10 things you need to know about summer skin care

10 things you need to know about summer skin care

10 things you need to know about summer skin care

Summer is the time you face the most skin issues. Oily skin, breakouts, blemishes and make-up melt-downs, are some of the nightmares you can face due to the scorching heat and burning sun. Whatever your skin type, summer skincare is all about preparation, protection and prevention.

Here are 10 essential tips to stay beautiful with clear, radiant and beautiful skin throughout the long summer and beyond.

  1. Cleanse gently: Washing and cleansing your skin is essential, to wipe off germs, pollution and sweat. Bar soaps can strip away essential oils that make your skin look clean and healthy. Instead of soap, use a deep cleansing gel twice a day.
     
  2. Hydrate: Excessive sweating and sun exposure can dry your skin. Drink 2 to 3 litres of water a day to help restore hydration and also to help detox your body.
     
  3. Eat Well: Vitamins and minerals, sourced from fresh fruits and vegetables are very good for your skins health and beauty. Eat fresh and colourful fruits and vegetables to detox your body and provide essential nutrients for healthy, clear skin. 
     
  4. Exfoliate: Your body produces more dead skin in the summer, and it is essential to remove it for new skin cells to grow. Use a deep cleansing face scrub three times a week. A refreshing face mask once a week can also help close your opened pores.
     
  5. Moisturise: You might think you don’t need moisturiser because its summer and you have oily skin, but the fact is your skin can become dry or dehydrated even if it seems oily. Don’t neglect a moisturiser from your daily routine, and use a hydrating gel to help lock moisture into your skin.
     
  6. Sun care: We all know a 15 min dose of natural sun is needed daily for your body to produce enough vitamin D to keep you looking and feeling healthy. When going out into the sun ensure you use a good UV protective sunscreen to block out the sun’s harmful UV rays.
     
  7. Make-up: Your skin takes a lot of strain when applying and removing your make-up, but to prevent you from developing the early signs of ageing and keeping your skin naturally radiant, it is important to remove your make-up thoroughly. Neutrogena has developed a quick and simple 3 step make-up removal routine that is easily adaptable into your evening routine. Start with mild wipe, followed by a creamy wash and finally, a gentle eye make-up remover leaving you with a white towel and fresh clean skin.
     
  8. Eye care: The skin around your eyes is ten times thinner than on your face. Exposure to the sun and make-up removal are a few reasons how this delicate area can lose its elasticity. Wearing UV protective sunglasses during the day and adding a gentle eye make-up remover at night is a simple way to help protect the skin around your eyes.
     
  9. Don’t touch: It is common habit to touch and fiddle with imperfections on your skin. Bacteria on your fingers and not regularly changing your towels can worsen a skin breakout and can leave spots.
     
  10. Lip care: For soft pink lips, exfoliate your lips with a soft brush and use a moisturising lip balm daily, ideally with an SPF.

Always remember, radiant skin cannot be achieved in a few hours or a couple of days. It’s a matter of adapting good habits and enforcing daily routines into your lifestyle, in order to desired results.

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