Finally, summer is here. The warmer weather certainly puts us all in a better mood, but while basking in glorious sunshine is great for our spirit, it’s not great for our skin. Catching a few rays and baking in high temperatures comes at a price if you’re not sun savvy.
The secret to finding the right products and treatments to suit our skin is not always easy. You can get caught up in the jargon and not know what actually works – leaving many of us feeling disillusioned. Here are a few simple steps that will slot effortlessly into your summer routine to leave you feeling rejuvenated:
Step 1: Use a cleanser and toner
Maintaining a good cleansing and toning skincare regime is essential, whatever the season. A cleanser and toner will refresh and invigorate your skin’s appearance by re-hydrating and balancing the skin. It’s important to revitalise and revive your skin first thing in the morning. Our cleansers successfully remove dead skin cells, make-up, natural oil and environmental impurities without causing any irritation to the skin, leaving your skin feeling soft, supple and set for the day ahead.
Skin care value: Specifically designed to both prepare skin for daily moisturising and invigorating tired skin throughout the day.
Step 2: Hydrate and moisturise
Moisturisers are enriched with nutritional essentials that are instantly absorbed into the skin and help to replenish and lock in moisture. Using a good quality moisturiser is a must. Our range of moisturisers offers hydrating benefits and acts as a first aid and relief that continues to restore the skin’s health. The purpose of a moisturiser is to provide real magnetism and strength and help achieve a radiant appearance. As well as hydrating fine lines and wrinkles and helping repair damaged skin, sufficient hydration helps the skin to remain softer, plumper and healthier.
Skin care value: Helps to nourish and hydrate the skin.
Step 3: Sun protection
Wouldn't you love to be protected during the summer months, as well as having a wonderful natural glow? The most essential aspect of any skin care practice should include a SPF50+ sunscreen, applied daily all year round. Sunscreen protection is designed to specifically absorb directly into the skin when applied.
Without sunscreen, UVA and UVB rays can cause extensive damage by breaking down our collagen and elastin, resulting in premature ageing and increasing the risk of pigmentation and photo-damaged skin.
Heliocare Tinted Sun Protection combines both sun protection and temporary colour that leaves the skin looking radiant and sun kissed. This lightweight product is often recommended throughout the summer months by our practitioners and is now available in different shades. This especially formulated colour-adapted protectant will look amazing, matching your skin tone flawlessly.
Skin care value: Added protection and skin coverage, which can be used instead of make-up.
Step 4: Nourishing cream
The warmer weather and an air-conditioned environment can play havoc with our skin, often leaving it feeling uncomfortable and damaged. Nourishing creams help to give added hydration and nutrients to the skin, leaving the skin truly replenished. The people that particularly benefit from this are those who produce very little natural oil in their skin. Often, dehydrated skin is just thirsty for moisture, feeling tight and uncomfortable with visible and prominent lines and wrinkles.
Skin care value: Ultra-hydrating and restorative.
Step 5: Exfoliate
During the summer months, it’s especially essential to remove dead skin cells to ensure a healthy glow. There are a number of different treatments available to help you achieve this. Rejuvenation treatments such as microdermabrasion help to reinstate the skin’s health. Once dead and damaged skin cells have been removed, the skin immediately feels and looks smoother, fresher and healthier.
Be sure to book in for treatment once every 2 weeks to buff away tired cells and to stimulate and regenerate healthy skin that feels super soft and smooth. You can expect an immediate result from this procedure.
Talk to us
At Transform, we offer a unique 24-hour skin care routine that will help your skin to stay healthy. Our specialist skin care experts can provide a full consultation and skin care programme to suit your needs and give your complexion a well-needed boost during the summer months. Through our extensive range of Epionce® and Obagi skin care products and non-surgical treatments, we can help you:
· Restore and protect the skin
Book a consultation today or call us on 03300 539 115.