Summer Skin Routine: What To Do As The Weather Heats Up
Your summer skin routine is just like your wardrobe – you need to change it up with the seasons. The same thick moisturiser that saw you through winter will not benefit your summer skin routine as much as the weather heats up so you’ll need to try something new. If you want to know how best to alter your skincare sessions to suit the summer season, you’ve come to the right place.
If you read our spring skincare blog, you’ll already know that you need to be using lighter products and protecting yourself from the sun in the warmer months. In summer, these things still apply but there are even more steps you can take to keep your skin looking its best throughout the middle of the year.
Don’t worry if you didn’t change up your routine this spring, it’s not too late to make a serious adjustment. Find out how below!
We’re all familiar with the idea that cold weather can make your skin dry, but what happens when the temperature rises? When it gets hot and humid, the skin often reacts by becoming greasier. This is because heat can lead to increased oil production.
Sadly, this also means that breakouts are more common, not only because of the excess oil but also because you might not be cleansing your skin as thoroughly as you should be. Wearing less makeup and more SPF doesn’t mean you don’t have to cleanse your skin as much. Make sure you’re still double cleansing to ensure your skin is as clean as possible at the end of the day.
It’s Getting Hot In Here…
But we definitely can’t take off all our clothes! As the weather heats up, we all notice the inevitable – we start to sweat more. Our bodies perspire to ensure that our core temperature doesn’t rise to unsafe levels. Sweating releases water, salt, minerals and toxins to the surface of the skin and is our body’s way of helping us out in the heat. Unfortunately, sweat and friction from clothes can lead to clogged pores!
If it’s particularly hot outside or you’ve been exercising, you should make sure you shower as soon as you can to avoid sweat-induced spots. If you’re prone to them, use non-comedogenic products as they are specifically designed not to clog pores.
This means both your skin and body! The more we sweat, the more we need to drink to replenish the fluids we lose. When we consume water, it nourishes our cells. On a cellular level, this helps to flush the system and hydrate the body.
Drinking more water isn’t the only thing that will help your skin though. If your skin gets dry during the summer or at any time of the year, try to avoid products that contain alcohol as they can damage the skin’s natural barrier, causing it to become irritated. You should also incorporate hyaluronic acid into your skincare routine as it will not only hydrate your skin but boost collagen production too.
Keep Your Tools Clean
A warm climate creates the ideal environment for bacteria to thrive! That’s why it’s always a good idea to keep the products and tools you use on your face clean, dry and out of direct heat. To achieve this, you should regularly clean your makeup brushes and wash muslin cloths and reusable cotton pads more often too.
Don’t Forget About SPF
It’s been spoken about a lot recently, but that’s because it’s so important! You should be wearing SPF all year round but this is most effective in summer. The sun emits both UVA and UVB rays which can damage your skin and may cause skin cancer.
Applying SPF every single day and trying your best to stay out of the sun during peak hours (11am – 3pm) is the best way to protect yourself and stave off some of the telltale signs of ageing for as long as possible.
North West Aesthetics
At North West Aesthetics, we pride ourselves on being able to give our patients the most accurate and helpful advice when it comes to a summer skin routine. If you have any questions, whether they’re about how to protect your skin or the best way to minimise the signs of ageing caused by sun damage, feel free to get in touch.
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