Summer Skincare Tips

A change in weather means a change in routine, in every sense of the word, and if you want beautiful, dewy, clear skin, adjusting your skincare to suit the seasons is an absolute must.

Follow our top summer skincare tips, at home and on holiday, to keep yourself looking and feeling great, whilst protecting your skin, during the warmer months ahead.

Stay Hydrated

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, staying hydrated by drinking your recommended 2 litres of water every day is the best thing you can do for both your summer skincare and hair, not to mention the rest of your body! This is necessary all year round, but absolutely essential for your summer skincare to avoid headaches, feeling fatigued, and also to steer clear of dull, dry skin. Drink up! You will look and feel SO much better for it.

Top Tip: You can also help yourself stay hydrated by gorging on Watermelon or Cantaloupe – a favourite summer snack among beauty conscious celebs. This tasty fruit is thirst quenching as well as rich in antioxidants and it can even supposedly boost your SPF!

Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water

Use A Toner

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If you’re a little lazy with your skincare routine throughout the year and tend to skip the toner, now is the time to bring it back in! It may seem simple, but this really is one of the best summer skincare tips you can choose to follow, as higher temperatures inevitably leave you with wide open pores, making your face easy access for trapped dirt and sweat. Keep a toner mist like our Nourish Radiance Refreshing Toning Mist in your fridge and spritz yourself throughout the day – not only will this keep your pores tight, but it’s also a fantastic little pick me up for a lovely, fresh feeling.

Exfoliate

Exfoliating is usually one of those things that you might throw into your beauty routine once a week or so, but adjust this for your summer skincare (on your face and body) as you will benefit from a good scrub every day or every other day, depending on your skin type. Slough away those dead skin cells before stepping into the shower, for best results. Doing this will not only ensure that any tan you manage to pick up will remain even, but it will also help to keep your skin clear of any black heads.

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Use Sunscreen

Apply Sunscreen

Forgoing your daily SPF will not help you tan, contrary to popular belief. Sunscreen is an absolute must for your summer skincare routine, even on cloudy days, to avoid painful burns and premature aging of the skin. Take a look at our favourite natural sun tan lotions to make sure that you’re getting the protection without the chemicals. Make sure you apply a good even layer all over your face and body and re-apply every couple of hours at least. Already been caught in a sunny spell without? Soothe sore, red skin using Aloe Vera gel for instant relief!

Wear A hat

Don’t forget the skin on your scalp! So many people go to all the trouble of protecting the skin on their face and body, only to forget all about that dreaded parting burn. Wearing a hat will not only protect this very sensitive area of skin, but it will also save you from the horrors of sunstroke. There are so many gorgeous styles to choose from that you’re bound to find a hat you love. We adore wide brims – so glam!

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