For most people, summer is the perfect time to wind down and take a few days off to enjoy the sunshine. However, it is also a time when many of us want to look our best for holiday snaps and beach holidays. To ensure that your skin stays looking bright, dewy and glowing during the summer months, try following our helpful skincare tips:

1. Be generous with the sunscreen

It goes without saying, really, but sunny days require sunscreen to ward off sunburn. As well as making you look like a tomato for a few days, frequent sunburn can lead to serious health issues and can accelerate the skin’s ageing process.

2. Take cool showers

Taking a hot shower after being out in the sun can dry your skin out. Turning down your temperature gauge can have a number of benefits including keeping skin moist and preventing breakouts of acne.

3. Replenish your skin’s dewy glow with moisturising products

Moisturising regularly is important during the summer months. Whilst your skin is less likely to be chapped or broken than during winter months, heat can easily dry your complexion out during summer. Remember to use hydrating hand cream on a regular basis. You should also apply a healthy amount of lotion after every shower or bath. Soothibg body lotion from Pharmanex is a great option if your skin is a little sore from the sun as it helps to soothe the body. It will also help to ease any pain if you’ve been exercising hard.

4. Indulge in some healthy melon

Melons are rich with unique antioxidants that can help to provide moisture to the skin and leave your complexion looking radiant.

5. Pay attention to acne

Most of us sweat more during summer and this can sometimes lead to bad breakouts for those prone to acne. To combat this, make sure to exfoliate regularly and to use acne-fighting products such as acne cleaner spray from Salcura.