It’s been a strange summer, with most days being overcast and raining. Even when the sun isn’t shining, the uv rays will still cause damage. Unless you have the right skincare essentials.
Whether you are getting bikini ready, planning a day outdoors, or looking to heal there skin after being in the pool or at the beach all day, any time spent outside under the harmful UV rays can take a toll on your skin.
No matter the season, skincare is vital to keeping skin strong and youthful. In summer, the harsh effects of the sun’s UV can cause damage to the skin cells. It’s important to amp up your summer skincare routine to help prevent this damage, protect or repair it.
Try these summer skincare essentials which work to keep your skin smooth, repaired and protected, and ready for anything.
This cult favourite liquid exfoliant has quickly established its reputation as Paula’s Choice no 1. product worldwide.
It’s unique leave-on formula is gentle enough for daily use. It contains green tea extract for inflammation, with salicylic acid component which unclogs pores, clears blemishes and smooths the skin.
This exfoliant truely does it all – even reducing fine lines to reveal brighter glowing skin.
It’s the perfect liquid exfoliant for all skin types – gentle enough for sensitive skin and strong enough acne prone skin.
I was shocked at how soft and smooth my skin felt after using this facial cleanser. This product definitely needs to be added in to everyone’s summer skincare routine.
It’s been specially formulated for sensitive skin, with a formula made of 98.9 percent natural ingredients such cotton extract and uber moisturising favourites like coconut oil and aloe. The coconut oil is for hydration and the aloe is for soothing breakouts and inflammation.
It has a soft and smooth formula which is also soap free, so is doesn’t lather on the skin.
Remember to always cleanse twice when cleansing. Especially after wearing makeup all day. The first cleanse removes the top layer of makeup, dirt and grime. The second cleanse is to deep cleanse the pores.
Dermal Therapy is an Australian made and owned lip balm. It is ultra-moisturising for chapped lips and perfect for protecting and healing lips in summer.
Made specifically for treating severely chapped and dry lips, the concentrated formula of this product will instantly hydrate lips and heals any flakiness.
I love the berry flavour of this balm, which is naturally sweet and smells delicious.
Finally, a moisturiser with high SPF that doesn’t smell like sunscreen.
The Olay Regenerist Whip UV Active Moisturiser has an SPF of 30 and isn’t greasy, and has a super light formula which is easy to wear with foundation.
This is the perfect moisturiser for your summer skincare routine. I do recommend you reapply every few hours if you’re at the beach or will be in the sun all day, since like any sunscreen it eventually comes off with water and sweat.
The fragrance of this cream is pleasing. However, if you have sensitive skin, watch out, as this product is heavily fragranced.
Do you have dry and damaged hands from the heat, salt water and chlorine?
This ultra nourishing Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream is the soothing moisturiser we’ve been looking for. And boy does it deliver.
With 90% natural ingredients, the Shea Butter, cocoa butter and sesame oil scent gives you a luxe for less feel with this classic hand cream.
A little bit goes a long way with this hydrating formula, so use sparingly.
I found applying this cream to my hands at night really helped to hydrate skin as I would wake up with baby soft hands.
Jojoba Oil is the new skin care must have that really does it all. This certified organic jojoba oil should be added to your skincare routine not only in summer but all year round, as it can be used as a moisturiser, a primer, or a hydrating serum.
This product absorbs into the skin quickly with no greasy residue that comes with some facial oils, making it awesome for wearing under foundation.
I found this oil was super beneficial applying it at night for deep moisturising and in the day as a hydrating primer.
Jojoba Oil is a definite summer essential for protection and healing from damaging UV rays through soothing dryness, dehydration, redness & irritation.
Say goodbye to tired eyes with the nourishing and anti-inflammatory properties of this Pure Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream by 100% Pure.
Ingredients like organic green coffee beans, green eea and rosehip oil help to decrease the appearance of puffy eyes and dark circles. It is also an anti-ageing cream that creates a bright and youthful glow.
The formula is uber hydrating making even the small bottle last ages.
This eye cream is the perfect weight, and sits nicely on the skin over primer or under foundation without shifting.
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