Summer-routine

5 Essential Summer Skincare Products

Whether you’re laying out by the pool or travelling through Europe this summer, it’s important to make your skincare count. Swap a few of those heavy-duty winter creams and serums in favour of SPF, exfoliators and dry oils, which will protect you skin and keep it hydrated at the same time.

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Red Earth Sheer Canvas Moisturising BB Cream, $28

Who wants to be applying layer after layer of thick foundation only to sweat it all off? Choose a BB cream since it’s lightweight, provides enough coverage for your pimples and blackheads, but also features SPF to protect your skin from the sun.

5 Essential Summer Skincare Products

Avene Thermal Spring Water, $9.99

Give your face some instant hydration without even ruining your makeup. How? Thermal water is a fantastic way to keep your skin feeling hydrated without removing (then re-applying) your makeup throughout the day. Simply spritz it all over your face and neck, then pat dry with a tissue.

5 Essential Summer Skincare Products

Aveeno Skin Relief Moisturising Lotion, $12.95

If your skin is feeling dry and burnt after a day at the beach, make sure to use a fragrance-free moisturiser. It won’t cause your skin to breakout like others might and it will help to heal the burn before you know it!

5 Essential Summer Skincare Products

La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL SPF 50, $29.95

Protect your skin from the suns harmful rays by re-applying SPF every few hours. If you’re extra worried about burning your face, make sure to use a BB cream with added SPF to prevent that awful white caste from showing up on your face.

5 Essential Summer Skincare Products

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Face Masque, $50

To avoid peeling and dry patches, treat your skin to a hydrating face mask at least 1-2 times per week. You can apply the masque for 20 minutes then wash-off, or leave it on overnight for a truly intensive moisturising treatment.

5 Essential Summer Skincare Products

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June 30, 2015

Your Ultimate Skincare Routine For Summer

Changing your skincare during the summer is just as important as adjusting your makeup, especially if you suffer from oily skin which is a nightmare to control during the warmer months of the year. If you didn’t catch the first part of our makeup overhaul for summer, definitely check it out before embarking on our skincare routine.

Below are just a few of our suggestions to keep your skin looking it’s best during the summer time.

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Moisturiser

Keep skin looking hydrated by choosing a daily moisturiser with added SPF. Don’t go crazy and choose something that contains over 50+ since the odds are, that it doesn’t actually give you more protection. Anything between 15-30+ will be enough to last under your makeup, and you can always touch-up throughout the day (especially if you’re outside at the pools or at the beach).

Your Ultimate Skincare Routine For Summer

Yes To Tomatoes Daily Balancing Moisturiser, $23.99

Lip balms

Don’t forget about protecting your lips from sun damage! This is especially important since lips show some of the first signs of damage by harmful UV rays. Keep a compact lip balm in your makeup bag, and touch-up as many times as you like!

If you’re already suffering from burnt or chapped lips, choose a product which is packed with aloe vera – this will fix your lips in no-time.

Your Ultimate Skincare Routine For Summer

Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm Tube, $6.95

Toner

You may find that the texture of your skin all changes when the weather takes a turn (for better and for worse). One of the easiest ways to start with a solid skincare routine is by using a neutralising toner – you want something to regulate your skin without overly drying it out. Apply a few drops onto a cotton pad, then dab onto freshly cleansed skin. Focus on problem areas such as the nose, cheeks, forehead and chin.

Your Ultimate Skincare Routine For Summer

Aesop B & Tea Balancing Toner, $33

Serum

Even though the weather might make your skin feel heavy and oily, that’s still no reason to avoid using a serum on your skin. Serums work in a variety of different ways to cure many different skin problems – they even out dry patches, hydrate the skin, reduce lines and wrinkles, decrease dark circles, and also make skin feel soft and youthful.

You can apply a serum in the morning, under your makeup, and even at night before going to bed. Apply just 2-3 drops into your hands and pat softly onto the forehead, cheeks, nose, and over the chin. Wait for it to settle completely before layering with other skincare products.

Your Ultimate Skincare Routine For Summer

Tarte Maracuja Oil, $46

Exfoliator

What better way to effectively remove all the gunk and dead skin cells from your face? Use a powdered exfoliator which is gentle for even sensitive skin types, and doesn’t leave your face looking red and itchy afterwards.

The best time to exfoliate is before going to bed, so lather up and don’t forget to work the product into your neck. Follow-up with a nourishing night moisturiser which will put back all the moisturise that your skin has just lost.

Your Ultimate Skincare Routine For Summer

Indeed Laboratories Facial Powdered Exfoliator, $27.99

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October 31, 2014