinamide solution to your daily skincare routine. This ingredient helps keep your skin tone even, blemish free, and lighten sunspots. It is important to be mindful when using it and going out in the sun. Always ensure to apply your sunscreen to protect your sensitive facial skin from sunburn.
The Alpha hydroxy acid is a key ingredient in products targeted to decrease sunspots, provide anti-aging properties, and improve skin clarity. The acid is water soluble and allows for easy absorption into your face. Since it is made from molecules that love lover, using AHA helps improve the skins moisture content. Particularly in summer, this is a great addition to have in your skincare routine. While AHA acid has many benefits that you can learn about here, ensure that you do not combine it with vitamin C (ascorbic acid) as that can cause irritation.
While you may feel that applying oils onto your skin could clog up pores, they are a great option for summer. As part of your evening routine, add an oil to help plump up your skin and slow water evaporation. So, apply oil to help retain the water!
One of the many benefits of vitamin c on your skin is that it helps increase your skins moisture content. It does so by producing more natural oils that help lock in the water. Vitamin c will also brighten and lighten any sunspots. However, be careful about not using it along with BHAs and AHAs.
To help soothe your skin after a day in the sun, a hydrating mask if the ultimate solution. Whether you choose to book yourself a facial or apply one at home, your skin will thank you. Consider checking out the facial options at wonder lab to help brighten and hydrate your skin this summer. Otherwise, pick a hydration mask to apply at home to give your skin the attention it deserves.
If you want to learn more about how to target specific skin issues, do not hesitate to make an appointment. With virtual consultations possible, there is no excuse to not invest in the largest organ in your body. Love the skin you are in!