Should you change your skincare routine in the summer?
Just like the weather, the condition of your skin fluctuates throughout the seasons. While you prepare for summer holidays, travel, beach days, and summer Fridays, it’s also important to work on transitioning your skincare routine in the summer.
1. Make small changes”
“Just like you wouldn’t wear winter clothes in summer, you might want to tweak your skincare products going into the summer season. If during the winter you used gentler cream cleansers and more hydrating moisturisers on your skin to counteract the drying winter climate and central heating, you may now want to change back to more thorough foaming cleansers and more light-weight moisturisers.”
Changing from Quench Cleanse (hydrating cleanser) to Dream Clean (foaming sulphate free gentle cleanser) or from Skin Therapy to the lighter- weight Cool Balm moisturiser.
2. Sun protection, sun protection, sun protection”
“I always recommend using sun protection all year around. The reason for this is that while the burning UVB rays are much weaker in winter, the skin ageing UVA rays don’t fluctuate as much throughout the seasons. It’s recommended is to wear at least a SPF30 to slow down the ageing process and keep your skin in optimal condition long-term. However, should you have down-graded your SPF (or even worse, not used one) in the winter, then now is certainly the time to go back to daily SPF – no excuses.”
Perfect Sunscreen is Broad Spectrum, packed with anti-ageing ingredients, environmentally friendly and can be used as a moisturiser and Primer.
3. Avoid burning at all costs
“Avoid getting burned at any cost! For fair skin types, even tanning is a sign of sun damage on a cellular level, so if you are fair, don’t aim for a tan. If, despite thorough protection, you manage to get burned use a healing moisturiser such as Forty Cure Cream to replenish the skin and keep that area of your body out of the sun until its fully healed to avoid further damage.
4. Skip the stronger ingredients.
If your normal skincare routine contains stronger active ingredients this might be the time to lay off of them. Cutting back on skincare products such as alpha and beta hydroxy acids and retinoids might be a good idea during the summer months, particularly if you are someone who has sensitive skin. These products tend to make skin more sensitive to the sun. When you reach for serums and actives in summer, choose natural products like
When you reach for serums and actives in summer, choose natural products like Sotoks that work with your skin barrier to replenish it, rather than against it.
What changes do you make to your skincare routine in summer?