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How to prepare your skin for a hot summer!

Most of us change over our closets as the weather starts getting hotter, filling them with light summer clothes. However, did you know that your skincare routine should also be adapted according to the season? Long sunny days spent at the beach, as well as days spent in air-conditioned rooms can cause our skin to get dry and flaky. However, by making a few simple changes to your skincare routine, you can keep your skin looking great and feeling soft all year round. Below are some ways how you can prepare and take care of your skin this summer.

Moisturize daily

Most people tend to keep their skin very well moisturized during the winter – only to forget about their skincare routine during the summer when many of us tend to get greasier skin. Although your skin might feel more sweaty and greasy in summer, the combination of the sun’s strong UV rays, as well as the harsh, drying effect of air-conditioning means that we should strive to keep our skin well moisturized during the summer too.  Our Matte Moisturizer is perfect for those who experience greasy skin in summer as it is oil-free and contains anti-bacterial properties to reduce any blemishes. This is also packed with Vitamins A, C and E which our skin craves when it is dehydrated. If you’ve spent a bit too much time in the sun, the Calming Aloe Hydratoris great for soothing and quenching the skin.

Keep your skin and yourself hydrated throughout the day

Air-conditioning tends to dry the air around us, and this lack of humidity affects the outer layer of the skin, reducing its elastic properties and resulting in rough, dry and sensitive skin.  In order to combat this, make sure to keep yourself hydrated by drinking lots of water throughout the day. If you find that you struggle to drink enough water, try infusing it with some cucumber and mint leaves for a more refreshing twist! Eating watery fruits such as watermelons are a great way of keeping hydrated, and fruits such as bananas and avocados are also very beneficial for the skin.

You can also keep your skin hydrated by spritzing some of our Gentle Mineral Toner over your face on hot days. Its alcohol-free, antioxidant-rich formula restores and refreshes the skin throughout the day – and it’s also great for setting your makeup in place! Check out our post on how to make your makeup last longer in summer.

Treat your body to a great night-time routine

After a day of combating the hot weather outside and the air-conditioning inside, your body will definitely be in need of a treat!  Get rid of any dry patches of skin by using a gentle body scrub, such as the Botanical Body Scrubwhich contains fine sugar crystals and a special blend of essential oils to remove dead skin cells and reveal soft, glowing skin. This is also a great product for ensuring a gorgeous even tan if you fake tan during the summer.

Finally, end the day by replenishing and restoring the skin with the Hydrating Body Lotion. This has been specially formulated with Shea Butter to revive the dry, parched skin many of us experience after spending too much time in the sun as it is intensely moisturizing yet it is also fast-absorbing and feels lightweight on the skin – so there’s no risk of feeling greasy once this has been applied!

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