During the summer months, we tend to be outside more, enjoying the nice weather, spending time with friends and family And enjoying the brighter, longer days. However, our skin can run into issues during the summer, between UV rays, extra sweat, folliculitis, dry, irritated skin, we may have different skin concerns to tackle. Here are some Image skincare summer skin essentials to help keep your skin fresh, protected, nourished and hydrated.
Cleanse morning and evening
As the days are hotter in the summer, we tend to sweat more and this can lead to our pores becoming clogged. When the pores are clogged this can result in more breakouts than usual. Cleansing twice a day will help to prevent your pores from becoming clogged, reducing the appearance of blackheads, whiteheads, and blemishes.
In the morning, start with the ORMEDIC balancing facial cleanser which is a mild, refreshing gel cleanser that gently foams away impurities, leaving the skin soft, hydrated and clean.
In the evening, use the BIOME+ cleansing comfort balm which melts away makeup, sunscreen and impurities. It dissolves the day away leaving your skin super soft and ready for your evening skin care routine. It replenishes and soothes the skin putting essential moisture back into it, perfect after a hot summer’s day.
While it’s vital to exfoliate all year long, during the summer months it’s even more essential as the skin can tend to be oilier during the hotter months. This isn’t something that has to be done every day, so start gradually, and then build up the frequency. Exfoliating the skin will ensure that the scheme will remain bright, clear, and free from excess grime and dead skin cells.
The ORMEDIC balancing gel polisher is a daily polishing gel that’s clinically proven to smooth, brighten and refine the skin. It has a blend of natural alpha hydroxy acids, fruit enzymes and exfoliants that’s gentle enough for daily use happened to improve skin smoothness and increase brightness too.
Wear SPF daily
Sunscreen should be a non-negotiable in your skin care routine all year round, but especially in the summer months. It’s essential to wear it every single day, even if it’s cloudy or raining, because UV rays can still penetrate through the clouds and damage your skin. If you are going to be outside in the sun, make sure to apply your favourite PREVENTION+ SPF 15 minutes before going outside, ensuring that you’re using the recommended amount for full protection.
The Irish Cancer Society recommends using half a teaspoon to cover the face, neck and ears. If you’re not going to be outside, using a sunscreen from the PREVENTION + range we’ll ensure skin is protected from any blue light from your laptop, your phone and the TV. And don’t forget your lips. Protect them with the PREVENTION+ Daily Defense Lip Enhancer SPF 15.