The Ultimate summer skincare routine with Salicylic Acid

The temperature is rising, the days are getting longer, and your holiday wardrobe is at the ready. But before you all head out into the sun, it is a good idea to get a firm summer skincare routine in place to keep your skin happy in the hot summer sun. From the uses of salicylic acid serum for hydrating your skin to adopting a beach skincare routine for your trip, these summer skincare tips are just what you need to make sure your fun in the sun never stops.

Gentle Cleansing is Key

Even if you wear little or no make-up, your skin will still need its daily cleanse. Once you are back indoors, especially if you have been in the pool or sea since salt and chlorine can be very irritating and dehydrating, do wash your face right away. Cleansing skin both morning and night with a gentle product that will not strip the skin is vital. Use the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Gel Cleanser, which has a thin, creamy foam to cleanse your skin while also preserving your skin’s natural moisture barrier and leaves you with a plump and hydrated skin. If your skin is especially sensitive or dry, try a cleansing balm for a nourishing and gentle cleanse.

Hydrate Your Skin

Hydrate, hydrate and hydrate! We cannot stress on the importance of skin hydration, especially in the summer heat that literally drinks up all the moisture from your skin! A great way to hydrate the skin is to add a natural humectant like Hyaluronic Acid, that can carry 1,000 times it’s own weight in water! The L’Oréal Paris Revitalift 1.5% Hyaluronic Acid Serum is just what your skin needs in this case! This lightweight and non-sticky serum hydrates, plumps and boosts skin’s radiance by 42%* and gives instant visible results and helps your skin getting better day after day.

Skin Repair & Glow

Undo any damage and dryness caused by excessive sun exposure with a nourishing moisturiser. Not a fan of rich creams that feel heavy on the skin? The L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro-Essence is a hydrating water-based formula that penetrates up to 10 skin layers** to reveal bright, radiant, and crystal clear skin. If you have been asking yourself if salicylic acid is good for the skin, read ahead. The essence with salicylic acid accelerates skin renewal and mildly exfoliates to refine pores and skin texture. Apart from this one use of salicylic acid for the skin, the Micro-Essence also deeply repairs the skin – giving you a crystal clear skin and glow. If a long summer day leaves your skin feeling a little extra tired, and you are worried about using salicylic acid for dry skin, intensely treat your skin with the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro Essence Sheet Mask. The brightening actives in the sheet mask not only hydrate and nourish your skin but also gently exfoliate your skin and treats it to the different benefits of salicylic acid so you can enjoy bright, crystal-clear, and radiant skin in just 15 minutes. Use the sheet mask two to three times a week as part of your summer skincare routine to keep your skin hydrated.

Do Not Forget Sunscreen

Hands down the most important summer skincare tip is to always wear sunscreen. When the sun is shining, the first thing to do is to protect the skin from UV rays. While they are not the enemy, and in fact provide a healthy dose of essential vitamin D, overexposure is a disaster that leads to burns, accelerated ageing, and sometimes even skin cancer. Use an SPF and do not forget to apply it to your neck and ears too. Use a lightweight sunscreen that protects you from the sun without feeling heavy and greasy on your skin.

Skip The Heavy Makeup

Try using more lightweight make-up in the hot weather - not only will it look more natural, but it is also less likely to clog up your skin. Switch your foundation to a BB cream and dust with a lightweight powder to mattify. Then, just add a little bronzer, mascara, and lip balm (try to go for an SPF version, if you can) and you are good to go. If you are spending your day in the pool or at the beach, do not forget to set your makeup with a long-lasting setting spray that will keep your makeup intact. The last thing you need after stepping out of the pool is your mascara running down your face!

Sunny days, pools, and beaches are synonymous with summer holidays. But while kicking back in the sunshine is good for the mind and body, it can wreak havoc with poorly prepared skin. To avoid any damage, switch to a summer skincare routine that will help to protect and replenish your skin in the long run.


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** Within epidermis in the stratum corneum layer