Posted on 18 Jan 12:03 , 0 comments

Summer skin care is easy to forget when you are out enjoying the warm weather, but here are 3 easy summer skin care tips for beautiful skin all summer long.

It’s mid-January and it’s hot in New Zealand.  February is usually even hotter which means, if you are of the heat-seeking missile persuasion, then these are the best months of the year!  In all this enjoyment though, don’t neglect your summer skin care routine.  It only takes a few minutes and can make a world of difference to how you look and feel.
Have you noticed any changes in your skin during summer?  Perhaps you are a bit more oily and shiny?  Enlarged pores?  Skin might be a bit bumpy, looked clogged and, well, just a bit average.

The products that you were using during autumn/winter/spring may not be quite right during hot weather.  And you should be doing things a little bit differently too.
Here’s 3 easy summer skin care tips that will help a lot.

Toning is most important during summer.  It minimises pores, clears away product build up and ensures a bright healthy complexion.  You can spray them on but I prefer to apply mine on a cotton wool pad and wipe it over my face.  You get better results this way.  Saying that, the spray is good to freshen up your makeup and great for keeping skin hydrated while travelling.  Berry Tonic is my favourite during summer.

The moisturiser which did you proud during cooler months may not be doing the job you need it to do right now.  It is most likely too rich for your skin during hot weather.  You need decent SPF in New Zealand and you need a moisturiser a bit more lightweight in texture than usual but, under no circumstances, don’t compromise on the goodies your skin needs everyday, like vitamin C.

A lightweight, non-greasy SPF25 anti-ageing face moisturiser that helps reduce oily shine during the hot summer weather. Use alone as your daily moisturiser or as a SPF primer under your foundation or BB cream.

If you don’t exfoliate, then summer is the time to get started.  If you do exfoliate, then increase the frequency but keep it super gentle.  You are probably spending more time outdoors which means sunscreen, sweat, excess oil production and makeup which all build up on the skin and make it dull.  If you want smooth, clear summer skin, exfoliate 3-4 times a week but be kind to your skin and don’t grind it into your face!  Very light circular motions is all you need and make sure you exfoliate your lips too so your lipstick or gloss looks the best it can.  I use Fruit Smoothie.

These 3 easy summer skin care tips will make a world of difference if you are struggling with keeping your skin looking good this summer.
And, don’t forget, heavy makeup is out in summer and BB cream is your best friend.  If you haven’t discovered the wonderful world of BB creams yet, get in touch with the Oasis girls who will reveal how fabulous they can make you look every day with very little effort.

If you have a summer skin care tip, we would love to hear it!  Enjoy the summer.  Love Steph x