For the key to keeping your skincare optimal during the summer months, try these 8 things dermatologists do every summer.
1. Lose old layers
Twice a week, scrub skin with a soft brush, an exfoliating scrub, or a salicylic acid wash to brighten it and allow lotions and serums to be absorbed more deeply.
If your skin becomes irritated, exfoliate just once a week.
2. Cleanse without cream
As the weather warms, switch from a cream cleanser to a gel variety, which is lightweight yet still effective.
If you have oily skin, try a foam cleanser.
Be sure to wash your face every night in the summer.
More time outside means more exposure to harmful air pollutants, which can attach to moisturiser and make-up and exacerbate the signs of ageing.
3. Lighten the lotion, too
Heavy creams contain lipids that can cause clogged pores and pimples in more humid months. Instead, opt for serums, lotions or hydrating gels, which are all lighter.