Hold on to your wide-brim hats! Summer is about to set in — and with it, a potential host of warm-weather skin care woes. But there are plenty of ways to dodge the bumps, burns and splotchiness the season can bring. Read on for six secrets for a radiant, healthy glow.
As they say, beauty begins from within. That means eating well (Salads! Berries! Quinoa!) and drinking lots of water. Because your skin’s water loss peaks at night, drink a glass of H2O before hitting the hay.
When applying sunscreen, the majority of us forget to protect our lips. Since the tissue around the lips is actually very delicate, it’s really important to use a lip balm that protects from the sun’s harmful rays. Consider a lip balm with SPF like Avon Care Royal Jelly Intensive Moisture Lip Treatment SPF 15
When the weather heats up, you swap your jumpers for sundresses. A change in season is also a good time to make some changes to your beauty routine. Ditch the heavier moisturisers and switch to lighter creams and lotions. Anew Retroactive Youth Extending Day Cream is a non-greasy, oil-free formula with SPF 15. This everyday moisturiser helps refine the look of pores, which can appear larger during the summer.
To get rid of sunscreen, excess oil and general build-up, you’ll want to exfoliate more often during summer. (With well-moisturised skin, your face and body can handle it.) For the face, gentle exfoliating helps sweep away pore-clogging dirt while helping to refresh the top layer of skin to leave it looking radiant. Avon Clearskin Pore Penetrating Invigorating Scrub helps strip away dullness without stripping skin of its natural moisture. Just be careful not to over do it – one to two times a week should be enough.
Sunscreen is a non-negotiable year-round, but especially during summer when we spend the most time outside and the sun is at its closest. Opt for a product that over-delivers. Avon Sun Very High SPF 50+ Sunscreen Lotion for Sensitive Skin helps protect against daily sun damage as it soothes and moisturises with aloe and vitamin E to defend your skin from UVA and UVB rays. Don’t forget to apply to often over-looked places, like your hands and ears.
At the end of a long day in the sun, night time hydration is a must! Our advice? Store Avon Sun Aloe Vera Gel in the fridge so that it’s extra cool to the touch. Aloe Vera helps instantly soothe the skin and prevent peeling in the event you do get too much sun. Repeat three times a week to keep your skin extra hydrated and refreshed throughout the season.