Keeping on top of skincare can be difficult. Just when it seems you’ve found a routine that really works for you, the seasons change, and introduce a whole new range of irritants that prevent you from achieving that flawless complexion. Changes in temperatures and increased sun exposure can cause havoc to even the clearest skin, and its effects can vary dramatically from type to type.
For example, skin prone to dryness can become flaky, and oily skin suffers from the residue build up left by sunscreens. Luckily, here at Light Touch, we know exactly how frustrating it can really be, and have put together a guide to perfect skin, all year round.
Find the right sun protection for you
The number one skincare concern during summer months is the damaging effect the sun can have on unprotected skin. Not only can this cause long-term damage, but it can also cause dry, flaky skin on a more immediate basis. With lots of sunscreens on the market being oily in texture and clogging the pores, it’s important to find protection that works for you.
We recommend light formulas with a non-greasy base, such as Heliocare SPF 50 Gel or ZENii Moisturising Sun Protection, which provide moisture and defense against harmful rays, without irritating sensitive or acne-prone skin types.
Keep to a regular skincare routine
A regular skin care routine is essential all year round, but with environmental factors at play, it is important to change your approach as the days get warmer. Daily cleansing, moisturising, and twice-weekly exfoliation are all necessary to keep your skin healthy and glowing.
Cleansing your skin will keep it free of dirt and grime, reducing the risk of breakouts, and exfoliation will help slough off dull or flaky skin, revealing the fresher, glowing layer underneath. For this, why not try the ZENii product range, such as the chamomile and papaya cleanser and cell sense daily exfoliating scrub?
Keep your skin hydrated
Moisturising can be difficult to get right during Summer, with creams and lotions often feeling too heavy, but it is more important than ever to keep your skin hydrated. Steer clear of oil-based formulas that smother the pores and don’t allow skin to breathe.
Obagi Nu-Derm Hydrate works wonders to provide up to 8 hours of moisture for dehydrated skin. If you’re looking for something to provide a quick burst of hydration, iAlugen Regenerating Spray is definitely for you. Packed with natural and detoxifying ingredients, it’s specifically designed to nourish the skin’s surface levels.
All products mentioned can be purchased from the Light Touch Clinic in Weybridge, and with our current flash sale, now is the best time to stock your skin care collection for Summer.