Summer is *finally* here (can we get an amen?!) and with it, the chance to bare those gorgeous shoulders and your fabulous face. But, while you’re saying ‘Howdy!’ to halterneck dresses, we know that you might also be saying ‘PLEASE bugger off’ to some unhappy spots, and sad skin.
To prep you for the season of frozen margaritas and brightly coloured bikinis, here’s all you need to know to make sure your skin is summer-ready.
Spring (umm, or Summer) clean your beauty routine.
Start the season off by checking expiry dates on all your products (especially the ones that tend to hibernate at the back of your closet during the winter months) and bin anything that’s out of date. Then, take a good hard look at your beauty arsenal and fill it up with products that will hydrate and protect your skin from harsh baddies like the sun and chlorine (not to mention dreaded aircon) and keep it in tip-top shape. A great, lightweight serum (like our Balancing Hydra Serum) is lightweight enough to be worn every day, even when you might be a sweaty Betty, and will keep your skin hydrated, without being too heavy.
Protect that gorgeous mug.
SPF, SPF, SPF. Oh, and did we mention SPF? Its never more important to keep that gorgeous bod protected from the sun than it is in the peak of summer, and while you might be *tempted* to try and cheat your way to a glow by exposing your skin to the sun, we know by now that it’s incredibly damaging, and has huge long (and short!) term impacts for your skin. So, make sure that you’re wearing a solid SPF on your face, neck, chest, arms and legs (and anything else that might be exposed to the sun!) even if you’re just in for a day of Zoom meetings. The sun can peep through your study window, remember!
H is for Hydrate!
Big surprise - when it’s hot, your body (and therefore your skin!) needs more moisture. So, make sure that you’re lookin’ after your skin from the inside by drinking lots of water throughout the day, and treat it on the outside by regularly spritzing on a great hydrating mist like our Refreshing Tonic Mist. You can sandwich it between your products to help them to work their magic even more effectively, and spritz it on during the day when you’re in need of a little extra hydration TLC.
Don’t be afraid to oil up.
LET US BE CLEAR: We definitely *aren’t* referring to slathering on the coconut oil when you’re poolside (shudder), but rather to incorporating a fantastic facial oil into your routine to ensure that you're replenishing the oils lost to heat and perspiration. Both our Nourishing and Purifying Treatment Oils are designed to be worn daily (yes, even in Summer!) and make for the perfect skin saviour when it needs a little extra boost e.g. after a day in the sun. Just ensure that you’re wearing a topmost layer of SPF during the day.
Don’t neglect your lips!
The skin on your lips is super thin (and can be super sensitive) and definitely needs a little TLC when you’re out and about in the heat of summer. Make sure that you’ve popped one of our three delicious lip balms in your bag (or all three, we won't judge) and reapply frequently to avoid damaging your gorgeous smoochers.
Ready for summer? So are we - see ya poolside, lovely ones!
Team L&M x