The long-awaited summer brings with it the heat, which represents a real challenge for our skin.
One of the most frequently asked questions this season is “what is the best way to moisturize the skin?” and “is it really necessary to do this?”. Let’s say right away that yes, the skin must always be hydrated, even and especially now, but with some precautions that we will examine in this article.
In summer, due to high temperatures and increased exposure to sunlight, our body tends to lose more fluids. In addition, a fair amount of body water is eliminated through the skin. This phenomenon is called insensible perspiration, precisely because we do not perceive it.
For this reason, hydration is fundamental primarily from the inside. The goal is to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day with the golden rule of “little and often”, to maintain constant and optimal hydration. The benefits will be not only internal, but also external, because in this way we will prevent dehydration and dryness of the skin.
Speaking of the outside, it is necessary to choose the cosmetics suitable for your needs. To do this, it is important to carefully monitor the state of skin hydration, the presence of any redness, sebaceous secretions and the appearance of pimples. What should we do next? Just like we do with the wardrobe, in summer the beauty routine will also be lightened.
Cleansing and Toner
As always, cleansing is the first and fundamental step in skincare. The double cleansing that we talked about in previous articles remains a staple. The best way to regulate sebum production is to use a cleansing oil (affinity cleansing) such as Forest Garden Chamomile Cleansing oil, with soothing and refreshing chamomile water. After that, we move on as usual to the foam cleanser, which permanently removes the sweat and dirt residues, preventing occlusion of the pores and the consequent formation of imperfections. Thanks to the mineral-rich carbon water, Jeju Sparkling Foam Cleanser performs a normalizing sebum function, eliminating impurities without drying out. Then the toner is applied. If during the year we have used a richer one or a skin booster, it is time to switch to a moisturizing and fresh product such as Super Aqua Max Watery Toner, based on marine ingredients and Hawaii sea water, remineralizing and rebalancing.
Serums and Essences
The next step remains as always the essence, which in this season must be light and water-based. Air conditioning, pollutants, free radicals can damage the skin. The purpose of the essence is to protect it and create a layer of moisture enhancing the effect of subsequent treatments. The right one is delicate, refreshing and calming, like Real Squeeze Aloe Vera Essence, formulated with California aloe vera and fruit polysaccharides, which add an antioxidant effect.
Face cream is the “heaviest” product in the routine, but when the weather gets warmer, lightening consistencies is always the best idea. In fact, lighter does not mean less moisturizing. For a combination / oily skin Super Aqua Max Fresh Watery Cream is definitely the winning product. Thanks to its sorbet-like texture, combined with seaweeds and licorice extract, it soothes, reduces hyperpigmentation, fights imperfections and excess sebum.
For mature or drier skin, you can always focus on a product with an impalpable texture that is less rich than winter ones, such as the Collagen Dream Emulsion, based on hydrolyzed marine collagen and açai berries.
Finally, a brief mention of other indispensable steps not to be forgotten. First of all, exfoliation: in summer it should not be neglected in any way. This does not mean attacking the skin with scrubs and acids every day, but maintaining a constancy in use. A delicate peeling like Green Derma Mild Peeling Gel or a mask like Green Derma Real Gauze Peeling BHA or AHA (to know the difference click here) is ideal.
In order for the routine to be complete, you should never forget sunscreen. An all-in-one product, ideal for those who do not like multiple passes, which combines the benefits of toner, essence, emulsion and SPF 25 is Africa Bird Homme All in One Brightening Essence. With antioxidant baobab extracts, anti-age rooibos and soothing Asiatic Pennyworth.
As the last step, Real Squeeze Aloe Vera Air Mist, refreshing and soothing thanks to aloe and tea tree oil, to be vaporized during the day on the face.
Thanks to these small changes, the skin will acquire elasticity, freshness and a natural brightness and will be ready to face summer in the best way.