How to Look After Your Skin During the Summer – Skin Rocks

How to Look After Your Skin During the Summer

As the temperature heats up, the warmer weather and humidity can cause changes in your skin.
 
Regardless of your skin type, here are some pointers to keep your skin happy in warmer climates: 

  • Make sure you double cleanse in the evening. Increased sweat and SPF use will mean one cleanse isn’t enough. Use a balm or oil first and follow with a gel or cream. Or, you can use a single cleanser twice.

  • Regardless of your skin type, lightweight moisturisers, such as gel, can help to reduce that greasy feel you may find from a thicker cream.

  • Mists can help to keep your skin hydrated, whilst giving you a cooling effect. Use before your moisturiser to lock the hydration in. Keep your mist in the fridge and spritz throughout the day to keep your skin refreshed.

  • You always need to use SPF, but it is even more important in the summer. Use a cream SPF in the morning, then use a spray formula (even over makeup) to maintain your protection throughout the day. Use two finger lengths of cream over your face, ears and neck.

In addition to the above, each skin type will be affected in different ways, so we’ve broken this down further for you: 

Dry skin:

  • Make sure you layer a moisturiser under your SPF.

  • Use an occlusive and emollient moisturiser. Ingredients to look out for are ceramides, squalane, shea butter and glycerin.

  • Mists can help to keep you hydrated whilst staying cool. Look for ingredients such as ceramides and hyaluronic acid. Use before your moisturiser to lock the hydration in.

Oily:

  • You can skip your moisturiser in your AM routine and go straight to your SPF. Or, use a lightweight, gel moisturiser before your SPF.

  • Niacinamide can help to regulate oil production, look for it in your serum or moisturiser.

  • Whilst your skin is oily, you still need to keep it hydrated. Look for ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and glycerin and remember to moisturise. A refreshing, hydrating mist is an excellent way to boost hydration.

Balanced:

  • Switch to a lighter moisturiser if your winter moisturiser is feeling too heavy. Gel and gel-cream textures are perfect for summer.

Combination:

  • Niacinamide can help to regulate sebum production if you’re finding yourself oily in places.

  • If some parts of your skin are drier, use a facial oil and press into the drier parts of your face.

  • Choose a gel or lightweight moisturiser to apply all over the face.