Wondering how to cool your skin in the heat? A change in season comes with a need to change up your skincare.
What might work best for your skin type in winter, or even in spring may not necessarily be the best option when it comes to protecting your skin from the harsh conditions of summer; think blistering heat and harmful UV rays. When looking for the best skincare for summer, hydration and adequate SPF protection is vital. Let’s take a look at some of the best cooling skincare options to add to your summer skincare essentials.
Here we have listed everything you will need for your summer skincare routine this 2020...
Summer skincare essentials: Moisturiser
Excessive summer heat can dehydrate your skin, so it’s important to keep it moisturised during the summer. If your skin becomes oily, it may be a sign that your skin could be dehydrated. Your body will step up the production of sebum, an oily substance, to protect itself from drying out. Summer heat means more time in air-conditioned environments. Artificially cooled rooms have dehumidified air, which dries your skin and can make facial wrinkles and fine lines look more pronounced.
One popular product for 2020 that has dominated the skincare market and shows no sign of slowing down is Retinol, a powerhouse ingredient in your skincare products. If you are looking for your Retinol hit in moisturiser form, look no further than the MZ Skin Hydrate & Nourish Age Defence Retinol Day Moisturiser. Not only does this product deliver a ton of moisture to your skin with rich kahai nut oil, but it’s packed with non-irritant Retinol that will reduce signs of ageing and work to heal imperfections. This will give you the smooth and glowy complexion you have always been looking for.
The benefits don’t stop there. This wonder product is packed with Vitamin A, C and E which encourages cell renewal which works to even out skin tone. Plus, it's also pioneering in the skincare game by combining encapsulated non-irritant Retinol with SPF 30. Retinol can often cause sensitivity to the sun, and by combining this with SPF it can be used daily to simultaneously protect your skin and even complexion.
Summer skincare essentials: Toner
During warm weather months, a skin toner can come in handy to combat breakouts caused from sweat, sunblock, and dirt clogging our pores (or a combo of all three. Hello, beach days!). Our skin also tends to be more oily during sticky summer days.
Our Obagi Toner is a revolutionary product for those looking to revitalise their skin. By removing excess oil and maintaining a healthy pH, this toner can drastically improve the appearance of dark spots, pores and the visible signs of ageing. The toner can be applied after cleansing to enhance the cleaning process and prepare the skin for additional treatment products. You will find that the Obagi Nu-Derm Toner has been cleverly designed and its formulation is unique.
- Unlike most toners, the Obagi formulation does not dry the skin.
- It restores the skin’s natural pH
- It is also designed to tighten the skin, reduce pores, and prepare it for the deeper penetration of correction and stimulation products.
- It contains natural extracts of witch hazel and sage which act to tone and purify your skin.
The Obagi Nu-Derm Toner contains several active ingredients which are natural plant extracts. Witch hazel and sage together firm and plump the skin as natural astringents and the addition of potassium alum compliments their actions by further reducing over oily and greasy skin. Aloe acts to calm and soothe the skin, whilst Calendula offers its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and is ideal for helping sun-damaged skin.
Summer skincare essentials: Sunscreen
Your summer skincare wouldn’t be complete without quality sun protection. Ensuring your skincare regime is equipped with the essentials means having a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects your skin against UVA and UVB rays.
Obagi’s Professional C in SPF 30 is one of Skintation’s must-have skincare products for summer. It keeps your skin protected and cool with technology which helps buffer the skin from the heat-derived oxidation process. It also contains octyl methoxycinnamate or oxybenzone that absorbs UV radiation and helps in dispersing heat. Not only does it protect your skin from the harmful UV rays, but it also prevents future signs of ageing in the process.
Summer skincare essentials: Exfoliator
Even in Summer, you should still be exfoliating your face and neck one to two times per week. Pore-cloggers such as pollution, humidity, SPF, and sweat can all contribute to congested pores. Clogged pores equal blackheads, pimples and a dry lacklustre complexion.
As your pores become clogged, your skin gets thrown off balance. If you exfoliate regularly and gently, you will bring your skin back into balance, restore its smooth texture, and renew your skin’s healthy glow.
SUMMER SKINCARE ESSENTIALS: Face mist
Products that enrich our skin with nourishing hydration without leaving a sticky residue are a must when it comes to getting us through the summer months.
One of our favourite cooling skincare products for summer is Dr Barbara Sturm’s Hydrating Face Mist. It’s our on-the-go choice for a boost of freshness that gives your skin a natural glow. This beautiful formulation is an anti-ageing miracle-worker that has low and high weighted Hyaluronic Acid molecules along with detoxifying extracts from lemon, aloe vera and more.
Summer skincare essentials: Face mask
Nothing beats using a refreshing face mask to combat summer heat. It’s a great way to experience a nice and relaxing spa day all from the comfort of your own home. Masks are perfect if you are looking for a way to cool your skin in the heat.
The luxurious Dr. Levy Switzerland’s R3 Cell Matrix Mask cooling summer skincare mask aims to restore, replenish, and restructure your skin to help fight inflammation and premature ageing. The Matrix Mask also contains vitamins C & E and other antioxidants, along with stabilised retinol that helps in supporting the skin’s natural defences to keep it nourished, smooth and glowing.
Our advice aims to transform not only your skin appearance but your skin’s holistic health too. We all deserve only the absolute best and latest innovations when it comes to skincare and we will happily guarantee that you’ll get the highest in quality anti-ageing, acne-clearing, skin brightening, and complexion rejuvenating products available in the market.
If you are seeking answers on how to solve your skin issues surrounding acne, hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, ageing skin, rough skin, or dull skin, choose Skinstation as your all-in-one solution.