A Step-By-Step Guide For

Dry Skin

Oil and hydration are two different things, so noticing that your skin is oilier than normal in the summer does not mean that your skin is hydrated. It can often mean the opposite, and that not only is your skin dry but it has also become dehydrated. The goal then becomes to not only moisturise and hydrate your skin but to also control any breakouts or blemishes that may be occurring. 

Summer Routine

Your skincare routine in the summer should include:

01: Cleanser

For your first cleanse you still want to be using an oil based cleanser or cleansing balm as this is the best way to gently remove sunscreen and make-up without irritating your skin. Follow this with a cream or water cleanser to cleanse your skin without overly stripping it.

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02: Tools & Devices

If you’re experiencing dry skin as a result of ageing then incorporate a gua sha or facial roller to help improve blood flow, and boost collagen production to help fight against the formation of wrinkles. 

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03: Exfoliator

Although you may be noticing more oil than normal make sure you don’t over exfoliate your skin. Use a gentle AHA exfoliator to remove build up and brighten your complexion.

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04: Toner

Use a toner with Vitamin C to help fight against free radicals and protect against pollution, a bonus if it also includes hyaluronic acid to help introduce essential hydration.

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05: Treatments & Serums

Fatty acids, hyaluronic acid and glycerin are all hydration wonder ingredients so look for serums that include these to help reinforce your skin barrier.

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06: Moisturiser

During the day in the summer months instead of using a heavy moisturiser try layering in a lightweight moisturising SPF. For your night moisturiser, focus on ingredients that will help to soothe skin that may have become irritated during the heat of the day.

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07: Face Mask

A hydrating mask will help to soothe and plump your skin to help reduce the appearance of fine lines. 

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