Summer skincare - A step-by-step guide to your skincare in the sun

Summer skincare - A step-by-step guide to your skincare in the sun

Oh, summer and sun. Are you like me and just love spending time outdoors when it’s warm and sunny? With all the time in the sun, I can feel my vitamin D levels are increasing. It's time to get your summer skincare sorted. Read our guide to the sun, sea and happy, glowing skin!

Minimal skincare for summer

Summer’s here and now it’s the time to refresh your skincare routine for the new season. Hot weather, heatwaves and long sunny days sound like heaven after a long rainy winter but without the right care, your skin might not deal well with it.

Luckily, with tiny tweaks to your skincare routine, you can keep your skin protected, nourished and forever glowing. 

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Download your free Summer Skin Reset guide here.

Do we need different skincare for summer and why?

The skin’s needs change during the seasons. With the weather changing our skin’s needs change, too. This doesn’t mean you need to change your routine completely, you can adjust your skincare ritual to each season with small tweaks. Your skin might love more lightweight products during the summer than colder winter months.

During the summer offering the skin plenty of hydration becomes the key. The increased UV radiation means more free radicals and offering skin protection is essential. Antioxidants help neutralise free radicals by donating their electrons. This neutralises and stabilises the free radicals and prevents future damage. Including products with high anti-oxidant levels will help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, dull, and dark spots to mention a few.

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The most important steps of a summer skincare routine

Keeping your skincare routine minimal and uncomplicated is easy in the summer. Your summer skincare routine can be as minimal as you wish, depending on your skin concerns and type.

Read more on how to customise your skincare ritual here.

The most important steps of your summer skincare are cleansing and SPF. For some, sweating and sunscreens cause breakouts during the summer. An oil-based cleanser draws dirt and grime out from the pores and removes effortlessly all the SPF, both mineral and chemical types, preventing any pimples from forming. 

SPF prevents sun damage and hyper-pigmentation on the skin. Be sure to use at least factor 30 protection and apply generously on the face as the last step of your morning skincare routine.

In the summer skin is thirsty for hydration. Rehydrate & Balance Beauty Essence contains skin-hydrating ingredients such as Swedish fermented oat extract and glycerin. It also contains niacinamide that helps prevent transepidermal water loss (TEWL), so it's a perfect product for that well-hydrated, dewy and plump summer skin look. Antioxidant-rich lingonberry helps fight free radicals that UV light increases in the skin. 

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Summer skincare step-by-step

  1. Oil cleanse in the evenings (and mornings) to wash away any SPF and grime from the day. Smooth Oil to Milk Cleanser is a 2-in-1 cleanser, first and second cleanse in one bottle to save time, money and the environment.
  2. Hydration. Summer skin is thirsty for hydration. Press a few drops of Beauty Essence onto damp clean skin.
  3. Seal the hydration in and offer antioxidant protection. Massage a few drops of Glow and Revitalize Oil Serum onto your skin. It’ll give the skin all the essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals needed to stay soft and glowy.
  4. Reach out for your gua sha tool to massage the face a few times a week. This will help reduce any puffiness, increase the product and active ingredient absorption and relax facial muscles. 
  5. Always apply SPF in the mornings as the last step of your skincare routine. 
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Download your free Summer Skin Reset guide here.

Jenny’s 5 top tips for summer skin

  1. Hydrate internally. Drink plenty of water and other hydrating drinks such as sparkling water to prevent skin from dehydration.
  2. Travel light with our Travel Set which contains all your skincare essentials for a minimal skincare ritual. You'll get Smooth Oil to Milk Cleanser, Rehydrate & Balance Beauty Essence and Glow and Revitalize Oil Serum in travel-friendly mini sizes.
  3. Always wear SPF and if possible avoid direct sunlight during midday hours. The sun is the number one reason for signs of premature ageing.
  4. Keep your Rehydrate & Beauty Essence in the fridge for an extra cooling effect when applying it to the skin. 
  5. Use the Beauty Essence to calm and cool any sunburn - the balancing and cooling ingredients will soothe the skin.

I hope you found these tips useful! For more skincare inspiration, please follow Jenny Nordic Skincare on Instagram!

Love, Jenny

Founder of Jenny Nordic Skincare

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