Nov 23 , 2020
Let’s face it, we are blessed to live in a country with beautiful weather! In cities like Durban however, if we’re not careful, the humidity can wreak havoc on our skin, leaving us sunburnt and developing pigmentation, especially during the hotter summer months.
Luckily, there’s lots of things you (and we) can do to help keep your skin fabulous during the sunny seasons!
- Drink Water
It’s no secret – hydrated skin is happy skin! Replenishing your body with the water it loses during sweltering summer days may seem like a full-time job, but the benefits will keep you refilling your bottle! Adding a few lemon or cucumber slices will boost the refreshing factor and give your body a mini-detox at the same time.
We all have busy days where we can forget, so keeping a water bottle on your work desk (at home or the office) and one in your car or handbag is a great way to ensure you’re always prepared. The recommended 8 – 10 glasses a day (or more!) will have your skin looking smooth and youthful from the inside out, so drink up!
Talk about stating the obvious – but it must be said. We know adding sunscreen to your morning skin routine can be a bit frustrating – some can make our skin look oily, while others leave a white residue that looks terrible under makeup. Trust us, we’ve been there!
While sunscreen is non-negotiable, especially in this climate, there are some great options that fully protect your skin and are specially-formulated to use with makeup. Try a mineral sunscreen or, our personal favourite, Vhi’s UV Defence SPF50 Sun Block which actively treats your skin as it protects it from the harsh effects of the sun.
Remember to add a hat to your outfit when you’re out and about! Not only will it shield you from sunburn, it’s the perfect addition to your trendy summer vibe.
We love the feeling of soft, smooth skin year-round, but in the summer, exfoliation is especially important! Due to the increased heat, dirt and pollutants in the air can clog our pores and make our skin appear dull. By using a gentle exfoliator 2 – 3 times a week, we will see a noticeable difference in how our skin looks and feels.
Regular exfoliation also stimulates blood circulation and decreases the chance of ingrown hair on our legs, making them look soft and silky if you’re rocking shorts or dresses, giving your confidence a boost.
Want the expert touch? Visit any Spa Durban branch for our incredible full body exfoliation treatments or treat yourself at home with these amazing exfoliation products from Vhi!
It may be tempting to skip lotion on a hot and humid day – but don’t! Moisturise with a light, fruity lotion that absorbs quickly right after your shower for smooth summer skin – your body will thank you.
Your skin can still get dry in summer, even if it doesn’t feel like it, so this simple step will have you protected and pampered. Keeping your makeup light can also help your skin breathe during those particularly sweltering days when you can’t hide in the air-conditioning; a good face moisturiser can still give you an even tone without making you look oily or dull.
- Treat Your Skin
A Durban summer is the best time of year – you’re on holiday, it’s time for family Christmas and New Years’ parties by the beach or pool and end-of-year functions. Basically, it’s time to get all dressed up and celebrate! Nail that bright summer look with a mani and pedi, and stand out in that selfie with perfect eyebrows and lashes.
Protecting your skin in the sun also means treating your hands and feet – whether your hands are two different shades from driving or your feet need to go from dry to dazzling, Spa Durban has the treatment for you! Forget 50 shades – keep your skin its natural and beautiful even tone with our foot and lightening treatment.
We hope these few simple tips will help you soothe and pamper your skin this summer! If you have any questions, please comment below and we’ll answer you as soon as we can. Take care of yourself and your skin and we’ll see you at the Spa!