May 23, 2016

My Top Four Skincare Tips For Summer

Having an excellent skincare routine to suit you is very important. Throughout the years, I have gone through a 'trail and error' with many different products, especially as my skin is Acne prone. I've had the privilege of seeing a dermatologist about my skin this year, who has offered me a lot of help and advice on what to look for (and not..), what foods and liquids I should add to my diet and just general lifestyle changes. However, the one thing that made the whole experience worthwhile has definitely having some great skincare in my bathroom cupboard and a routine that works for me. I've teamed up with Farfetch to share my top four skincare tips for when the weather gets warmer and the days get longer (Yayyy!)


Wear your SPF
I can not stress this enough; sun protection is SO important this time of year. However, I believe you should wear it all year round, regardless of the weather. A SPF moisturiser is always a good item to have in your skincare draw, I don't have the fairest skin but I always use 50+ on my face regardless. Even if you are fully clothed, your face has the most contact with the sun, so I believe that a high sun protection is a must. Also, just because your skin doesn't look sun damaged does not mean it isn't. So, make sure you wear it! I'd recommend the Skinesis Dynamic Defence by Sarah Chapman, it has an SPF 15 and is perfect as a daily moisturiser for this time of year. It has both UVA and UVB, look for products that have both! If you were looking for something cheaper, La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Fluid SPF 50 is great too; it leaves a matte finish so it's perfect for oilier skin as it sinks in easily. It's also has a light consistency and is un-fragranced which makes it perfect for even the most sensitive skin.

Deeply Cleanse 
Due to the hotter weather, my skin tends to get slightly oiler as well as generally getting all sweaty (nice..). To make sure my skin stays its best, I like to deeply cleanse with a face mask. I swear by these; there is nothing more relaxing than chilling with one on your face. BLISS. I tend to do this twice a week and leave it for about 15 minutes. Personally, I've left mine on for way longer than that and it has actually benefited my skin - it's entirely up to you what you'd like to do though. A High End mask I recommend is the Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Cell Revitalise Rose Mask, it's great for reducing inflammation and hydrating dull and dehydrated skin. It's also great for all skin types, even sensitive. A great, cheaper version is the Super Facialist Una Brennan Rose Hydrate Intense Moisture Mask, this one is great for hydrate, replenishing your skin and giving it a bit of a plump. If you want a bit of radiance in your life, try this one!


Stay Hydrated 
Probably a really obvious one, but I am definitely one to not have my 2 litres of water a day! Water does wonders for your skin. According to WebMD drinking plenty of water can stop your skin looking dry and wrinkled; which is what you start to get if you are dehydrated. If you don't really like the taste of water (it can be a bit bland..) why not add some slices of lemon? mint? cucumber? the possibilities are endless but it will make sure you get your intake and your skin will look naturally brighter and healthier!

Use a Serum/Oil over a moisturiser 
I always find moisturisers a bit too heavy on my skin during the summer months, so I opt for either a serum or an oil instead as these will re-hydrate your skin but will feel lighter on your face. I really love the Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil - this one helps improve the appearance of your skin and is especially good for correcting any damage from the sun, air or pollution. If you are out a lot during the summer, this is a great one to use before going to bed. It also calms, soothes and gives your skin radiance. However, I think Lush Full of Grace Serum works amazingly and is far cheaper if you're on a budget. It has a blend of essential oils and mixed Portobello mushrooms for their skin-protecting properties as well as chamomile blue oil and calamine powder to calm your skin and helps redness, it also controls oils too!

Thank you to FarFetch for giving me the challenge of figuring out my ultimate skincare secrets. I really hope you enjoy the post as much as I enjoyed writing it. FarFetch launched their beauty section at the beginning of this year; if you are looking for some high end skincare for your summer skincare cupboard; definitely check them out! 

What are your skincare tips for summer? I'd love to know!


This post is in collaboration with Farfech, but all thoughts and opinions are my own!








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