Summer is the season to kick back, relax at the beach and enjoy the sun. At the same time, warm weather also brings a whole lot of skincare challenges like oily skin, breakouts and sun damage. You might start to wonder if you really need to moisturise even with the heat outside and your skin produces more oil? Do you need to change your skincare routine to cope with the change in weather? Here are some of the best skin care tips from dermatologists to help your skin stay soft, clear and healthy this summer.
- Cleanse properly
Our skin produces more oil during the summer months. The congestion of sweats, excessive oil and pollution can sit on your skin’s surface, causing breakouts. The first step to healthy summer skin is to cleanse thoroughly at the end of the day. Make sure you remove all the makeup so that it doesn’t clog the pores. When necessary, use a gentle exfoliator to avoid the build-up of dead skin cells.
- Don’t forget to hydrate
As the humidity level goes up and our skin starts to sweat more, your usual cream may feel too heavy on the skin. However, in order to replace the lost hydration through sweats and help the skin recover after a sunburn, our skin needs even more hydration in summer.
Dermatologists recommend using a lightweight moisturiser in summer. Our VE+ Vitamin E Face Cream is a non-greasy face moisturiser rich in natural vitamin E, a multi-functional ingredient known for its ability to retain moisture and repair damaged skin. As a powerful antioxidant, vitamin E is a natural anti-inflammatory, and it calms acne-prone skin. Thanks to its easily absorbed texture, VE+ Face Cream doesn’t block pores or cause breakouts.
Our VE+ Face Cream is one of the best vitamin E creams you can find in the market. It contains the highest potency of 12% natural vitamin E, keeping your skin soft and supple in summer. It is ideal for dry and sensitive skin, sun damage and scarring.
- Fights pigmentation
UV damages exist all year round. Without proper sun protection, overexposure to the sun can leave our skin rough and pigmented. Irregular pigmentation gets worse in summer as we spend more time under the sun.
Our hands are one of the first places to show sun damage as we don’t wear sunscreen on them. Niacinamide is among some of the best ingredients to combat hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone. Niacinamide is proven to brighten up the skin, improve skin’s elasticity and aid in water retention. Therefore, it is included in many anti-aging products.
Our Tough Hands for Her is one of the best anti-aging hand creams in Australia. It is formulated with a unique blend of actives including niacinamide, peptides and panthenol. This anti-aging hand cream reverses UV damage, improves skin texture and smoothens out skin complexion, leaving your hands supple, firm and radiant. Tough Hands for Her is the perfect hand cream for treating wrinkles and correcting pigmentation.
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- Includes antioxidants
Another helpful ingredient for summer is antioxidants. Free radical activity is the natural process of skin cells using oxygen to generate energy. It is also where premature aging comes from. Many factors contribute to free radical activities, including pollution, sugar, mental stress, and sun exposure!
Free radicals damage skin cells through oxidative stress caused by UVA radiation from sunlight, which penetrates below the skin’s surface, causing long term damage such as wrinkles and even skin cancer. Luckily, antioxidants can help slow down this aging process.
Common antioxidant ingredients include vitamin A, C, E and niacinamide. Antioxidants can also be found in sources of food such as grape seeds. Our Tough Lips lip balm is an intensive lip conditioner with specially added grape seed extract, a super antioxidant that helps rejuvenate skin cells and help skin repair itself. Tough Lips instantly softens dry and chapped lips and provides long-lasting protection to the lips.
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