Prep Your Skin For Summer

on Wed 19 Jun


Prep Your Skin For Summer

In summer, heat stimulates the skin's oil glands, which bump up oil production, resulting in a vicious cycle of oiliness and dehydration, or a classic combination skin.

Make sure your skin care is appropriate for the changes to skin in summer.

Exfoliate at least once a week to improve the moisture absorption in your skin - the cream or gel you apply afterwards will reach the skin cells that need it, keeping them healthy.

Exfoliating and hydrating the skin of your body is just as important, keeping your soft all over and even easing stretch marks.

Dehydration caused by the increase in pollution, air-conditioning, stress and negative lifestyle habits has become a major problem to skin at any time of year, especially in summer.

Moisturisers are now available that not only introduce moisture into the skin, but also maintain a healthy level of hyrdration.

Ensure you drink at least eight glasses of water a day in summer: your skin will look clearer and glow! A good tip is to keep a bottle of water in your car - sitting in traffic is an ideal time to get through your required liquid intake and keep you hydrated in the summer heat.

The key to keeping your make-up fresh in the summer heat is to choose the correct daily moisturiser for your skin type and to apply it correctly.

If your skin is dehydrated or oil-dry, applying more day cream won't solve the problem. If your skin feels taut, dry or looks excessively oily during the day, exfoliate at least once a week and modify your moisturiser to one that is more suited to your skin type.

After application, allow at least two minutes for absorption and then blot off the excess by pressing with a tissue, particularly in the T-zone.

All skin types can benefit from masks in summer; choose from a cleansing mask for detoxifying and a deep pore clean, or a moisturising mask which increase hydration, softness and radiance - but do not make the skin oily.

Create a skincare routing to prepare your skin by exfoliating and applying a hydrating mask each weekend in the run up (and through) to summer!