5 Ways To Keep Your Skin Healthy This Summer | ENA
There’s so much to love about summer. From endless beach days to BBQs with friends, the sunny weather sure has its perks. But when it comes to your skin, the rise in temperature and time spent outdoors calls for some extra care to keep it looking healthy and protected.
Dryness, sun damage and heat rashes can all be avoided with an effective summer skincare routine that nourishes from top-to-toe; because it’s not just your face that deserves the attention. So to keep your skin looking (and feeling) healthy in the heat, follow our top 5 tips for summer skincare today.
- Wash it off
Summer in Australia oftens means sunscreen and mosquito repellant are applied liberally, every day. And while these are essential for protecting us from sunburn and bites, it’s equally important to make sure you’re cleansing your skin properly after use to avoid clogged pores and potential irritation. Try teaming your evening shower with a soap bar featuring naturally derived ingredients for a gentle and effective cleanse. Ena Natural Soap Bar Ylang Ylang, Bergamot & Sweet Orange doesn’t contain any nasty chemicals, plus the beautiful, calming scent makes for the perfect pre-bedtime ritual.
- Keep temperatures cool
Year-round we’re told to lower the temperatures of our showers to save our skin from drying out, but never is this more important in summer (and actually doable!). With extra exposure to the sun, salt and chlorine causing our natural moisture levels to deplete rapidly, you can save yourself from exacerbating the issue by keeping your hand off the hot and settling for a lukewarm shower instead. If possible, it’s also a good idea to shower straight after swimming to remove any salt and chemicals, and soothe your skin with cool, fresh water.
- Stimulate and hydrate
If you thought body scrubs were only good for sloughing off dry, winter skin – throw that notion out the window. This natural beauty step is ideal for summer too. Keeping up a good exfoliating routine (every 2-3 days) will help to stimulate cell turnover for better skin rejuvenation. What we love about the Ena Body Scrub is that it uses ethically sourced Himalayan Pink Salt to gently buff away dead cells, while Pink Grapefruit, Lemon Myrtle and Eucalyptus essential oils freshen the skin, leaving it silky soft and seriously smooth.
Top tip: After every scrub (and while the skin is still damp), apply a layer of Ena Hand & Body Lotion to your new, smooth limbs. Your freshly buffed skin will soak it right up, for deeper, long-lasting hydration.
- Try a body oil
Hydration is certainly one of the biggest keys to healthy summer skin. And while we’re all for drinking plenty of H20 and snacking on watermelon all season long, it’s also a great time to fall in love with body oil. Also known as ‘liquid gold’, the Ena Body Oil Rose Geranium & Lavender features a luxurious blend of Sweet Almond, Avocado and Jojoba Oils (to name a few), to deeply nourish even the most dry and damaged skin. And because the ingredients are as natural as they come, it can also double as a face serum or hair oil.
Top Tip: For an extra intensive treatment, layer the Ena Hand & Body Lotion after the body oil to give dry skin a double dose of moisture.
- Carry the essentials with you
If you’re constantly out and about in summer, there are two skincare hydration helpers that deserve a top spot in your beach bag (alongside SPF, of course). The first: lip balm. Our pucker is just as prone to sun damage as the rest of our skin, plus the added beach breeze is a recipe for chapped lips. Look no further — meet Ena’s Orange & Lime — made from all natural ingredients, including Beeswax and Cocoa Butter.
Another to have on hand for dry skin emergencies is the Ena Hand Treatment Mandarin & Bergamot. The non-greasy treatment nourishes and protects hands, and thanks to its no-nasties formula, it can be applied to any area prone to dryness such as the knees and elbows. Keep these two by your side and cracked skin won’t stand a chance this summer.
Switch it up each season
Our skin’s needs change with the weather and so it’s important to adjust your routine to suit.
With summer sorted, you can also read our top tips on how to keep skin healthy in winter for when the temperature drops again.
Still unsure what will suit your skin? Contact us today and our natural beauty experts will help you find the best body care for your needs.