How to Face Summer

How to Face Summer

The sun is shining and temperatures are rising which can only mean one thing…Summertime is here!

While you are planning your next pool party, beach vacation or family braai, don’t forget to rebuild your skincare routine too. Summer is a great time for a skincare makeover because as the seasons change so do your skincare needs.

Skincare is personal and the following QMS Medicosmetics products will address your individual summer skincare needs to keep your skin happy and healthy all season long.

Apply and reapply sunscreen

If you do nothing else for your skin this summer, apply sunscreen. It is essential to apply sunscreen daily to reduce the risk of premature aging and sun damage, no matter the weather. Look for a sunscreen that is broad-spectrum, higher than SPF30+ and reapply every two hours. Today’s sophisticated formulas and technologies let you select sun protection that also contains effective anti-aging complexes to repair sun stressed skin.

Reach for lightweight products

In the hot and humid months our skin tends to produce more oil and sweat. It is important to focus on deeply cleansing the skin and using a lightweight moisturizer that does not clog the pores. So you can swap out your milk cleanser and thick moisturizer in favour of a gentle gel cleanser and lotion.

Keep skin hydrated

The next step to summer prep your skin is to change your hydration routine. Your skin will require all the hydration it can get in its battle against the sun. Boosters are a great fit, working best when layered underneath a moisturizer. We also recommend a revitalizing toner spritzer to refresh your skin while at your desk, in the car, at gym or on the plane!

Exfoliate for a brighter complexion

Gentle yet effective exfoliation seems too good to be true, but QMS Gentle Exfoliant Lotions effectively removes dead skin cells without any trauma. It does not cause any sensitivity to the sun, your skin won’t feel tight or dry afterwards and it is safe for all skin types and conditions.

Repair and treat sun damage

A tan might be a popular summer look, but it indicates skin damage. When sunlight comes into contact with skin a cascade of damage results and the only way to undo the damage is to bombard the skin with powerful antioxidants and age-fighting ingredients. UV rays cause up to 90% of photo-aging that happens to our skin and using antioxidants helps prevent and treat unwanted pigmentation that shows up in the summer months.

So, what should my summer skin care routine look like?

To help eliminate the guesswork, we asked our skincare expert to highlight a sample skin care routine you can follow from beginning to end.

  1. Cleanse with the ultra-mild EpiGen Pollution Detox Cleansing Gel.
  2. Apply Gentle Exfoliant Lotion to clarify, refine and renew the skin.
  3. For the ultimate energy and hydration boost apply half of the Collagen Concentrate 7-Days System.
  4. Even Tone Day & Night Serum to correct and restore complexion to even radiance.
  5. EpiGen Pollution Defense Day & Night Gel-Cream for intense hydration and protection.
  6. Cellular Sun Shield SPF 50+ PA++++ Sunscreen Lotion for superior protection against sunburn and premature light-induced aging.
  7. Hydrating Boost Tonic Mist to soothe and lightly moisturize the skin.

Our skin is the biggest organ of our bodies and is a protective barrier against environmental factors like temperature changes. Adapting your skincare routine will strengthen the skin’s protection and enhance its immune system so you can enjoy dazzling sun-kissed skin all summer long!