We're no strangers to warm weather, but did you know our skin and hair take an extra beating during the summer? Think: Pigmentation, dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles magnified. It's why we have to take extra care of ourselves — from head to toe — this couple of months.
But how do you do that when there are so many things on your plate? Look for defenders that will help keep you looking younger and refreshed even if you feel like you're already melting from the heat. Here are seven beauty products to maintain that glow, mom!
1. Keep your your hair healthy. It’s not only your skin that’s being damaged by the heat — your hair also gets dry rough, and is more prone to hair fall and breakage during the summer months. Protect it with products that are specifically formulated to strengthen and bring dull hair back to life.
Dove Intense Repair Shampoo and Conditioner, Php235.50 a pack, Lazada (This special pack from Lazada comes with a limited-edition pouch!)
2. Don't forget to love your whole body. Turn your daily shower into a rewarding spa experience — this soap-free shower cream has calming floral scents that lets you experience a moment of peace and a relaxing escape. It’ll also leave you with softer, smoother skin! Now who doesn’t want that?
The Body Shop Spa of the World Adriatic Peony Body Wash, P475 (250 ml), leading department stores
3. Hydrate and moisturize. If there's one summer skin care rule that you shouldn't forget, it's to not let your skin get dehydrated. Choose a lightweight moisturizer like this facial cream that contains the ingredient Aquaxyl, which locks in moisture and keeps the skin hydrated all day. It's fast absorbent and has SPF30 to fight aging and give you sun defense. Added bonus: It's affordable!
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Celeteque Dermoscience Hydration Light Facial Cream with SPF30, Php349, Watsons
4. Fight premature ageing with antioxidants. Apart from the intense heat, there’s also the problem of pollution and free radicals that can lead to premature aging. Go for antioxidant-rich products that will strengthen your skin barrier and protect you from damage. This set has pomegranate extracts that help revive dull and stressed skin.
5. Nourish your face. Every time your skin feels dry, use this instead of a toner — it will nourish and give your skin a fresh, dewy look. And before you think, “it’s just water!” this one has Kiwi extracts, a powerful antioxidant that fights free radical damage and contains vitamin C and E to help the skin retain more moisture.
6. Keep your skin tone even You’re vulnerable to age spots, pigmentation and darker skin during the summer. This cream will help even out your tone and reduce blemishes and pigmentation to make your skin look bright. It also helps keep your skin firm and moisturized throughout the day.
Skin Doctors SD White & Bright, Php2,999, Watsons
7. Save on a surgical lift with a non-invasive cream. Too much exposure to the sun can speed up the rate of wrinkles and lines. The bee venom in this cream activates your cells to produce collagen and elastin, which results into plumper, firmer, and younger-looking skin!