Skin Care

Summer Beauty Tips to Shake Off the Winter Skin Blues

Summer is here – while sipping on icy cool drinks on warm sunny days sound like a great idea, the blazing summer sun can also wreak havoc on your skin. But with the right summer skincare products, you can establish a routine to boost skin nourishment and feel fresh all through summer. Read on for a summer skincare routine that will get rid of the dull and dry complexion from winter and wake up your epidermis.

1. One of the best summer beauty tips is to give your dry skin in summer a helping hand by religiously applying a essence with salicylic acid or sheet mask for your face and a body lotion to kiss goodbye to sallow complexion, itchy legs, and tight or ruddy skin.

2. Give your skin an extra boost of hydration two to three times a week by using a hydrating sheet mask like the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro Essence Sheet Mask. With one bottle of essence in one tissue mask, the Revitalift Crystal Micro Essence Sheet Mask has 30x absorption power*. It hydrates, refines, and smoothens your skin in just 15 minutes. The essence in the sheet mask penetrates up to 10 skin layers deep to give you bright and crystal clear skin, perfect for getting your skin ready for summer.

3. Scrubbing is essential when the seasons change. Particularly at the end of winter! It will get your skin spring-ready by removing complexion-dulling dead cells. Months of cold, damp and driving winds parch the epidermis. You have tight and itchy skin. It looks ruddy and dull. The reason? Dead cells cling to its surface and prevent it from breathing. Applying a fine grain scrub won't harm your skin, but rather protect its hydrolipidic film. Apply your scrub using wide, circular movements, working up from your heels to your neck. Pay particular attention to any rough areas - knees, elbows etc. A weekly scrub is all it takes to get back soft, glowing skin!

If you do not want to use physical, grainy scrubs for your face, one of the best summer beauty tips is to use a product with salicylic acid. But how does salicylic acid work to improve skin texture? A popular Beta Hydroxy Acid, salicylic acid exfoliates the skin by penetrating deep into the pores of the skin. It dissolves the skin debris and impurities that clog your pores and breaks down the “glue” between the old and new skin cells, thereby promoting exfoliation. What is salicylic acid used for? Products with salicylic acid like the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro Essence gently exfoliate your skin from deep within, up to 10 skin layers deep**, and improve your skin’s texture. The Crystal Micro Essence refines pores and accelerates skin renewal to give you bright, radiant, crystal clear, and youthful skin. Now that you know that salicylic acid is good for dry skin, you must be wondering if is it good for oily skin too? The answer is yes! Salicylic acid for oily skin helps keep your pores clean from within, preventing acne and breakouts - a common oily skin concern; which make these few of the major benefits of Salicylic Acid!

4. Create a perfect summer skincare product combo by pairing the Crystal Micro Essence with the Crystal Micro Essence Sheet Mask three nights a week to slough off the rough wintery skin.

5. Apply a day cream every morning and go for a nourishing formula at night: cold creams, repairing balms and body butters work a treat.

6. And don't forget to hydrate from the inside as well! This summer beauty tip not only keeps your skin hydrated but also helps to flush out toxins from your body. Drink at least two to three litres of water or fruit and herbal teas a day.

7. The end of winter sees the clocks go forward. This can confuse our biological clocks and our skin! To balance out your body, adapt your sleeping hours and stick to a healthy lifestyle. Eat a balanced diet and aim for at least 7 hours sleep a night - it'll boost both your energy levels and your complexion!

8. Pile your plate with skin-loving fruits and veg that are bursting with vitamins and antioxidants. Plus, omega 3-packed oily fish will soften your skin. And the omega 6 found in vegetable oils and cereals will help prevent dry skin.

Follow this simple summer skincare routine and use salicylic acid for dry skin as well as oily skin to shake off the winter blues!

*30X more absorbing capacity as compared to dry tissue weight
**Within epidermis in the stratum corneum layer