14 Nov Switch it up for summer: Sally-Anne has some suggestions for seamless summer skin care
There are many skincare products that can be used throughout the year, but with the summer months approaching you may want to make some “seasonal changes”.
- Sunscreen should be worn every day regardless of the season, be even more vigilant about re-applying your sunscreen in the harsh summer sun.
If you are not currently using a good sunscreen every day, now would be the time to invest in one that suites your skin type and needs. (Heliocare oil free gel Spf 50 R337, Heliocare 360 Watergel Spf 50 R462 or Lamelle Urban Defence Spf 30 R550)
- Vitamin C is a potent anti-oxidant that you can introduce in the morning to provide additional protection for your skin against environmental aggressors.
Benefits include brightening the skin, collagen production and, used under a sunscreen, additional extrinsic protection. (SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic R 2900, Lamelle Vita-C Lipid R930 or Obagi Professional-C Serum 15% R1972)
- Your skin may feel oilier during the summer months. Consider changing to a lighter textured daily moisturiser. For oilier skins, hydration serums may also be used as an alternative to a moisturising lotions. (Neostrata PHA Moisturiser R671, Lamelle Nourish Lite R570, Hydrating B5 Serum R1500)
- If you are prone pigmentary irregularities, it is recommended to add a pigment suppressor to your daily routine. This will reduce the potential increased pigment load within the epidermis of the skin and assists in preventing further hyperpigmentation. (Neoretin Serum Booster Fluid R1155, Lamelle Brighter Serum R960, Obagi CFx Clarifying Serum R2223)