The warmer summer weather often causes changes in the skin and can cause quite a few problems.
The first is that the warmth opens the pores, which not only increases sebum production but also allows dirt and pollution to get in. Also, if you have air-conditioning inside, the skin will then cool down, the pores will close, trapping the dirt inside.
Swimming in the sea or chlorinated water and cooler showers will also make the skin feel de-hydrated.
So with all this going on – increased sebum but feeling dehydrated – what is the answer?
Deep Cleanse. Beyond Organic Skincare’s Organic Detoxifying Cleanser will get deep into the pores, balance and tone all at the same time. No ordinary cleanser this, it is a balm (or ‘hot cloth’) cleanser. The botanical extracts of Burdock & Yarrow restore the skin tone and smoothness and detoxify and heal. Further the Comfrey reduces any inflammation and has soothing, firming and tightening properties. Comfrey’s high content of allantoin is really its claim to fame. It can help reduce the appearance of fine line and wrinkles and many find it to be effective for oily skin. Comfrey is also great for sensitive skin.
Tone. This not only helps to close the pores after cleansing but is also great for a cooling spritz any time of the day and a quick freshen up. It will help to keep those bits of grime and pollution from getting trapped into the pores when you are out and about. We have our Organic Soothing Toner with its wonderful Geranium and Rose scent. Anti-inflammatory and adapts to both dry and oily skin. Alcohol free so non-drying. Alternatively, our Natural Calming Toner also contains cucumber for extra coolness and reduces any puffiness.
Moisturise. Choose a lighter moisturiser with extra hydration and plenty of anti-oxidant ingredients. These protect against free radical damage. If your skin is on the dry side, use our organic Moisturising Day Cream, which locks in moisture and forms a protective moisture barrier all day long. It is packed with anti-oxidants and vitamins. If your skin is more on the oily side, our 100% Natural Light 24 Hour Moisturiser with Gingko Biloba has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, with great hydration.