Follow this summer skin care essentials guide for fresh, healthy, and glowing skin this season.
While the summer season brings a welcome change to the weather, it can make your skin age faster if you don’t pay attention.
If you have oily or dry skin, the combining powers of heat and humidity will amplify these issues. On top of that, the rise in temperatures opens your pores, allowing dirt and oil to clog them. As a result, you might experience more blemishes, pimples, and acne compared to the colder months.
While these issues can be a real problem, with the right skin care tips, you can restore your skin's health and bring back your natural glow.
We've put together an all-natural guide to summer skin care, one you can follow easily. Plus, you'll enjoy giving yourself some much-needed five-star treatment.
Let's get started!
Your All-Natural Guide to Summer Skin Care Essentials
1. Apply sunscreen every day
You probably know that you must wear sunscreen when spending time outdoors, but did you know that the ultraviolet rays from the sun can penetrate through your glass windows? In other words, even when you are inside your house, sunlight can still damage your skin.
Sure, you may not notice it right away, but the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays can accumulate and speed up your skin's ageing process. Plus, if you aren’t careful, it can cause dangerous skin problems in your later life stages.
So does this mean you have to wear sunscreen every day? Yes. As you don’t know when the sunlight is going to hit your skin, it is best to apply it regularly. However, you only have to put it on your body's uncovered parts, such as your hands and face.
As you are going to apply sunscreen every day, it's best to use one which focuses on providing natural skin care. The Mad Hippie Facial SPF 30+ avoids the use of chemicals and nanoparticles, as they can be harsh on your skin. Plus, it nourishes your skin for an added glow!
2. Don’t forget to exfoliate
Your skin is going on overdrive during summer, which is why you need to exfoliate it at least once a week. This natural skin care activity removes dead skin cells, which can cause breakouts in the long run. Exfoliation also allows new skin cells to surface.
When you use exfoliating products, the rest of your skin care products will better absorb into your skin. What’s the benefit you ask? Well, it makes these products more effective, which means you’ll see results faster. One of our favourites is the Woodlot Fresh Face Exfoliant, as it helps prepare the skin for a refreshing summer care routine.
Keep in mind that exfoliating should only be done a couple of times a week, as you don’t want to overdo this practice. If you over-exfoliate, you will damage your skin.
3. Use a face cleanser and toner
As the climate during summer is hot and humid, your face may produce larger quantities of oil. That's why it's important to find the right facial cleanser and toner for your skin.
As part of your natural skin care routine, adding facial toners can help you significantly. It's best to use this product after using a cleanser, but before you apply a moisturizer. Facial toners can remove makeup and dirt, making sure your skin is extra clean. They also get your skin ready for the next step in your routine, applying moisturizer. Don't know which toner to try? Consider getting the Woodlot Nourishing Facial Toner. It can help you maintain the balance in your skin while decreasing the size of the pores.
4. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
Hydration and moisture play a significant role in how your skin will handle the warm summer. First, you should make sure you consume the amount of water your body needs to avoid feeling thirsty. If you are a regular coffee drinker, try adding extra water to your beverage to prevent it from dehydrating your body. Matcha and green tea are also excellent drinks you can add to your summer skin care routine.
While these tips focus on the internal, don't forget to pay attention to the external, which is your skin. Using moisturizing and hydrating natural skin care products can help keep this region healthy and beautiful. If you need a face mist that provides you with everything your skin needs for its wellbeing, try the Woodlot Everyday Mist Calming Rose & Palo Santo.
Most people assume that they shouldn’t moisturize during summer, as humidity can make your skin look greasy. However, this isn’t true, as your body loses large amounts of fluid regularly. Also, when it gets too hot, you may prefer to stay close to your air-conditioner. The problem with this is that it can add to the dryness of your skin. If this is the case, give the Woodlot Nourishing Facial Moisturizer a shot, as it can help reduce how much moisture you lose because of your sweat.
5. Take care of the eye area
The region around your eyes is quite delicate, so it's important to pay extra attention to this area. Due to the climate, make sure you apply moisturizing eye creams to hydrate the skin in this region. Try using the Mad Hippie Eye Cream during the day and night, as it rejuvenates the area and keeps it looking bright.
By following the recommendations in this post, your skin will maintain its glow and look healthy from the inside out! Finally, we hope you found these simple summer skin care tips helpful.
Let us know which tip you are going to try first in the comments below!
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