The summer elements can be particularly harsh on your skin. With more exposure to the sun, salt, sand, sweat, or just blistering hot urban life, it’s never been more important to ensure that your skin stays hydrated, nourished, and soothed. Here is our summer skincare 101 guide to taking care of your skin during summer.
What makes summer skincare different?
Cleansers and moisturizers can highly affect the skin’s protective barrier, according to MD J. Peter Rubin. Just like we change our wardrobe according to different weather conditions, our skincare routine also needs to change seasonally. During cooler months our skin may need richer and more heavy-duty care, due to lower and drier temperatures causing our skin to become more irritated and sensitive. Whereas in summer our skin can tend to be oilier due to humidity, resulting in a higher production of sebum and lipids. Here are our summer skin and self-care recommendations to help heal and rebalance your skin according to its needs.
Dry Skin in Summer
The sun can dry out the skin and deplete its levels of essential fatty acids and natural lubricating oils. Therefore, it is important to protect your skin from the sun. This helps avoid sun damage which can slow down the rate of skin cell renewal, causing a build-up of dead skin cells, resulting in dull, flaky, or irritated skin. We recommend opting for a lightweight cleanser which helps purify and regenerate skin, while removing debris from any sweat or dirt your skin may have encountered during your busy day. Silk amino acids in our Soothing Silk Cleanser, can help calm and nourish your skin while restoring the skin’s natural moisture barrier. If your body is also feeling lackluster and dry, we recommend an exfoliant that helps regenerate and nurture skin with Himalayan salts and precious ingredients like Pearl Quite Start Body Scrub.
Oily Skin in Summer
As explained before, heat can cause the skin to dry up, however, depending on your skin type and DNA, your skin may react differently. Sweat and oil is a natural way your body helps keep its temperature under control. However, sebaceous glands may go into emergency mode and overproduce oils. If this is the case for you, the last thing you want is for your skin to feel sticky with heavy formulations. Do not go into a manic state by over-washing your face as this may cause even further imbalance. Instead, choose nourishing and lightweight products such as serums. With a smaller molecular size, serums can be deeply absorbed into the inner layers of the skin. Our Save Face Serum has anti-inflammatory properties and helps with skin regeneration. This is thanks to a unique wonder blend of cutting-edge remedial ingredients such as gemstones, stem cells, and hyaluronic acid. In addition, to protect the delicate eye area we recommend a Hyaluronic Eye Serum.
Summer Skin Solutions for Sunburns & Mosquito Bites
When it comes to protecting your skin from the summer elements and to soothing summer skin conditions, the SOS Body Balm is our summer essential! Award-winning and powerful, this divine-smelling herbal balm helps not only hydrate and nourish your skin. Powerful remedial ingredients and anti-inflammatories such as Arnica, Blue Chamomile and Boswellia help to soothe sunburns, provide mosquito bite relief, reduce swelling caused by sprains or injuries, soothe aching muscles, and help reduce the appearance of bruises.
Enjoy a summer filled of skin-loving ingredients for all skin conditions with our 100% natural functional skincare products.