Summer is the season to kick back, relax, and just enjoy being outside, but it’s definitely not the time to slack on your skincare routine. Sun is strong all year long, but never stronger than in summer when our exposure levels are higher thanks to spending free days at the beach or in the park. That’s why it’s important to focus on our skin care routine – to keep it moisturised as possible and protected from the sun. It can be tough to know where to start when switching over your products for a new season, so I thought to share my 5 best tips for keeping skin healthy during the summer.
- Give a great importance to your face care
Summer months warrant a special skin care routine and light makeup, so it’s important to take a good care of our skin first (removing make up with suitable cleanser – I like a foaming gel cleanser enriched with calcium-rich Réotier water, and applying morning moisturising cream), before we apply beauty products. I try to keep it minimal when it comes to makeup, but before applying makeup products I like to use moisturizing and quality products for the skin care first. This spring I’ve tried out NEW L’occitane’s Aqua Reotier line and I’ll keep using it all summer long as I’m in love. The products are based on water (the name tells it already), which makes them extra moisturized. Besides that, they make your face super fresh.
- Use lightweight products
The thick creams you were using through the winter months won’t do you any good now. Pack them away or use them for very dry areas of your body like the feet. Summer months need products that let your skin breathe naturally. Go for lighter lotions, creams and serums. Products that block pores can cause more problems than good. As I mentioned above I’m obsessing over L’occitane Aqua Reotier line, as it’s high on water and water-based moisturizers (and other products) work best for normal skin types. For oily skin, gel-based moisturizers are preferred. My morning skin care routine normally consists of a applying a pea-sized ultra thirst-quenching gel before the cream, so the cream absorbs better.
- Cool off with a mist
When it’s super hot outside and nothing else help – keep a bottle of a face mist in your bag so you can mist your face any time of the day. An Aqua Reotier fresh moisturizing mist is definitely a must have in my bag.
- Load up on fruits high on water
They say that the best tool for an even summer skin tone is already in your fridge and fruits that are high on water hydrate your skin and I’m a total believer of that statement. I could live from watermelon and strawberries all summer long (I think you can see that on my IG stories as well) and those two fruits are apparently the best for our skin. You can even cut a strawberry, poke at the flesh to awaken juices and swipe it across your face in small circles. Have you tried that already? Also, lemon and tomato are very good to keep your skin fresh.
- Scrub your face often
Using a scrub once or twice a week in summer for all skin types is important but, which scrub depends on your skin type. Since we went to Mauritius I like to use this one as it suits my skin, but you can also prepare it at home, from few simple ingredients – lemon and salt.
Photo by Maša Bitenc
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