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Essential Summer Skincare Tips

Summer is the perfect time for vacations, outdoor activities, and enjoying the blazing sunshine. However, it's also a season that can dry out and damage your skin if you don't adapt your skincare routine to the warmer weather.

Thankfully, a few subtle skincare tweaks are all it takes to prevent the sun’s glow from dulling yours. Here are some summer skincare tips that’ll keep you feeling cool, calm, and collected when the heat is on.

Why is Summer Skincare Important?

The sun’s UV rays can strip your skin of its natural moisture, leading to dryness, sunburn, and premature ageing. Additionally, increased sweating and exposure to environmental pollutants can clog pores and cause breakouts. This is why keeping a consistent summer skincare routine is vital to keep your skin healthy and glowing.

Essential Summer Skincare Tips

1. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!

Staying hydrated is the cornerstone of a good summer skincare routine. Drinking plenty of water helps maintain your skin’s elasticity and prevents it from becoming dry and flaky.

 2. Use A Natural Soap:

Using a natural bar is a great way to keep your skin clean and nourished. Using a gentle soap bar such as our
Aloe Vera Natural Soap is fantastic for keeping your skin glowing. Aloe vera is renowned for its soothing and hydrating properties, making it perfect for combating the drying effects of summer heat. Plus, it’s packed with essential vitamins and antioxidants that help repair and rejuvenate your skin.

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3. Choose the Right Cleanser

Finding a suitable natural face cleanser is key to maintaining a clear complexion in the summer. Opt for a gentle, sulfate-free cleanser that won’t strip your skin of its natural oils. Our Shea Cleansing Bar, made with just four simple ingredients, offers a mild yet effective cleanse, perfect for those with sensitive skin or combination skin in summer. Shea butter is a natural moisturiser that helps lock in hydration without causing any buildup.

4. Exfoliate Gently

Exfoliating helps remove dead skin cells and unclog pores, but it’s essential to do it gently, especially in summer when your skin can be more sensitive. Combining a eco friendly pummace and our Peppermint and Poppy Seed Soap for a refreshing and invigorating experience. The poppy seeds act as a natural and gentle exfoliator, removing dead skin cells and promoting a smoother, more radiant complexion. The peppermint essential oil not only gives your skin a cool, refreshing feel but also helps to invigorate your senses, making it an ideal choice for hot summer days

5. Don’t Skip the Sunscreen

Sunscreen is non-negotiable in any summer skincare routine. Look for a broad-spectrum, SPF 30 or higher sunscreen to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Reapply every two hours, especially if you’re swimming or sweating.

6. Use Natural Essential Oils

Our Rose Geranium Natural Soap is enriched with rose geranium essential oil, known for its hydrating and anti-inflammatory properties. It’s a perfect choice for maintaining soft, supple skin during the hot summer months.

Rose Geranium Natural Soap


7. Say No To Chemicals

Using products with natural ingredients can significantly improve your skin’s health. Our eco-friendly soaps are free from harsh chemicals like SLS and parabens, which can irritate and dry out your skin. We believe in the power of nature, and our soaps are packed with essential oils and natural ingredients that we hand-select to keep your skin hydrated and nourished.

8. Balance Your Skin’s Oil Levels

Summer can be particularly challenging for those with combination skin. Excessive heat and humidity can lead to oily skin and dry cheeks. Incorporate our Patchouli and Sandalwood Natural Soap into your routine. Patchouli and sandalwood are known for their balancing properties, helping to control oil production while keeping your skin hydrated and smooth.

Additional Tips for Healthy Summer Skin

  • Stay in the Shade: Avoid excessive sun exposure, especially during peak hours from 10 AM to 4 PM.
  • Wear Protective Clothing: Long sleeves, hats, and sunglasses provide an extra layer of protection against the sun’s rays.
  • Take Cool Showers: Hot showers can strip your skin of natural oils. Opt for cool showers to keep your skin hydrated and refreshed.
  • Eat Hydrating Foods: Try to add lots of plant based water-rich foods like cucumbers, watermelon, and strawberries into your diet. This will help boost your skin’s hydration levels from the inside out.

Summertime should be all about enjoying the sun, not worrying about your skin. With the right summer skincare routine, you can keep your skin looking and feeling its best. Embrace the beauty of natural skincare this summer and let your skin glow with health and happiness.

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