It’s a cruel summer“ and we don’t mean Bananarama’s catchy pop jam. Along with the warmth comes a whole batch of skin woes that we don’t seem to experience throughout the rest of the year. Since summer should be fun, we’ve got the solutions to save your summer skin from all it’s problems, from pimples to dryness and restore the glow that you’re entitled to.
OUCH! Summer skin’s ultimate enemy, sometimes we forget that even without the bright rays, burns can still happen. Ice down that burning sensation, and load up on the aloe. The best idea is to incorporate a sunscreen into your daily cleanse-tone-moisturize routine going forward. Look for sunscreens that protect against both UVB and UVA rays, these are products that have both chemical and mineral filters.
Try Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+ for UVA and UVB protection.
Humidity brings out the best of oily skin, and if you’re in too much of a rush to strip away all of your oily properties, your skin will just produce more of it. Not fair, right? Try a gentle cleanser instead of opting for something harsh. If pimples are your problem, follow up your cleanse with a salicylic acid treatment, like NeoStrata’s Toning Solution Level 2. On the other hand, if large pores plague your face you can opt to tighten your skin with Clinique’s Pore Refining Solutions Correcting Serum. Follow up with a light, matte finish moisturizer like Clarins Daily Energizer Cream Gel.
If you are prone to acne breakouts, try NeoStrata’s Toning Solution Level 2 (left). If you want to diminish the appearance of large pores, opt for Clinique’s Pore Refining Solutions Correcting Serum (right). Complete your face regimen with Clarins Daily Energizer Cream Gel (bottom).
If it’s not the winter wind, it’s the summer sun that dries out our faces. Hydrate when you cleanse by using a richer cleansing milk and follow it up with a moisturizer that has key ingredients like shea butter or glycerin.
Philosophy’s Hope in a Jar for Dry & Sensitive Skin is a great option that won’t leave skin feeling greasy.
Bring on the sun, bring on the age spots and pigmentation. These pests can be toned down by incorporating great products and religious use of SPF into your routine.
Try products from Olay’s Definity line, like the Refining Lotion with UV Protection! This will help reduce the appearance of discolouration and promote brightness in skin’s appearance.