As the days get longer and the temperatures rise, it's time to switch up your skincare routine to ensure your skin stays healthy, hydrated, and protected during the summer months. The sun's harsh rays and increased humidity can take a toll on your skin, but with the right care, you can maintain a radiant complexion all summer long. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore the best ways to care for your skin as we head into summer and highlight some fantastic Hark & Zander products which can help you achieve your skincare goals.
1. Sunscreen Is Your Best Friend
Let's start with the most crucial step in your summer skincare routine: sunscreen. Sunscreen is your shield against harmful UV rays, preventing sunburn, premature ageing, and even skin cancer. Opt for a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Don't forget to reapply every two hours, especially if you're spending time outdoors or in the water.
2. Hydration Is Key
The summer heat can lead to excessive sweating and loss of moisture from your skin. Combat dehydration by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Additionally, incorporate hydrating products into your skincare routine to lock in moisture. For an extra burst of hydration, consider using the Hark & Zander HempHydrate Refreshing Toner, which contains aloe vera, known for its soothing and moisturising properties (especially great after a little too much time in the sun)!
3. Protect Your Lips
Your lips are also susceptible to sun damage. Apply a lip balm with SPF to keep them moisturised and protected from harmful UV rays.
4. Cool Down with Face Mists
A refreshing face mist can be a lifesaver on scorching summer days. Keep one in your bag and spritz it on your face for an instant pick-me-up!
5. After-Sun Care
If you spend time in the sun, even with sunscreen, your skin may need some extra love. After sun exposure, apply a soothing and hydrating product like the H&Z HempTonic Face Oil. It's especially beneficial for sun-damaged skin, thanks to the nourishing properties of hemp and other natural active botanicals. We also have a mini roller version of this oil to keep in your bag for on-the-go care!
6. Cleanse Thoroughly
With sweat, sunscreen, and pollutants, it's crucial to cleanse your skin thoroughly. Use a gentle cleanser morning and night to remove impurities and keep your pores clean. We love the H&Z HempPurify Cleansing Oil for a gentle, yet thorough cleanse.
7. Eye Care with Hark & Zander MiracleFirm Serum
The delicate skin around your eyes is prone to damage and fine lines. For targeted care, use the Hark & Zander MiracleFirm Serum, which can help to reduce fine lines and enhance skin elasticity. Apply a small amount around the eyes (and the rest of your face) to keep this area looking youthful and refreshed.
8. Eat a Skin-Friendly Diet
Your diet plays a significant role in the health of your skin. Load up on fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants, as they help combat free radicals and maintain healthy skin. This could be an amazing time to try hwachae aka 'the Korean fruit bowl' trend that has been circulating on social media recently for a healthy and refreshing summer snack!
Summer is a fantastic time to enjoy the outdoors, and with the right skincare routine, you can do so while maintaining a healthy and glowing complexion. Remember to protect your skin from the sun, stay hydrate and adapt your skincare routine as needed to keep up with the heat. With these tips and products in your arsenal, you'll be ready to embrace the sunny days ahead while keeping your skin in top shape!
For more information about our latest release, check out our blog on the Hark & Zander MiracleFirm Serum!