It’s the season of sun, sea, sand, and a gorgeous summer glow! While warm weather can help clear your skin and boost your mood, sweat, humidity, and sun exposure can also result in clogged pores and sunburn. Adjust your beauty routine with these 10 summer skincare tips and you’ll be prepped and ready for the sunny season.
10 Summer skincare tips
- Apply SPF (a lot!)
Your little tube of SPF should be your most treasured skincare item all year round, but especially when the sun is out.
Studies show that:
- people who use SPF daily show 24% less skin ageing
- It protects your skin from UV rays and sunburn
- It can reduce your chance of skin cancer by 50%
Your routine: Use at least SPF 30 and reapply throughout the day, especially if you’ve been in the water.
- Use a light moisturizer
Winter weather can dry out the skin, but in summer it tends to feel oilier. This can make it tempting to skip moisturiser – but you still need it!
Your skin needs nourishment and applying moisturiser can provide an additional protective layer against pollutants too. Instead of a thick and heavy cream, choose a lighter moisturiser with protective properties.
Your routine: Use a light moisturiser that protects the skin, such as Mazillo’s Replenishing Moisturiser, which contains Rosehip Oil to help strengthen the skin’s protective barrier.
- Repair environmental damage
When you’re spending more time outside your skin is exposed to more pollutants and other environmental factors that can be damaging. Luckily, there are many natural active ingredients that get to work on your skin cells and help repair the damage.
For example, at Mazillo we use plant stem cells, which stimulate better cell turnover and repair and rejuvenate skin that has been exposed to harmful environmental factors.
Your routine: Go for products with active ingredients that help repair damaged skin cells.
- Go au natural
Some people find that their skin clears up in the sun, so why not make the most of your summer skin and cut back on the makeup?
Your skin will have a much-needed chance to breathe, and you won’t have to worry about constantly reapplying makeup when you sweat it off.
The sun increases our vitamin D levels, which in turn boosts serotonin. As a result, you might find your mood and confidence lift too – the perfect time to embrace your natural beauty!
Your routine: Apply your natural skincare, and then go makeup free or opt for a ‘barely-there’ look.
- Wash your face thoroughly
A summer’s day that ends with messy hair, a sweaty face, and a great big smile are the best kind – just make sure you wash off the day’s adventures!
In the evenings, wash your face thoroughly with a cleanser and make sure to rinse the sea salt, sweat, and SPF completely off. Be thorough, but gentle, especially if you’ve burnt your skin or it's feeling sensitive from the heat.
Your routine: To make sure you get off all the day’s grime, try our double cleansing duo (p.s. It’s 19% off for the bundle!)
- Exfoliate occasionally
SPF is essential, but there’s no denying it can clog the pores. A gentle exfoliator can be your saviour here.
Your routine: once or twice a week, gently exfoliate the skin (but never exfoliate sunburned skin!).
- Tan from a can
We all want a healthy summer glow but lying in the sun all day isn’t the way to get it. Too much sun exposure damages skin cells and can have negative effects in the long run, such as premature aging.
To protect your skin whilst you tan, make sure you sunbathe safely wearing SPF 30 or more. Instead of staying in the sun for hours, you might want to use a tinted moisturiser of self-tan to get your desired colour.
Your routine: Don’t risk damaging your skin for the sake of a tan, choose a self-tan instead.
- Travel with it
We all know the stress of the 100ml airport rules. Rather than completely changing your skincare routine when you travel, why not buy re-usable smaller containers and transfer some of your existing skincare products?
Not only will this cut down your waste, making it a perfect practice for a sustainable skincare routine, but your skin will also benefit from keeping your routine consistent.
Your routine: the best skincare for your holidays is the products you already own. Invest in smaller bottles to take your routine travelling.
- Don’t let your products get too hot
Just like you wouldn’t leave fresh food out in direct sunlight, you don’t want to leave your skincare in the heat either.
By keeping your natural products away from direct sunlight, you can enjoy them for longer.
You might want to stash your moisturiser or a facial mist in the fridge, so you can refresh the skin throughout the day (or whenever you go to grab your next cold drink!).
Your routine: Keep your products stored somewhere cool and dry and try to avoid temperature fluctuations as much as possible.
We’ve left one of the most important to last – keep drinking water! It’s easy to become dehydrated in the heat, and this can lead to all sorts of problems like dizziness, fatigue, and even sunstroke.
It also affects your skin.
When your skin does not get the moisture it needs, it loses elasticity and starts to feel rough. Staying hydrated will make your skin smoother and less sensitive to irritants.
Your routine: The best summer skincare routine starts from the inside out. Remember to drink the recommended 6 to 8 glasses of water each day.
Your Summer Skin, sorted
There you have it! From applying your SPF to drinking your water, these 10 summer skincare tips will help you feel good all summer long.
You’ll be glad to know that at Mazillo we’ve made sure our products are sufficiently summer-proof. Our active ingredients help repair and protect your skin cells from environmental damage and our green containers protect our delicate ingredients from sunlight and heat.
AND to celebrate the sunshine, you can grab our Summer Skin bundle for a 33% saving. The set includes the Regenerate + Protect Essence Toner and Replenishing Moisturiser for deep hydration and a silky smooth finish.
Summer, we’re ready for you!