Summer Hacks: The Skin Edition
Summer days are here! And while we love the bright, sunshiny days the sweat, salt, and sunscreen that accumulates on our skin in the summer can wreak havoc on our complexion. As the weather heats up, our beauty routines might need a few tweaks to continue working for us. Hot temperatures and higher humidity, as well as fun summer activities, can affect your skin, hair, and body. It’s just not enough to throw on a floppy sun hat. We’ve put together a few must-have summer skin hacks. Because we have your backs.
Switch to a gel cleanser
Turn from a cream cleanser to a lighter gel one. After working up a sweat in the summer heat, you may find that your complexion looks overly oily. That’s why cleansing should be the first step in your skincare routine. This summer, consider using a gel facial cleanser, which lifts dirt and impurities without over-drying skin.
Get serious about sun protection
Protect your body’s largest organ! By applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher each day. And then reapply it! Sunscreen should be reapplied at least every two hours (or immediately after swimming or sweating). Also, limit your time in the sun, especially during its peak hours of 10 am to 2 pm and lastly, cover up exposed areas in long sleeves, long pants, a broad-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses.
Chill out! Store products in the fridge
Put a few key skincare products in your refrigerator this summer to help provide a cool treat for your skin. Eye cream is a great product to store in the fridge Once you’re ready to use it, take it out of the fridge and apply it in small dots around your eyes until thoroughly absorbed. It’s like a mini dip in a cool swimming pool. Pop some aloe vera based after sun lotion in there too – and even if you’re not burnt, it will relieve and cool down your skin, plus add back some moisture.
Change from foundation to BB cream
If you’re looking to lay off the makeup over the summer but still want flawless-looking skin, try a BB cream. Skin that tends to turn slightly red during the summer months really benefits from a BB. BB cream is a multi-purpose product that can help cut down on the number of steps in your beauty routine – it’s an all-in-one, and it’s perfect for summer.
Drink lots of water! It goes without saying that you should be drinking lots of water during the hot weather, but an added benefit of staying hydrated is that your skin will stay brighter and more radiant. Keep a bottle of water handy for on-the-go hydration — for the sake of both your skin and your health.
Turn to turmeric
Turmeric, one of the active ingredients in Skin Clarity + Glow is a magical herb sourced from the root of Curcuma longa, a flowering plant of the ginger family. It’s packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory components which support a natural glow. It’s also a delicious addition to your detox juice!
Healthy skin, from within
It’s not only what you do topically, or on the outside, but what we ingest, that affects the health of our skin.
VitaminMe’s Skin Clarity + Glow might just be your best summer skin hack yet. Its unique formula combines Bamboo, Turmeric and Burdock root that work together to promote clear, glowing skin. Not only this, but it relieves signs of breakouts and also supports the skin’s structure, which in turn helps to achieve the radiance and glow we all so desperately seek.
For a double boost of radiance, not just in summer, but all year round – to keep a youthful, vibrant complexion – more and more people are turning to collagen. Marine collagen improves skin hydration and elasticity, which is what our skin craves in the hot summer months. Not only does collagen do wonders for our epidermis, but it also minimises fine lines and wrinkles, and enhances muscle, eye, bone and joint health. VitaminMe has sourced the very best quality marine peptide collagen that is non-GMO and free from antibiotics (and any fishy smell or taste). VitaminMe Marine Collagen + Radiance for the win, even if we do say so ourselves.
Summer skincare is all about having a healthy glow and taking the time to protect yourself against that powerful midday sun. So, be a summer skin warrior, and do everything you can to love your skin, all summer long.