How to look after your skin this summer
Summer will soon be upon us and the warmer weather means you need to change your skin care regime. Coming out of hibernation, you’ll probably be spending more time in the sun, whether it is lazy days on the beach or riding your bike to work more often.
The Australian sun is notorious for its strength and if you’re not careful you could end up with irreversible damage to your skin. The skin on your face is subjected more to environmental and sun damage than the skin on the rest of the body, which is why we need to take extra care throughout the summer months.
And at Men's Botanics, we’ve come up with some tips to help you do just that!Make friends with your face wash
Hotter weather means more sweat, and the droplets forming on your skin can lead to clogged pores. To keep these pores clean, it’s worth investing in a face scrub and cleanser to keep your face fresh.
A regular deep scrub will get rid of the sweat and dirt that builds up on the skin throughout the day. Face cleansers can be used more regularly as a general face wash that won’t dry out your skin, while keeping it smooth.
Don’t forget to hydrate
It’s important to drink lots of water, especially over the warmer months to prevent dehydration.
Adding a quality men’s skin moisturiser with botanical extracts will also
re-hydrate and nourish the skin with the vitamins required to repair and renew the skin and help prevent premature aging.
When selecting your moisturiser, ensure you select the right one for your skin type. Most often if you suffer from oily skin, you will need a gel, cream free moisturiser that is quickly absorbed. Alternatively, if you suffer from dry skin, you will be more suited to a cream based moisturiser. Protect yourself from the sun
The best way to prevent your skin from ageing is to avoid the sun. Impossible as this is to do in Australia, your next best line of defence is to use sunscreen every day.
The best sunscreens to use are those that block both UVA and UVB rays, which are called broad-spectrum sunscreens. And of course, the higher the SPF label on the bottle, the more protection from the sun you will receive.
A sunscreen labelled as 50 SPF blocks about 98% of the sun’s UV rays but only for two hours. No sunscreen completely blocks 100% of UV.
There you have it – tips to make looking after your skin in summer a breeze. Take a look at our men’s skincare and men’s grooming ranges to get you started.
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