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Say Hello to Your Summer Skincare Routine

Ok sun, we see you! Time to reach for the summer wardrobe (finally!). But, what about getting your summer skincare routine set? When temperatures change, so does our skin’s needs, so keep your skin feeling cool, calm, and protected with our summer skincare tips.

1. Stash summer skincare in the fridge

Skin can become extra sensitive in the summer thanks to fluctuations in temperature, harmful UV rays, air conditioning, excess sweat, and dehydration. Keep skin cool and calm by storing your skincare saviours in the fridge at the start of the season. A chilled cleanser, moisturiser, or mask will gently soothe hot, sensitive skin, and keep you feeling cool when the weather warms up.

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2. Add a water boost to your daily skincare routine in summer 

Intense sun exposure can boost your normal water loss rate, and air conditioning can dry your skin out further, so it’s important to stay aware of your skin’s hydration levels in the summer months.

For an intensified hydration boost, seek out products containing PENTAVITIN®. This naturally derived plant extract helps your skin to boost its natural moisturisers. Teamwork!

So yes, you’re covered for the night you skipped on your skincare routine! Not sure which to try? Water Boost Hydrating Booster is a primer, moisturiser, and dry patch soother in one, making it our most hard-working hydration hero for thirsty summer skin.

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3. Keep skin safe in the sun

There’s nothing quite like feeling the warmth of those first rays as the sun rises in summer. But before you dash outdoors, make sure you’re covered from the harmful effects of UV rays first. Sun damage can lead to premature ageing, wrinkles, extra sensitivity, and dehydration. Always safeguard your skin by sliding an SPF into your daily skincare routine for summer (and all year round!) Don’t forget those easy-to-miss areas, like the hands, lips, neck and ears!

4. Master barely-there make-up for hot weather

Of course, we’d all love to be beautifully barefaced throughout the summer months, but when temperatures increase, so can the size of our pores. But guess what? You can combine your daily skincare routine in summer with finding the right make-up for hot weather. Blend your foundation with your moisturiser to create light, cake-free coverage that will hold up in the heat without blocking pores. The result? A flawless, fresh-faced finish that will last all day.

5. Mist micellar on-the-move

Micellar water is the perfect on-the-go miracle-worker when it comes to keeping skin feeling cool and hydrated in the heat. Use yours to freshen up during the day or as an easy daily skincare routine for summer evenings. Simply sweep across the skin to gently, but effectively, lift and remove oil, sweat, and make-up, while giving skin a handy hydration boost as your cleanse.

6. Go gently when you cleanse

Does your skin have a mini freak out when weather gets warmer? Even though your skin may feel oilier thanks to the heat, it doesn’t mean you should over-cleanse or forgo your moisturiser. Cleanser too harsh? This too can disrupt your skin’s barrier, so try something gentle to ease into warmer days like a micellar water.

7. Deep clean to banish blackheads

Balmy summer days could mean the onset of blackheads. Why? Because in the summer we tend to sweat more, and this can clog pores. Applying a deep cleansing face mask once a week, as part of your summer skincare routine, will not only help remove excess oils from within the pores, but will leave you, and your skin, feeling refreshed and revived.

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So, there you have it. Top summer skincare tips that’ll have you ready for anything. Bring it on summer, we’re ready for you!

* PENTAVITIN® is a Trademark of DSM.

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