If the newspapers are to be believed, we are in for a fantastic summer this year. Last time I wrote about, how to combat dryness over the winter, this time we are going to go through what you can do to help your skin look its best over the summer.
Once the warmer weather starts, you will notice that your oil glands will become more active. An increase of sebaceous oil on the skin can lead to breakouts, uneven skin tone and texture.
While continuing the routine that you have become accustomed to over the winter ‘Drinking water, cleansing morning and night, toning, exfoliating, using a mask, serums and moisturising day and night,’ a few tweaks in your regime may help you be more radiant over the summer.
Over the summer months, you should have a look at the products on your shelf and check that these are not too rich and oily. You do not want to add to the oils your skin is now producing.
I would recommend using a lightweight cleanser and moisturiser, increasing your exfoliation to 2-3 times per week and using a clay mask once a week. Use products that contain Glycolic acid, Enzymes, Vitamin C and/or Vitamin A which will help to awaken your skin giving it that summer glow. You should always remember to wear sunblock even if you are only out for a few moments and especially when you are just in the car, UV rays come through your windscreen! We have two beautiful sunscreens in stock Natural-Zinc or a light-weight matt finish that you can use under your make up.
Facials and products that I would recommend over the summer period are as follows, Vital Radiance Detoxifying, Transformation Treatment and Vital Radiance Gold Facial from our Nahaia range. These treatments rejuvenate and restore, improving skin clarity and texture. Use at home Nahaias’ Grape-Cleanse Anti-oxidant, Enzyme-Joy Exfoliant, Radiant-Light Serum, ultra-fade enzyme moisturiser and Intensive-C as your night cream.
From our La Clinica Range, the facials I would recommend are Gly C Micro Dermabrasion Treatment, Gly C Skin Peels, Rebalancing Vit A Spa Facial, Ionic Purification Mineral Facial. These facial help to refine, balance irregularities, reduce blemishes, detoxify and remineralise the skin. For home care, we have a large variety that will suit every sort of skin type, which you can mix and match to best suit you, i.e. Rebalancing Vit A Range, Gly C Range, Anti Aging Range and our white-brilliant range.
Here at Aqualive, we are happy to recommend or help advise you on what treatments are best suited for your skin, and we can’t wait to hear from you!