Each season brings with it a different kind of joy, and summer is no different. The sweet summertime is all about spending time by the pool or at the beach, under the warmth and sunshine of the gorgeous sun. However, it goes without saying that although the long summer days have much adventure and happiness in store, it can also wreak havoc on the skin.
Just when it seemed to finally start getting adjusted to the cold and chilly weather, the earth shifted on its axis and lo and behold, it was met with the warmth and heat of summer. Being directly exposed to the UV rays can accelerate the aging process, causing wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots to become increasingly visible. Throw in excessive oil production by the sebaceous glands, some dehydration and the occasional sunburn, and this season can be nothing short of a nightmare for those who pay little heed to formulating a skincare routine that suits them before the season rolls out in its full glory.
So if you want to avoid having your skin produce excess sebum, culminating in clogged pores and acne breakouts, or want to ensure that your skin remains hydrated, and supple so that you can enjoy youthfully radiant looking skin this summer, keep on reading!
Wash your face with a gentle cleanser
During the summer, the skin can feel excessively oily, sweaty and grimy, making you feel a strong urge to wash your face multiple times. However, this can cause the face to dry up, leaving behind flaky dry patches. It is therefore imperative to use a cleanser that is gentle on the skin, does not strip off its natural oils, and also restores hydration back into it. The Leovard Multicleanser is perfect in this regard. It is all natural and organic, containing antioxidants that help protect the skin from free radical damage, along with botanical oils and the hydrating, healing and nourishing hyaluronic acid that lends the skin elasticity and suppleness along with a dewy glow.
Toner is essential
A lot of people think that toning is useless, but that is far from the truth. A good toner helps to minimize enlarged pores, preventing them from getting clogged by the sweat and oil that is courtesy of the summertime, thereby keeping acne breakouts at bay. It also helps to soothe irritation and dryness post cleansing, enabling you to enjoy softer and luscious skin. The Leovard Tonic is a soothing and hydrating toner, making it the perfect addition to your summer time skincare routine.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
Being out and about in the sun can cause the skin to lose moisture, resulting in dry and dehydrated skin. Hence, a hydrating serum is a must in any skincare routine. Not only does it help to restore moisture in the skin, it also helps to plump it up, giving it a radiant and youthful look. One like the Leovard Serum which contains several anti-aging ingredients like ginger, green tea and aloe vera can also delay the onset of early signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines, allowing you to enjoy your summer time without a worry.
Don’t skip moisturizer
With the skin feeling all sticky, moisturizing might be the last thing on your mind. However, it’s a step that must not be omitted at any cost as dry and dehydrated skin in the summer causes the skin to increase its sebum production to compensate for the loss, resulting in oily and greasy skin, which is the perfect breeding ground for acne and pimples. So make sure to use a lightweight moisturizer like the Leovard Multicream each day to keep your skin looking its absolute best.
It goes without saying that sunscreen is a must everyday, especially during the summertime, even if you plan on staying indoors. Infact, it must be reapplied every few hours for maximum protection. Opt for one with an SPF of 30+ to keep the skin protected from the sun’s harsh UV ray damage.
Don’t forget the lips
Our lips are the most fragile and vulnerable part of our face and prone to getting friend out and chapped very easily, especially during the summers. Therefore, keep it hydrated using a generous coat of a hydrating, healing and nourishing lip balm like the Leovard Lip Luster that contains the super hydrating hyaluronic acid.
Incorporate a facial oil
Since daytime is all about keeping it light on the skin, incorporating a facial oil during your PM routine will help to replenish the skin, allowing it to feel rejuvenated and nourished. Opt for natural ingredients that work their wonder without causing any irritation or agitation to the skin.
Summertime is all about being extra careful and gentle with the skin to avoid agitating it or aggravating any underlying skin problem. Since flare ups and inflammation is common during this time, tweaking your skin care to incorporate gentler products like those of the Leovard skincare range, will ensure a smooth sailing.