Who wears a jumper in winter? Well the same goes for our skin.

With warmer temperatures our skin tends to produce more oil and more sweat, which can possibly increase clogged pores which can lead to acne breakouts. A solid skincare routine should be applicable to all seasons, however there are a couple of things you might consider changing when in the summer months.

1. Lighten your skincare & introduce a dual purpose moisturiser

The heat and humidity of summer means you can swap out your heavy cleansers and creams for more gentle and lighter alternatives. Try find yourself a lightweight moisturiser with SPF 30 or higher. Thicker moisturiser can lead to clogged pores and acne, especially if you are already prone to this. Losing one step in your skin care routine can help your skin breath in the warmer temperatures and keep it looking clearer.

2. Exfoliate in moderation

We are often reminded not to over exfoliate in the summertime but it is also something we must not forget, especially if you suffer from oily or acne prone skin. Exfoliating opens up blocked pores and removes excess oils that result in acne. Plus, it keeps your skin feeling soft and smooth to retain that summer glow for longer.

3. Soothe inflammation

When its hot, we are sweaty and if you are one of the few you may even get an itchy rash on your skin. Exposing your skin gradually to the sun can aid in reducing the severity or try using a cool compress or having cool showers. If you haven’t used Aloe Vera, it’s a must have plant/ingredient in your skincare routine.

4. Limit your shower time

Beautiful weather, time at the beach, sweaty work outs and just plain old sweaty… it’s the time of year that makes us turn towards showering more than once a day. Keeping showers short and ensuring that the water isn’t too hot can reduce the chances of your skin over drying.

5. Don’t forget to hydrate

Our beauty comes from within so make it your first point of call. Make sure to be drinking plenty of water, aim for the recommended 8 glasses a day. Hydration is always important for our skin, but even more so in the warmer months.

6. Sun protection

Safe guard your skin each day, both your face and your body. Make sure your face and eyes are protected with a hat and sunglasses. Always wear sunscreen when you are outside. Cover and protect your skin from the elements of the sun. And avoiding burning at all costs!

7. Don’t forget your lips

The skin on our lips is extremely sensitive which leaves them exposed and prone to dryness and irritation. Slather on some daily balm to keep them soft and soothed to reduce irritation caused from extreme weather or dehydration.

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