Summer is a sensational time of year, but it’s also a time to be particularly vigilant about protecting your skin.
Here are our top 5 tips to keep your skin nourished and looking beautiful this summer:
Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, and according to the Cancer Council of Australia, two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70. Sun damage can also contribute to the appearance of wrinkles and uneven skin tone. The most important thing you can do for your skin this summer is to protect it with a broad spectrum sunscreen. We stock a range of sunscreen products to accommodate all skin types, including sensitive skins. Don’t forget to protect your pout with an SPF-rated lip balm.
2) Hydrate from the inside out
The average human body is comprised of 50-65% water – we rely on it to survive and thrive. As the weather heats up, it is easy to become dehydrated, and when that happens, your skin suffers. Without adequate water intake, skin appears duller, and wrinkles become more noticeable. Water helps to plump up the skin, while structures in the skin that support collagen also require water to work efficiently. To stay well hydrated, men should drink at least 3L of water a day, while women should consume a minimum of 2.5L. Another great way to hydrate the skin from the inside out is with our harmonized water products by Osmosis. These products help restore the body to an optimal state, improve organ systems and replenish the skin.
Even though your skin might appear oilier than usual in the summer months, it’s still just as important to moisturise. Irrespective of whether your skin is oily, dry or sensitive, you need to apply a moisturiser daily as part of your skincare regimen. To avoid an overly shiny face in the daytime, opt for a lightweight, non-comedogenic moisturiser that won’t clog the pores. At Southern Cosmetics, we offer a range of fantastic products, and can advise you about what’s best for your skin types.
4) Peel… without the sun!
If you’d like to freshen up your appearance, a chemical peel and microdermabrasion may be the way to go. Chemical peels exfoliate by using substances such as alpha-hydroxy acids (fruit acids) or beta-hydroxy acids (salicylic acid) to help improve the appearance of skin. We perform a variety of chemical peels, including Synergie Practitioner Peels and Dermaceutic Peels for acne and pigmentation. Our Obagi Blue Peel Radiance treatment offers a unique blend of acids to provide a gentle but effective peel.
5) Restore and rejuvenate
To really give your skin a glow this summer, invest in a treatment that will deeply penetrate and restore moisture. Our Galvanic Facial Infusion treatment introduces serums 400 times deeper into the skin than hand-applied products using an extremely safe electric current. We also offer non-chemical Osmosis Retinaldehyde Infusions and Masks, plus injectable hydration and rejuvenation treatments.
To find out more about our treatments, sample our products, or make the most of our fabulous Christmas specials, please drop by.