Summer can be demanding on your skin, with heat and humidity leading to oilier skin, breakouts, dehydration and sensitivity. We all know the dangers of sun damage, but did you know your skin is also vulnerable to pollution-induced pigmentation, lines and wrinkles? Here are my 3 top tips to nourish and maintain a healthy skin barrier through the heatwave and beyond.
- prevent skin congestion,
- boost the skin's hydration levels, and
- protect the skin from pollution and U.V. damage.
Let your skin breathe and wear less makeup. The last thing you want is foundation that melts right off! If you do need to wear makeup, opt for lightweight powders and sheer, oil-free foundations.
Establish a simple and consistent
skincare routine to cleanse, soothe, hydrate and
protect your skin.
Wipe the slate clean - every night get rid of the day's makeup, pollution, grime and SPF. Pamoja's Reset Cleansing Balm melts away the day with Moringa Oil, Organic Safflower Oil and Sacha Inchi Oils alongside Mango butter to cleanse, soothe, nourish dryness and strengthen the skin barrier. Use daily with a face cloth to help exfoliate the skin by gently buffing away dead skin cells. Add a layer of Revive Multi-action Face Cream to keep skin hydrated and protected. Packed with vitamins, antioxidants, hyaluronic acid and natural actives that help to strengthen your skin's barrier and protect it from pollution induced skin damage. Finally lock in extra moisture with a lightweight antioxidant facial oil. Restore Multi-purpose Beauty Oil contains Organic Sea Buckthorn, with rare omega 7, to help rejuvenate skin that's been damaged by the sun.
Always wear sunscreen/SPF, and apply it your face but also protect your lips, neck, chest and hands. Look out for mineral based formulations specifically designed for the face to avoid clogging pores. Apply SPF as the final stage of your morning skincare routine.
Stay cool and hydrated by drinking eight glasses of room temperature (not cold) water throughout the day. The water content of foods is often overlooked, so boost skin hydration levels by eating nutrient-dense foods such as canteloupe, watermelon, grapefruit, oranges and even cauliflower.
TLDR.....(too long didn't read). Your 3 key takeaways are.
- prevent skin congestion with a twice daily cleanse,
- boost the skin's hydration levels with a moisturiser and facial oil, and
- never forget to protect your skin from pollution and U.V. damage.
How are you protecting your skin this summer? Shop sustainable skincare.
Stay cool and safe everyone! 🌿💦💚
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