Summer means sun, shorts, sandals, swimming and sun-kissed skin! But along with the beach hair and shorter hemlines comes the dangers of getting too much sun. That’s why it’s so important to prioritise sun safety in your skincare routine throughout the hotter months. Keep on reading to find out our top skin tips to keep in mind this summer!
Always, always, always apply sunscreen!
During summer, it’s more important than ever that you prioritise sun protection. You should be applying sunscreen at least 20 minutes before going in the sun to allow your skin time to properly absorb the product – and don’t forget to re-apply every hour or as needed!
It’s important to choose a sunscreen that you find easy and enjoyable to apply to ensure that you will use it regularly. We recommend Medik8’s physical sunscreen, a broad-spectrum SPF 50+ sun protector that absorbs and reflects harmful UV rays to protect the skin. The advanced formula of this product glides over skin, quickly absorbing to leave a lightweight protective veil over the complexion. If you are looking for a sunscreen that is comfortable and effective with a luxurious feel, this is the sunscreen for you!
Lighten up your skincare routine
You wouldn’t wear a winter coat in the summer, so why should your skin? Just like your wardrobe, your skincare routine should be a little more lightweight during the hotter months! It’s time to swap out your thick, heavier cleansers for products that are lighter and gentler. This summer, we are loving Medik8’s Clarifying Foam Cleanser! This deeply purifying, antibacterial cleanser unclogs pores and lightly exfoliates the skin without causing dryness or irritation.
Keep on moisturizing
Just because your skin might be extra oily during the summer, it doesn’t mean that you should stop moisturizing. In fact, if your skin becomes oily, it may be a sign that your skin could be dehydrated. To protect itself from drying out, our skin steps ups the production of sebum, an oily substance, to protect itself from drying out. The hot summer sun, in combination with humidity, beach, chlorine, and air conditioning, will often leave the skin much drier than usual. So make sure that you don’t skimp out on the hydration step of your skincare routine! Medik8’s Advanced Day Total Protect Moisturiser is the perfect moisturizer for summertime as it has a lightweight formula as well as SPF 30 to protect your skin from sun damage!
Use makeup with SPF
While SPF makeup shouldn’t replace your sunscreen, it is a great added measure to protect your skin. To even out your skin tone and protect your skin from the sun, we recommend using jane iredale’s SPF 15 Dream Tint Tinted Moisturiser. Formulated with lightweight minerals, this tinted moisturizer not only hydrates and provides sheer to medium coverage, but it also helps prevent trans-epidermal water loss. This amazing product has even been recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation as an effective broad-spectrum sunscreen! Give it a try today!
Follow up with the SPF 20 Amazing Base Loose Mineral Powder for additional coverage and a luminous glow. This gorgeous powder is water resistant for up to 40 minutes, so it’s perfect for those summer beach days! But that’s not even the best part, this oil-free product is formulated with SPF 20 broad spectrum sun protection so you can look flawless and stay sun safe at the same time!
We hope these tips will help you achieve a healthy, summer glow. Feel free to call us or come into the clinic if you have any further questions!
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