The sunny days of summer are here and chances are, we will all be basking in its warm rays - at home or on vacation. Being diligent in applying an SPF is one of the most important steps you can take in protecting and preserving a youthful complexion, but there are other post-sun rituals that will also keep you safely glowing all summer long! Keep reading as we unpack our top three tips for healthy summer skin.
1. Summer Skincare To Protect
One of the best things you can do during your summer skincare routine is apply an SPF. UV exposure is responsible for the majority of skin damage and premature aging. Without sunscreen your skin will age more quickly as a quality SPF is your first line of defence against the damaging rays of the sun. Find a sunscreen that your skin loves and reapply throughout the day. While a higher SPF number will protect your skin for a longer period of time, it is still of utmost importance to reapply. Don’t forget your chest and lips!
Our top pick for a clean facial sunscreen is Solara’s Fortune Teller
. Formulated for sensitive skin, it applies like a dream and doesn’t leave a dreaded white cast. In addition, this 2-in-1 sunscreen and serum blend offers advanced protection from the sun's rays as well as a cocktail of potent ingredients for brightening and firming the skin. Other staff picks for clean sunscreens include Coola
, Salt + Stone
, and Suntegrity
2. Summer Skincare To Repair
After sun exposure, soothe your skin with reparative antioxidants. Studies have shown that applying skincare products infused with antioxidant ingredients are powerful anecdotes to free radical damage inflicted by UV rays. While many of PURA’s skincare potions contain antioxidants - which include vitamin A, C, E and green tea among others - we particularly recommend our Hyaluronic Watermelon Essence for instant post-sun repair. This juicy, ultra-refreshing formula replenishes the skin with soothing aloe, antioxidant rich watermelon extract, moisturizing hyaluronic acid and cooling cucumber extract. Japanese green tea leaf extract helps to prevent free radicals from excessive sun and environmental damage, while wild mushroom extract is known to help improve skin firmness, revealing a fresh, non-oily glow. Chill in the fridge for an extra refreshing summer skincare spritz.
3. Summer Skincare To Hydrate
Replenish moisture loss from the inside and outside. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids and eating foods that are high in water content and vitamins such as watermelon, cucumber and oranges. We also love Aphina’s buzzy new electrolyte drink called “Vegas Water” for its hydration and beauty benefits.
Treat the outer layer of your skin with PURA’s bestselling Overnight Watermelon Mask
. Gentle on parched skin, this reparative and soothing beauty balm is saturated with antioxidants. Aloe vera, roman chamomile and witch hazel calm and nourish the skin, leaving it feeling supple and hydrated. Lycopene, a powerful antioxidant in watermelon extract protects from environmental stressors, and helps reduce the look and signs of aging. After sun exposure, apply this potion generously and don’t just treat your face, but your entire body. This potion is so soothing that we have even applied it to our kids’ skin post sun exposure - it’s a summer skincare essential the whole family will love!