Changes in temperature and especially increased humidity and heat during the summer months can increase the activity of sebaceous glands.
This makes the skin appear olier while normally dry skin appears rough and patchy.
The intensity of the sun's rays causes tanning by making our skin produce more melanin pigments. While everyone is aware that more melanin means darker skin, only few relate sunburned skin with ageing and cancer.
The heat can also cause our pores to open up, which then get clogged with dirt and excess oil. this traps bacteria which cause acne, pimples and blemishes.
That's why it is important to re-think your skincare routine during the summer and prevent damage to your skin.
How to take care of your skin in the summertime?
We recommend you make a few changes in your skincare routine to better complement the needs of your skin during the warm summer days.
Think about cleansing, antioxidants, hydration, exfoliation and sunscreen.
Change your cleanser!
A nourishing cleanser which was very useful during the winter should be exchanged for one that draws the excess oil from your skin.
Include Antioxidant in your skincare routine - antioxidants help fight the negative effects which free radicals have on your skin by shielding your skin and acting as a substitute for the skin molecule that free radicals usually latch onto.
Keep your skin hydrated
The humidity in the air slowly draws the moisture from your skin, leaving it dry and dehydrated. That’s why it is important to moisturise your skin regularly during summer months.
In summer time we recommend to gently exfoliate your skin two to three times a week for normal and combination skin, and once a week for sensitive skin.
In its most crucial role, sunscreen protects your skin from the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays, which come in two forms – UVA and UVB rays.
It protects skin from sunburn and reduces the appearance of sun damage – discolorations and dark spots, sagging or leathery skin, and wrinkles.