6 December 2023 — Wellness

Unlock Your Best Summer Skin: Easy Tips

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Summer is officially here, and it’s time to gear up for sunny days at the beach, stretched out beside the pool, and alfresco dining. Amidst all the summer excitement, it’s important not to forget your skincare routine. We’ve compiled a list of easy skincare tips to help you maintain your best summer skin.

Be Sunscreen Savvy

We all know sunscreen is a must, but are you using it right? Dermatologists recommend using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30. But here’s the key: reapply it every two hours and immediately after swimming or sweating. According to the Cancer Council Australia, most Aussies don’t apply enough sunscreen. About 35ml (seven teaspoons) of sunscreen is the recommended amount to cover the whole body.

Hydration Inside Out

Staying hydrated is essential for healthy skin, especially in the heat. While drinking plenty of water is important, you can also boost your skin hydration with foods high in water content such as cucumbers, watermelon, and strawberries. 

Embrace Antioxidants

Antioxidants are your skin’s best friend, particularly in summer when UV exposure is higher. Vitamin C and E are potent antioxidants that can be found in many fruits and vegetables. They work to neutralise free radicals, helping to prevent skin damage. A study published in the Journal of Dermatological Science suggests that antioxidants can also reduce signs of ageing. Our Sleep & Skin Renewal features a potent antioxidant Astaxanthin. Sourced from algae, it helps to fight premature ageing by neutralising free radicals, enhancing elasticity and hydration, Astaxanthin also boasts impressive health benefits. Its anti-inflammatory properties support cardiovascular, eye, and brain health.

Gentle Exfoliation

Regular exfoliation is key to removing dead skin cells and revealing brighter, smoother skin. However, opt for gentle exfoliators as harsh scrubs can damage your skin, especially when it’s exposed to the sun. Look for products with natural exfoliants like oatmeal or sugar. A study in the American Journal of Clinical Dermatology highlights the importance of choosing the right exfoliation method for your skin type.

Don’t Forget Your Lips

Your lips are part of your skin too and can suffer in the summer heat. Use a lip balm with SPF to protect them from UV rays. A study from the University of Southern Queensland showed that the lip area is highly susceptible to skin cancers, so don’t overlook lip care in your summer skin routine. Night-time Skincare

Use a Super Powder

Night-time is when your skin repairs itself, so having a good night skincare routine is crucial. Use products that are hydrating and repairing, like serums with hyaluronic acid or niacinamide. Adding our Sleep & Skin Renewal  to your evening routine can further support skin repair and rejuvenation as you sleep.

Getting your skin summer-ready doesn’t have to be complicated. By following these simple yet effective tips and incorporating products like INTU Wellness Super Powders into your routine, you can unlock your best summer skin. Remember, healthy skin is not just about the products you apply but also about overall wellness and protection. Enjoy the Australian summer with your skin looking and feeling its best!

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