How to look after your skin this summer

When you dream about your skin in summer, you might envision it being tanned, smooth and glowing, but the reality can be somewhat different as you tackle the risk of sweat, sunburn and premature ageing due to the sunny conditions.
 
Aside from the occasional summer sunburn, UV rays can also accelerate some common signs of skin ageing like fine lines and wrinkles, age spots and sagging skin.

So what can we do about it?

CLEANSING

when the air is hot and humid your skin may be extra oily.  You may find that you sweat more during the summer compared to other seasons.  If this is the case, you certainly won't want to let all the excess oil and sweat linger on your skin day after day.  

So, the best skin care routine to help keep summer skin matte, yet moisturised, should include cleansing twice daily with a foaming, mild facial cleanser. 

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Gentle Facial Wash

A gentle but effective foaming wash that removes impurities without stripping the skin of its natural oils.  

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Toning

In the summer months a toner can feel very cooling on your skin.  If your skin becomes oilier you might find that you need to replace your toner with one containing witch hazel which is slightly more astringent.  Oleo's pure Rose Floral Water can be used anytime during the day to freshen up.

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Refreshing Skin Toner

An aromatic, non-drying, but slightly astringent toner to revitalise and freshen oily, normal and combination skin types. 

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EXFOLIATE 

your summer skin can produce excess oil, but it can also look dry and dull if you don't exfoliate regularly.  Oleo's Gentle Facial Exfoliator can help slough away dead skin cells that can cause the look of lacklustre skin, leaving it looking brighter and fresher.

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Gentle Facial Exfoliator

With gentle, natural exfoliants blended in a creamy moisturising formula, the aromatherapeutic blend of lemon, geranium and patchouli essential oils will leave the skin softer and smoother.  

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MOISTURISE

that extra layer of sweat on your face does not count as moisturiser!!  Moisturisers re-establish the stratum corneum, your outermost layer of skin, which protects from harmful pollutants and chemicals and prevents further irritation or dryness.  During the sticky summer months, your complexion won't need the heavy-duty moisturiser you use during the winter.  Instead, use a lightweight formula.

In addition to your daytime moisturiser, try using a nourishing night cream before going to bed.  Taking this extra step can allow you to restore moisture overnight.  Try Oleo's Replenishing Facial Moisturiser or Resilience which contains hyaluronic acid whose main function is to retain water to keep your tissues well lubricated and moist.

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Light Facial Moisturising Cream

This lightweight, easily absorbed daily moisturising cream helps protect the skin.

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Don't forget your lips

The skin here is very thin with few sweat glands.  Consequently, they can become extremely dry in extremes of temperature. Regularly applying Oleo's Happy Lips will ensure that they stay soft, smooth and happy!

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Happy Lips

An anytime, anywhere must-have to soften, condition and hydrate dry, chapped lips.

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Posted on July 17th 2020

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