Tuesday, 26 June 2018
Should You Stop Using Retinol During The Summer?
You've worked through the peel, managed the post-purge breakout and retinol is your skin's best friend. But now summer has come around, do you need to throw all that hard work away and ditch your favourite retinol for the warmer months? Read on for the summer guide to retinol.
What is retinol?Retinol is the technical name for Vitamin A and is an outstanding skin care ingredient. Retinol can help to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin tone, increase skin firmness and fight the effects of environmental aggressors.If you don't know about retinol (Vitamin A) yet, you need to knownow! Have a read of some past blogs that will give you the key facts, tips & product recommendations you need to start your journey to better skin.
- A Quick Guide to Retinol
- When Should I Start Using Retinol?
- The Key to Anti Ageing: Retinol and Sunscreen
Do I need to ditch the Vit A?In the majority of cases, retinol is suitable for most skin types and is particularly effective when treating acne prone, sun damaged and ageing skin. Consistency is important when treating these specific skin concerns, so we recommend continuing to use your retinol as normal during the summer.After you've put all the hard work in getting your skin used to retinol and seen the incredible results that Vitamin A has delivered to your skin, it would be a shame to throw it all away!
SPF, SPF, SPF!We've said it many times before; you all know the rules with SPF! Every. Single. Day. SPF must be applied, to protect skin against harmful UV rays and when used in conjunction with retinol, you have the ultimate anti-ageing duo.It is important to boost your protection against the sun when using a retinol and even more so during the hot summer months. Check out our top tips for keeping your skin protected during summer.
- Layer your SPF “ start with a moisturiser and finish with a powder or setting spray, both with built in SPF
- Reapply frequently “ you must ensure you reapply SPF every 2 hours when in direct sunlight
- Seek shade “ seek shade between 11am “ 3pm where possible
- Cover up “ wear a hat, sunglasses & cover easily burnt areas such as shoulders