Summer Skincare Routine and Best Products For Your Skin

" For an anti-ageing scientist like me, it is important to get a daily dose of sunlight without damaging my skin."

Summer is the best season for us to spend time outdoor and boost the body's vitamin D production. Vitamin D is crucial for healthy bones, teeth, mental and emotion. Our body produces its own vitamin D when we expose our skin to direct sunlight. Scientists also suggest that sun exposure increases the release of serotonin in our brain. Serotonin is the hormone that helps lift our mood and increases our ability to stay calm and focus.

Some of us may worry that exposing our skin to direct sunlight will lead to UV-induced skin damage, the leading cause of skin cancer. As an anti-ageing scientist, it is important for me to get a daily dose of sunlight without damaging my skin. This is my ultimate summer skincare routine to get the best of summer:

1. Deep-Cleanse Your Skin

In the summer, our skin tends to be oilier, hence it is likely to trap more dirt that clog the pores. To prevent blocked pores, it is important to deep-cleanse our face every evening. My favourite cleanser for summer is Melt Away Triple Action Cleansing Cream. This 3-in-1 cleanser, exfoliator and pore-refining mask draws out impurities from the pores and deep cleanses your skin. For best results, apply to make-up-free face avoiding the immediate eye area and leave it for 10 minutes. After that, wet your fingers with water and gently massage your face for one minute then rinse off thoroughly with water. Suitable for vegans, this must-have summer product has been formulated with spirulina, blue chamomile, allantoin and kaolin to restore skin's balance and clarity.


" I have to say, I am very impressed with Henry Tianus Melt Away Cleanser. The nice thing about this cleanser is that it does rinse cleanly, leaving virtually no oily or sticky residue, and I didn’t have to tug at my skin to remove the makeup fully, even though I was using stubborn makeup. Aesthetically, this has to be one of the most elegant cleanser I’ve tried to date." Evelyn learn more >>>


2. Protect Your Skin from Pollutants

When we spend time outdoor, our skin is exposed to free radicals and pollutants in the air, even more if we live in a big city. Free radicals and pollutants in the air can cause serious damage to our skin. To protect your skin from the harmful free radicals and pollutants, use Antioxidant Youthful Essence, the multi-award-winning anti-pollution booster. Apply it as a serum or pre-serum every morning and evening to slow down the signs of ageing. With its powerful yet gentle formula, you can apply it all over the face and neck including the skin around the eyes. Suitable for all skin types, Antioxidant Youthful Essence has been formulated with allantoin, turmeric, blue chamomile and ginkgo extract to soothe, revitalise and protect skin cells from environmental damage.


" This is amazing! I noticed a difference round my eyes after the first application. My skin felt tighter and firmer after just a couple of days." Best Wrinkle Zapper, Natural Health learn more >>>


3. Moisturise Lightly

In summer, we may feel that our usual moisturiser is a bit too heavy for our skin.  A light hydrating moisturiser like Rose and Cacay Hydrating Cream is perfect for summer time. For people who live in a tropical country like Singapore, this award-winning moisturiser is great for all-year-round. Formulated with rose extract, cacay oil, stabilised vitamin E and saccharide isomerate (the vegan hyaluronic acid booster); this all-skin-types moisturiser boosts skin hydration and smoothes out the appearance of wrinkles and lines without leaving an oily residue on the skin.

4. Wear Sunblock Wisely

Sunlight is very good for our health and mental wellbeing. It helps boost immune system and lift up our mood. When our skin is exposed to direct sunlight, it triggers the vitamin D synthesis in the body. However, excessive sun exposure increases the risk of skin cancer. Summer skincare routine tips will not be right without mentioning sunblock.

During the day, if you plan to stay in the sun for longer than 10 minutes (if you have fair/pale skin) or 30 minutes (if you have dark skin), wear sunblock to prevent UV-induced skin damage and reduce the risk for skin cancer. You need a sunblock with SPF15 to 50 depending on how strong the sun is. The basic rule is avoid getting sunburned. Don't forget to wear sunglasses to protect your eyes too.


“ This is the perfect moisturizer!!! With a subtle rose smell and light consistency. I have a combination skin and I love the fact that this cream does not give a greasy feeling. My skin absorbs the cream, leaves my face and neck with a pleasant "silky" feeling. Would definitely recommend it to everyone. I have tried many different moisturizers and this is the most nurturing and effective one." Helena learn more >>>


5. Get Enough Sleep

Some of us may get less sleep in the summer. We may go out and stay awake until late in the evening then wake up earlier than usual the day after. Not getting enough sleep at night can affect our health and wellbeing. Sleep deprivation has been associated with high blood pressure, weak immune system, an increased anxiety and lack of concentration. In general, adults need at least 7 hour sleep a day.

Our skin renews itself while we sleep at night. In adults, the skin renewal process takes between 28 to 42 days. With age, the skin renewal rate slows down. After the age of 50, it may take up to 84 days for our skin to replace the damaged cells.

To help boost your skin's ability to rejuvenate itself, apply Overnight Skin Perfector at night to freshly-cleansed face and neck excluding the skin around the eyes. This gentle yet powerful complexion repair serum has been formulated with liquorice root extract, blue chamomile, alpha and beta hydroxy acids to boost cellular activity. It helps restore skin's radiance and reduce the signs of ageing such as wrinkles, lines and uneven skin tone. Last but not least, keep drinking enough water throughout the day to prevent dehydration. In general, men need to drink about 2.5 litre of water while women need to drink about 2 litre of water a day. Enjoy the beauty of summer with healthy, radiant skin wherever you are.


Excellent serum to use for the night to achieve great complexion, very effective!" Jasmine T learn more >>>



Henry Tianus is a multi-award-winning Anti-Ageing Scientist based in London, UK. Henry Tianus has been listed as The Recognised Institute Practitioner at The Institute of Traditional Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy (ITHMA), London (UK) since 2005. Henry Tianus's articles have been read by people in more than 100 countries with USA and UK at the top of the list. Join Henry Tianus eNewsletter to receive the latest health and wellbeing tips. 

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