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What Skincare Is Best During A Heatwave?

We all crave the sun and want to bask in its rays on hot sunny days, but it’s been a scorcher recently, and uncomfortably hot for everyone. And when the sun’s out, it brings a rash of skin-related issues; redness, burned patches, insect bites, sweat, and oily skin.

Skincare can always be a bit of a minefield at times, trying to figure out how much to use, and the right order to apply products, never mind figuring out what all the scientific-sounding ingredients do. But when a heatwave arrives, we’re slathering on the SPF, and the aforementioned products are melting off our faces faster than a Rocket lolly dropped on hot pavement.

We have a look at few tips for skincare during a heatwave.

For cooling the skin after a day in the sun, always cleanse with cool or tepid water, as hot water will only inflame the skin or make it feel hotter. A hydrating and calming mist is refreshing and will help keep your skin feel cool during the day.

Avoid layering your face products, and wear sheer coverage makeup to help the skin breathe more without blocking pores.

For a productive morning skincare routine, start with a hydrating toner with ingredients such as glycerine or hyaluronic acid, which will prevent the skin from drying out by drawing out the moisture. Follow this with a lightweight moisturiser, and then a nourishing oil, finally applying a thick, but even layer of SPF.

At the end of a hot day, double cleansing your skin will help refresh and clean the skin. Begin with an oil-based cleanser to remove excess oil, daily build-up, and impurities, and follow that with a water-based cleanser to wash off excess sweat.

The most important tip is to use SPF daily and reapply every few hours throughout the day. It’s important to find an SPF that suits you. Always remember to keep hydrated in the hot weather, even if you’re not stepping outside into the sun!

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