Post-Summer Skincare – Give Your Skin a Break


For those of us lucky enough to live in Australia, summer is the best time to enjoy the outdoors with the gorgeous weather and beaches beckoning. As fun as those sun-filled months are, it can do some serious damage to your skin and leave you with a dry, uneven complexion. Now that summer has gone, it’s time to ramp up your skin care regime and give your face a well-earned break with our post-summer skincare tips.

Hydrate and sleep:

We’ve all heard about the positive impact that drinking lots of water and getting plenty of sleep can have on your skin and this is especially the case if you’ve neglected your skin over summer. Make sure you’re drinking plenty of water and add some lemon juice, cucumber or mint to add a bit of interest. Getting your eight hours of sleep a night will also give you skin the chance to recover.

Nourish your skin:

With the drying effects of the sun and the sand, your post-summer skin is probably feeling very sorry for itself. Nourish your skin with a good quality moisturizer and consider adding in a high quality serum to your skin care regime. Although the skin care regime you choose will depend on your skin type, products containing vitamins A, C and B are generally a good idea. Remember, even though summer is over you need to protect your skin every day with good quality sunscreen.

Consider a facial:

Although your at-home skin care regime is important, a facial is a fantastic way to give your skin some extra love and nourishment. Whether you’d benefit from an express facial, a lengthier treatment or IPL, your salon will be able to assess your skin and advise you on the best option. If you’re struggling to get your skin back to its pre-summer glory, a facial might be just what you need for an added boost.

Focus on exfoliation:

Many people complain of uneven skin texture and increased blemishes after summer and exfoliation is a great way of getting rid of dead skin cells to reveal new skin underneath. Regular exfoliation will help with a dull complexion, clogged pores and flaky texture. There are a number of at-home products to choose from but be sure not to choose a product that’s too abrasive. You can also give salon treatments such as microdermabrasion or chemical peels a try for optimal results.

If you need a skin overhaul, Totally Skin and Beauty in Melbourne offer a number of Treatments which will leave your skin glowing. From facials and Microdermabrasion to laser treatment and chemical peels, our experienced dermal clinicians will be able to undo summer damage. We can also recommend the optimal skin care regime for your areas of concern.

For more information about how we can get your skin looking its absolute best with a customised facial or any other treatment, contact Totally Skin and Beauty today on (03) 9614 0400.