The Summer Skin Care Reboot

Successful skin care isn’t one-season-fits-all – adapt your routine to combat heat, humidity and harmful rays

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We think nothing of switching in a whole new wardrobe come summer, so why neglect your skin? A year-round investment means adapting to your skin’s changing needs, whether they’re down to sun exposure, city grime or a simply less-is-more approach. Read our summer skin care guide and take the seasonal transition in your stride…


SPFs, waterproof makeup and city heat can all add up to a skin care ‘mare, so cleansing should take top priority. Switch to an ultra-light foaming cleanser like Skin Laundry Gentle Foaming Wash to melt away excess grime and unclog pores that could lead to breakouts, without stripping the skin of essential surface oils.


While summer skin needs hydrating as much as ever, now is not the time to overladen it with rich moisturisers. Lighten up with a refreshing gel or liquid formula that will absorb easily and won’t add extra oil into the mix. Omorovicza Magic Moisture Mist is one innovation worth trying: an instant hydrating spritz that can even be topped up over makeup.


We all know sunscreen is a must in the fight against harmful rays and premature ageing, but don’t slather your face with heavy formulas meant for the shoulders down. A non-comedogenic, broad spectrum face SPF like Chantecaille Ultra Sun Protection SPF50 offers sensitive facial skin invisible UVA/UVB protection without clogging pores.


Prevention is better than cure but, when the ageing effects of the sun have already made their mark, choose vitamin C. This antioxidant-rich miracle molecule stops free radicals in their tracks, reversing wrinkles and hyperpigmentation caused by sun exposure. Incorporate a concentrated treatment like LIXIRSKIN Vitamin C Paste into your routine and your skin will thank you!


Come summer, we all want to achieve an enviable glow and, while it may take more than a simple dose of vitamin D, it needn’t require a roll-call of extra steps. Try a light-reflecting illuminator for instant pep, or boost your skin’s radiance long-term with a naturally re-energising complex like Kiehl’s Glow Formula Skin Hydrator, which doubles as a highlighter.

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