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Adapting my beauty routine for the summer

Depending on the season, you need to change up your beauty routine! With the arrival of good weather, it's time to switch your beauty routine into summer mode.

07.07.20    « EXPERTS » reports
Written by Nelly, IOMA Paris Store Manager

Why should I change my beauty routine?

The sun and the beach are great for relaxation, but they can be bad for the skin if you don’t prepare for them! Here are a few essential things to do to adjust your beauty routine for the summer.

The right moves

Prep your skin before summer starts! Beauty products generally contain vitamin C, soy, alpha hydroxy acids, lactic acid and other cocktails of active ingredients. They accelerate cell renewal through exfoliation and keep your skin from producing melanin to lighten it while preventing the appearance of dark spots. This will prepare your skin before any sun exposure!

Keeping your skin protected from the sun is very important. In theory and in practice, we often develop bad habits: we sit out in the sun during peak hours or forget to apply sunscreen every two hours. Unfortunately, UV rays can cause sunburns and accelerate the signs of ageing.

The first thing to do when the sun comes out is to protect your skin from UV rays. Even if sunlight provides your skin with vitamin D, you should not expose yourself to the sun without protection. (To learn more, read our latest article “UVA/UVB: How do I choose the right sunscreen? “).

Every morning, apply your sunscreen on top of your daily moisturiser. Revitalising and regenerating masks are highly recommended, especially as the summer draws to a close. They help the skin retain its moisture and maintain your tan.

It’s important to cleanse your skin daily; even if you don’t wear make-up, your skin needs it. Wear lightweight make-up that does not suffocate your skin. Foundation isn’t a priority during the summer. Choose a tinted serum worn over a good daily moisturiser.

In the morning, use a very gentle cleanser so as not to attack your skin, which has regenerated during the night. You only want to remove excess sebum that may have accumulated while you slept.

In the evening, remove your make-up more thoroughly. Choose a make-up remover that will remove the sunscreen, make-up and sebum that has accumulated during the day.

The ideal routine

Moisturise your skin with a cream with a liquid texture with a moisturising serum or a daytime mattifying cream that absorbs excess oil as temperatures rise.

A hydrating mist is a must!
City Mist is a hydrating mist that acts as a protective shield against climatic variations (sun, wind, cold) and external aggressions, such as pollution and blue light.

Every morning, apply a sun protection over your day cream; use a cream with a UV index or sunscreen, for example. Moisturisers with a UV index often cut back on active ingredients to make room for sun protection ingredients. If you’re looking for maximum hydration, we recommend wearing a day cream combined with an SPF 50 sunscreen.

Using a scrub is the ideal way to help your skin regenerate after a day in the sun. Exfoliation removes dead cells, making it smoother and softer. We recommend gentle exfoliation once or twice a week depending on your skin type (sensitive or normal).

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