True Health brings you a guide to the best in summer beauty to keep your skin glowing and nourished during the warner months.
While winter is a time our skin soaks up ricer, more deeply nourishing creams and serums to soothe drier skin, the summer sees our routine change to lighter products that cater to the warmer weather.
But what should that routine look like and why is it important that you switch it up and change your products?
You may want to make some simple changes to your routine during the warmer months.
One of the most important tips during the warmer weather is to protect your skin from the harmful rays from the sun, so when choosing a moisturiser, opt for one with an SPF in it – even if it’s cloudy, as you can still experience skin damage. And don’t forget to also protect your lips with a balm that contains SPF.
You might also find skin can be oilier and spottier in the warmer weather due to the heat so avoid it becoming clogged by ensuring you have a healthy cleansing regime, removing make-up every day and added toner and moisturiser. It’s also important to exfoliate once a week.
When it comes to make-up, a tinted moisturiser or colour corrector cream might work better in the warmer months, compared to a heavier foundation, especially if you find make-up can fall off you when you’re hot. And a good tip for the eyes if is you choose eye shadow, first add a primer to the lids as this can help the eye shadow stay in place without smudging or creasing – ideal if it’s warmer.
And one of the most important tips for healthy summer skin is to stay hydrated. The warmer weather can be a time we – and our skin – becomes dehydrated, leaving us with lacklustre and dull skin. Therefore, you should drink lots of water throughout the day and try to cut back on caffeine,
True Health top picks
When choosing your skincare products, we’d always suggest you opt for those certified natural or organic as these will be free of chemicals that can be of concern, for both your health and that of the planet. Being certified means you have assurances the products don’t contain these.
When it comes to what to choose, we love:
- Antipodes Diem Vitamin C Pigment-Correcting Water Cream – helping with uneven skin tone and re-energise dull skin, this daytime cream features kakadu plum, nature’s richest source of vitamin C, plant hyaluronic acid, natural retinol alternative bakuchiol, to deliver an all-day plumped appearance. With refreshing pure plant fragrance of vanilla pod and mandarin.
- Lavera Colour Cosmetics range – opt for a natural look with the new and extended Colour Cosmetics range of make-up, which uses the organic minerals and plant ingredients. The range, which iscertified natural and organic by NaTrue, includes four mineral skin tints, two luscious lip products, including six shades of velvet matt lipstick and four juicy tinted lip balms, an eyebrow powder duo, mineral eyeshadows and an endless lash mascara, along with a 2-in-1 micellar make-up remover and setting spray. The products are not tested on animals and do not contain potentially harmful preservatives such as parabens, SLS, phtalates, parraffinium, or petrochemicals.
- Green People AHA Radiance Peel Mask – during the summer, your skin needs regular exfoliation to get rid of dead skin cells, which keeps your complexion fresh. To help, we love AHA Radiance Peel Mask, with a blend of natural fruit extracts that deliver five gently exfoliating AHAs to the skin, including orange and lemon fruit extracts providing naturally occurring citric acids to promote healthy cell turnover, and billbury fruit extract with naturally occurring lactic acid to produce a healthy, youthful skin glow.
- Your body need nourishment too, especially if you have been in thr sun this summer, and for this, we suggest the new benecosBIO Body Lotion. Made from organic, up-cycled and locally sourced ingredients, including wild rose oil from rosehip jam production, it is COSMOS Organic certified, dermatologically tested and approved, vegan friendly. Fragrant organic wild rose oil, nourishing organic olive oil and protective organic hemp seed oil makes your skin feel soft and supple.