One of the best things about living in Australia (apart from meat pies and sausage rolls, of course!) is the endless Aussie summer.
When it comes to great climates, Australia has it made.
However, one thing that doesn’t always welcome summer is our skin.
With skin cancer on the rise in Australia, including among young Aussies, it’s more important than ever to make sure we take care of our skin in summer.
Today on the SS Blog, we’re taking a look at some of the best Korean Beauty products that are perfect for the Aussie summer, as well as some summer skin tips to ensure a K-Beauty glow Down Under!
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Although it should go without saying as all Aussies need to apply sunscreen every day, take special precaution in the summer. Opt for at least SPF 30+ sunscreen, preferably a SPF 50+ (as these are almost twice as protective as SPF 30 sunscreens).
Cracked heels, calluses and dry feet are nobody’s idea of #goals. Get your feet ready for the beach with a peeling, exfoliating foot mask like PACKage Monthly New Feet. These feet masks work to gently soften dry, dead skin on your feet and peel it away within a week. They’re painless, easy to use and guarantee gorgeous tootsies – no trip to the spa necessary!
Once you’re done at the beach or pool make sure you wash your face as soon as you get out of the salty or chlorinated water, as both can be drying and irritating for the skin. You’ll also want to make sure you get rid of any excess sunscreen before you go to bed at night.
Try B-Labs I Am Sorry Just Cleansing Cleansing Oil as your first cleanser, and follow up with Tosowoong’s Enzyme Powder Wash. These two will guarantee squeaky clean skin, without leaving your skin dry or taut.
Keep summer skin buff, polished and glowing and help prevent clogged pores by exfoliating once or twice a week. Don’t only scrub your face but give your whole body a buff! Exfoliating will help prevent ingrown hairs and also increases circulation.
STYLE STORY recommends Skinfood Black Sugar Wash Off Mask.
The harsh Aussie sun is notorious for causing freckles, sun spots and pigmentation. To keep them at bay hit them with the big guns – a Korean Vitamin C serum. Opt for something with additional ingredients like ferulic acid and Vitamin E.
We recommend Vlancvere Power VC15 Ampoule.
Spending too much time in the surf or salty pool water will dry your skin out, so make sure you apply a good moisturiser afterwards. Opt for something light so you don’t clog pores. STYLE STORY loves Thank You Farmer True Water Light Gel Cream.
To prevent skin getting oily and to help set your makeup in summer, try a light mist spray like Tony Moly’s Pocket Bunny Mist.
Mists have the added benefit of cooling and hydrating your skin, and are also portable and lightweight enough to pack in your bag.