Everybody's always talking about that “summertime beach bod,” but nobody is ever talking about that summertime skin care regimen. We think that’s kind of kooky, considering how much your outer layer has to endure when the days get long and hot.
Sunburns, mozzie bites, sausage sizzle-related injuries - summer can be scary for your skin!
Even if nothing major happens, all that heat and humidity is bound to take a toll. That’s especially true if you already tend to have oily skin.
How do you keep your oily skin in check when you’re sweating nonstop? We’re going to help you out here by diving into an oily skin care routine for summer.
What should be in a summer skincare routine?
First up on the summer skincare routine - sunscreen! You need to protect your skin from that ultraviolet radiation, mate, even if you don’t live in our native Australia (where we get up to 15% more UV rays in summer than Europeans!)
Too much sun can speed up the aging process and make your skin look older than it is - which is never a good thing!
A nice lip balm couldn’t hurt, either. After a long day standing at the bow of your yacht and staring into the sea, all that salt water, wind, and sun will take a toll on your lips.
Keep them kissable and healthy with a lip balm featuring SPF for maximum sun protection.
You’re going to want to keep all your face and body washes going in the summer to skim off all that sweat, but it’s also important to keep up with the moisturizing.
Moisturizers hydrate skin, which keeps it from getting the message to produce excess oil from the sebaceous glands.
How can I improve my oily skin in the summer?
You may want to wash your face more often if you’re getting extra oily in the summer. Don’t do it, man! Washing your face more often can strip away too much of the skin’s natural oils, which triggers those pesky sebaceous glands to go into overdrive to compensate.
Stay hydrated and eat well because diet plays a part.
All those fun greasy foods people eat more of in the summer, like fries on the boardwalk or a funnel cake at the fair - try to limit your intake of those things for your skin’s sake.
You also might want to try carrying around blotting papers. These ultra-absorbent little miracles soak up grease and sweat like a sponge.
Don’t overuse them, or your sebaceous glands might start worrying about the oil supply again and start overproducing.
What products are best for oily skin?
Products that are best for oily skin are made with all-natural ingredients. You don’t need weird chemical additives messing up your skin when it’s already doing too much.
Try to look for water-based products instead of oil-based ones when creating your oily skin care routine for summer.
You will want to avoid products with a heavy emollient base, as they are more likely to aggravate oily skin. Non-comedogenic products are also best, as they are less likely to clog your pores and increase oil production.
Is Vitamin C good for oily skin?
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant known to aid the skin in repairing cellular damage and increasing collagen production. We know it’s good for preventing fine lines and wrinkles and reducing the appearance of dark spots, but it’s also great for oily skin.
By helping your skin retain its natural moisture, vitamin C sends the message to the skin to stop overproducing oil. It can also soothe and heal the redness and irritation caused by breakouts, as it has anti-inflammatory properties.
Should I use serum if I have oily skin?
Absolutely you should!
Our Vitamin C face serum for men is pH balanced, working with the skin’s natural chemistry to keep everything healthy and clear.
It protects from free radical damage caused by the sun and pollution, two things in overabundance during the summer months. And it’s infused with Australia’s own Kakadu Plum, which has up to 100x the vitamin C of an orange!
Our serum is light, not heavy, so it won’t make your grease problem even worse. Use a bit each evening to give it a chance to soak in and heal your skin while you sleep.
Now that you’ve got all these tips on an oily skin care routine for summer - slap on those flip-flops and have fun!