Prepping Your Skin for Summer - For Dry & Sensitive Skin

Prepping Your Skin for Summer - For Dry & Sensitive Skin

With a change in the season comes a change in our skin. Regardless of how thorough your existing skincare and makeup regimen may be, in order to ensure the skin is functioning at its very healthiest, it’s important to adapt with our environment.

For those with dry or sensitive skin, the focus of summer skincare should be protecting the complexion and reducing irritation. Despite offering relief from the dry, icy air of winter and its often painful skin-drying qualities, summer brings with it increased sun exposure and, in turn, an increased need for skin protection.

The first step in updating your summer skin routine is to “normalise” the skin - balancing the skin’s function so that it doesn’t err towards oily nor dry. Once the skin has been normalised, we can introduce targeted formulations to help treat even the most specific of skin concerns.

Is your skin summer ready? Here’s our guide to prepping for summer skin for dry and sensitive skin types.

Normalise. To help reduce dryness and get your skin back to a state in which it’s producing a healthy amount of natural oils, start on a moisturising system like Environ’s Vitamin STEP-UP System. The Vitamin STEP-UP System contains essential skin vitamins A, C, E and antioxidants, scientifically formulated to help gently, gradually and safely introduce low levels of vitamin A into the skin (it’s important not to overload the skin with vitamins it isn’t entirely comfortable with in one go). The Vitamin STEP-UP System takes your skin on a journey as you progress from level 1 – 5, providing skin with the ultimate skin nutrients to help it function at its healthiest. The Skin EssentiA Vita-Antioxidant Moisturisers are recommended for all skin types, including dry skin, they are light in texture, are bursting with essential skin vitamins to help improve the skin’s barrier function while locking moisture into a dry complexion.

Target. Once you have introduced the Vitamin STEP-UP System into your regime, we can target your more specific skin concerns. For those with dry and sensitive skin, sometimes this can be attributed to a lack of moisture or irritations from incorrect product use. Environ’s Focus Care Moisture+ Vita-Complex Super Moisturiser is ideal to be used in conjunction with your core step-up routine and helps to regulate the skin’s natural hydration levels as well as strengthening the skin’s barrier for greater protection against environmental damage.

Finish. Rather than setting a clear distinction where your skincare routine stops and your makeup routine begins, allow the two to collide by choosing makeup with increased skincare benefits. Prepare the skin for makeup with the jane iredale Smooth Affair Facial Primer and Brightener to deliver an additional layer of hydration to dry, sensitive skin, then apply the Amazing Base Loose Powder for medium, luminous coverage with broad spectrum sun protection. Add a healthy wash of colour to the cheeks with the In Touch Cream Blush, then set your look and lock in moisture with a mist of the D2O Hydration Spray.

If your skin tends to feel dry and irritable as the day goes on, keep this spray on hand to top up your moisture levels and keep your makeup looking fresh. We also suggest keeping your Loose Powder on hand too so you can top up your sun protection with a light dust of powder before heading outdoors for lunch without ruining the finish of your makeup.

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