Switching Your Skincare For Summer

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When the warm weather hits, you gladly swap your heavy sweaters for tank tops, exchange your boots for strappy sandals and the fluffy duvet for something a bit more lightweight.

But what about your skincare routine? Do you change that up in the summer, or do you stick to the same routine all through the year?

Here, we look at some of the things you might want to do to make sure your skin is sorted for summer.

Switching Your Skincare For Summer

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Stop the sweat

No one wants to sweat, but we all do. One of the best ways to deal with sweat, especially under the arms, is by choosing a reliable deodorant. Many people are now switching to natural deodorant – it is better for your skin and for your environment. However, some find that they suffer from a natural deodorant rash. If this is you, don’t worry – there are plenty of things that you can do to ease it. 

Ease up on the exfoliating

Exfoliating and getting rid of the top, dead layer of skin may leave you with a glowing and bright complexion, but it can also make your skin a lot more sensitive to the sun, so be careful. However, if you spend a lot of time outside, you still need to exfoliate since dead skin combined with sweat and dirt is a failproof recipe for clogged pores and spots. Stick to exfoliating once or twice a week and use a gentle scrub with smooth particles.

Say no to the night cream

You know the routine – daytime, a nice light cream. Nighttime, a rich thick cream. However, when the heat is on, you might want to put the night creams to bed for a while. Imagine it as a thick blanket for your skin – you just don’t need it. In the winter, the cold air and drying conditions mean that your skin needs the extra moisture, In the summer, the humidity takes care of that for you. You can even get away with a simple serum on those really warm sticky days. 

Clean up your cleansing

When your skin is oily, a creamy, hydrating cleanser just will not be enough. Your cleanser needs to have some sort of de-greasing effect-especially at night when you have a day worth of makeup and grime and sweat to get rid of. Swap to a gentle foaming formula that will break down excess sebum and sweat.

Tone up troubles

Chuck those harsh, skin-stripping astringents of the past that relied mainly on alcohol to dry out the skin in the bin and pick up something a bit more gentle. These days toners use a calmer approach, using botanical ingredients and essential oils that work as natural astringents while also hydrating and soothing skin. After you have cleansed your skin wipe a toner-soaked cotton pad over oil-prone areas like your t-zone

By swapping out products and switching up your skincare routine in the summer, you will find your skin looks bright and feels great.

What is your Advice for Switching Skincare in the Summer?

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