Wellness, skincare and selfcare routines are in style this summer, some may even call it "hot girl summer", a movement that empowers women to level up their lives for no one other than themselves. But where do you start when things like lack of sleep, stress and what you eat can all rob you of a glowing and youthful complexion? The good news is that small yet powerful everyday actions can truly replenish your skin from top-to-toe to leave you with your healthiest and brightest skin yet. Hydration here you come! Try these inner beauty and skincare tips to see the results for yourself.
Whilst there are certainly some fads when it comes to skincare, double cleansing is not one of them! It involves washing your face twice with two different cleansers, firstly an oil-based cleanser to remove impurities like makeup, sunscreen, sebum and pollution then a water-based cleanser to remove further grime and sweat. This ensures your skin is thoroughly cleansed which is ideal for revitalising the skin but also ensures other skincare products can penetrate the skin more effectively. Plus, it is suitable for all skin types and can be added to any skincare routine. Make double cleansing your first step in your skincare routine.
Exfoliate With BHAs
Out with the old and in with the new, ditch the exfoliating scrub that is drying out your skin and stripping it of its natural oils. Instead swap it for a liquid exfoliant (these are gentler on the skin) and something with BHAs, your skin will thank you for it! BHAs help to clear acne and breakouts, smooth skin texture, fine lines and wrinkles, unclogging pores and brightening. And if you are unsure where this step should come in your skincare routine, it should always follow cleansing!
Hydrating Skin Serums, Moisturisers & Oils
Whilst you're likely thinking of hyaluronic acid there are so many more hydrating ingredients that support overall skin hydrating including aloe vera, kakadu plum, ceramides, squalene and jojoba oil. It is important to find skincare products that contain ingredients like these when you are in search of how to get glowy skin. As a guide to your skincare routine, follow exfoliating with serums (two at most), before applying a mid-weight moisturiser and finally a high-quality facial oil that will lock in all the moisture applied before.
Add Antioxidants & Collagen
This is more of an inner beauty step that you should definitely not skip! Antioxidants reduce signs of ageing, support healthy skin, boost collagen production and improve overall health which is why they are key to glowing skin from the inside-out. You can pick up quality antioxidant powders, gummies and tonics that can easily be incorporated into your daily routine.
SPF & Sun Safety
The best tip is always saved for last and it is as simple as protecting your skin from the sun, this will truly give you that summer glow! Sun exposure is not kind to the skin, in fact, it is one of the largest causes of premature skin ageing. Applying sunscreen daily is just one simple step you can do! Take it that next step further and make sure you're wearing a hat and sunglasses when outdoors, and seeking shade when unwinding in the sun. Try the SUNNYLiFE UPF50 sun protection Beach Umbrellas and Beach Cabanas. They'll have your back and give you peace of mind!
Whilst there is no quick fix, these tips will have you on your way to your best skin yet. Whether you have sensitive skin, dry skin, normal skin or oily skin give these tips a go and see the glow up yourself!
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