Another season enters, another skin care article gets written. As Spring is in full force (unless you’re in Melbourne; our weather sucks), it’s time to get serious about changing up your skincare routine. Gone are the days of dry, flakey skin from the cold, and in come the sweaty and raw skin from the sun. Joyous, really. Here is how you can transition from dry winter skin to glowing summer skin.
DIY Coffee Scrub
Jamaica Blue Cafe offer their recipe for a coffee scrub, that you can do at home.
“What you’ll need:
1 cup ground coffee
1 cup coconut palm sugar
½ cup organic coconut oil
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
What to do:
Gently heat the coconut oil until it melts, then allow to cool but not solidify. Mix all ingredients together until well combined, and it’s ready to use! Be sure to store your scrub in an airtight container.” Find out more about Jamaica Blue Coffee by following them on Facebook and Instagram.
Natural Instinct Skincare shares her advice for saving your skin in Summer. “In Summer our skin needs lightweight, sweat-proof products that will still protect us from the sun. We suggest swapping out a heavy foundation for a tinted sunscreen. The Natural Instinct Tinted Face Natural Sunscreen is the perfect option and will keep you glowing all day.” Find out more about Natural Instinct Skincare by following them on Facebook and Instagram.
The Transition From Winter
Rachel Ferrucci from Tools 2 Tiaras shares her advice for that tricky transition stage between blistering cold and boiling hot. “Prepare your skin for winter with a gentle exfoliating facial to remove dead skin cells. Winter drys out the skin, switching to a heavier moisturizer will keep skin hydrated and a serum before bed will give added protection. Don't forget to give love to your décolletage!” Find out more about Tools 2 Tiaras by following them on Facebook and Instagram.
Slip, Slop, Slap
It’s imperative that you wear sunscreen in the Summer. With Australia’s UV levels through the roof, keeping your skin a shade other than lobster red is a good thing. Sure, we all love a good tan, but at what cost? Keep your precious skin cells uncooked by wearing sunscreen all the time, even if you’re inside the car or the office. Even if you’re inside, the sun can still cause a ruckus. A light BB cream with SPF, moisturiser or just good old sunscreen is the perfect base for any sunny day. If you really need that tan, get it from a bottle.
Don’t Stop Exfoliating, Even In Summer
Margarita Vlachos from Rejuvenation Clinics Of Australia offers her advice. “During the cooler months, many people are more likely to skip their skincare routine because they’re cold and the days are shorter making them feel more tired and less likely to comply with their daily skin care application. The colder client has a drying effect on your skin, so you must ensure you adopt a high-quality skin care product which has increased hydration properties to protect the skin from drying out. Some use gentle cleansers during these months due to their skin being drier, more likely to be flakier and sensitive. The Summer climate has a higher humidity, which stimulates the oil glands, producing an oilier skin condition. This means your skin needs extra exfoliation to unclog pores and shift dead skin cells and a lighter consistency. It’s important to use AHA’s and BHA’s to help exfoliate the skin and loosen up those pesky dead skin cells.” Find out more about Rejuvenation Clinics of Australia by following them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Switch To A Lighter Quilt
When Summer hits, so does the heat (no, really?). The heat hits Australia like a footie to the face, and it’s pretty hard to avoid. This is prevalent when you’re sleeping, as you’re covered in a heavy quilt that kept you nice and snug all throughout Winter. This can make you sweat at night, clogging your pores and causing you to create more oil in your skin. Switch to a light duvet blanket that allows you to stay covered, not boiling.
Easy On The Hot Water
As we move from the chilly weather to the chilli hot weather, our shower patterns begin to change. Wein off the boiling hot water when you’re under your high-pressure shower head. No matter what the weather is, we all tend to enjoy a hot shower. However, hot water dries out the skin, and makes it flakey. Even in the warmer weather, people enjoy a warm shower, but if you turn your mixer down a little, and keep the temperature at lukewarm, your skin will thank you. It’ll also be a nice way to cool down after spending those hours out in the scorching Aussie heat.
Summer is coming; time to get out your SPF 50+, sunnies and a light BB cream. Summer is a lot of fun, just make sure you take care of your skin.