As much as we long for sunshine, summer doesn’t come without some of its own problems that can easily wreak havoc with your beauty routine. Skin can range from feeling dry and dehydrated to excessively oily, and the unpredictability of a British summer means that your skin can err on the side of greasy without some summer skincare SOS. We’ve put together our Saint Iris Adriatica guide on how to deal with stressed out skin, leaving your entire body looking healthy with an enviable glow.
When Skin Is Dry and Parched
The sun (or lack of it, in London) can lead to skin frequently feeling a little dry. Add air-con and any post-swimming, chlorine-induced dryness into the mix, and your skin can feel a little confused. One of the smoothest ways to ensure that skin is kept happy all summer long is to establish a hydrating routine for everyday. When it’s warm and heavy balms feel overbearing on the skin, reach for Vitality Spritz. The uniquely hydrating texture floods the skin with hydration all whilst promoting a balanced and brighter skin tone (so short sleeves aren’t to be feared!).
When Your Complexion Is Greasy, Not Glowy
Lying out in the sun can help to bring a healthy does of Vitamin D to the skin but it can also frequently leaving the skin with quite the natural sheen. Having smudged makeup, flushed cheeks and heavy perspiration isn’t exactly the summer goddess vibe we’re aiming for… Switch up your skincare instead to ensure that your base is smooth and hydrated, without being heavy. Pump a few drops of Wake-Up Droplets from head to toe for the ultimate matte even tone. Containing Vitamin C, the cooling formula protects cells from environmental aggressors as well as being rapidly absorbed by the skin.
If Your Skin Is Breaking Out In Blemishes
Your body can naturally produce more oil during the warmer months, which can lead to clogged pores and the subsequent blemishes on both the face and body. Saint Iris Adriatica’s founder Sanela is a big fan of natural remedies to treat skincare concerns, such as reaching for orange peel to naturally treat blemishes. Oranges are packed with antioxidants and also help to act as an antibacterial on the skin, quickly soothing inflammation. When wearing daily SPF, it also means that skin needs to be double-cleansed in the evening; one cleanse to remove any product, makeup or pollutants and then a secondary cleanse to ensure that skin is thoroughly cleaned. Of course, a bi-weekly masking session with our Purity Paste helps to gently exfoliate and ensure that pores are left free of impurities. Less stress, more glow!