As much as we love it, the sun brings with it a whole host of skin challenges, so as the weather gets warmer it’s time to adjust our skincare routines. Read on for our top tips for looking after your skin as things warm up!
SPF is your best friend
If you only pick one thing from our list, pick this one! Daily use of sunscreen can reduce a person’s risk of developing melanoma and protects your skin against premature ageing.
Look for sunscreens that offer:
- Minimum SPF 30
- A broad spectrum protection
- Protection for your lips
Apply sunscreen any time you are in the sun. Reapply every couple of hours, so if you’re heading out for the day, make sure to take some with you. And if you’re prone to forgetfulness, why not set an alarm to remind you to top up!
Invest in a good Vitamin C serum
Vitamin C should be a part of your skincare routine all year round, but even more so in summer. Vitamin C is a common ingredient in a range of skincare products because of its ability to help prevent hyperpigmentation, aid collagen production, improve the appearance of fine lines, and protect your skin against future sun damage. So whatever you’re doing this summer, make sure to add this multi-tasker ingredient to your list of must haves!
A self tan is a safe tan
Whether you’re prone to tanning or burning, there is no such thing as a ‘safe tan’. The skin darkening is in response to UV radiation causing damage in your skin cells, so for the ultimate accessory this summer, get yourself a self tan. There are a huge range on the market right now and it’s simply a case of reapplying daily until you get the shade you’re after. If you’re not confident in applying it yourself, Dreamers offers a full body spray tan service, promising even coverage and instant results, using the St. Tropez range, known for its high quality results.
Stay in the shade
For the ultimate in sun protection, nothing beats covering up and exposing as little of your body to direct sunlight. This doesn’t mean hiding indoors, just being cautious, wearing sun-protective clothing, wide-brim hats, and sunglasses when you head outdoors. If you’re off to the beach, consider taking an umbrella and wherever possible, avoid that midday sun!
Lighten up your makeup routine
We’ve all been there, sweating under layers of makeup on a searing hot summer day. Wearing makeup in summer can sometimes feel like an extra layer we don’t need, but there’s no need to give up on it completely. Just lighten things up and tone things down. Invest in products that double up, such as a tinted SPF sunblock or a refreshing SPF 30 spray which is ideal option for reapplying during the day. When it comes to removing your make up, swap out a heavier cleanser for a more lighter option.
So there you have it, a season-friendly beauty routine that will keep your skin happy and healthy all summer long.
We have a range of products to help keep your skin healthy and happy and a host of treatments to keep you feeling beautiful all Summer long.
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