This week is set to be a heatwave in the UK and across Europe, and down in Sussex it is currently registering as 31 degrees celsius, which is quite unheard of! Us Brits aren't the best at dealing with hot temperatures, and it can be really unpleasant when we are having to work and commute, so I wanted to give a few of my top tips as to how to change up your skincare and beauty routine during the summer. These are little ways to make sure that you stay fresh, cool, hydrated and soothed.
Reduce the amount of products and the thickness of each product used
You want to use the least amount on your skin, with skincare and makeup, as possible. It is important to let your skin breathe, and not to cover all of your pores with heavy moisturisers and foundations. No only will this feel and look 'cakey' throughout the day, but it can also cause blemishes on the skin. It is best to use a light serum or oil, followed by an SPF, and then just a tinted moisturiser if you would like a little coverage. Keep it simple and light. I use a couple of drops of the Rose & Lavender Beauty Oil mixed in with my base, to thin it out and give me a dewy finish to my skin.
Keep hydrated throughout the day
This may seem like an obvious tip, but do make sure that you are drinking lots of water throughout the day. As well as this, you can get an instant comfort and hydration to your skin by using a facial mist. My Orange & Rose Mist is incredibly refreshing and hydrating, but it also stays cold in the glass bottle, so it is perfect to cool you down and also the rose water helps to soothe the skin, which is great if your skin is feeling a little sore and red after being in the sun. It can be spritzed over makeup, and also is fab at keeping your base looking fresh and glowy. Keep the mist in the fridge as well for an extra cold spritz over your face and neck!
Cleanse well and feed your skin
After a day in the sun, it is really important to cleanse your face well. Sun screen, pollution and sweat all definitely need to be cleansed away, and an oil based cleanser is the best to tackle these. My Calendula Cleansing Melt, does exactly what it suggests and melts into your skin, gets deep into pores and leaves your skin super clean and fresh, but still feeling very moisturised. It is gentle and soothing too, which is lovely after being flustered throughout the day. Once you have cleansed, you want to feed your skin and protect against free-radicals, of which sunlight can trigger the production of. These are essentially unstable cells, that can cause unbalance and ageing, but a great way to help to fight against these is with antioxidants. My organic Rose & Lavender Beauty Oil is filled with antioxidants and vitamins, that will help to reduce sun damage, increase collagen production and elasticity to the skin.
A few little changes and essentials that will help to keep your skin looking it's best throughout the warm summer weather.