Skincare routine for summer

Skincare Routine for summer

Summer is just around the corner, with the promise of long, hot days and plenty of time spent outdoors. While we love the warmer days and the chance to relax with friends and family, summer weather can be hard on the skin. In this post, we'll take a look at how your skincare routine should be adjusted for the summer.

Do I need a different skincare routine in the summer?

Our skin's needs change throughout the seasons, meaning that your skincare routine should change too. Think of it like changing your wardrobe - you won't need such heavy moisturiser during the summer, but you'll need more sun protection.

Building a summer skincare routine

1. Completely cleanse your skin

The first part of every skincare routine for summer should be cleansing your skin but, in the summer months, this becomes even more essential.

Before washing your face in the evening make sure you remove your makeup first. Regular exfoliation is a great idea during the summer to remove dirt and excess oil from the skin too. This will help to reduce breakouts and keep your skin healthy.

2. Top up your vitamin levels

Targeted antioxidant serums are a fantastic way to boost skin health and can be used all year round to protect your complexion against environmental damage. Dermaworks 20% Vitamin C Serum is a great all round option, and delivers a targeted dose of vitamin C to repair and protect skin cells, improve skin tone, and reduce the appearance of blemishes, lines, and dark patches.

3. Hydrate your skin

The summer months can seriously dry out skin, so keeping it hydrated is key. Choosing a product with hyaluronic acid is a fantastic option as this innovative ingredient can hold up to 1000x its weight in water, keeping water against the surface of the skin and delivering all day hydration. Dermaworks Hydrating Hyaluronic acid serum contains vitamins C and E to help increase skin's elasticity and keep it moisturised all summer long. 

4. Don't skimp on the SPF

The final step in every summer skincare routine is to apply SPF. It should be applied every morning before you go out and throughout the day if you're staying outside for extended periods.

Summer skincare tips

1. Stay in the shade

If you're planning to hit the beach this summer then you'll want to bring a sun umbrella with you. This will protect your skin from UV damage and help prevent dark patches.

2. Treat yourself to an autumn facial

If your skin has sustained some damage during the summer then an autumn facial is a great way to repair and refresh.

3. Rejuvenate your skin with a cryotherapy ice globe.

Cryotherapy cooling globes are specially designed for facial use and reduce inflammation and redness, perfect after a day in the sun.

Conclusion: Taking proper care of your skin is super important in the summer. The good news is that you'll only need to make small adjustments to your skincare routine to enjoy healthy looking skin all summer.