Summer is here and so are the festive parties, beach outings and general holiday fun. After months of lockdowns, restrictions, and some uncertainties it is nice to be able to step out, see family and friends and enjoy the season.
Here are our teams’ top tips to keep your skin looking fab during summer!
Drink more water
One of the keys to plump, glowing healthy skin is hydration. Being conscious of drinking those 8 glasses of water a day not only helps to flush out toxins it helps to hydrate the top layers of the skin promoting a healthy barrier.
Recommended: get out those water bottles and get the H20 flowing! Add a slice of lemon, lime or your favourite fruit for a subtle burst of flavour
Using a gentle exfoliation product 1-2 times per week can rejuvenate a tired skin and bring it back to life. Dusting off dead skin cells will promote a brighter, more even toned skin.
We love: PCA Skin Daily Exfoliant, asap Daily Exfoliating Facial Scrub, Cosmedix Pure Enzymes
Add Hyaluronic Acid to your routine
Hyaluronic Acid can hold up to 1000x its weight in water and has long been hailed in skincare as a super hydrating ingredient. We know that hydration is the key to glowing skin so adding in a serum with Hyaluronic Acid will help to lock in the moisture in your skin all day.
Our favourites: Aspect Hydrating Serum, Cosmedix Surge, PCA Skin Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Serum
Use a hydrating mask
After a day in the sun a hydrating mask at night once or twice a week will do wonders for plumping the skin, hydrating, and generally making your skin glow! For an intense treatment use a cream or gel mask, massage in lightly and leave on overnight.
Our favourites: Aspect Intense Hydration Sheet Mask, Aspect Hydrating Mask, Cosmedix Restore Mask, PCA Skin Hyaluronic Acid Overnight Mask
Don’t forget the eyes
Outdoor sports, sun, cocktails, and late summer nights can take their toll on the delicate eye area. Using a good eye cream both morning and night, popping on an eye mask once a week and wearing protective sunglasses or eye wear during the day will help to keep this area looking firm and radiant.
We love: Société Eye Peptide Gel Mask, PCA Ideal Complex Revitalizing Eye Gel, Cosmedix Eye Genius, asap Firming Eye Lift
Perhaps the most important tip we can give is sunscreen, sunscreen sunscreen! Sun is the No 1 factor in skin ageing and damage (goodbye glowing skin). Using a sunscreen everyday can help to prevent premature ageing and skin damage (hello glow). A good sunscreen is vital to skin health, and your skin will thank you!
Highly recommended: Coola Classic Face Organic Sunscreen SPF50, Coola Makeup Setting Spray SPF30, Aspect Sun Hydrating Face SPF50+, Aspect CC Cream SPF50+