Summer Skin SOS
Please don't say summer is over; we're in denial! With autumn just around the corner, it's the perfect time to take a good, hard look at your skin. While we always advise shade-bathing, sunscreen top-ups every two hours, and keeping your skin routine going all summer, we know mistakes can happen. If you accidentally got burned, or overdid it in the sun, leaving your skin, red, sore, itchy, or extra dry – oops! We get it, and we're not here to judge - just to help. Plus, we know that even with all the best skincare plans in place, the skin still takes a bit of a beating during the summer months.
So, in this blog, we'll be discussing what to do if your skin needs a bit of extra TLC as the summer comes to a close (sob).
Too Much Sun?
There's no doubt that the sun's rays are damaging to the skin. If you've read our blog There's No Such Thing as a Healthy Tan then you know that far from being a sign of healthy skin, a tan is actually a sign of DNA damage to the lower layers of the skin. This damage to skin cells at a lower layer means lines, wrinkles, and discolouration are just around the corner. Yep, when the sun hits the skin, it goes into crisis, meaning it's forced into repair mode and this action means the skin is flooded with the inflammation fighters which in the short term make the skin look great. This is why we often think our skin looks its best on holiday, but to hit our skin goals we need to play the long game.
Unfortunately, by the end of the summer, the damage that has been quietly occurring will start to show. Your skin might feel rough, dry, sensitive and have areas of discolouration, and if you did get any sunburned areas (ouch) the skin barrier will likely be compromised. The first thing you need to do is ensure your skin has everything it needs to recover. You might need to avoid certain ingredients until your skin barrier is repaired, so we recommend visiting your skincare pro as soon as you can to ensure you have a routine that will support post-summer SOS recovery.
We also advise trying our Post Procedure Kit, although originally formulated to help support the skin after a chemical peel, this collection of 3 hero products, SensiCalm cleanser, Recovery Balm, and Sheer Hydration Broad Spectrum SPF 40, will help your skin bounce back in no time.
Delicately purifies, calms redness, and fortifies skin with a nurturing, lipid-infused blend. Leaves skin nourished, soothed, and soft.
Rapidly nurtures and revitalizes skin after damage, reducing dryness, redness, and discomfort with a soothing blend of antioxidants, peptides, and hydration. Skin looks and feels soothed, relieved, and supported.
Our award-winning physical sunscreen unites sun protection, sheer coverage, and hydration for daily skincare, guarding against environmental stressors with broad-spectrum defence, antioxidants, and a radiant boost. Skin looks and feels moisturised, protected, and vibrant.
Summer Skin Rehab
Even if you haven't experienced sunburn this summer, there are still a few summer sins that might mean your skin doesn't look its best. If you've been too busy to see your pro for a seasonal skincare review, then there's a chance you haven't had the most appropriate products for your skin goals. You might also have stopped using active ingredients, thinking it's for the best, but actually, there's no need to stop your retinol for the summer – we've got a blog post on that! Dropping your actives will have a negative effect on your skin, so we recommend visiting your skincare pro for personalised advice that will get your skincare working hard for you again.
Okay, we'll accept that summer is coming to an end, but we won't accept discontinuing sunscreen use, absolutely not! Broad-spectrum sunscreen is a non-negotiable daily essential that helps prevent DNA damage which is happening 365 days a year and leads to the physical signs of premature ageing. Our six lightweight, comfortable, broad-spectrum, physical sunscreens feel so good to apply; you'll never miss this skincare step again. You can connect to a pro to buy sunscreen here
Seasonal Skincare Reviews
Seasonal skincare reviews with your pro are invaluable, as you will receive the best advice from someone who really knows their stuff. You'll hit your skincare goals sooner and more easily. Now is the perfect time to have a review, repair any sun damage and get your routine on point for the cooler months. Find your pro.