How to keep a great complexion in hot weather

Want to know how to keep your complexion looking good even in hot weather? Then read on to discover our top tips for maintaining a great complexion.

Cleanse and exfoliate

Before you head out for the day, begin by cleansing your skin as hot, humid weather can make our skin look more greasy than usual. Exfoliating regularly will also help remove sweat, grease, and debris from your skin, allowing it to take in more moisture.

Sun protection

Before you apply any makeup, put on a high factor sun block, to give your skin protection and to keep your complexion looking even. The right sunscreen will help prevent your face from turning puce, protecting your looks and your health, and it doesn’t need to make your face look like a clown’s, as there are tinted varieties available for a subtle look.

Don’t forget your lips, put on a lip balm with a high SPF factor, to give them protection from the sun’s rays and keep them hydrated. Remember it’s not enough to put on your sun protection once in the morning; you do need to re-apply it at regular intervals throughout the day, every 2 hours is about right. If you do want a tan, then cultivate one gradually by using a gradual tanning lotion or serum that will boost your skin’s natural radiance and appearance.

Finally, before you head out, don your sunglasses, to make your eyes feel more comfortable in bright light and help protect the sensitive skin around your eyes.

Hydrate yourself

It goes without saying that you should keep yourself well hydrated in hot weather by drinking sufficient quantities of water, if you don’t, you could suffer from headaches and feel dizzy. If you like to drink caffeine-rich drinks, do ensure you drink extra water too. You can boost your skin’s moisture levels by applying a revitalizing spritz throughout the day and by applying a face mask perhaps twice a week.

Eat a healthy diet

Take a holistic view to protecting your skin in hot weather and eat lots of cooling foods, including a high proportion of fresh fruit and vegetables. Eat a lot of vitamin C rich foods, such as summer berries, to protect your skin. Cucumber, with its high water content, will help you to stay hydrated, whilst tomatoes are full of antioxidants that will protect your skin. Don’t forget your leafy greens, such as spinach, for their multiple vitamin and mineral content, eat carrots for their beta-carotene and pomegranate for its antioxidant qualities. What you put into your body is reflected in how it looks.

Soothe your skin

If you can, stay out of the harsh midday sun whenever you can. Forgotten your sunscreen?

If you do have more sun than you should, then administer some good-quality after sun lotion, from a respected body care range that will cool and soothe your skin, relieving the redness and making you feel more comfortable. Look out for lotions with ingredients including Aloe Vera juice, Argan oil, vitamin E, and eucalyptus, to nourish, cool and soothe your skin.

So there you have a few hints and tips for keeping your complexion looking good in hot weather, we hope you’ve found it helpful.