Whether you are out and about in these high temperatures, sat inside under air-conditioning, or moving between the two - these extreme conditions can have an affect on your skin. Dehydration, sun damage, redness and increased blemishes can all become problems. So, as this record breaking heat wave continues, we've put together our Stellar top tips for helping your skin survive, with particular focus on the neck, breast and decolletage:
We all know that quality of sleep can have a big impact on how our skin behaves, but getting a good nights sleep in this weather can be very difficult.
Have you tried a reverse hot water bottle? Fill a hot water bottle two thirds full and leave in the freezer during the day. Take it out just before bed and it will help to keep you cool during the night.
It's a good idea to change your bedding more frequently than usual. It's just a fact that we will all sweat and shed more skin during these hot nights. Switch over your bedding regularly to ensure your skin is next to clean fabrics.
Your body's optimum time to repair and restore is whist you are sleeping. Give this process a big boost by applying our Velvet Restore Sleep Complex, to your neck, chest and decolletage before you sleep. This deeply nourishing formula, repairs and aids skin cell regeneration. It contains MPC™ Milk Peptide Complex, Hyaluronic Acid, the advanced moisture delivery system of SalSphere® AquaSkin, and a complex of vitamins help prevent the signs of premature ageing.
In urban areas the increase in heat is often hand in hand with an increase in air pollution, this grime can sit on our skin and cause cell damage, so it's important to remove this build up.
Warmer days and nights mean higher levels of perspiration too, which can cause skin redness and blemishes. Use products that are gentle and rich in antioxidants to help cleanse and protect the skin.
We advocate using our Luminious Perfector Treatment Polish
2-3 times a week, it cleans deeply but is gentle on the skin. The dual action of the AHAs and Jojoba spheres work to gently clean away grime, sweat, pollution and dead skin. Skin is left cleansed, toned, radiant and silky smooth.
Also, try swapping your usual shower for a tepid bath, it's the quickest way to cool your body temperature.
Hydrate & Nourish
Feed your skin both inside and out.
Skin dehydration is a big consideration during the summer months. Aim to increase you water intake, try for 6-8 glasses spread throughout the day. Have you tried fruit infused 'tea' bags? Designed to add to your water bottle, they make drinking cold water a little more interesting! Try and also increase you intake of leafy greens like broccoli and kale, as well as good fats found in avocado, oily fish and nuts, these will help your body maintain optimum skin health.
Guard against skin dehydration by applying our Dry Oil Mist
, this unique blend of 6 vitamin rich oils hydrates and conditions. Specifically designed to be deeply nourishing but fast drying and non-greasy, you can apply, dress and go! It instantly give the decolletage a beautifully healthy glow, whilst long-term benefits include a reduction in the look of fine lines and stretch marks.
Whatever you are doing this summer look after yourself, try to keep cool and enjoy!