A Guide to Glowing Skin in Summer with Lisa
While Lisa was recently in Byron Bay, she sat down with our friends at Prae Store to go through our top tips for caring for your skin in Summer. Sun exposure, dehydration, and poor nutritional choices we all experience throughout the silly season and over summer, can have last effects on our skin. It is important to remain smart and attentive to your skin over summer. Maintain your skin-care rituals and look after the largest and one of the most important organs in your body - your skin.
Our top tips:
Slip, slop, slap! We live in one of the harshest climates in the world which means we need to be covered in various ways. Every day no matter what, reach for your SPF. After your morning skin-care routine, make sure you are always applying your SPF to ensure you are protected from the sun. Although this is not enough if you are going to be outdoors and in the sun for hours, it will help support your skin while you are out getting your morning coffee or on your way to lunch with the girls. If you are outside for an extended period of time, make sure you reapply your sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and remain under the shade as often as possible. Be sun smart by protecting your skin and yourself in a myriad of ways.
The skin hydration levels can be a result of many contributing factors - everything from our environment, stress levels, topical applications, daily water intake, water temperature, gut health and our genetic composition. My tips are to increase your daily water intake to 2.5-3L of water a day and to make sure your body is absorbing it, have your water with a dash of juice - I love adding lemon juice to my water every day. The water we drink only amounts for around 13% of hydration in the skin.
One of the best investments you can make for skin health is including Vitamins into your daily skin-care routine - Vitamin A, B, C and E. It is a recommendation we make to nearly every client to walks into Little Company. If they aren’t already treating their skin with a Vitamin, it is a product we will always suggest as they are vital in nourishing and restoring your skin. Each Vitamin has a different purpose and use when treating the skin, but no matter your Living Skin Condition, I can guarantee that everyone will benefit from including Vitamins into their daily skin-care routine. Although it is great all year-round, one of the most important Vitamins in summer is Vitamin C. Vitamin C can significantly reduce the appearance of aged skin and wrinkles, increase firmness to prevent premature skin ageing, address sun damage, help rejuvenate the skin, and promote a firm even complexion. It’s like putting a little hat on your coloured cells.
Our skin is the last organ that receives any nutrients from the food we ingest. Finding that balance between food, supplements and topical applications, is key for optimal skin health. Although summer is also the silly season and full of events with friends and family, always be conscious of the foods you are eating and any drinks consuming. As often as you can, choose organic natural whole foods and drinks which will hydrate and support your skin health.
AVOID HEAVY MAKEUP
No doubt we all have endless summer events to attend, and with that generally comes choosing makeup and heavy cosmetics. This summer though, try a tinted moisturiser and let your skin breathe. Heat and humidity can impact the skins ability to breathe, so on those hot summer nights out, choose lighter products like a tinted lip balm and a tinted moisturiser. Heavy and consistent makeup can cause the skin to become congested. Make the switch to lighter mineral-based makeup and incorporate makeup-free days to give the skin time to restore and repair.
This journal post is also featured on Prae Store.