How to keep your skin happy this summer

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When it comes to summer, we all expect to enjoy sunny days, high temperatures and plenty of opportunities to be outside - so long as the British weather doesn't ruin things. However, what many people don't expect is the changes the season can bring to your skin.
 
It isn't just sunburn that you're at risk of during the season; changes in the weather and temperatures can affect your skin in other ways. You may find that it is more prone to dry patches, becomes quite oily, or has a few breakouts, none of which are ideal. 
 
Taking care of your skin during the summer will help keep it looking and feeling great, while also ensuring you avoid problems with your complexion. Here are some simple things that can help keep your skin happy this season:

Sun protection

Everyone knows that sun protection is important for your skin in the summer, but too few of us apply it every day. Rather than just popping sun cream on when you're heading to the beach or planning to enjoy a day outside, wear it every day - even if it's overcast.
 
This will help to avoid sunburn, premature skin ageing and more serious skin conditions, such as skin cancer. With this in mind, make sure you apply products which contain SPF to any skin that will be exposed to the sun, not forgetting your face and scalp.

Deep cleaning

Changes to the weather and temperatures can affect your skin in the summer

Your skin is more likely to accumulate oil that can clog your pores and lead to spots and blackheads during the summer. This is because sun cream, skin products and perspiration all build up on its surface, which can make it feel a bit grimy and look dull.
 
Cleaning your skin every day is the best way to ensure you avoid problems and feel fresh, no matter how hot it is. Our Body Washes offer deep and gentle cleaning, as well as helping to moisturise your skin. Alternatively, our Traditional Soaps can be used on the hands, body and face, with different ones being great for various skin types.

Exfoliate

It is also a good idea to exfoliate your skin gently at least once a week to help remove dead skin cells, unblock pores and result in lovely smooth skin. You can do this with our new range of luxurious Body Scrubs, which include salt and bamboo for gentle yet effective exfoliation that is perfect for all skin types. 
 
Follow exfoliation up with a moisturising Body Lotion for best results, and to replace any moisture your skin loses in the process. Our lotions are also great if your skin does get a little burned in the sun.

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