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Summer Skin Problems

Summer Skin Problems

And how to combat them!

In Mariga’s latest vlog she talks about the most common Summer skin problems and the easiest solutions.

Hint: SPF is everything…

 

The Lowdown:

Sweaty face?

Humidity is a major factor for this annoyance! If you tend to perspire on the face, you may be prone to enlarged pores and breakouts in the Summer time. You may also find your SPF cream or make-up latches on.

  • Pores: Pores tend to swell in the heat, anything in your pores may become trapped and will irritate your skin, such as oil and sweat.
  • Breakouts: The blocked pores slows down the excretion process thus causing little pimples around your nose, chin or hairline.

Solution? Cleanse your face more often.

Wearing make-up as your only source of SPF?

No way! Some foundations contain SPF, but there isn’t enough SPF in them to get full protection.

How can you wear SPF with your make-up throughout the day? We’re always told to reapply SPF about every 2 hours, especially when out in the sun. If you wear make-up every day this will be tricky to do…

  • You have 2 choices: If wearing make-up, cleanse your face and reapply every few hours (Not ideal, we know), OR don’t wear foundation so you can easily top up your SPF.

Solution? I recommend the 2nd choice of not wearing make-up if you’re going to be out in the sun as you can easily top up your SPF for protection. Protecting your skin is the ultimate goal. 

Top Tip: Putting foundation over your SPF using a brush or sponge etc, interferes with the SPF cream you have underneath.

I would recommend leaving your SPF on your face a while before putting your foundation on. After your morning cleanse, put your SPF on and go about your morning routine before doing your make-up.

If you do wear foundation, Mariga recommends using a Mineral powder make-up with a soft brush as it would be best for leaving your SPF cream in place underneath.

P.S. Don’t forget to protect your skin on your whole body inc. hands and neck (the first places to see signs of ageing)

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Sunscreen: what to choose, how to use!

Mariga’s advice on choosing the best sunscreen / SPF

Skin Essentials by Mariga SPF30 advanced day cream

Skin Essentials by Mariga SPF30 Day Cream

This time of year there are sunscreen products available everywhere you look, from the supermarket to the petrol station and of course online and in-clinic from Skin Essentials by Mariga!

It is a good thing that people are now so aware of the damage too much UV exposure can cause, but it also makes it confusing for the consumer when there are so many products available to choose from. In this article, Mariga clarifies what to choose and how to use when it comes to your facial sunscreen. (Of course, you need sunscreen all over when you are exposing any skin to the sun but today we are just looking at facial care). Continue reading