Believe it or not, but summertime is just around the corner. While it seems like Summer 2020 will be more Costa-Del-Back-Garden than The Costa-Brava, it doesn’t mean we can’t get out and enjoy what good weather we are blessed with.
So, what do we actually need to do to get our skin summer ready? Slap on a bit of factor 15 before lying on the sun lounger should do it, right? Wrong.
Follow our simple steps below to really make the most of your summer skin and keep that holiday glow all year round.
The long, dark, damp winter months are almost at an end. Spring has sprung, which means it’s time to update your skincare routine.
What we all should have been doing during this time of central heating overload and miserable days, is helping to keep our skin extra plump and healthy by using rich and hydrating moisturisers, serums and treatments.
Now that the lighter and brighter days are with us, we need to reassess what we have been using on our face. You wouldn’t wear the same winter coat in June as you would in December, would you?
Don’t ditch the moisturiser
When updating our skincare regime for summer, it’s important to make sure our skin is still getting everything it needs.
As a general rule of thumb, your daily skin care routine should include the following steps;
- Treat (Serum)
- Eye Cream
- SPF (morning)
It’s important not to skip any of these steps just because the weather has taken a turn for the better. The most obvious one for people to skip is moisturiser. This is a cardinal sin of skincare ladies!
By ditching the moisturiser, you’re making things a whole lot worse. Your skin needs extra moisture all year round, no exceptions.
Consider changing your heavy, creamy moisturiser for something much lighter with the same benefits, like Poko’s Ultra Hydrating Moisturiser.
With active ingredients such as Aloe Vera Juice and Apricot Kernel Oil, this all-rounder will give your skin the hydration it needs without any heavy or pore-clogging side-effects.
Serums have stormed their way into the skincare world in recent years and believe us, they are here to stay. It’s now widely understood by professionals and mortals alike to be one of the most important steps of your skincare routine.
Again, you may be tempted to skip this step during summer, thinking that you will only be adding extra moisture (and perhaps excess oil) to your complexion.
Serum is designed to be soaked up by your dehydrated skin and absorb all the moisture - we promise it won’t leave anything behind, other than a wonderful healthy glow!
Poko’s Soothing Serum is particularly beneficial for those who suffer from oily or blemish-prone skin, with a unique lightweight formula to fight excess oil while providing all the moisture you need.
Prevention is better than cure
And when it comes to your skincare, we couldn’t agree more!
Along with these power products to help keep that “just back from holiday glow” all year long, there are some very simple changes you can make in your day to day habits that will also make great improvements to your skin.
Hydration is SO important, and it starts from within. Buy all the miracle creams in the world to boost your radiance, but if your body is run down and dehydrated, the results just won’t last.
Keep hydrated all year round by limiting your caffeine intake and drinking at least 8 glasses of water per day. This may seem tough, but by adding some fresh fruit wedges it can be a lot more manageable than you might first think!
Our final tip for super summer skin is SPF.
This should be applied every day of the year, no matter what the weather is like. We realise this is probably the least likely step taken in your skincare journey, but take this as an opportunity to get into a good routine and start taking real care of your skin.
UV rays are active all year round and sun damage is one thing that cannot be reversed. At the very least, make sure that your foundation has added SPF included in its formula.
Prepping you summer skin doesn’t need to cost a small fortune. All you need are some simple tweaks.
Most beauty products last 3-6 months, so timing these with the changing of the seasons will make sure you are making the most of your products and saving money too.
Make these simple changes today and look forward to healthy skin all summer long!