Although a natural glow all year round sounds ideal, we often put a little extra effort into our skincare routine when the temperature starts rising, and summer starts to creep in. Warmer weather, more time outside, and attending summer fun events call for the perfect summer skin guide to be curated.
We’ve put together a list of possible skin challenges you might face during summer, a 5-step guide for glowing skin, and some of our product recommendations to target unique skin needs so you can start experiencing some outstanding results.
Common Summer Skin Challenges
When sweat mixes with bacteria and oils in your skin, it can clog your pores, which may contribute to breakouts.
Tips on avoiding acne breakouts
- Wash sweaty clothes, headbands, towels, and hats before wearing them again
- Shower directly after exercising, as sweat can lead to clogged pores
- Use non-comedogenic products on your face, neck, chest and back
- Blot your skin with a clean towel or cloth instead of wiping sweat off, as this can irritate the skin
Regardless of the humidity and hot weather, you can still experience dry, irritated skin from sun exposure, air-conditioning, and time in the pool.
Ways to relieve itchy and dry skin in summer:
- Carry a hyaluronic acid serum to hydrate your skin
- Take warm (not hot) showers and baths
- Apply SPF 50+ sunscreen before stepping outside
- Take a shower after getting out of the pool using clean water.
When sweat can’t get out due to blocked sweat glands, it builds up under the skin, causing a rash and itchy, tiny bumps.
To reduce sweating and decrease the likelihood of blocked and inflamed sweat ducts during the warmer months, opt for light-weight and loose-fitting clothes, exercise outdoors during the coolest parts of the day or inside with air-conditioning, and keep your skin cool whenever possible.
5-Step Guide for the Best Summer Skin
Protecting from UVA-ageing and UVB-burning rays should be part of our routine all year long. Just in case it isn’t, sunscreen of SPF30 or higher is the most important, essential and fundamental product to protect your skin in summer. Find a non-comedogenic SPF to fall in love with because you’ll be carrying it with you everywhere.
A little more caution is needed when using active skincare in the summer. It is important to reduce your usage of any Vitamin A products to avoid sensitivity.
Ensure SPF50 is applied daily, and your face is kept out of the sun where possible. As UV rays get stronger, the risk of sun damage increases. Keeping on top of your skincare is one of the most effective ways to reduce sun damage, however being cautious around usage is important to note.
Summer often means sweat, which means greater loss of water through our skin. To maintain healthy skin, make sure you stay hydrated throughout the day.
Quick tip: carry your water bottle just as you would carry your phone around. It will make a difference, and more so if you opt for healthy, fresh meals containing all variations of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. In case you hadn’t heard this before, your skin is the reflection of what’s going on inside your body.
Take a look at the ingredients of your makeup products and choose the products that won’t clog your pores, also known as non-comedogenic products. As mentioned previously, increased sweat during summer can contribute to pore-clogging which is why you don’t want to add extra clogging ingredients to your makeup routine.
Over-showering or showering with water that is too hot can lead to over-drying your skin, leading to inflammation and even “summertime eczema”. This is why it is highly recommended to cut down your tub time to around 4-5 minutes, especially when showering multiple times during the day.
Your Summer Essentials
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It’s your daytime secret to luminous skin and the ultimate summer glow. The intensive brightening agents work to encourage cell regeneration, triggering the skin to heal itself and accelerate the production of collagen and elastin.
Where prescription skincare meets the body. Extend your glowing Secret to the body and experience brightening, nourishment, and protection benefits. Just like the skin on our face, the one on our neck and décolletage is thinner and often more sensitive compared to other parts of the body, which means it deserves a little extra love.
Formulated using prescription-strength ingredients, this Night Cream is our hero product. Our secret? Creating healthy skin cells. It’s the blueprint for a smoother, more even-toned, and glowing complexion. The rapid regeneration process means a younger and firmer complexion with more resilience to ageing external aggressors.
Just in time for the summer season, our limited-edition Recovery Mask is here with an added Secret surprise. In just 20 minutes, the powerhouse formula works to strengthen and repair the skin’s protective barrier while adding intense hydration for a luminous glow.
Get a taste of The Secret glow with our Essential Set containing your choice of day cream, night cream, and treatment. Save by purchasing the products together in this set and get started on your Secret journey with 5-6 months' worth of products.
Whether you’re looking to add the perfect products to your skincare routine, treat a specific concern, or are interested in finding out if medical grade and prescription skincare is the right option for you. The Secret is here to guide you on your journey to clear, glowing skin. If you have any questions or would like to get in touch, please contact us online.