With summer just around the corner now, there’s certainly plenty to be excited for. Longer days, lazy afternoons spent in the garden, and of course, that glorious heat. After months spent cozying up indoors just to avoid the bitter elements, the sunshine can be a hugely welcomed change. However, it is not something to be underestimated regarding your skin. Hot weather and the sun can both quickly wreak havoc on our skin unless we put some protective measures in place. Simply carrying on your winter skin care routine through the changing seasons may not be enough, and your skin could react badly this way too. Before the heat wave hits, it can be worth having your summer skin care routine all figured out, so you can enjoy spending time in the sun without worrying about the effect it will have on your skin.
As much as many of us would love to get a tan on our faces, wearing foundation can often stop us from baring all even in hot weather. Of course, no rule says anyone HAS to wear foundation at any given time. However, the reality is that many people just do not feel comfortable or confident without foundation, so going without isn’t always an option. So if this sounds like you, don’t worry. You may want to stray away from the thick, heavy-set foundations that most of us bust out around winter time, though. Not only can these run in the summer heat, but many of them do not contain SPFs. It is still advisable to wear sunscreen underneath your foundation (and of course on the other parts of your body), but a foundation with a built in SPF means you won’t have to reapply anywhere near as much.
Serum over moisturizer
When the air is hot, thick and humid, the very last thing most of us feel like doing is rubbing a creamy moisturizer into our skin. But a lack of moisture can easily cause the skin to become dry and ashen, even in warm weather. For this reason, why not look into using a serum – this hyaluronic acid serum plumps and hydrates dry, dull skin. Typically, serums are much lighter than moisturizers, meaning they give you the same effect but without that greasy, oily feeling. Perfect for when you don’t want to feel weighed down by your skin products.
Spritz on water
It isn’t just getting sunburnt we are at risk of during summer. Sudden changes in temperature can cause unpleasant conditions such as heat rash, or red, itchy flushes to the face. When an attack happens, it is easy to feel self-conscious and panicky, which only worsens the symptoms. To calm yourself, carry around a bottle of facial mist that you can spritz on your skin when you feel a rash coming on. The cooling mixture will soothe your skin as well as help you to feel calmer. Plus, sweating can sometimes drag essential minerals out of your skin, so look for sprays that will help to replenish your skin’s natural order.