*This post contains a paid for advertorial from L’Occitane, however all opinions are my own.
It’s time to put away your winter wardrobe and bring your summer attire out of hibernation – summer is here! (Well, kind of.) We all love being able to put on a pair of shorts and feel the sun against our skin, but what we might not think about is the changes we need to make to our grooming routine. From men’s perfume to a swanky shower gel, it’s important to update your regieme.
With that in mind, I’ve pulled together a couple of the products that I either switch in my summer routine, or new products I add completely to ensure I’m getting the most out of the weather.
First things first, fragrance!
When the months get warmer, you want to put away your deep winter fragrances and switch them out for light summer scents. Men’s perfume has a huge impact on your mood, and there’s nothing more uplifting than a fresh fragrance. Not to mention the obvious either, but when the weather is warmer, you’re going to sweat more. Wearing a clean scent will help mask any odour, which is great for you and anyone who’s around you.
I love the Cedrat scent from L’Occitane. It’s the perfect transition fragrance that layers a vibrant citrus scent ontop of a woody base. It’s the kind of scent that just smells clean and it’s definitely going to be a staple in my routine this summer.
Secondly, switch out your shower gel
I like switching up my shower gel for the exact same reason why I switch up my fragrance. In summer, you’ll sweat more, which is why I think it’s super important to have a shower gel that leaves you feeling fresh and squeeky clean. Having one with a citrus or peppermint fragrance will give a zingy or cooling sensation on the skin, which feels incredible after a day in the sun. You might also want to invest in a soothing and calming shower gel that’s packed full of aloe vera, for the days when you spend too much time outside.
I’m currently using a mixture of the L’Occitane Cedrat shower gel and the Rituals of Hammam body scrub. I use the shower gel in the morning to wake me up, and the scrub at night to remove any excess oil and sweat. This combination works amazingly for my skin.
Up your SPF game
An SPF is essential all year round, but it’s even more important during summer. It’ll help protect your skin against both UVA and UVB rays, which is essential during the warmer months. Since you’ll most likely be spending more time outside, an SPF will help protect your skin against the sun, pollution and other environmental aggressors, which make it’s incredibly important. Try to find one that is non-comedogenic so that it doesn’t block your pores, and it’ll keep your skin in tip-top condition.
I personally switch between a couple including Kiehls and La Roche-Posay. Depending on how my skin is, I’ll either layer it above my daily moisturiser or replace it entirely. It’s important to try one that works for you, so try a couple out and see how you feel.
The above 3 are some of the things I like to switch out the most during summer, but you should change whatever feels right for you. You might have a heavier moisturiser during winter, which means you’ll need something a bit lighter. You might also consider moving to an oil reducing cleanser depending on how your skin is reacting to the heat.
Don’t be afraid to try something new during summer, it’s the perfect time to give your routine an overhaul. If you have any questions, drop me a message on Instagram and I’ll be sure to get back to you.
What are your favourite summer products? Let me know in the comments below.