As your face starts to get a lot more sun—we know it makes for good selfies—the way your skin functions starts to change as well.
Why you need to change your skincare during the summer:
Come summer and your exposure to the sun’s UVA and UVB rays increases manyfold, which can cause havoc on your skin. These extra-strong sun rays make the skin prone to breakouts, rashes, wrinkles, age spots and cause damage to your hair as well.
Your skin is naturally drier during colder months, which means your skincare routine probably consists of oils, lotions, and creams as opposed to cleansing waters and hydrating gels.
During summer, your skin tries to maintain lower body temperature and ends up producing more natural oil to keep it moisturized.
Summer skin is all about being more glowy and bronzy and sun-kissed – all of the stuff I love!

Whether it’s a Sophia Loren-esque olive, a J Lo glow, or a rich Rihanna bronze you’re after, this is your foolproof guide to nailing summer skin:
1)Scrub Off the Dead Skin
Having a great scrub is the first essential step in keeping your skin healthy during the summertime. The amount of sweat and dirt that can get stuck on your skin during the warm summer months is pretty alarming.
It’s not recommended to scrub daily, but twice a week is a right amount to remove your dead skin and debris, bringing a fresh layer of skin to the surface.
2)Wash in the Morning and Evening with a Gentle Cleanser
If your skin isn’t regularly dry, you should wash it with a gentle foaming cleanser in the morning and in the evening. You want to use a light product to wash your face with, as you don’t want to weight your skin down during the warm summer months. Washing your face before you start the day and again before you hit the bed can do wonders. If your skin is just too dry to be washed twice a day, try washing your face with a cleanser before bed and using a gentle rose-water to rinse and refresh your face in the morning.
3)Try Refreshing Masks
Be sure to do your research on the skin issue you are experiencing, whether it be breaking out, dryness, or excess oil, and find the right mask for your issue.
The summertime is the best time of the year to use face masks, as the refreshing, nourishing feeling that masks bring feel the absolute best on your damaged skin during the dry, hot heat.

All in all, it takes dedication to your self-care routine to help your skin thrive. Be sure to keep up with your routine regularly, even if you don’t find yourself going out much daily, and you’ll be thankful you have given the proper care to your skin this summer.

 Location: Nuraghe Apartments – Teulada – Sardinia

Photos: Jacopo Maria Barile
I was wearing:
Fruscio swimsuit
Fendi sunglasses
Bulgari necklace