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7 Must-Have Summer Skincare Essentials for Healthy and Glowing Skin

Updated: 6 days ago

After months of grey skies finally it feels like we are blessed with some much-needed sunshine. But as we bask in the sun and enjoy the longer days, we need to adjust our routines to protect and nourish our skin in this glorious weather. Whether you are planning a staycation by the coast or simply enjoying the local parks, here are some essential tips to keep your skin well-protected and healthy all summer long.

At Ellora Skincare Clinic, we believe that healthy skin is achievable with the right essentials. Here are seven must-dos to keep your skin looking its best this summer, featuring our highly recommended C20 BOOSTER SERUM with 20% Vitamin C, Vitamin E and HA and our broad spectrum ULTRA SUNSCREEN SPF 50+ P++++.

1. Vitamin C Serum to Brighten and Protect the Skin

Vitamin C is a powerhouse antioxidant that helps protect your skin from sun damage, brightens your complexion, and boosts collagen production. Our favourite C20 BOOSTER SERUM with 20% Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Hyaluronic Acid is perfect for boosting your skin defence mechanisms. It is gentle and can be used daily to provide an extra layer of protection against harmful UV rays. Apply it in the morning before your sunscreen to maximize its benefits.

2. Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen Cream to Shield Your Skin

Sunscreen is non-negotiable, especially during the summer. When choosing a sunscreen, it's important to look for the term "broad-spectrum" on the label to ensure you're getting comprehensive protection. Broad-spectrum sunscreen is a type of sunscreen that provides protection against both UVA and UVB rays. Understanding the distinction between these two types of ultraviolet radiation is crucial for comprehensive skin protection:

  • UVA rays penetrate the skin more deeply than UVB rays and are primarily responsible for premature skin ageing and wrinkling (photoaging). They can also contribute to skin cancer.

  • UVB rays are the main cause of sunburn and play a significant role in the development of skin cancer.

A broad-spectrum sunscreen ensures that your skin is safeguarded against the harmful effects of both types of UV radiation, reducing the risk of sunburn, premature ageing, and skin cancer.

Our ULTRA SUNSCREEN SPF 50+ P++++ offers superior protection against both UVA and UVB rays. It's lightweight, non-greasy, and perfect for daily use on all skin types and colours. Remember to reapply every couple of hours, especially if you're spending time outdoors.

3. Hydrating Moisturizer to Lock in Moisture

The heat and sun can dehydrate your skin, making a hydrating moisturizer essential. Look for a formula that's lightweight yet deeply nourishing, helping to maintain your skin’s moisture balance without clogging pores. Ingredients like hyaluronic acid and glycerin are excellent for keeping your skin plump and hydrated.

4. Gentle Cleanser to Refresh the Skin Without Stripping its Barrier

Summer can lead to increased oil production and sweat, which means you need a gentle yet effective cleanser. When shopping for a cleanser you should look for a gentle product that removes dirt and excess oil without stripping your skin of its acid mantle. A gentle and non-foaming gel cleanser with soothing ingredients such as aloe vera can help keep your skin clean, refreshed, and healthy.

5. Cooling Face Mist to Instantly Refresh the Skin

A cooling face mist can be a lifesaver during hot summer days. It provides instant hydration and refreshment, helping to soothe and calm your skin. Look for mists with calming ingredients like chamomile, and rose. Our favourites are the Pure Lavender Hydrosol and Pure Rose Hydrosol. Hydrosols are pure distillates that are rich in the aromatic compounds of the plant being distilled. They can provide instant skin protection and hydration and also help to replenish the skin barrier function as their Ph is naturally acidic between 4 and 5. Keep a bottle in your bag for a quick spritz whenever your skin needs a pick-me-up or in the fridge for ultimate skin cooling and hydration in the heat if the day.

6. Light Hybrid Makeup

During the summer months consider switching to light makeup options that will give you a perfecting finish without clogging the pores. Opt for products free from mineral oils, which can feel heavy and greasy. Lightweight, breathable formulas will enhance your natural beauty without causing breakouts or excess shine, ensuring your skin looks fresh and flawless all day long.

One excellent option for summer makeup is our CC (Complete Care) cream. CC cream is a multi-tasking product that combines the benefits of skincare and makeup, making it ideal for the summer season.

  • Lightweight Coverage: CC cream provides a natural, sheer coverage that evens out your skin tone without feeling heavy. It allows your skin to breathe, which is crucial in the warmer months.

  • Hydration: Many CC creams contain hydrating and other active ingredients that keep your skin well moisturized and protected throughout the day, preventing dryness, flakiness, and premature ageing.

  • Sun Protection: Most CC creams include SPF, offering an extra layer of sun protection. This is essential for shielding your skin from harmful UV rays while maintaining a flawless complexion.

  • Multi-Functional: Beyond providing coverage and sun protection, CC creams can also address specific skin concerns such as redness, dullness, and fine lines, making them a versatile and convenient addition to your summer routine.

Enjoy the sunshine with confidence and a fresh, glowing complexion!

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