Hello Beauty lovers. We hope you have had a relaxing start to the year. The sun is finally shining again here in Notting hill and along with long lazy days and beach getaways comes a need for summer skin care.
Sun proof your skin
The importance of a sunscreen in your daily routine cannot be overstated. Sun damage can dramatically age your skin and is not only responsible for wrinkles and pigmentation but can also lead to skin cancer. A good quality SPF will keep your skin from getting damaged from both UVA and UVB rays. We recommend that you purchase a face specific sun block which will be less likely to clog up your skin, as opposed to their body counterparts, with an SPF rating of between 15 and 30. Apply in the morning after moisturiser and reapply during the day as needed, especially if you are spending the day outdoors.
Change of season, Change your skin care
Although we recommend that you get a facial every month not all of us can make the time. This is why we suggest that at the very least you should book a facial when the seasons changes. The reason behind this is so your therapist can assess your current and future skin care needs. Weather and environment play a huge role on the skin which means that products and routines will need to be tweaked and changed along with the thermostat.
The skin is always the last organism in the body to receive nutrients and hydration so if you are feeling thirsty you can bet that your skin is too! Dehydration leaves your skin looking dull and lifeless and causes fine dehydration lines which can lead to wrinkles. Remember to drink your 8 glasses of water a day. If you are still looking dull and wintery consider adding a hydrating serum to your routine to kick start your summer hydration. After all we all want plump, soft and glowing skin to enjoy the warm weather.
We hope this post helps you have an amazing start to your summer. Make it one to remember!