Summertime means long days in the sun, even longer nights on the dance floor and loads of sunscreen, alcohol and travel. While we love pretty much everything about summer, there’s no denying that it can take its toll on your skin. That’s why it’s so important to prep your skin for the good times to come. As we know, prevention is better than cure. Here’s our guide to prepping your skin for summer with Inglot.

Prepping your skin for summer with Inglot

The benefit of all this pre-summer prepping is that you won’t want to have to wear as much make-up, since your skin will be in top shape. That means less time spent getting ready and more time at the beach.

1. Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate 

Sweat and sunscreen can cause blocked pores so make sure you include regular exfoliation in your skincare routine. Three times a week is enough, and remember that over-exfoliating can strip your skin of its natural oils, so don’t overdo it. Inglot’s Facial Cleansing Brush is the perfect addition to your routine, as it cleanses the pores daily without over-exfoliating.

2. Zap the breakouts

Chlorine water on top of all the sunscreen can cause breakouts. Take care not to sleep with your make-up on, and use blotting paper to absorb excess oil, instead of layering your skin with powder. If you don’t have the time to remove your make-up before working out, using Inglot’s Milk & Tonic wipes will help to keep your skin balanced and cleansed on the go. While you’re at it, don’t forget to add the Inglot Multi-Action Toner to your skincare routine, as it moisturises and facilitates cell regeneration.

3. Keep it simple

Wearing lots of make-up and piling on the oily products during the heat of summer can cause oily skin. Rather keep your make-up routine simple with a great serum, primer and a very light application of foundation (if any). Inglot’s Hydrating Day Serum contains luxurious marine extracts which prep your skin for make-up application. Enriched with microalgae complex and black-pearl extract, it provides all-day hydration. The Revitalising Night Serum contains Edelweiss flower extracts to firm the skin and fill out wrinkles (even in the sensitive under-eye area). It’s an intense regenerating serum that contains bioactive peptides and hyaluronic acid that help enhance your skin’s elasticity and flexibility.

4. Eat your greens 

Great skin starts from the inside out; maximise your greens intake with juices and smoothies. If the idea doesn’t appeal to you, try this: blend a big bag of baby spinach into a paste and freeze it in ice cubes. Add a couple of spinach cubes to coconut water, a banana and a handful of strawberries. You won’t even taste the spinach – promise!

5. Stay hydrated

Water is the essence of life – and the key to great skin. You’re going to need to up your intake in summer, so keep a bottle with you to constantly fill up. Your skin needs hydration too, so keeping a bottle of Inglot’s Refreshing Face Mist in your bag to spritz on any time you need a little glow is a great idea. If your skin has the opposite problem and feels dry in the heat, Inglot’s Multi-Action Toner can sort you out.