September means Spring in Australia which also means warmer temperatures, higher UV levels and increased humidity. You’ve probably begun swapping out your winter woolies for cotton tees and denim shorts to help you lighten up in time for Spring/Summer. But heads-up: your skin needs an updated routine too.
One of the most important and, often overlooked, steps in Spring/Summer skincare is throwing out old skincare that has been sitting in your cupboard or drawer for 6-12 months. Old products can foster bacteria, leading to clogged pores, dull skin or just ineffective results. Make sure you check the date on your products and replace them with new active ingredient-packed alternatives (looking for something new? Checkout our range here).
While you’re at it, give your make-up brushes a clean! A simple mix of warm water and hand wash should do the trick (dry with a hair dryer to avoid trapped moisture).
In Winter, our skin can get irritated and dry out from the cold so it’s important to hit refresh with a good exfoliation session. Stick to naturally derived exfoliators that aren’t filled with micro-plastics, parabens or silicones that dry out your skin further and can cause irritation.
Introduce a Serum
Serums are often confused with oils and vice versa, in the skincare world. A serum is a lightweight gel designed to deliver high concentrations of active ingredients that can be rapidly absorbed and utilised by the skin.
The Shawelle Active Serum is a delicate and luminous, anti-ageing gel for combination and sensitive skin types – perfect for Spring/Summer with its super light-weight, refreshing feel and highly active ingredients (all derived from wild Australian botanicals). Use it in the morning before moisturising for an instantly brighter, smoothed complexion (it also helps reduce age-spots and pigmentation).
Modify your Moisturiser
In Spring and Summer, our skin naturally retains more moisture but is subject to the elements as we spend more time outdoors. It’s important to modify your moisturiser if it is specifically heavy for your very dry winter skin or equally, if it’s too light and not doing its job.
The Shawelle Crème de la Crème moisturiser is made for all skin types and works perfectly under makeup as a primer. Creamy and velvety yet lightweight (perfect for all seasons) and formulated with naturally derived Ectoin – it helps to retain moisture and smooth skin in extreme climates including heat and humidity. Our Crème de la Crème is also highly protective helping to resist sun exposure, pollution and changes in PH.
Protect your skin
Winter is all about nourishing and repairing the skin, while Spring /Summer is about protection. Harmful UV rays cause dark spots, fine lines, and wrinkles on our complexions, but can also cause more serious damages to our health, like skin cancer. We need to be extra diligent with SPF protection (and not just when we head to the beach).
Add a minimum 30+ SPF sunscreen to your morning skincare routine, underneath a lighter base of make-up. We recommend using a lightweight sunscreen on top of our Crème de la Crème moisturizer which also acts as a primer. Find it here.