Maintain Your Summer Glow

The essential guidelines to mastering your sun-kissed complexion post holiday

Nateisha Scott

You have spent the last week basking in the sun, dipping in and out of the sea and swapping out layers for lighter linens and late dinner dates. It is essential that all the hard work in maintaining a sun-kissed complexion makes its way back to the city and stays for the duration of the summer. Even if your holiday is approaching, these tips will set a gentle reminder for when you return.

KEEP YOUR COOL.

In order to maintain your summer glow, you need to be keeping your skin hydrated and protected. Firstly, water is key, as one of the most underrated wellness ingredients that many people often forget about, consistency is absolutely vital. Water consumption is dependent on body mass but to keep the body hydrated after absorbing a higher percentage of sun is the most important guideline, especially as the body craves even more hydration. We all know the importance of sun protection and building barriers against heat exposure, UV rays and pollution, all of these combined, result in skin damage, especially after the holidays. It is important to apply the recommended teaspoon amount to the face and neck and apply this every 2 to 3 hours. An even greater result is to use an after-sun focused treatment, all together this will avoid any further sun damage and maximise repair benefits.

 

A SIMPLE SAVIOUR.

The foundation of any glow routine is to exfoliate the skin, this method in the daily routine removes dead skin cells and keeps pores clear and unclogged. After spending your time in warmer climes, this step is vital in keeping your skin smooth, fresh and available for absorption by other skincare products. Our experts recommend a chemical exfoliant compared to a physical scrub which can tear the skin and leave further damage. A gentle chemical exfoliant like our CBD PEEL will exfoliate evenly and remove dead skin cells that are blocking skin renewal. It is recommended that you always follow up with an SPF after exfoliation to protect the new skin from scarring and ensure this process is only done at night when your skin is at its strongest.

BUILD ON THE BASICS.

With the complexities of summer on our skin and the additional steps such as SPF or even glow-focused cosmetic products, our skin faces a lot more trials than it would usually. To combat any build up and allow our skin to truly radiate, our skincare routine is important to master. Aside from exfoliating, we recommend double cleansing, especially in the evening, the first cleanse will remove the day’s products and then the second cleanse will remove the bacteria that has built up throughout the day. The key elements of moisturising is to opt for any lightweight formulas, especially water based, this will immediately attract hydration to your skin. For further benefits to your skin routine, after applying a hydrating or radiance mask, apply your moisturiser immediately so the skin can draw the hydration from the moisturiser rather than the air and as a result dry out the skin. Toning can be used as a third step for picking up any left over dirt but the main weapon for maintaining your summer glow sits with serums and boosters. Our Rose Gold or Vitamin C boosters are concentrated in adding this natural glow post-holiday.

QUICK TIP: CLEANSE FOR A MINUTE EACH TIME, ESPECIALLY AS YOU WANT TO REMOVE ANY DIRT AND DEBRIS.

CIRCULATE TO OPTIMISE

A natural addition to your routine that can enhance your glow from within is to get the face moving. In the wake of jade rolling and facial massages, this process will get the blood flowing and circulation pumping, all meaning a brighter, fresher and glowing overall complexion. When either gently tapping, or massaging the face make sure this is always done in an upward motion and use an oil to avoid irritation and sagging.

 

KEEP YOUR COOL.

In order to maintain your summer glow, you need to be keeping your skin hydrated and protected. Firstly, water is key, as one of the most underrated wellness ingredients that many people often forget about, consistency is absolutely vital. Water consumption is dependent on body mass but to keep the body hydrated after absorbing a higher percentage of sun is the most important guideline, especially as the body craves even more hydration. We all know the importance of sun protection and building barriers against heat exposure, UV rays and pollution, all of these combined, result in skin damage, especially after the holidays. It is important to apply the recommended teaspoon amount to the face and neck and apply this every 2 to 3 hours. An even greater result is to use an after-sun focused treatment, all together this will avoid any further sun damage and maximise repair benefits.

 

A SIMPLE SAVIOUR.

The foundation of any glow routine is to exfoliate the skin, this method in the daily routine removes dead skin cells and keeps pores clear and unclogged. After spending your time in warmer climes, this step is vital in keeping your skin smooth, fresh and available for absorption by other skincare products. Our experts recommend a chemical exfoliant compared to a physical scrub which can tear the skin and leave further damage. A gentle chemical exfoliant like our CBD PEEL will exfoliate evenly and remove dead skin cells that are blocking skin renewal. It is recommended that you always follow up with an SPF after exfoliation to protect the new skin from scarring and ensure this process is only done at night when your skin is at its strongest.

BUILD ON THE BASICS.

With the complexities of summer on our skin and the additional steps such as SPF or even glow-focused cosmetic products, our skin faces a lot more trials than it would usually. To combat any build up and allow our skin to truly radiate, our skincare routine is important to master. Aside from exfoliating, we recommend double cleansing, especially in the evening, the first cleanse will remove the day’s products and then the second cleanse will remove the bacteria that has built up throughout the day. The key elements of moisturising is to opt for any lightweight formulas, especially water based, this will immediately attract hydration to your skin. For further benefits to your skin routine, after applying a hydrating or radiance mask, apply your moisturiser immediately so the skin can draw the hydration from the moisturiser rather than the air and as a result dry out the skin. Toning can be used as a third step for picking up any left over dirt but the main weapon for maintaining your summer glow sits with serums and boosters. Our Rose Gold or Vitamin C boosters are concentrated in adding this natural glow post-holiday.

QUICK TIP: CLEANSE FOR A MINUTE EACH TIME, ESPECIALLY AS YOU WANT TO REMOVE ANY DIRT AND DEBRIS.

CIRCULATE TO OPTIMISE

A natural addition to your routine that can enhance your glow from within is to get the face moving. In the wake of jade rolling and facial massages, this process will get the blood flowing and circulation pumping, all meaning a brighter, fresher and glowing overall complexion. When either gently tapping, or massaging the face make sure this is always done in an upward motion and use an oil to avoid irritation and sagging.