HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR SKIN IN THE SUMMER

Goodbye spring, and hello summer!

During this hot summer weather, it’s more important than ever to make sure your skin gets the TLC it needs to stay looking its best. We are back to give you some tips on how to do that this season!

In the summertime, our skin is exposed to intense UV rays, humidity, and dry air that can leave our complexion looking dull. The heat strips the moisture from our skin and increases oil production through sweating. This contributes to dehydrated skin and clogged pores, which is a recipe for disaster (breakouts)!

Here's what you can do to keep your skin happy and healthy in the summer:
  1. Gently Exfoliate

Exfoliating is a vital step in your skincare routine. It helps remove dead skin buildup, facilitates skin turnover, and unclogs your pores to prevent blemishes. This is especially helpful after working up a sweat on a long, sweltering day. But be careful not to overdo it! Over-exfoliation will aggravate the skin and strip away its natural barrier. 

Tip: Exfoliate your skin 1-2 times per week

Exfoliating with a coffee scrub

 

  1. Keep Your Skin Hydrated

It’s really important to keep your skin hydrated and moisturized in the summer months! Ditch your heavy moisturizer, and go for something more lightweight like a gel based cream. Moisturizers are essential part of your summer skincare routine, they contain occlusives to form a protective barrier for your skin, humectants to draw moisture into the outer layers of your skin, and emollients to soften the skin. 

Tip: Look out for hydrating ingredients such as hyaluronic acid or glycerin next time you’re shopping for new skincare products.

A girl in a wearing a white towel on her head drinking water in front of a mirror

 

  1. Remove Impurities

Your skin produces excess sweat, sebum, and oils in the summer that can cause your pores to expand and appear enlarged. You can minimize and bring out toxins from your pores with a clay-based mask. They work by drawing out excess sebum to reduce oil in the skin.

Tip: Use a clay mask 1-2 times per week

Girl using clay mask

 

  1. Apply Facial Oils

Facial oils are a superb addition to your everyday routine! They are emollients and occlusives, to help to nourish and protect the skin to minimize water loss. And besides that, they provide a variety of nutrients that are great for your skin!

If you’re a beginner to facial oils, you should give our BULAN Balancing Facial Oil a try. It’s a lovely option for babes who wants to start using facial oils. Bulan is extremely gentle and suitable for all skin types, it consists of 7 powerful botanical oils that are rich in antioxidants and fatty acids.

Our MATAHARI Anti-Aging Facial Oil consists of 8 botanicals that work together to preserve youthful skin. Among other benefits, it brightens your complexion and minimizes the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, leaving you with smooth, radiant skin.

 

Written By: Anna Ky