Summer VS Winter Skin Care
Summer and winter are two very different seasons with different weather conditions that require different skincare routines. In summer, heat and humidity can cause your skin to produce more oil and sweat which can easily clog pores and cause breakouts. This is where exfoliation can help keep your skin clear and balanced while a lightweight moisturiser and hydrating mist can give your skin a boost without feeling heavy or greasy.
In winter, cold and dry air can cause your skin to become sensitive, irritated and lose moisture. You’ll want to start using a gentle exfoliant, like esmi’s Fresh Sea & Salty Sand Gentle-Foliant, once a week and switch to thicker creams and oils to seal in hydration while preventing dryness and skin flaking.
Whatever the weather or season, sunscreen is essential when it comes to protecting your skin from harmful UV rays that can cause sunburn, skin damage and skin cancer.
How Much Sun Exposure Is Safe Without Sunscreen?
We hate to break it to you but there’s actually no such thing as a safe amount of sun exposure without sunscreen! Any exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun, even briefly during peak hours, means you’re at risk of skin cancer and premature ageing. The amount of time it takes for skin damage to occur depends on several factors such as your skin type, the time of day and the season but it’s important to remember that your skin has a memory so ten, twenty and thirty years from now your skin will show the results of how it was treated today.
What Is The Safest Time To Be In The Sun?
In Australia, the safest time to be outside enjoying the sunshine is early in the morning or late in the afternoon when the sun's rays are less intense. It’s actually recommended that you avoid being outside between 10 AM and 3 PM during summer months as this is when the sun's rays are the strongest and can cause the most damage.
The intensity of the sun's rays depends on several factors such as the time of day, season, location and weather conditions so it’s never a bad idea to check the UV index before heading out. Remember that even on cloudy and overcast days, the sun's UV radiation can still be strong and cause skin damage so it’s important to make sun care part of your self-care ritual every day.
What Skin Care Products Should I Use?
If you don’t have any morning rituals or just need to restock your favourites, adding these products to your AM skincare routine will help you invest in your biggest organ, your skin!
The secret to your future is hidden in your daily routine so it’s never too early or too late to start treating your skin well.
esmi Skin Treat
Treat yourself to a mini morning facial at home with esmi’s collection of face serums, oils and skin treats. Formulated with natural and plant-based active ingredients, they target specific skin concerns whether you want to protect and repair, hydrate, moisturise or brighten!
Serums and facial oils are perfect for delivering hydration to the deeper layers of your skin because they’re lightweight and quickly absorbed. esmi’s Skin Treats can address different concerns like the Pomegranate Brightening Serum for lightening pigmentation or the Hyaluronic Hydrating Serum for replenishing hydration. Don’t be afraid to layer them, just remember to apply them from thinnest to thickest.
If you’re a better person when you’re moisturised then maintain a healthy attitude and skin barrier with esmi’s collection of moisturisers. Sun spots, acne scarring and wrinkles can make your skin look and act older than it is so these are the best vegan moisturisers for staying hydrated and encouraging better skin health.
Packed with active ingredients, esmi’s moisturisers form a protective barrier from environmental stressors like pollution, wind and cold weather while hydrating your skin for a plump and youthful complexion. Day moisturisers tend to be lighter so you can layer them under makeup without feeling greasy, there’s a moisturiser for every skin type whether you need a Firming Moisturiser or a Sensitive Moisturiser.
Sun Skills SPF
Sun Skills range of clean skin-loving SPF 50+ face, neck and décolletage sunscreens are designed to protect your skin from harmful UV damage while preventing premature ageing. The best sunscreen for acne-prone skin is Sun Skills For SENSITIVE, formulated with delicate skin in mind to help strengthen your skin’s barrier with a fragrance-free finish for daily use. The best face sunscreen to wear under makeup is the mango-scented Sun Skills For HER that dries with a clean finish so you don’t have to worry about chemical-induced breakouts or that ghost-like white cast.
Face sunscreen is essential for preventing darkening spots and hyperpigmentation, avoiding uneven skin tone and reducing the risk of skin cancer so it’s important to wear it year-round, yes even in winter. Remember that nothing looks better in your fifties than sunscreen in your twenties!
esmi’s Skin Snack Mist
Summer sweat and humidity might make you think your skin feels moisturised but the sun has a way of drying it out that sometimes leaves you needing a little boost from the outside. Replenish and refresh your skin with esmi’s Refreshing and Hydrating Skin Snack Face Mist, formulated to protect your skin from free radicals and maintain youthful elasticity. This hydrating face mist contains hyaluronic acid and raspberry extract to hydrate and plump your skin by drawing in moisture from your environment.
A facial mist can provide a refreshing and cooling sensation, especially on hot and humid days which makes it perfect for all skin types needing an on-the-go boost when you’re exposed to air conditioning, UV light, wind and weather.
Make suncare part of your skincare ritual with clean suncare bundles from Sun Skills and esmi Skin Minerals. Packed with everything you need to fill your bathroom, beauty bag and beach basket from our Double Defence Bundle to our Fresh Face Bundle. For a limited time only, you can also complement your skin-loving sun protection ritual with our super cute terry towel bucket hat! Exclusive to our bundles, this everyday accessory comes in light sage green with a soft jacquard chequered print so you’re sun safe and stylish.