MOISTURISING IN HOT WEATHER
Despite the current absence of heat, we are surprisingly still in a season called summer. Who would have thought, eh? Some people complain about the low temperatures, others see it as a cool Scandinavian summer. Especially those of us who prefer being sweat-free and the fact that something can actually stay on our face for more than five minutes. Forecast aside, most people's problems in the summer go something like this "too much of everything, not enough moisture". The skin is dehydrated, gets greasy faster, which causes it to shine all day and not in a positive way. As a result, our world is falling apart as we feel like the skin is rejecting all possible products, but at the same time, we cannot leave it bare because it feels tight. Enough complaining, let's find a solution.
The first step is always cleansing. Thorough but gentle. This is especially important during the summer months as we sweat more than usual and our glands produce more oil. Look at cleansing as creating a solid base for further products. If you're among the oilier skin types foam or gel-based cleansers will come in handy. All of you with dry skin stay with nourishing lotions or milk cleansers as they won't strip your skin. And watch out for squeaky clean skin and that feeling of tightness, as this is a sign that your cleanser may be too aggressive. One of the more versatile and gentle cleansers is certainly La Roche Posay Toleriane, which you can find in a light gel or lotion version. Those with oily skin, reach for the gel while lotion will be better for dry types. In any case, this cleanser is really good, as it does not contain ingredients that can irritate or dry the skin while removing all of the grime and makeup. This product is also suitable for cleaning around the eye area.
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE RIGHT MOISTURIZING INGREDIENTS
We have already talked about the need to adjust our skincare according to the seasons, hormones, weather, every little thing. In the summer, instead of using heavy creams that largely contain oil, you can use lighter moisturizers, with ingredients such as hyaluronic acid or aloe vera. Both are excellent in binding water, are lightweight and do not create a layer as oil does. Oil cannot bring water to the skin, it does not have this ability. For this, you need humectants - glycerin, urea, hyaluronic acid, aloe vera ...
The simplest way to introduce one of these ingredients into your skincare routine is through a serum. Why? Because it can be used individually under your SPF cream, you mix it into your existing moisturizer while being more confident that you will get enough hyaluronic acid in the serum to actually make a difference. Serums usually contain larger doses of key ingredients in comparison to face creams. For example, Skeyndor's hyaluronic acid is an excellent example of this. It contains 1% hyaluronic acid, the molecular weight of hyaluronic particles is very small, which allows penetrating into deeper layers of the skin, plus the small total amount of ingredients in the product is very small. No unnecessary additives. A+. The hyaluronic acid is absorbed quickly but leaves your skin feeling comfortable. If your skin is greasier, the serum alone will be sufficient and you may not need an extra moisturizer before applying your SPF. Especially if your SPF cream is already moisturizing enough.
In addition to finding suitable ingredients, it is also great to layer the products instead of applying one heavier cream. After cleansing, apply a moisturizing toner, then a hyaluronic serum and finish with a night cream of your choice. During the day choose a moisturizer that has SPF in it. Layering the right moisturizing products will make your skin nice and bouncy, which is also a solid base for your makeup application. This is will help with dry patches, rough skin, tightness, in general, a non- juicy skin appearance. In addition to the aforementioned hyaluronic acid, you can also use the Matis Response Corrective toner, which in addition to the hyaluronic acid, contains glycerin, as well as oats, which are known to calm and moisturize the skin. Super lightweight, non-sticky, a few drops go a long way you so you can apply it to your neck and décolletage as well, without feeling guilty about using too much product. Instead of using a cotton pad, apply it with your hands. More eco- friendly and less product use. Drip it into your palm, rub your hands together, and press into your skin. Be gentle, push the product into your skin, don't rub it.
Summer skin is funny. Gets greasy easily, but is often dehydrated due to sun and heat. Have a little patience and get things done the right way. Dry and dehydrated skin are not the same. The former lacks fat, the latter water. Remember this the next time you try to moisturize your skin with oil. We've noticed that this is a big trend among face oil aficionados. Moisturize first, then use oil to keep moisture in. Also, remember to drink at least two liters of water a day, and keep your skin away from direct sunlight in peak hours!