Summertime is here, which means beaches, sunshine and sunburn (ouch my skin hurts already). Don’t worry, we’re not here to tell you to hide inside all summer- just to adjust your skincare routine. You can enjoy the delights of summer while protecting your skin for an all-season glow. Here at the Victorian Dermal Group, we’ve created a list of the summer skincare must-haves for upgrading your routine.
How does skin change in summer?
Summer brings hot days and that means sweat! This means makeup, dirt and oil are more easily trapped in our pores. So, you may want to opt for a lighter makeup routine and regular skin exfoliant. Increased sweating also means we’re losing more water, so stay hydrated. That means drinking more water and applying hydrating facial products.
Summer skin care must-haves
Now let’s dive into those summer must-haves.
Let’s start with the most crucial, SPF. Hopefully, you’re already incorporating an SPF into your daily skincare routine (if not this is your sign to start now). SPF is important all year round, but especially in summer. Sun damage is the number one cause of skin ageing, not to mention the cancer risk. Nowadays there are thousands of sunscreens on the market. You don’t have to worry about greasy, white creams that leave you looking like a ghost.
The two main forms of sunscreen are chemical and mineral. It’s a personal preference, but we love mineral sunscreen. They are great for sensitive skin and contain zero nasty ingredients. The Mesoestetic Melan 130 Pigment Control is a great daily facial sunscreen with an SPF of 50. It’s tinted to create a beautiful, even and bright skin tone. If you’d like to level up your protection, try the Dermal Hub Halo, a face shield that provides the ultimate protection from UV rays. If you're serious about skin protection, then this state of the art accessory is for you.
Summer is the most important time to hydrate, both inside and out. Make sure you’re keeping up your daily water intake, your skin will thank you. You may be tempted to skip the moisturiser considering how much we sweat but this is a mistake. You’ll find your skin is less greasy if you’ve applied a lightweight moisturiser first (especially under makeup).
Our summer moisturiser must-have is the Dermal Hub S.O.S Skin Barrier Cream. This cream helps to create a barrier between your skin and external contaminants. It utilises protective and anti-inflammatory ingredients, making it the perfect summer moisturiser. This cream is especially great for wearing underneath a mask (pandemic skincare bonus tip).
Serums are like the Holy Grail of skincare. One of our favourite forms of self-care is treating our faces to a gorgeous serum and a little massage. Luckily, you can use serums all year round. You just need to adjust your serum in the warmer months for something that doesn’t cause light sensitivity.
The Biopelle Tensage Antioxidant Defense Serum is a summer must-have. It’s lightweight, oil-free and contains anti-pollution technologies. It even helps with hyperpigmentation, something that many of us suffer from (especially growing up in Australia).
We can’t talk about self-care without recommending a fabulous summer must-have face mask. There’s nothing better than applying a cool, hydrating mask after a long day at the beach. The Mesoetetic Hydra Vital Face Mask is super nourishing, your skin will drink up the hydration. What makes this such a great summer mask is its revitalising properties. It uses antioxidants to repair your skin and help to prevent premature ageing.
How do I apply my new summer must-haves?
We get asked this constantly; in what order should I apply my skincare? The best way to remember it is by thinking lightest to heaviest. Start with your water-based products such as serum and moisturiser. Finish with heavier products like oils (usually night-time only) and SPF.
Get glowing skin this summer
Now that you have your summer skincare must-haves, you’re on your way to glowing skin this summer. For an extra boost why not come see us for a consultation and treatment. Here at our Melbourne clinic, we provide personalised treatment plans based on your skin type and concerns. Give us a call to book in today.