Moisturizing in the summer: how to keep your skin cool
July 28, 2021
While a full, rich moisturiser is best in winter, it can be lighter and in summer. The lighter your cream, the less likely you are to sweat it out right away. These tips & tricks will help you keep your skin well hydrated and cool all summer long, avoid shiny heads and stay ahead of melting make-up.
Light & airy A full, creamy moisturizer keeps your skin supple and well hydrated in winter. Great for winter days, not so great for tropical summer days. Change your skincare with the seasons and opt for a lighter moisturizer when higher temperatures arrive. A light gel cream, for example, will keep your skin nice and cool. Look for additives like hyaluronic acid on the label. That way you can be sure that your skin doesn't dry out during the summer. Hyaluronic acid attracts moisture and retains it well in your skin. Fan of oil? You can use it in the summer as well. It's a misconception that an oil makes your skin oily. A good (vegetable) skin oil based on argan oil, jojoba oil or other natural oils absorbs quickly and does not melt off your skin - even when the sparrows are falling off the roof.
Refreshing water Indispensable in your beach bag: a refreshing facial spray. Choose a moisture mist with hyaluronic acid or thermal water to give your face an instant refreshment throughout the day. Face mist instantly cools you down when the heat gets to be too much and prevents your skin from drying out during the day. Another great thing about face mist is that it has a fixing effect, which means you can easily spray it on top of your make-up. This ensures that you will enjoy your makeup longer. Most face mists come in travel size packaging. Convenient for travelling!
Keep it cool Whether you go out in the sun or stay in the shade: your skin has to endure a lot in the summer. Soothe your skin after a day at the beach, on the terrace or in your backyard with a cooling and refreshing face mask. Hyaluronic acid, cucumber extract and glycerin have a hydrating effect and bring the moisture level of your skin back up to the required level. Is your skin red and sensitive after a day in the sun? Soothe it with nourishing ingredients like shea butter and camomile. Finish off the day with a hydrating facial oil or a moisturizing night cream.
Sunproof make-up for hot days On hot summer days, your look will last the longest if you opt for sunproof make-up. Compact powders with SPF prevent a shiny face and protect your skin. Always combine such a powder with sunscreen with at least SPF 30. Compact powder does not protect your skin sufficiently against sunburn and skin aging. On your lashes you need waterproof mascara and to give your cheeks and lips a summerproof tint throughout the day you need a lip & cheek stain. This long-lasting formula stays on even after a dip in the pool.
Double cleansing Double cleansing is the way to go in summer. The first cleansing step frees your skin of dirt, SPF and make-up. Use a cleaning oil, a balm or a cleansing milk. The second step is to wash away all leftover cleanser and dirt. You can do this with a face wash or a foam cleanser. It doesn't get any cleaner!
Cooling down with rose quartz Cooling and stimulating massage in one: put your rose quartz roller in the freezer for half an hour and then roll it over your (clean!) face. The cooling rose quartz provides instant refreshment, while the roller boosts blood circulation, giving you a healthy, radiant complexion. Read more about the effects of rose quartz rollers here..
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