Want to enjoy a natural summer glow all season long? Not a problem! Simply adopt these five skincare treatments during the warm weather months and you will be able to enjoy a flawless complexion that leaves you feeling refreshed and looking younger come rain or shine!
1 – Revitalise your complexion with facial masks.
Natural nourishing facial masks and hydrating oils enable you to treat your skin to a luxurious spa treatment within the comfort of your own home! To achieve a flawless summer glow, opt for facial mask treatments which contain natural nourishing agents such as aloe vera, mustard seeds and coconut oil. Gently apply with a cotton bud, leave to soak in for 15-20 minutes then rinse with warm water for deeply hydrated skin and a flawless complexion. If you have sensitive skin like me you’ll probably enjoy the european clay powder, by Now Foods.
2 – Never neglect your makeup removal routine.
To benefit from a natural summer glow all season long it is important that you adopt a targeted makeup removal routine. You can prevent the blemishes, blackheads and clogged pores caused by the warm weather if you always thoroughly cleanse your skin before bed with a lightweight oil or lotion. Products that have been enriched with olive or coconut oil will efficiently remove all makeup, sweat and sand that you pores will have accumulated from your day at the beach! What’s more, you can maintain your natural summer glow by supplementing your daily cleansing routine with an additional exfoliating treatment. Choose gentle exfoliating products containing oatmeal, seaweed or almond meal to gently remove surface layer dead skin cells. Repeat this soothing exfoliating treatment every other day to leave your skin feeling refreshed and looking rejuvenated. Give the Makeup Eraser a try if you’re tired of wipes, and liquid remover.3 – Apply serums as well as sunscreen.
Throughout the summer months your skin will be exposed to higher concentrations of UVA and UVB rays. In the short term, these harmful UV rays cause sunburn and skin irritation but long term exposure without sufficient protection will also cause wrinkles, scarring and severe health conditions such as melanomas and skin cancer. Consequently, it is vital that you wear a high quality sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 (SPF30 if you have fair skin) and that you re-apply it every two hours. For best results, it is advised that you supplement your daily sunscreen with the application of an anti-wrinkle professional treatment serum. These types of skincare solutions have been infused with anti-oxidants, vitamin C and vitamin E which have been proven to help protect your skin from the sun and environmental pollutants. These serums will also imbue your skin with a bronzed hue; thereby enabling you to enjoy a beautiful summer glow without the adverse aging effects that often accompany a naturally acquired tan! Okay, so I am extremely hard to please when it comes to moisturizers, and serums. The fact that after months of use I am still a happy camper, speaks volumes about the products offered by Dollar Shave Club.
4 – Hydrate your skin with toner treatments.
Although many women cleanse and moisturise their skin on a daily basis, they often overlook toner treatments which can actually be the key to achieving a natural summer glow. This is due to the fact that toner treatments provide your skin with a rich source of anti-oxidants, glycerine, ceramides and fatty acids; all of which are instrumental compounds in repairing damaged skin cells, preventing dry patches, restoring moisture levels, cleansing clogged pores and imbuing your skin with a soft, smooth feel. If you have particularly oily skin, a targeted toner treatment is a great way to reduce the size and appearance of open pores and restore the natural pH balance of your skin. Implement a targeted toner treatment after cleansing your skin but before moisturising to enjoy a natural summer glow and younger looking skin throughout the summer months and beyond! I hate to admit it, but I was lacking in this are for quite some time but now I’ve settled on soothing facial toner by Simple.
5 – Use mineral makeup for a bronzed glow.
By using mineral makeup products you can add the flawless finishing touches to your natural summer glow. Mineral makeup products such as foundations, loose powders, blush and eye-shadows will enable you to enjoy a radiant sun-kissed summer glow without the clogged pores and heavy feel that are caused by denser makeup creams and liquid foundations. For best results, lightly dust a mineral makeup powder on top of your sunscreen to enjoy a sun-kissed summer glow. My tried and true makeup year after year is MAC mineralized natural skin-finish in the color, dark.