Summer is all about hot weather, beaches, pools and vacations. It’s also the perfect time to update your skin care routine. The warmer weather and longer days have a completely different effect on our skin than the cold winter months. The beauty tips below will help you make the most of the summer season while keeping your skin’s well-being in mind.
Cleanse and exfoliate
We all tend to sweat more in the summer because it’s the body’s natural way to cool down. This makes it more important to cleanse your face as the mixture of sweat and sunscreen can lead to breakouts. Use a cleansing milk or gel like Dermaliss or Limpiderm. that cleanses deeply, morning and evening. Then, to avoid clogged pores, exfoliate once or twice a week with a purifying exfoliating gel such as Action de Gala Exoderm. Just be careful when you get a sunburn, it’s best to let the skin heal on its own before exfoliating.
We drink more water in summer and we often believe, wrongly, that it is no longer necessary to apply moisturizing cream on our body. You need to keep this good habit, often more wintery, in summer too. Although during the winter, our moisturizing creams are richer and therefore thicker. In the warmer months, you can opt for a lighter consistency moisturizer, such as the Hydra-T moisturizing emulsion, or a non-sticky aloe vera balm-gel like Hydraplus from Action de Gala.
The importance of sunscreen
If there’s only one thing you need to do to take care of your skin in the summer, it’s wearing sunscreen. In the summer, we spend more time outdoors. So it’s essential to apply sunscreen (SPF30 minimum) every time you go out in the sun (and you should do the same during the winter). Some studies tend to show that certain chemical ingredients may be harmful to the health. That’s why choosing a natural mineral protection cream is an excellent option. Look for a mineral-based sunscreen containing zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, which are physical rather than chemical blockers such as Biomi sunscreen. And don’t forget your lips.
Basically, enjoy the beautiful summer weather you’ve been waiting for all year long, while making sure you find a summer-friendly beauty routine to keep your skin in great condition all summer.