It’s that time of year again where the sun is shining a little brighter, and the days are getting a little longer. We are so excited for summer! While summer is amazing for so many reasons, it is really important to make sure your skin is moisturised while you head to the beach or round to your friends for a barbecue.
As the temperature increases and your skin is getting more exposure to the sun on a daily basis your skin can become more dehydrated. This is why it is so important to take extra caution to moisturise your skin heading in to the summer months.
Here are some ways you can keep your skin moisturised and not have to worry about dealing with the consequences of dehydrated skin during the warm summer days to come!
Use a good quality moisturiser
If there’s ever a time to ensure you are moisturising your skin, it is just before and during the summer months. As your skin is getting more sun exposure and the temperature is increasing your skin is more at risk of becoming dehydrated. Using a good moisturiser twice a day, (and throughout the day if your skin is feeling a little bit tight.) will help prevent this.
Some of our favourite moisturisers that are ideal for the summer months are Simple’s kind to skin light moisturiser, CeraVe AM Facial Moisturising Lotion (this one has added SPF!) and the corresponding PM Facial Moisturising Lotion, as well as La Roche-Posay Effaclar H Moisturiser (Go for this one is you have acne prone skin!)
Avoid wearing too much makeup
You don’t have to completely avoid makeup during summer to keep your skin moisturised. We love a good summer makeup look! Just be aware of how much makeup you are putting on your skin. Putting really heavy duty makeup products on your skin can cause your pores to become clogged which can cause spots. Particularly during the summer as the increase in temperature can cause your pores to open up more and this makes it easier for dirt and particles to get in to them.
Mineral makeup could be a good idea. Mineral makeup is just the same as your usual favourite makeup brands it just contains minerals that are kind to your skin so you are less likely to get blemishes and spots from using these products compared to cosmetic brands.
Don't forget the SPF!
SPF is actually something we should be wearing year round, even in Ireland! Even though we can’t see the sun, it is still there and its UV rays are very dehydrating for the skin. During summer it is particularly important to wear sun cream all day, everyday.
There are specific facial suncreams you can get that are lighter on your skin rather than putting a thick, heavy all over body sun cream on your face.
Commit to a good skincare routine
If there’s ever a time to commit to your skin care routine, it’s during the summer months! A good skin care routine keeps your skin in tip top shape and prevents it form becoming dehydrated. Which is exactly what we want. Give your skin some extra love during the summer by incorporating a hydrating mask in to your routine.
Water, and lots of it
Water is your best friend during the summer months for a number reasons. It keep you hydrated, prevents headaches from heat exposure and is amazing for keeping you skin looking fabulous! Drinking close to the recommended two litres of water a day will keep your skin hydrated, plump and healthy as well as helping to prevent blemishes and breakouts!
Eat your fruit!
Fruit is made up if 70% water, therefore it is great at keeping you hydrated and this benefits your skin as well! Eating your recommended 5 pieces of fruit per day will prevent your skin from becoming dehydrated while also provide you with lots of nutrients that will keep your skin heathy during the warm summer months.
Have you tried any of these methods to keep your skin moisturised?