HOW SUMMER AFFECT YOUR SKIN?The Australian blazing sun and the scorching heat can be unforgiving, especially to your skin. Increase in temperatures during the summer months, combined with humidity and heat, can increase the activity of the sebaceous glands. This makes oily skin appear oilier and dry skin appear rough and patchy. The intensity of the sun’s rays can cause sunburned skin which relate directly to ageing and cancer. The heat can also cause more pores to open, which can get clogged with dirt and oil, trapping bacteria, causing acne, pimples, and blemishes on the face.WHAT YOU CAN DO TO CARE FOR SKIN THIS SUMMERCover up/ Stay in the shade: Wear sun-protective clothing, wide-brim hats, and sunglasses in the sun. We don't expect you to wear a long-sleeve shirt every single moment you're on the beach, but be mindful to expose as little of your body as possible to direct sunlight. That might mean sitting underneath an umbrella, wearing an extra-large hat, or avoiding the midday sun.SPF, SPF, SPF! Cover up is best! But as this is not always possible so make sunscreen the most essential product in your hand bag! Apply at least SPF50, 15mins before heading outdoors and reapply every three hours if you are spending all day in the sun. Make sure to apply on every part of your body that is getting exposed o the sun.Up your Antioxidants: Stock up on lots of fruits, vegetables, green tea and nuts as they are packed with antioxidants. Also invest in a good antioxidant serum as not only it can assist in fighting free radical, it can also soothe sun damaged skin and help strengthen your skin barrier. Our Afterglow face serum is packed with antioxidant for these purposes.Stay hydrated: Water is essential for life and it also does so much for the skin. If possible carry a water bottle around you and remember to drink at least once every 30mins. Opt for mid-light weight moisturiser that contain hyaluronic acid to hydrate your skin. Our Hydrating Face Cream not contains hyaluronic acid but is also non-greasy and non pore clogging. Aloe vera is also added for its soothing benefits on the skin.Cut down on makeup: Wear minimal facial makeup to allow the skin to breathe better. Humidity and heat suppress the skin's ability to breathe so best to avoid anything heavy on the face. You can try swapping out heavy foundation for a tinted SPF BB cream or a tinted moisturiser instead. UV lights causes skin damage at the cellular level. When they come in contact with the skin, a cascade of damage results, include stripping of skin lipids, compromising the skin barrier causing redness and inflammation as well affecting healthy cell growth. Even though everyone looks forward to a summer glow, it is still essential to protect your skin to prevent spending thousands trying to reverse damages that may be irreversible.