How to stay glowrious in summer

by Azraëlle I. June 04, 2017 1 Comment

How to stay glowrious in summer

Ah, the pleasures of summer! Long sunny days, BBQs, lido, ice-cream and bikinis… However, the warm jaunty season bears many risks for your skin. Here is how to keep your skin hydrated, glowy and healthy during hot days.

1. H2O is your friend

It really is.

Instead of soda and sweetened beverages, stick to the good old plain water or herbal teas. Not only will it prevent headache, chapped lips and dehydration, but also keep your skin glowing.

2. Conscious tanning

We know how much you want that bronze goddess look, but bear in mind that skipping sunscreen or not reapplying it will lead to photoaging (those fine lines, rough skin and sunspots) no matter if you caught a sunburn or not. That’s just how UV-rays works.

Another thing it may affect in a negative way is you skin cell growth, which is why sunscreen is so vital. So keep applying that sunscreen and your skin will thank you. Our weapon of choice: KLAIRS Mid-day Blue Sun Lotion. Enriched with Guaiazulene, a herbal extract of chamomile that gives this lotion it’s signature light blue tint, it conceals redness, soothes and cools the skin while blocking direct heat in order to prevent the skin from overheating.

3. After-sun pampering

After you had your daily dose of sun and worked on your bronze deity complexion, it’s time to soothe and cool your skin in order to prevent peeling, dryness and any sign of redness.

Aloe Vera gels have proven their efficiency when it comes to soothing the skin which is why our favourite pick has got to be NATURE REPUBLIC Soothing Aloe Gel, as it contains 92% Aloe and absorbs quickly.

4. Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate….

Sweating is a natural mechanism to cool your body and prevent overheating. Sweat, fine dust and sun exposure will not only make your make-up runny and cakey, but can also congest your pores, which is why exfoliating is so important during summer.

Oily skin types: The COSRX BHA Summer Pore Minish Serum with it’s Betaine Salicylate and 80% Willow Bark Water will gently penetrate into your pores, unclog them and help you get rid of blackheads while Klairs Gentle Black Sugar Facial Polish will help you get rid of rough skin.

Normal, dry and sensitive skin types: COSRX BHA Blackhead Power Liquid along with Klairs Gentle Black Sugar Facial Polish.

For best results, use the the Klairs Gentle Black Sugar Scrub twice a week.


5. Level-up your moisture game

Every season requires an optimized skin care. While it may seem like intense moisture is a topic reserved for the winter, your skin actually depends on moisture. Lightweight moisturizers and emulsions are a great option to get your dose of hydration without being too heavy.

Loaded with 30 different types of marine plant extractsNATURE REPUBLIC Super Aqua Max Combination Watery Cream is a powerful antioxidant moisturizer for combination and oily skin. Oil-free, gentle, lightweight – COSRX Oil-free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion can be used throughout the year, but it deserves a special mention during the summer. Recommended for all skin types, especially for sensitive ones.

If you happen to work in an air-conditioned environment, you might have noticed it: Air-condition has the nasty side effect of dehumidifying the air and… yes, your skin. Nothing beats a refreshing face mist spritz on hot humid days. Our GLOWRIOUS Editors Team swears by this method, as it keeps you looking fresh throughout the day. Our favourite is the COSRX Centella Water Alcohol-Free Toner as it is made of only 9 ingredients, soothes and cools the skin while being extra gentle with the alcohol-free formula.

A sheet mask in you AM and/or PM routine will boost your moisture level. Here are our summer favourites:

Lotus is known as the flower of purification and ETUDE HOUSE 0.2 Therapy Air Mask definitely proves that. Soothing and purifying.

Aint no summer when ETUDE HOUSE 0.2 Therapy Air Green Tea Mask is gone. Refreshing moisture and a soothing effect with green tea benefits is like a cool breeze on a hot day.

In case your skin needs some work on the photoaging and damage caused by the sun, sticking to snail mucine infused products is one of the best things you can do. COSRX Holy Moly Mask is one of them.
If your skin needs a corset and intense hydration after a day in the sun, we highly recommend J.ONEs Jelly Pack Vita 2 Step Mask. Enriched with hyaluronic acid, fermented black tea and water lily extract, this mask is your partner in crime against dull complexion.

What are your beauty hacks? Share them in the comments below!

Release your glow!

Azraëlle I.
Azraëlle I.


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October 09, 2017

pls do a fall edition with focus on heating and dry air in the office. xx

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