As the weather heats up or you’re lucky enough to be jetting off abroad, summer is the season to show off more skin than usual. Although we love the sunshine, summer also brings its fair share of challenges. From the scorching sun to pesky insects, our skin needs a little extra TLC during these months. But worry not, our skincare-loving friend! We’re here to share some tips and products that will help you maintain healthy, radiant skin all summer long. Let's dive in!
Exfoliation: Scrub Away the Dead Skin Cells
Exfoliation is the secret to achieving smooth, glowing skin. Aim to buff your skin 1-3 times a week, regular exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells, unclogs pores, and allows your moisturisers to penetrate better.
One of our most effective exfoliators is the Coffee & Sugar Body Scrub! With its natural ingredients like jojoba beads and fruit extracts, this exfoliator gently buffs away dead cells using sugar and coffee grounds to reveal a fresh, rejuvenated complexion. Added Sweet Almond Oil, Grape, and Juniper Berry to leave skin silky smooth. Plus, it smells absolutely divine!
Pro Tip: For a more intense exfoliation use on dry skin before getting into the shower. Using a body scrub will leave your skin silky smooth and ready to soak up the goodness of your moisturiser.
For something a little gentler discover our Glycolic Radiance Serum. Perfect if you struggle with bumps on the backs of your arms, ingrown hairs, or a ‘strawberry skin’ appearance on your legs after shaving. This exfoliating body serum contains Glycolic Acid and fruity AHAs to leave skin silky smooth, and well, radiant!
Moisturise: Hydration is Key
Just like you would your face (we hope), your body also needs daily moisturisation all year round. But, during the summer it's even more important. The sun can dehydrate our skin, leading to flakiness, and even premature ageing. That's why it's crucial to moisturise regularly to lock in moisture and maintain a healthy skin barrier.
When it’s hot look for lightweight moisturisers that won't weigh you down or make you feel greasy. The Rose Body Milk is our new go-to summer moisturiser. The blend of rose and other botanical extracts not only provides intense hydration but also helps calm and soothe any redness or irritation caused by sun exposure.
Pro Tip: Apply your body lotions or moisturising gels to your skin whilst still damp to lock in water and boost hydration.
Aloe Vera for After Sun: Soothe and Rejuvenate Your Skin
Whether you accidentally spent a little too much time under the sun or got a bit too enthusiastic with your new gardening hobby, aloe vera will be your summer skin saviour. This wonderful plant has been used for centuries to soothe sun-damaged skin.
After-sun products infused with aloe vera, like our Aloe Vera Moisturising Gel are a must-have for your summer skincare arsenal. It provides instant relief to the skin, reduces redness, and helps keep the skin hydrated. Plus, its cooling gel formula feels incredibly refreshing on a hot summer day.
Pro Tip: For an extra cooling sensation, pop your Aloe Vera Moisturising Gel in the fridge before applying it. Trust us, there's nothing more refreshing than chilled aloe vera on sun-kissed skin!
Lemon Myrtle: Helps Keep Insects at Bay
Summer evenings are meant for BBQs and alfresco dining, but insects can often spoil the fun. Instead of slathering on chemical-laden repellents, opt for skin-loving products infused with ingredients known to deter bugs.
Many insects simply don’t like the smell of Lemon Myrtle because of the acidity, luckily for us, we love the refreshing, citrusy scent. The Lemon Myrtle Moisturising Gel may not only keep bugs away but also keep you feeling clean, fresh and your skin balanced and smooth.
Pro Tip: Try applying the Lemon Myrtle Moisturising Gel generously to exposed areas of your skin and reapply as needed. Smelling like lemon myrtle is far better than being covered in itchy bites.
Make Summer Skincare a Breeze
With the right products and a consistent body care regime, you'll be able to breeze through the summer season with fresh, healthy, and radiant skin. Remember to exfoliate gently, moisturise regularly, be safe whilst in the sun (and after), and keep your skin bite free.
Now it's time to enjoy the sunshine, embrace those warm summer nights, and show off your healthy, glowing skin with confidence. Cheers to a summer full of good vibes and great skincare!
Disclaimer: This blog post is for informational purposes only. Please consult a skincare professional for personalised advice.