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Changing skincare routine in summer

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With summer almost here, now can be a good time to plan your skincare routine for the hotter months. Summer brings its own set of problems and complications for your skin, and it’s important to use the right products to protect your skin. So what are the effective options for changing skincare routine in summer? And what are the benefits of this?

What are the changes you should make to your skincare routine in summer?

There are a range of changes you should make to your skincare routine in the summer months. These changes include:


  • Increasing SPF
  • Focusing on hydration
  • Exfoliating
  • Adjusting your cleanser
  • Focus on lips and eyes
  • Increasing SPF


One of the first changes you should make to your skincare routine in the summer is that you should incorporate a higher value SPF. While you may (and most probably should) use SPF products year round, in the summer, this is more important than ever, and you may need to increase SPF value. With longer days and more time spent outdoors, the risk of sunburn and UV damage is increased in the summer months. This can lead to dry and damaged skin, sun spots and hyperpigmentation issues, as well as premature ageing and even skin cancer. As such, it’s essential to include sun cream or skin products with an SPF of at least 30 to protect your skin. This will need to be reapplied throughout the day, especially if you’re swimming.

Focusing on hydration

Hydration is another essential aspect of summer skincare. Keeping skin hydrated all year round is a common aim, but in the summer, this becomes even more important. This is because the combination of higher temperatures and increased outdoor activities can lead to dehydration, which can leave your skin feeling dry and dull. As a result, it can be necessary for maintaining good skin health to change to a light weight, oil free moisturiser. This can help to hydrate your skin without contributing to a build up of oil or greasiness.


Again, exfoliation is something you likely incorporate into your skincare routine all year round, but you may need to increase exfoliating sessions in the summer months. This is key to maintaining smooth and radiant skin during the summer months. Sweating more and being exposed to environmental pollutants can lead to a buildup of dead skin cells, which can clog pores and cause breakouts. As a result, adding a gentle exfoliator into your skincare routine 2-3 times a week can help to remove dead skin cells, unclog pores, and promote cell turnover, revealing fresher, brighter skin underneath. It’s still important to not over exfoliate, so finding the right balance, and choosing a gentle product, will be essential.

Adjusting your cleanser

Another factor to consider will be your cleanser. Cleansing is something you no doubt practice daily, year round, but it can be a good idea to switch to a more gentle, foaming cleanser in the summer months. This can be very beneficial for removing sweat, excess oil, and impurities, without stripping your skin of its natural oils.

Focus on lips and eyes

Finally, in the summer months it’s important to pay attention to your lips and eyes. The delicate skin around your lips and eyes is prone to dryness and sun damage, so be sure to use a lip balm with SPF protection and an eye cream to keep these areas moisturised and protected from harmful UV rays.

For more information or advice about your skincare routine in the summer, or for topical treatments you can trust, we are the professionals you can count on here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic. We are Preston’s leading aesthetic practitioners and we are an approved retailer for SkinCeuticals products. Why not get in touch today?

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