How to prep skin for summer
It’s the season that has felt so far out of reach for such along time for most of us, but we're ready to kiss goodbye to grey clouds and dull days and say hello to our favourite season, summer!
As the temperatures rise, so do the challenges that our skin faces. The heat, humidity and harsh sun rays can cause havoc on our skin, making it important to follow a summer skincare routine. APS have your back, we've curated some essential steps to keep your skin looking healthy, fresh and glowing during the summer months.
Cleansing is an essential step in any skincare routine, especially during summer. Sweat, oil, and pollution can build up on the skin, causing breakouts and dullness. It is important to cleanse your skin twice a day, in the morning and at night, to remove impurities and unclog pores.
During the summer, opt for a gentle foaming cleanser that won't strip the skin of its natural oils. Look for ingredients like tea tree oil or salicylic acid that help to prevent breakouts.
Exfoliating is another crucial step in a summer skincare routine. It helps to remove dead skin cells, which can clog pores and make the skin look dull. It also helps to improve the absorption of other skincare products, making them more effective.
Keeping the skin hydrated is crucial during the summer months, as the heat and sun can cause dehydration. Our 20% Hyaluronic Ceramide Serum Capsules contain an award-winning serum which has been designed to quench even the thirstiest of complexions. Our formulation will replenish moisture levels in your skin cells while preventing future moisture loss. The capsules also include jojoba oil, which has further moisturising effects as well as antioxidant properties.
Sun protection is essential year-round, but it is especially important during summer. The harsh UV rays can cause sunburn, premature aging and even skin cancer. Apply sunscreen with at least SPF 30, 20 minutes before going outside, and re-apply every two hours.
Using a cooling mask or face mist can be a great way to soothe the skin during the hot summer months. Our Lift and Illuminate face mask is a firming effect natural silk mask. Enriched with blurring diamond powder, hydrolysed collagen and Vitamin C. This intensive vitamin-rich formula helps smooth, hydrate and tone the skin for a refreshing brighter complexion. We love to keep ours in the fridge during those hot summer months.
Overall a summer skincare routine should focus on cleansing, exfoliation. hydration, sun protection and cooling. By following these steps, vou can help to protect your skin from the harsh summer elements and keep it looking healthy and glowing all season long.