How to protect your skin this summer
Summer Skin Q&A
Summer is here! While you prepare for travel and long days by the beach, it’s important to look after your skin during the warmer months. Not sure how to prevent dryness or even oiliness? Want to find out what the #1 anti-ageing summer product is? We’ve put together some of the most-asked questions about summer skin care so you can achieve healthy, glowy skin all year round.
Do I need a summer skincare routine?
Yes! During the summer we tend to spend more time outside in the sun which means it’s only natural that your skin needs extra care. More exposure to harsh UV rays contributes to pigmentation, moisture loss and premature ageing so it’s important to support your skin.
How do I take care of my skin in summer?
It's the most important and effective thing you can do to protect your skin from the sun - it's also the #1 anti-ageing product that should be part of your daily skincare routine! Wearing sunscreen lowers your risk of sun cancer, prevents premature ageing of the skin, and helps maintain an even tone. Looking for an effective physical sunscreen? Try MOTHER SPF. It’s an all-natural, organic sunscreen with SPF30 for hard-hitting sun protection. It’s antioxidant rich, Australian made and reef friendly!
Adding antioxidants like Vitamin C, into your routine will increase skin barrier function and protect it from oxidative stress that occurs as a consequence of UV damage. For optimal protection, pair a powerful antioxidant serum with SPF. Every. Single. Day.
Swap rich moisturisers for lighter formulations to avoid breakouts, especially those with oily complexions.
Exfoliate regularly but don’t overdo it.
Due to increased heat and humidity, you may have noticed that your skin becomes oilier during summer. It’s crucial to keep up with your exfoliation to remove excess dirt, makeup and debris to avoid breakouts from clogged pores...but don’t overdo it. Over-exfoliation can lead to a compromised skin barrier, making the skin more sensitive and susceptible to dryness, irritation and sun damage.
Keep up the hydration.
Sun exposure and heat can deplete the skin of moisture, leaving it dry and dehydrated. Boost your skin with hydrating and soothing mists and reach for moisturisers and serums that are formulated with ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid and Pentavitin® for long-lasting hydration. Is your skin looking a little tired? Shop our Hello Hydration Bundle!
Why are antioxidants even more important during summer?
Additional sun exposure will provide the skin with more than just a tan - excess free radicals. Antioxidants prevent and protect your skin from the effects of free radicals and are vital in fighting signs of ageing.
How do I prevent pigmentation in summer?
No matter how good you are at sun protection, pigmentation can worsen in summer. You may want to add some ingredients that help to fight or target pigmentation to your routine like vitamin C, Niacinamide, Bakuchiol and Liquorice Root. Try these products for pigmentation to banish dark spots and even skin tone. To keep direct sun off your skin, wear a wide-brimmed hat for extra protection.
Best antioxidant serums to protect and brighten the skin during summer?
#1 A vitamin C serum is crucial for protecting your skin from sun damage. Our anti-pigment Glow Serum is the perfect lightweight hydration booster that will penetrate the skin deeply and deliver concentrated antioxidants - keeping your skin radiant and healthy all summer long.
#2 A antioxidant-rich facial oil with ingredients like Bakuchiol to repair and replenish damaged skin cells. Our Renew Serum combats signs of sun damage and ageing - it’s also the perfect alternative to retinol without causing sensitivity or irritation. If your skin gets a little dry during summer, this serum is going to be your go-to!
Need a hand choosing your summer skin routine? Contact us today. Not sure if your skin is dry or just dehydrated? Find out here. Looking to achieve that ‘Glass Skin’ look this summer? Read our step-by-step guide.