We were ‘today years old’ when we found out that our regular skincare routines may not be as effective as we thought under the scorching heat. According to skincare experts, our skin metabolizes faster and needs consistent water replenishment during summer. Hence, these changes should be the center of our regimen, and it may require a switch-up on some of our skincare practices.
Besides the usual tips like applying sunscreen, moisturizing and staying hydrated, here are some summer skincare tips you probably didn’t know.
Use products with hyaluronic acid
You may have seen this ingredient on various serums and sheet masks, but did you know that hyaluronic acid is also naturally found in our skin, just like collagen? This skincare ingredient helps strengthen skin’s natural moisture barrier and helps keep it hydrated for a long time. In fact, using just one product with hyaluronic acid in your beauty routine is enough to keep skin dewy and healthy. Find skincare products with hyaluronic acid online via the SM Malls Online app.
Opt for vitamin- or niacinamide-enriched products
Although you may be spending most of your summer indoors right now, you’re still susceptible to harmful ultraviolet rays. Protect your skin from sun damage by using products enriched with vitamin C and E or niacinamide. These antioxidants also boost the effects of sunscreen.
Just keep in mind that you can’t mix vitamin C and niacinamide with each other, so identify your skincare target first. Vitamin C is for increasing the skin’s moisture content, while niacinamide is for brightening dark spots caused by sun damage. Get vitamin- and niacinamide-enriched products online via the SM Malls Online app.
Have a “lighter” routine
Forget your 10-step Korean skincare routine. For summer, it’s better to use fewer products and stick to a lighter routine so that your face doesn’t get clogged with chemicals and creams. A good facial cleanser and moisturizer combo, plus spot correctors occasionally, is enough to keep your skin at its best state.
Use water-based products
In line with keeping your skincare routine light, avoid thick creams and replace them with water-based products instead. Beauty products with dense formulations may make skin feel heavy, sticky or oily, which is inconvenient during the hot weather. Water-based moisturizers are also trendy right now because they are lightweight and can be absorbed instantly. Score these products online via the SM Malls Online app and incorporate them into your skincare routine ASAP.
Don’t over shower
The scorching heat may tempt you to shower more often, but this quick cooling fix may be one of the reasons why your skin feels damaged. Showering too much, especially in hot water, strips natural oils away from normal and healthy skin, which can lead to drying and irritation.
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