Summer Skincare Tips

With the sun shining- here are some easy-peasy tips you can follow this season, to make sure you look after your skin;

Sunscreen is a must 

Throw away last year’s unused sunscreen for a new bottle. Sunscreens aren’t meant to last forever, and seeing most people don’t use as much as they should. Buy a new sunscreen that has UVA and UVB products and comes in SPF 30 and SPF 70. You should be using a shot glass full for your body and a full teaspoon just on your face. Reapply it every 1-2 hours that you are in the sun to ensure a summer full of safe sun fun.

 Make water your best friend 

At least 8 glasses of water are needed. If possible, carry a water bottle with you and remember to drink at least once every 30 min. Water not only helps you feel fresh, but it also prevents dehydration and will help wash out a lot of toxins.

Vitamin D

We need our Vitamin D (20 mins of direct sunlight is enough) but UV rays also cause inflammation, dehydration, cell mutation, cell damage from free-radicals, pigmentation and skin cancer are worst.

Dewy skin is gorgeous

Don’t over powder your face because you’re afraid it’s a grease pit. Instead, try blotting papers.

Lack of sleep can lead to increased levels of stress hormones, which may slow the production of collagen in the skin. When our skin stops producing collagen, it begins to lose elasticity and starts looking tired and worn.

Go for minimal make-up 

During the summer less make-up is best. Under the intolerant sun, natural looks are a must. If you intend to use foundation then also apply face powder with SPF to avoid patchy skin. To protect your lips always use a gloss or a lip balm with an SPF of 15 to make your lips fresher. Eye make is something which should be very much avoided in summer- so why not try a lash lift?

Did you know?

The skin renews itself every 28 days.

You start aging at 20

The way you sleep affects the formation of wrinkles-The way you sleep affects the appearance of wrinkles on your face. This is due to the pressure you apply on your face. Sleeping with makeups decreases your body’s ability to repair itself. It is advisable to sleep on your back, change your pillowcases or keep your hair away from your face. Hair products contain ingredients, which clog your skin pores.

Why not book yourself in for a makeup lesson or skincare consultation at Eleanor Osmond, Make up Artist and Permanent Make-up Specialist?

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About the Author

Eleanor Osmond

Eleanor Osmond

I graduated from the Oxford International School of Beauty in 2009, where I gained a CIBTAC qualification. I then furthered my career in makeup and permanent cosmetics, with Jemma Kidd, Airbase and The Clinical Academy. I now have over 10 years experience in the beauty and cosmetic industry.

1 Comment

  1. Emma Darlington

    good article Ellie . Well done you x

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