Summer skincare 101

The summer sun can really take a toll on our skin, especially if we spend a lot of time outdoors. It’s vitally important to restore your skin during the warmer months. Skincare doesn’t just mean facial care – it means looking after all the skin on your body, from your head to your toes.

Did you know that your skin’s ability to self-repair could decline by more than 50 per cent when you reach middle age?

When skin collagen breaks down, your skin starts to look dull and aged. Just as your body needs nutrients and sleep to maintain a strong immune system, your skin needs several tools to nourish, restore and protect it from the sun’s harsh UV rays.

Our skin is thin, yet tough and waterproof. However, if we don’t take care of it, it will get dry and cracked – letting germs and infection spread. Harsh products can damage the skin too, so it’s important to select products that are not going to do more harm than good. We recommend selecting a good organic range.

Cleansing is essential, as it helps remove dirt, germs and old skin cells from your body. It can also help prevent things like acne by removing unwanted oil.

Moisturising restores the water lost through the cleaning process and helps continually guard your skin against environmental elements.

It is vital to educate your children while they’re young, about the harsh impacts of the summer sun and remind them of the checklist of essentials before heading outside to play. To make your life a little easier, here’s an easy to read checklist for your child’s next outdoor adventure. Why not download it and attach it to your fridge?

Keep an eye out for our next article on how to restore your skin for summer and all year round!

Download your sunsmart kid checklist here

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