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Back to Basics: Summer Skin Tips 101

As the summer sunshine heats up – sometimes we need to remember the basics (especially when the holiday season makes us all a tad cray-cray!). Today I have 3 basic but essential summer skin tips prepared for you by NeoStrata’s skin expert Karen Varker. NeoStrata is a brand I used to use regularly during high school when I was fighting against acne. My dermatologist recommended the brand and as it was no fuss and contained actives. One of my favourite products back in the day was the Ultra Smoothing Lotion (containing 8% glycolic acid). I stopped using the brand once my skin improved, however I have just recently discovered the brand all over again and was pleasantly surprised to see that they have grown their skincare line substantially! Check out Karen’s recommendations to get you started should the brand sound perfect for your needs and to keep your skin happy this summer 🙂

  1. SPF – Using a moisturiser with SPF is essential all year round, however it is most important in the summer months when the sun is at its strongest. A product like the NeoStrata Daytime Protection Cream with SPF 15 ($49.95) is fantastic for everyday use, as it gives 94% coverage and its patented poly hydroxy acids work to hydrate and repair the skin whilst protecting it from further sun damage. Don’t let the sun steal your beauty!

  1. Stay Hydrated – Dry, dehydrated skin is more prone to lines and wrinkles. Keeping skin hydrated means the cells are naturally more plump giving the skin a full and glowing appearance. Cleansers and moisturisers that act as humectants bind water to the skin cells keeping it naturally hydrated all the time. Other ways to keep skin hydrated are with a hyaluronic serum in your regime. Recommendations: NeoStrata Restore Facial Cleanser ($35.95) , NeoStrata Restore Ultra Moisturising Face Cream ($49.95) and Skin Inc Hyaluronic Acid Serum ($131)



Hyaluronic Acid Serum HR
  1. Be Prepared to Repair –  Sun burns and blisters are unfortunately part of the Australian summer. It’s always best to prevent sun damage by applying and reapplying sunscreen, however in the occasion that sunburn happens it’s always useful to have an effective treatment on hand. The  Licorice Serum ($131) from Skin Inc has soothing properties that are packed with anti-oxidants to rehydrate and bring the skin back to its optimum health.

Licorice Serum HR

NeoStrata products are available at Priceline and from chemists nationally. Skin Inc products are available from their official website (how amazing do they look?!). I’m hoping that I will get the chance to review a few of these products soon, so hang tight beauties! Thank you Karen Varker for your great tips and product suggestions 🙂 Check out NeoStrata’s Facebook page for more tips and product information, as well as Skin Inc’s.

What are your summer must haves and skin tips? I would just like to add, that awesome sunnies are also a must have! 😛

Until next time beauties!

Beauty Bee~

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