What does summer mean to you? Whilst holidays, sun-soaked beaches, higher hemlines and strappy sandals may rank highly on most people’s lists, when it comes to beauty, the hotter weather can wreak havoc on exposed skin.
Skincare expert, Peter Thomas Roth knows a thing or too about faces. His synonymous range is a skincare junkie’s dream with over 100 products that address every complexion conundrum under the sun. So whether the warmer season means you’re prone to dryness, breakouts, redness, sensitivity or all of the above, read on as he shares his ultimate tips for healthy, glowing skin- all summer long.
In general, how does skin change from winter to summer?
In the summer months your skin is exposed to severe heat from the hot summer sun and then cool air from the cold air conditioning. Your skin is constantly being challenged due to the changes in temperature. Think of it as going in and out of a sauna all day. Therefore your skin is working on over load all summer long.
What adjustments should be made to your skincare routine for the summer months?
An SPF should be used all the time and make an effort to cover your skin from the harmful rays of the sun with a hat and sunglasses as well. Don’t forget SPF on your hands as ageing skin often becomes obvious first on the hands. Moisturisers often need to be lighter, so Ultra-Lite Oil-Free Moisturiser is a good choice.
Breakouts often become more of a problem so I use the Gentle Complexion Correction Pads and the AHA/BHA Acne Clearing Gel to keep my skin free of breakouts.
What kind of products, aside from the usual cleanser, toner, moisturiser, can be used to maintain a summer complexion?
Besides a cleanser, toner or moisturiser I would add masks of course! They are so easy to add to any skincare routine. Whether you choose one for your most important skincare concern or treat yourself to the ultimate in achieving beautiful skin by using several in your routine to address all of your skincare issues at once.
What are your ultimate tips for a healthy, radiant complexion in hotter weather?
First I would recommend my Irish Moor Mud Mask to purify and decongest your skin while drawing out toxins and impurities and minimising the look of pores. In the summer months, your pores will be in enlarged and will need decongesting on a regular basis. On a hot day my favourite tip is putting my Cucumber Gel Mask in the refrigerator then applying a nice thick coat on your face to cool, detoxify and soothe your skin from the harmful damage of the sun.
Used frozen, my new Cucumber Eye Cubes are great for addressing dark circles and puffiness and another cooling treat in the summer. If you are looking for the ultimate treat that will provide you with radiant and firmer skin try my luxurious 24K Gold Mask. A nice way to follow is with my Un-Wrinkle Line Smoothing Lotion with 24K Gold that also leaves a light veil of moisture. Camu Camu CC Cream is a great final step. It provides SPF, vitamin C for brightening and evening out the skin tone and build-able coverage for a flawless finish.
Have you tried any of these products? Which is your favourite?