7 Skincare Hacks for Flawless Summer Skin
26 July 2023
Summer is here, and it's time to give your skin some extra TLC. With the rise in temperature and exposure to harsh sunlight, your skin requires special care and attention in the Summer months, to keep it healthy and radiant, and you looking your best.
From protecting your skin from harmful UV rays to combatting excess oil and sweat, the Yuu Beauty team has compiled seven skincare hacks to help you achieve and maintain flawless summer skin.
Here are our simple yet effective tips that will keep your skin looking fresh and vibrant all season long.
1. Shield Your Summer Skin
Always top of the list, any Summer skincare routine must include applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, daily. Protecting your skin from harmful UV rays not only helps prevent sunburn but also reduces the risk of premature aging and skin cancer. Apply sunscreen generously and reapply every two hours if you're spending extended time outdoors.
2. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!
The summer heat can leave your skin dehydrated, making it look dull and lifeless, so it's vital to keep it well-nourished and moisturised. Ensure you drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your skin hydrated from within.
Additionally, opt for lightweight, water-based moisturisers that won't clog your pores. Hyaluronic acid-based serums are excellent for providing intense hydration and plumping up your skin – we’re happy to recommend some products to you when you’re next in the salon.
3. Cleanse Gently...
During the summer, your skin tends to produce more oil and sweat, which can lead to clogged pores and breakouts. Use a gentle cleanser to remove dirt, excess oil, and impurities without stripping your skin of its natural oils. Look for products with ingredients like salicylic acid or tea tree oil, which help combat acne and control oil production.
4. Exfoliate Regularly
Exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells and unclog pores, giving your skin a refreshed and radiant appearance. However, be gentle when exfoliating, as harsh scrubs can irritate your skin. Choose a gentle exfoliator and use it once or twice a week to reveal smoother, brighter skin. Or you could use chemical exfoliants like alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) or beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs) 1-2 times a week, which are milder yet effective.
5. Tackle Acne Breakouts:
The combination of sweat, heat, and increased oil production can lead to more frequent acne breakouts during the summer, which is so unfair! Incorporate a weekly clay mask into your skincare routine to target blemishes. Look out for those containing kaolin or bentonite, which can also help absorb excess oil, unclog pores, and mattify the skin. Plus, as ever... avoid picking or popping pimples, as it can lead to scarring and further inflammation - you know this!
6. Look and Keep Cool with a Refreshing Mist
Keep a facial mist handy to combat the heat and refresh your skin throughout the day. Mists that contain hydrating ingredients like aloe vera or rosewater are the best. Spritzing your face will not only provide an instant cooling sensation but also help to rehydrate your skin and revive your makeup.
7. Embrace Light Makeup
During summer, heavy makeup can feel uncomfortable and is likely to clog your pores. A lighter makeup routine will let your skin breathe. Use a tinted moisturiser or a BB cream with SPF for a natural and even complexion, and finish with a water-resistant mascara, a touch of blush, and a tinted lip balm for a fresh and effortless summer look.
These seven simple skincare hacks should help you protect your skin from sun damage, keep it hydrated, and keep you looking healthy throughout the season. Remember to stay hydrated, prioritise sun protection, adjust your routine to suit the weather and stay out of the sun during the hottest times.
Plus, don’t forget to ‘nourish from within’! Summer is an amazing time to get your healthy eating back on track! Fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants like berries, leafy greens, and citrus fruits all help to combat free radicals and promote healthy skin from within.
Now, go and enjoy the sunny days while looking and feeling your best! Cheers to a Summer filled with healthy radiance!
At Yuu Beauty, our mission is to make you look and feel your best.
Need a little help to get started? Book a facial with our award-winning therapists then follow our skincare advice to keep your skin hydrated, soft and healthy this Summer. Choose your facial here!
Alternatively, if you have any questions, contact us via our general enquiry form.
Some products we recommend to help you attain your summer skin - all available in our Edinburgh Salon:
DermaQuest B5 Moisture Matte - Gives you the same hydration hit as 8 glasses of water a day!
Dermalogica Hydrating Masque - The perfect remedy for dry, stressed skin - Hyaluronic Acid traps moisture with long-lasting effects.
Melting Moisture Masque - Rich in vitamins and micro-algae, your skin will be soothed and protected against the drying effects of the sun.
Dermalogica Active Moist - Powered by skin-balancing probiotics, the combination of plant extracts improves the texture of the skin and fights against surface dehydration.
Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster - This packs a punch when it comes to hydration, relieving any dryness & bringing balance to the skins' moisture levels.
Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner - Refresh and Prep your skin with these moisture-binding humectants which help condition the skin for proper moisture absorption.
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