Ah, the blissful days of summer holidays - sun-soaked adventures, beachside lounging, and a golden glow that makes you look and feel a million bucks. While those memories are undoubtedly priceless, your skin might be sending out an SOS from all the summer indulgence.
Here are five fabulous ways to reset your skin.
Carbon laser peel: pore perfection and collagen boost.
Say goodbye to stubborn summer impurities with the magic of a carbon laser peel. This advanced treatment not only gives your pores a thorough clean-out but also stimulates collagen production (think anti-ageing and clear skin). The result? Smooth, luminous, and glowing skin that's ready to face the world.
Cleanse (and cleanse again).
Make it a double. Post-summer skin deserves a little extra love. Start by adopting a double cleanse routine at night to rid your skin of sunscreen, sweat, and impurities that are clinging to the surface. Choose a gentle cleanser that suits your skin type to maintain balance of the skin barrier. A clean canvas is the first step to a clear complexion!
Hydration, not desiccation.
Prevent summer dehydration by locking in moisture. Because the sun, wind, and saltwater can well and truly deplete your skin hydration levels. Opt for a hydrating moisturiser that caters to your skin's needs, and don't forget those often-neglected areas like your neck and décolletage and hands – the first to be hammered by the sun. Your skin will thank you for it.
This step also includes nourishing your body from within. Water is your body’s best friend to keep those skin cells happy and plump after a month of excesses. Our top picks: Go-To Lightweight Moisturiser for oily skin types, a lightweight hydrating moisturiser perfect for combatting summer humidity; and Universkin Le Serum Hyaluronique HA Serum Booster – technically not a moisturiser but a hydrating booster with two (yes, two!) molecular weights of hyaluronic acid and peptides.
Sleeping beauty routine.
Restore your skin with a seriously good night's sleep. Say goodbye to watching/reading/scrolling until the wee hours of the morning, and welcome back a solid, consistent sleep routine. Your skin rejuvenates and repairs itself whilst you snooze so adequate rest is essential for a refreshed (not dull) complexion.
This one is a no brainer. And a definite everyday-er. Find a quality broad spectrum SPF that you love and don’t forget your neck, décolletage and hands. Reapply every 2 hours while you’re out and about – more often if you swim, sweat or wipe your face – you’ve just removed your sun protection during these activities. Our top picks: Go-To Nifty Fifty; Airyday Golden Glow SPF 50+; and for those outdoorsy types We Are Feel Good Sticky Zinc.
As you embrace the new year, ease back into work, it’s time to give your skin a fresh start too. These five easy tips are your ticket to healthy, glowing skin.