We know the Australian sun can be relentless and, as summer starts to creep up, we think it’s time to talk seriously about summer skin care. That means thinking more about SPF products, but it also means caring for your skin to ensure that it maintains a gorgeous glow, all year round.
The secret to a radiant, glowing complexion comes down to one essential thing: the way you care for your skin. So, we’re taking it back to basics and sharing our top tips and tricks so you can ensure that your skin is prepped and protected from the harsh UV rays this summer.
It’s all about preparation. Fail to prepare, prepare to fail. Never underestimate the power of exfoliation. Make best friends with your Magic Mitt to remove excess dead skin, which can build up when your skin dries out after being exposed to the sun and sea. Dead skin cells can cause congestion, so exfoliating is a simple way to ensure that your moisturiser works effectively, and it’s the first step to achieving a luminous glow all over.
Hydration is often taken for granted when it comes to your beauty regime. Moisturising and keeping skin hydrated, especially on your face, is the key to a clear complexion. Before applying makeup, start by prepping your skin with a spritz of one of our hydrating sprays. Carefully formulated to assist hydration of the deeper cells, a little hydration spray goes a long way and includes ingredients that will work to soothe and protect the skin, whilst plumping out any fine lines so your foundation glides on more smoothly. Faithfully reapplying the hydration spray will not only keep your skin conditioned and protected, but it will deliver a powerful source of antioxidants which help to combat the signs of ageing – which can make themselves known during and after sun exposure.
GET YOUR SPF ON.
Wether you are poolside, or amongst the hustle and bustle of Bondi Beach, without a decent layer of SPF on your bod, you’re bound to start seeing the effects of mother nature’s rays. They say ‘slip, slop slap’, and we certainly agree! Sourcing a high SPF sunscreen will see you through the warmer weather with ease. Although, it’s not enough to just have one layer, you need to reapply, and reapply frequently. You really should be applying sun protection everyday, so, to make things simple, jane iredale has created a suite of multi-tasking products and foundations that protect with SPF as they do their primary job. Try our PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation, Dream Tint Tinted Moisturiser or Glow Time BB Cream.
DON’T FORGET ABOUT YOUR LIPS.
Chapped lips are uncomfortable and painful and are often the result of the sun’s harsh effects. Don’t forget that whilst you may have lathered up in sunscreen, you may have missed your lips. Delivering ample hydration, jane iredale LipDrink Lip Balm takes immediate action, combatting both UVA and UVB rays, with its SPF 15 protection. The double beauty duty, available in three shades, also features essential oils and waxes, which deliver the ultimate protection as well as nourish the deep layers of the skin.
FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT.
Don’t be scared to bronze up the unauthentic way (shhh!). Now considered one of the best beauty cheats, self-tanners are a great way to enhance your skin’s natural colour and shine, without inflicting harmful damage from sun exposure. Whilst providing some protection from the suns rays, self-tanner should always be used alongside sunscreen. Our go-to is the Tantasia Self Tanner – a moisturizing natural bronzer, and self tanner for the face and body. And…. The delicate citrus scent is uplifting and has none of the unpleasant after-smell often associated with self-tanners.
It’s so important to care for your skin, we can’t stress this enough. At the end of the day – your skin is yours, and yours forever. Reap the rewards and enjoy the confidence of radiant, glowing skin this summer by enlisting the top tips and tricks from jane iredale – you can’t go wrong!
Our favourite SPF products
GlowTime BB Cream SPF 25
Our GlowTime BB Cream will smooth and brighten your skin while also protecting your skin from the sun. It’s also water resistant for up to 40 minutes, meaning it’s perfect for days at the beach!
Dream Tint Tinted Moisturiser SPF 15
Our Dream Tint is a dream! It hydrates, helps to prevent water loss, soothes skin and improves elasticity while providing SPF 15 protection.
Amazing Base Loose Minerals SPF 20
For a sheer to medium coverage, turn to our Amazing Base Loose Mineral Foundation. It is free of synthetic chemicals, is oil free and a broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF 20.
PurePressed Powder SPF 20
Perfect for everyday wear, the PurePressed Base Powder can be used as a foundation, powder, concealer and broad spectrum sunscreen! It contains Pomegranate Extract, which is a potent antioxidant that helps to minimize UV damage.
LipDrink Lip Balm SPF 15
Our LipDrink Lip Balms will protect your pout against harmful sun rays. So, let your lips drink up!
HandDrink Hand Cream SPF 15
This delicately perfumed, non-greasy and hydrating hand cream is an effective broad spectrum sunscreen. This will revive and pamper your hands!