If you are lucky enough to be heading overseas this winter, make sure you pack the right skin care products for those blissfully hot summer days. Here are my three summer skin essentials.
1. SUNSCREEN: Sunscreen isn't just about preventing sunburn. Daily sunscreen not only protects your skin from harmful UV rays, but also prevents premature aging and reduces your risk of skin cancer. That's why in the summer, daily sunscreen is your best friend!
With the sun's harmful UV rays becoming more intense, it's crucial to incorporate SPF into your daily routine— even on the cloudiest of days. It's never too late to start protecting your skin, and with a wide variety of SPF products available, your skin can be protected all summer long!
When it comes to sun protection for your next trip, mineral sunscreen is an absolute essential. With its natural, non-chemical formulation, mineral sunscreen provides a safe and effective way to shield your skin from harmful UV rays.
Mineral sunscreens are lightweight and the non-greasy texture of mineral sunscreen ensures that it won't weigh you down or leave behind any sticky residue, allowing you to fully enjoy your time under the sun.
Additionally, most mineral sunscreens are sheer, meaning it can easily be worn under makeup or on its own to protect your skin.
2. HYDRATING MIST: Make sure both you and your skin stay hydrated. Hydrating mists can help keep your skin hydrated and glowing.
The summer sun and heat can quickly dehydrate your skin. This is where hydrating mists come in handy. These little spritzers are incredibly versatile and can give your skin an extra hydration boost, leaving it looking more vibrant and glowing.
Hydrating mists can be used throughout the day, either on their own or over makeup, to refresh and revitalise your skin.
Look for hydrating ingredients that include aloe vera, chamomile, and green tea extracts, which help to calm and soothe the skin while also providing hydration. Incorporating a hydrating mist into your summer skincare routine is an easy and effective way to keep your skin looking healthy and radiant.
Additionally, proper hydration is key in keeping your skin looking and feeling its best. Drinking enough water is essential for maintaining healthy skin all year round.
3. TINTED MOISTURISER: Say goodbye to sweating under heavy foundation! This lightweight option is a perfect choice for summer, offering a hydration boost that pairs seamlessly with any sunscreen.
These multitasking wonders provide hydration like a moisturiser while offering the coverage of a light foundation. But not all tinted moisturisers are created equal.
Look for ingredients that will not only even out your skin tone but also improve the appearance of your skin.
Hyaluronic acid is a great ingredient to look for as it helps to deeply hydrate and plump the skin. Vitamin C is also beneficial for brightening the complexion and reducing the appearance of dark spots. And you can pair your sunscreen underneath for additional protection.
Catherine Way is a creative content creator for Esthetic Finesse Botox in Scottsdale, a boutique Aesthetic studio in Arizona.