Summer Skincare Tips for Radiant Complexion
GlowBay Shares Expert Advice for Skincare Enthusiasts
As the weather gets warmer and Brits start making summer plans, it’s important to make sure your skincare routine protects and nourishes your skin on warmer, sunnier days. Even though some skincare practices are standard, many of them have to adapt to warmer temperatures, both in terms of choice of products, as well as in regards to skincare regime. Skincare industry experts GlowBay share simple advice for those whose skin is a little more sensitive to the sunshine.
Switch to Lighter Formulas:
Changing your skincare routine during the warmer and colder seasons is important to ensure the products you are using are not clogging your pores and causing breakouts. As the seasons change, and the humidity in the air increases together with the temperatures, the skin may start feeling oily and heavy as more oil gets trapped on the surface of the skin. GlowBay carries a wide range of professional products to fit any skin types and needs, with proper skin analysis and expert advice.
“It’s important to be sure you are getting the most out of your seasonal products. In summer, it’s better to use lighter, gel-based products, meanwhile for winter we recommend thicker, more nourishing creams. At GlowBay, we pay special attention to pairing products to meet our clients’ needs and for that, we’ve created our virtual consultations,” shares Annabelle Bourne, GlowBay Founder and certified skincare expert.
Applying Sun Protection:
It may be a no-brainer, but you would be amazed at how many Brits still skip the SPF in their daily skincare routine. Recent statistics show that in 2019, just 22.2 million people in the UK used some type of sunscreen - only about a third of the population! Even though the studies show that a whopping 90 percent of skin aging is caused by the sun.
“I can’t stress enough the importance of using SPF cream every day, even if you are not planning to leave your house, but especially if you are heading out on a hike or a beach day. Prolonged sun exposure elevates the risk of premature aging and skin pigmentation - conditions which then require a separate treatment,” adds Annabelle.
It is also important to mention that you should wear SPF even when staying indoors. Even there we are still subjects to potentially skin-damaging light. If you are sitting near the window or spending many hours working at the computer, you need to wear sunscreen to protect your skin from premature aging.
Products containing such antioxidants as vitamin C, vitamin E or polyphenols are useful all year around, but the exposure to sunlight throughout summer can be especially aggressive towards your skin. Antioxidants protect your skin during the day, but it’s also important to use night products containing antioxidants, too: our bodies hold on to and store antioxidants for future use, helping the skin be more protected the next day. There are a variety of antioxidants which can benefit your skin, and it’s important to get a proper skin assessment before choosing which product to incorporate into your routine.
“In addition to protecting our skin from free radicals, antioxidants do a really good job at preventing the breakdown of collagen and elastin, which leads to sagging and wrinkles,” says Annabelle.
Cleanse, Cleanse, Cleanse:
Cleansing your skin properly is key to getting a healthy glow. While many people just use gels and scrubs, it is important to take advantage of the latest technology available on the market, such as skin devices like EasyGlo' Ultrasonic Cleansing Brush or EasyExfoliator.
“By incorporating skin devices to our daily routine, we solve several problems at once: improving circulation, unclogging pores and accelerating skin cell metabolism which all lead to a fresh, younger-looking complexion,” adds Annabelle.