Summer is almost here, and it’s more important than ever to take care of our skin. Here are some suggestions for the dry (and long) Australian summer!
1. Switch your makeup
Just like our winter wardrobe, it’s time to put away the winter makeup and switch to something more heat resistant. Sweating can cause excessive shine and makeup to wear off faster. Mineral-based powder foundation is great for preventing shine and wears longer in hot weather. If you prefer liquid foundation, choose one that is water based, rather than oil based. Waterproof mascara is also a must.
2. Sun protection
As we venture out from the warmth of our centrally heated houses into the summer sun, it’s more important than ever to protect skin from damage from harmful UV rays. Sun damage accelerates skin aging, and once the damage is sustained it’s difficult to reverse. Sunscreen is not just for a day at the beach, but should be worn everyday, as even short periods of exposure to UV rays now and again can lead to long term damage. One of the most convenient ways to build sun protection into your daily routine is by combining it with your morning moisturising routine. Use a moisturiser with a high SPF rating under makeup, like Comvitica Daily Moisturiser (SPF15), which contains Rosehip, Macadamia, Sumflower and Soybean oils to help slow signs of aging. Another great benefit of using a good moisturiser with SPF everyday is that sunscreen builds up in the outer layer of the skin, which, overtime, causes skin to be less likely to burn.
3. Facial mists
Facial mists are so amazing for summer. Used instead of powder to set makeup, a facial mist creates that youthful summer dewy (and not oily) skin look. Not only that, but increased sweating during the warmer seasons cause skin to lose vital minerals that keep the skin healthy, so a facial mist with skin health ingredients is a great way to replenish the skin throughout the day, like Comvita Hydrating Toning Mist. Comvita Hydrating Toning Mist contains Manuka honey and Kowhai plant extract to replenish skin nutrition and sooth and calm the skin.
4. Lip care
Lips are as just as vulnerable to Australia’s dry summer as skin, yet we always forget to properly care for them. During summer, lips are exposed to UV rays and over-drying, resulting in flakiness and cracking – not a good look. The reason lips always seem to dry out is because they do not contain glads that secret oils to naturally keep them hydrated. Everyone knows that lip balms are a great way to protect the lips and help keep them hydrated, but it’s not enough on its own. It’s a good idea to also use a lip treatment regularly, to deeply hydrate and to help prevent and correct wrinkles and lines. Comvita Lip Treatment with Manuka honey is not only wonderfully hydrating, but also helps to slow signs of aging.
5. Inside out protection
In addition to protecting your skin from sun damage and aging from the outside, it’s important to load up on anti-oxidants to counter damage from within. Olive leaf extract contains potent antioxidants which protect cell DNA. Dilute a teaspoon of Comvita Olive Leaf Extract with juice or straight up two or three times a day with food.
- Manuka Honey 10 UMF ($26.67)
- Olive leaf Extra ($35.23)
- Whitening Toothpaste ($6.36)
- Hydrating Toning Mist (22.75)
- Nourishing Lip Treatment ($12.35)
- Daily Moisturiser with SPF ($35.75)
- Daily Spa Body Wash (18.85)
All products in contain natural ingredients to nourish the skin as nature intended, with a Hydrating Toning Mist, Moisturiser with SPF, Lip Treatment and Spa Body Wash.
Manuka Honey and Olive Leaf Extract work from the inside out and provide an immunity boost to promote healing, and a natural antioxidant hit to protect cells from damage.
You can also purchase this pack at an incredible special price of $99 here.
What are you summer skin care secrets?