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Diy tips and tricks to be summer ready

Summer is almost here, and with sunny skies and sandy shores calling, it’s time to prepare your skin for the glorious warmer months ahead. Your skin reacts differently to heat than it does to cold, and the sun can rob your skin of moisture, so it’s important to adapt your summer skincare routine accordingly.

Follow these tips from the radiance-experts at Dawn to give your skin the summer love it deserves.

Choose Your Soap with Care

Woman in the shower washing her body with soap

Summer comes with outdoor activities that may leave you feeling sweaty and uncomfortable, tempting you to wash your body often. While it’s good to remove excess oil from your skin, watch out for stripping away all those oils. Remember that if your skin feels tight or stretched, your soap is probably too astringent. Choose soaps that remove the dirt while maintaining your skin’s natural balance.

Some skincare experts recommend looking for soaps containing ingredients such as glycerine which is a plant-based cleanser that can help seal moisture into your skin without stripping natural oils . Soap with moisturising oils such as lemon oil, rose oil – or cedar oil for the guys - will leave your skin feeling soft and scented.

Cooling And Soothing Body Lotions and Oils

We perspire more in summer, causing loss of moisture from our skin. Quench your parched skin with a light, hydrating body lotion such as Dawn Tropical Cream and Papaya Oil Body Lotion. Besides enriching your skin with 100% natural moisturisers, you’ll be instantly transported to a tropical island! Body lotions work wonders on dehydrated skin and can be applied all over your body. Using a good body lotion, applied after showering or bathing, can help to seal moisture deep into your skin, keeping it smooth and supple.

With Dawn, you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to body lotions and creams. Dawn Aloe Vera & Avocado Oil Body Lotion will soothe sensitive, weather-beaten skin without feeling greasy, and Dawn Radiant Glow & Gold Dust Body Lotion will not only hydrate, but also leave you looking glamorous and radiant. Dawn’s products for women and men are ideal for your summer skincare routine.  

  

Don’t Forget the Deo

With all that summer activity comes perspiration, it’s necessary for our bodies but can be embarrassingly smelly too. Antiperspirants such as Dawn Forever Fresh anti-perspirant roll-on for women, or Dawn Men Cool & Fresh anti-perspirant roll-on, will help reduce sweating, sweat patches on your clothes, and the odour that comes with it. They’ll also keep you smelling and feeling fresh even on the hottest days.

Water, Water, Water

Water being poured into a glass

There’s nothing more important for your skin and good health, than downing eight glasses (at least) a day. It’s the easiest and cheapest way to keep your skin happy and hydrated.

 

Block Out the Sun

As much as we love basking in the sun, those nasty UV rays are very harmful to our skin. Use a sunblock with high SPF and wear it every day whether the sun is out or not. It will help prevent premature ageing and sunspots for a more even and fresher-looking skin tone.

Woman at the beach applying SPF

If you forgot your sunblock, and overdid it in the sun, try this DIY soother and apply to your face frequently:

  • • Mix ½ tablespoon of almond milk with one tablespoon of brown sugar until the sugar dissolves.
  • • Add four tablespoons of aloe vera juice or gel.
  • • Apply the mixture onto your face, let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes and remove with warm water and a soft towel.

Aloe vera is good for more than just a sunburn. This powerful plant is composed of anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and moisturising properties to leave skin feeling soft and looking radiant. Using aloe vera in a face mask can calm irritated skin and also have a plumping and glowing-boosting effect. Dawn Aloe Vera & Avocado Oil Body Lotion will also help to keep sunburnt skin feeling cooled and soothed.

 

Sun-Loving Guys

All Dawn’s skincare products are equally beneficial for men’s summer skincare too! See Dawn’s great range of cool body lotions, creams, and anti-perspirants for men.