The new year has kicked off with one of Australia’s hottest Summer. When the sun is scorching you know there’s a whole routine you’re required to take into consideration when it comes to your skin. Warmer weathers usually bring oily skin, sunburns and dry patches. So, with that being said, changing your skincare routine is absolutely crucial.

You don’t need a complete overhaul, just a few simple changes in your daily routine can help you beat the heat this summer season.

1. Always wear sunscreen

Most of us know the importance of wearing sunscreen in the summer months to avoid sunburn and damage, but it really should be a year-round preventive health measure. Many tend to forget to apply or do not recognise the various benefits it contains. The application of sunscreen helps prevent sunburns, premature aging and reduces the risk of skin cancer and skin reactions.

2. Exfoliate dry skin

An extremely crucial step in your skincare regimen is exfoliating. The benefits of exfoliating your skin may not be instant but is an indispensable routine over time. Skin can become dry and flaky during the summer months, especially after long hours in the sun. It’s always a good idea to exfoliate on a regular basis to keep your skin soft and smooth. It’s as easy as applying a sugar scrub on your dry skin prior to taking a shower.

Alternatively, you can use it in the shower after cleansing for a natural exfoliation and moisturising treatment. Sugar scrubs are the easiest to purchase as it’s available in every beauty and skincare store or you can make your own at home with the below recipe:

· 1 cup granulated sugar, either white or brown, preferably organic

· ½ cup oil (olive oil and coconut oil work great)

· essential oils of your preference (optional)

· 1 small wide-mouth glass mason jar

3. Moisturise

After you have exfoliated your body and removed any excess dry skin, the next most important step is to moisturise, moisturise and moisturise. If you remember to do so regularly your skin will thank you with the extra nutrition and benefits you’ve unknowingly contributed. It can become tough in summer to constantly moisturise especially if you do not find the product for your skin. However, finding the right lotion to keep your skin protected, alongside an SPF will do wonders for you and prevent itching and dry flaky skin. Moisturisers offer an extra barrier and an extra boost of antioxidants which will nourish your skin after exposure to hot temperatures.

To ensure your skin stays hydrated and soft this Summer, ensure to follow our top 3 key skincare tips or you can purchase a spa.com.au gift card and let one of our expert participating spa salons take care of you with a full facial.

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