Skin care is always seasonal, and summer is the best time to take extra care of your skin. While you’re out having the time of your life, giving your skin extra love is important. With these hacks by certified skin care consultant Ebun Bello, you are sure to keep your skin looking radiant all season long.
These days, less is always more, especially with skin care. Experts give us daily reasons why we should simplify our skincare routine. We certainly don’t need so many products if we can find the benefits in one product, especially if you’ll be travelling this summer. Nobody wants a huge bag containing all those products if we can streamline them to the essentials.
With Ebun’s extensive knowledge and training, we are on a journey to healthier and more radiant skin. These tips are helpful whether you’re battling breakouts or just looking to up your skincare game.
Ready to take your summer skin care to a healthy level?
Cleansing is key
With warmer temperatures comes heat, dust and a lot of sweat, especially if you’ll be outdoors most of the time. It is vital to keep your skin dirt free and avoid clogging up your pores, so your skin must always be clean. An excellent tip for cleansing is to use a gentle pH-balanced face cleanser. This is a great way to start your routine.
Simple Skin Gentle Face Wash
This refreshing 100% soap-free, vegan face wash removes dirt, oil, and impurities, leaving skin feeling refreshed and revived.
No colours, no perfume, no harsh chemicals that can upset your skin. Perfect for even the most sensitive skin.
Don’t skip exfoliation
Unlock the secret to achieving velvety, smooth skin by exfoliating regularly. This process eliminates dead skin cells and clears out pores, creating a radiant and refined complexion. You also need to be careful not to overdo it; yes, over-exfoliation is a thing. It is necessary to exfoliate responsibly and seek expert advice to decide which is best for your skin concerns.
Ebun advises that you decide what exfoliants you prefer as they come in different forms and products. “While physical exfoliants like scrubs and enzymes aren’t entirely bad for your body, I highly recommend chemical exfoliants like Glycolic acid, Salicylic Acid and Gluconolactone for facial skin. You can find these in cleansers, toners, and serums..”
Skin by Zaron Ultimate Glow Brightening Toner
This water-based toner has the right mix of exfoliating, hydrating, and pore balancing ingredients for all skin types, it helps to balance skin pH, remove excess dirt, and it minimizes the appearance of facial pores.
Good Molecules Exfoliating Serum
This blend of 10% alpha and beta hydroxy acids helps to resurface and renew, smoothing away dead skin cells and unclogging pores to reveal visibly radiant skin..
Topicals Faded Serum
This gel serum gently fades the look of your most stubborn marks, scars, and spots so that you can kick back and let your worries fade away.
Don’t skimp on moisturizers
Moisturising your skin is the most essential step in your skincare routine. The increased heat and humidity during summer can easily lead to dryness. A lightweight serum and moisturiser can prevent your skin from becoming dry and dehydrated, ensuring it stays soft and supple. Ebun’s tip is that you do not need multiple moisturising products. “If you have an essence, a hydrating toner or a good ole’ moisturising lotion, you’re good to go.”
NIVEA Perfect & Radiant Even Tone Light Moisturiser SPF15
Enriched with Eventone Pure Active and Vitamin E this Even Tone Light Moisturiser with SPF15 is especially formulated for Oily skin. It restores even skin tone and mattifies skin for a radiant complexion.
The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors
Natural Moisturizing Factors (NMF) are elements that keep the outer layer of the skin protected and well-hydrated.
Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence
If you’re into snail mucin, this essence has a whopping 96% snail secretion filtrate for super intense repair and hydration.
Simple Kind To Skin- Hydrating Light Moisturizer
With a lightweight and fast absorbing formulation, our vegan Hydrating Light Moisturiser keeps skin moisturised and hydrated for up to 12 hours.
Antioxidants protect your skin
You need antioxidants to protect your skin from environmental damage. Skin care products containing antioxidants are a great addition to your routine as they help brighten your skin and protect it from free radicals, especially during summer. Products like vitamin C, green tea, or niacinamide are perfect for this. Ebun suggests using low-strength retinoids for a nighttime routine, especially if you’re in your 20s. Always consult a skin care professional to help you choose the best products.
CeraVe Skin Renewing Retinol Serum.
CeraVe Skin Renewing Retinol Face Serum is designed to help diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while also helping to repair the protective skin barrier.
Tiam VitaB3 Source
Transform dull and uneven skin tone with serum that’s enriched with niacinamide and arbutin to blur dark spots, control break outs and reduce excess sebum, as well as allantoin to soothe skin. For sensitive skin, mix with toner or cream for optimal results.
Skin By Zaron Vitamin C Serum
An antioxidant-rich serum that helps protect the skin from sun damage, soothes sunburns, fades hyperpigmentation, promotes collagen production, hydrates, and visibly brightens and evens out the skin’s complexion.
No summer without sunscreen
We cannot overemphasise the importance and benefits of sunscreens. When you’re exposed to a lot of sunlight, incorporating them into your skincare routine becomes essential during summer. Ebun posits that sunscreens are crucial for those with dark skin. “Contrary to popular belief, dark skin is not immune to sun damage. It can be more susceptible to hyperpigmentation and other sun damage.” A broad-spectrum sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30-50 will help keep your skin safe.
Skin Aqua UV Super Moisture Essence
Contains cherry blossom leaf extract and bilberry leaf extract to moisturize skin. Waterproof, sweat-resistant formulation is proven to not cause allergies. Suitable for use on both face and body
Missha All Around Safe Block Aqua Sun Gel Sunscreen
A gel-textured sunscreen that cools down the skin upon application and delivers protecting, hydrating, and soothing ingredients while shielding the skin from sun damage.
Kose Suncut UV Perfect Gel Sunscreen
Strongly resistant against water, sweat and sebum, this sunscreen gel offers long-lasting protection against UVA and UVB rays without forming a white cast or drying out skin. The lightweight formula is suitable for face and body and can be used as a makeup base.
Make H2O your bestie
Staying hydrated is not only required for external purposes; staying hydrated from the inside out is essential. Remember how we say, “Drinking water and minding your business are recipes for good skin”? Drinking lots of water throughout the day can help keep your skin healthy. Incorporating hydrating foods like watermelon, cucumber, and berries into your diet also helps get that hydration flowing well.
These six summer skin care hacks will help you achieve glowing and healthy skin. An additional tip from Ebun is patience, “With consistency and dedication, beautiful, radiant skin that you’ll be proud to show off all summer long will be your rewarding outcome, even though it might take time to see results.”
Ebun Bello is a certified skincare with her extensive knowledge and training who wants to guide people on the journey to healthier and more radiant skin. Dealing with breakouts or just looking to up your skincare game, Ebun’s expertise gives the right foundation to help you. Connect with her on Instagram and via her website: