As the summer sun graces us with its warmer embrace, it’s time to refresh and revitalise our skincare routines. The changing weather, increased humidity, and heightened exposure to UV rays demand special attention to keep our skin healthy and glowing. At Eavanna Breen Skin and Laser Clinic, we believe in empowering our clients with knowledge and practical advice to ensure their skin stays radiant all summer long. Here are my top summer skincare tips to help you navigate the season with confidence and grace.

1. Switch to a Lightweight Moisturizer

Hot and humid weather can make heavy moisturisers feel greasy and uncomfortable. Opt for lightweight moisturisers that provide hydration without clogging pores. Look for products that contain hyaluronic acid, a powerful humectant that draws moisture into the skin, keeping it plump and hydrated. The Skinmade Personalised moisturiser will always provide your skin with the exact right dose of lipids and hydration for your skin at any time of the year based on your skin read.

2. Never Skip Sunscreen

Sunscreen is non-negotiable year-round, but it becomes especially crucial during the summer months when UV rays are at their strongest. Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 50 and apply it generously to all exposed areas of your skin. Remember to reapply every two hours, or more frequently if you’re swimming or sweating. Don’t forget often-overlooked areas like the ears, neck, and the back of your hands.

3. Stay Hydrated

Hydration is key to maintaining healthy skin, especially during the summer when we tend to lose more water through sweat. Drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your skin hydrated from within. Additionally, incorporate hydrating serums and mists into your skincare routine. Products containing ingredients like glycerin and aloe vera can provide an extra layer of moisture and soothe sun-
exposed skin.

4. Exfoliate Regularly, but Gently

Exfoliation helps to remove dead skin cells and prevent clogged pores, giving your skin a fresh and smooth appearance. However, choosing gentle exfoliants is important to avoid irritation, especially if you’ve been in the sun. Opt for chemicalexfoliants with AHAs or BHAs and limit exfoliation to once or twice a week, depending on your exfoliator.

5. Protect and Nourish Your Lips

Your lips are prone to sunburn and can easily become dry and chapped in the summer. Use a lip balm with SPF to protect your lips from UV damage. Reapply it frequently, especially after eating or drinking. Apply a hydrating lip treatment at night to keep your lips soft and supple.

6. Incorporate Antioxidants

Antioxidants like vitamin C can help protect your skin from free radical damage caused by sun exposure and pollution. Incorporate a vitamin C serum into your routine to brighten your skin, boost collagen production, and enhance your sunscreens effectiveness. Other antioxidants, such as vitamin E and green tea extract, are also beneficial in combating environmental stressors.

7. Adjust Your Cleansing Routine

Not everyone has to clean twice daily; however, with the temperature change, it can be a good idea to cleanse twice daily. Cleansing twice daily—once in the morning and once at night—will help keep your skin fresh and prevent breakouts.

8. Pamper Your Skin with Masks

Treat your skin to hydrating and soothing masks once or twice a week. Look for masks containing ingredients like hyaluronic acid, cucumber, and chamomile, which can help to calm and replenish sun-exposed skin. Sheet masks are an excellent option for a quick and easy hydration boost.

9. Stay Sun-Smart

Beyond sunscreen, wear protective clothing, wide-brimmed hats, and sunglasses to shield your skin from the sun. Seek shade whenever possible, especially during peak sun hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

10. Consult with a Professional

If you have specific skin concerns or need personalised advice, don’t hesitate to consult with a skincare professional. At our clinic, we offer comprehensive skin assessments and customised treatment plans to help you achieve and maintain beautiful, healthy skin throughout the summer and beyond. You can schedule your consultation here.

By following these summer skincare tips, you can enjoy the sun safely and keep your skin looking its best. Remember, good skin is for everyone, and taking proactive steps today will ensure your skin remains radiant and healthy for years to come.

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