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The Only 5 Summer Skincare Tips You Need

by | Dec 17, 2021

Do you have a skincare routine you love? That’s great, but did you know that summer skin needs extra attention to look its best? As we all enjoy sunshine and warm weather, let’s not forget what those two stressors can do to your complexion. Austin Clinic wants to help you stay beautiful this summer with some simple skincare tips and useful products.

Experts Agree: #1 Summer Skincare Tip

This is by far the easiest skincare tip you can follow. Wear sunscreen. With Synergie Minerals MineralWhip SPF 40 foundation, you can do that safely and beautifully too. This creamy, non-comedogenic foundation is ideal for all skin types, including those with bothersome skin conditions such as rosacea.

Use Lightweight Moisturisers with a Secret Power

Moisturisers with an SPF of 30 or higher are now available to keep your skin hydrated and protected from the summer sun. The key here is choosing a lighter-than-usual product. “If your skin is already oily, a heavy moisturiser will clog pores, which can lead to a variety of skin problems, including acne,” says Dr Austin. “Look for products that combine sun protection with moisturiser to lighten up effectively.” One example: Aspect Sun Envirostat Face SPF 50.

More Exfoliation Please

Exfoliation is a wonderful way to get rid of whatever is clinging to your skin. In the winter, you need to take care not to over-exfoliate. When summer rolls around, a daily, gentle exfoliation can be helpful. “The key is the kind of exfoliant you use,” explains Dr Austin. “You want a product that doesn’t rely too heavily on acids as they will be too drying.” Our team can introduce you to products like the Allmedic 3-in-1 Exfoliating Scrub. It’s designed for daily use and is especially kind to dry or dehydrated skin.

Don’t Forget the Skin on Your Body

The summer sun and perspiration are conspiring against your skin, and not just on your face. It’s important to shower regularly to help your body slough off the old skin and let out the new. As with exfoliating, you don’t want to overdo things. “When you shower more frequently, it’s important to use a cleanser that is kind to your skin,” says Dr Austin. “My best advice is to look for a gentle non-soap face and body cleanser.”

Now More than Ever: Vitamin C Serum

Vitamin C is an antioxidant your skin loves. You should wear it year-round to neutralise free radicals. Vitamin C serum improves skin tone, helps eliminate under-eye circles, and reduces signs of ageing. During the summer months, it works to reduce skin inflammation and irregular pigmentation. “It even promotes collagen production,” adds Dr Austin. Austin Clinic is pleased to offer Aspect Dr’s Active C serum to correct dull, dehydrated, and sun-damaged skin.

How Super Summer Skin Can Be Yours Year-Round

Choosing the right skincare products can be daunting, especially when you have problem skin. What will work? What will make things worse? With Austin Clinic, making your decision is so much easier. Our experts can guide you to effective evidence-based skincare products and treatments to give you radiant skin and a glowing complexion from this year to next and beyond. Let’s work together to make 2022 your most beautiful year ever. We invite you to contact us with your questions and concerns.