Summer presents a long list of skincare challenges. The rising temperatures mean excess oil production for most, and our skincare products have to work a little harder to detoxify and nourish. If your choice of skincare solutions just doesn’t cut it, you may find that you’re more prone to oiliness, breakouts, redness and inflammation during the summer months.
Our SPF usage has to be on point too in order to survive the summer. Your skin has to be safeguarded against the damaging UVA and UVB rays emitted by the sun all year round, but these rays are more intense and harmful during summer.
Heavier, thicker skincare and makeup products however aren’t the answer. Instead, it’s breathable, lightweight formulations that should be your go-to in summer.
In this blog post, we share our top tips for choosing the best breathable skincare and makeup must-haves so you can embrace summer in all its glory and nurture your skin the right way every season after.
Understand the beauty of breathable
The microbiome – that ecosystem of bacteria that lives on the skin’s surface and protects against pathogens that could harm your skin and wider health – depends on balance to stay at its healthiest and most protective.
An unbalanced biome can cause many issues, including dryness, itchiness and the worsening of skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and acne.
Your choice of skincare and makeup products can make all the difference, with heavier, harsher formulations actively disrupting the biome. By choosing gentle, breathable solutions, you can support great microbiome health. These products won’t block pores or disrupt the microflora that is so essential to skin health.
These formulas hug the skin without suffocating it, giving you comfortable coverage that aids skin function at the same time!
Choose lightweight formulas
Heavy makeup and skincare products are so last summer, and whilst products like thick, matte foundation were once highly prized, they should have no place in your breathable beauty routine.
Makeup and skincare should be easy to wear and as a result, provide an effortless way to look after your complexion. Lightweight formulas are the only way to achieve this. Try before you buy, and avoid choosing products that weigh heavy on the skin.
Go for fluid state products
Fluid state products are lightweight in their nature, in fact, they flow as easily as water. With this, they’re easily absorbed by the skin and work with the skin’s surface to adapt to environmental changes. Thanks to these properties, they’re also super breathable.
To achieve their fluid state, all the skincare solutions you’ll find here at Organic Apoteke are free from emulsifiers.
Emulsifiers are found in many creams, lotions, gels and oils, and are used to stabilise the oils and water that make them up. They can however be particularly bad news for the skin, especially if you have sensitive skin, as the International Association for Applied Corneotherapy (IAC) details:
“Emulsifiers have been found to be higher irritants than fragrance or preservatives because they are proving to cause a modification of the stratum corneum multilamellar lipid structure. Despite this, their use is largely unregulated and is considered an easy and inexpensive way of combining the oil and water phases of an emulsion. Note that cost is the prime directive.”
Be as natural as possible
More people than ever are questioning what’s really in their beauty products, and for good reason.
There’s a long list of skincare product ingredients to steer clear of, including alcohol, parabens, phthalates, and emulsifiers. By being as natural as possible with your product choice, you can transform your skin and aid breathability without these nasties.
Here at Organic Apoteke, we believe that simple ingredients and routines built on all-natural, certified organic ingredients are the most effective. They’re also better for your skin and better for the planet.
Keep your search for breathable beauty products simple, connect with nature, and let your natural beauty shine through by shopping with us today.
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