Firstly, let me do a short apology. I haven’t blogged the past two days and I’m sorry, I wasn’t busy (in fact I barely left my bed), I just had no inspiration what so ever. Today I had a good hunt through the internet for some good blog post ideas, consulted my notebooks and came up with this! Anyway, enough of me rambling.
If you’re anything like me, your skin tends to change with the season. Winter brings dry skin, and summer brings hot sticky weather and oily-ness and ugh, breakouts. Or at least it does for me, because two miniature mountains have chosen to erupt on my face (just in time for my birthday tomorrow! Thanks guys :\). Anyway, I thought I’d conjure up my best tips to keep spots at bay, keep your skin feeling moisturised and healthy and in tip top condition for this summer!!
☆ – Develop a good skincare routine. Having a skincare routine all times of the year is really important. However, in summer you should change it up a little bit to match the weather and the condition your skin is in. You can see the skincare routine I use for summer here. I feel like a lot of people think skincare routines have to be really expensive to be good and actually do something for your skin, but that is totally not true. Whilst expensive products can be amazing, there are just as good, more affordable products on the highstreet! My skincare routine consists of mostly Simple, Neutrogena and Nivea. They are all affordable brands that do a wide range of products tailored to many skin types. It’s really important to research into this, so watch youtube videos and read blog posts, get to know your skin type then find some products to combat any issues and you should see differences in your skin pretty quickly.
☆ – Stay Hydrated. We’re all probably the biggest culprit of not drinking enough water when it comes to summer time (or any time really water is so boring). Our bodies are made up mostly of water (
oh god please do not try science on us)and so they relish having more water put into them? I don’t know, but it works and apparently, through some witchcraft it purifies your skin and removes toxins. You just need to drink more water, it’s so good for you. It helps you feel more awake, removes toxins and makes your spots better!
☆ – Oil Blotting Sheets. Now, luckily for me I don’t get oily very much in summer, more just warm and I can fix it with another dusting of powder. However, if you get really oily or even just a little oily, carrying around oil blotting sheets is a really good idea to remove oils from your face. If you don’t feel like that’s enough then you can bring some powder with you to mattify your face. Just patting your face with some oil blotting sheets will instantly refresh your makeup look and make you look complete again! This won’t stop you from getting spots or anything, but it will make your skin look better throughout the day.
☆ Wear Suncream/Sunscreen/Sun tan lotion. Whatever you call it, you need to wear it. Your skin is fragile and will burn easily. Even if you don’t burn, chances are the sun is doing damage to your skin and in the long rung, this won’t do you any good what so ever. You should tailor the SPF to the heat and probably the country you are in (English beaches aren’t going to be as hot as a beach in Spain or France!), but whether you’re wearing SPF10 under your makeup or SPF50, you should wear it.
☆ Sleep. The one tip everyone knows they should follow, but don’t. Why sleep on a night when we can sleep for ages on a morning? Watching Netflix & Youtube, browsing blogs late at night – it’s addictive. But it is no good for your skin. You can combat dark patches, improve the quality of your skin and stop spots from being such a problem if you sleep for a good 7-8 hours and have a set time to go to bed!
I hope you enjoyed those tips, and will put them to good use! I’ve definitely been trying to drink more water and I can say it does help (any of you keen water drinkers can probably vouch for this)!
By the way, tomorrow is my Birthday which is so exciting! I’m turning fourteen (finally!) and I’m getting a really exciting present which will be so good because mine drives me mad at the moment! Anyway, I’m not spoiling anything because I’m going into Bath shopping and will be picking up probably a lot of things I don’t need but who wants a Birthday Haul! (I don’t care if you don’t I’m doing one anyway…:) ) So I won’t blog tomorrow but I’ll be back to it the very next day!
Love Soph xx