Finally, we have welcomed the sun, the awakening of nature, and pleasant temperatures that invite us into the outdoors. I don't think it's necessary to emphasize how much we love summer! It seems that everything looks better in the embrace of sunlight, and optimism and joy abound as we count down the days until our seaside vacation. Amidst all this enthusiasm, let's also think a bit about our skin—how it feels when exposed to abundant sunlight, how it is affected by changes in temperature and humidity in the air, as well as swimming in the sea, river, or pool, and the insects that buzz around us so skillfully.

How does summer affect our skin?

With rising temperatures, humidity in the air increases, and sebaceous glands become more active. The result of this activation is increased secretion of skin oil or sebum, which is the most common cause of clogged pores, a shiny complexion, and ideal conditions for the occurrence of acne. Taking care of acne-prone skin in the summer is therefore particularly important, as only consistency and carefully selected skincare can protect the skin from any worsening of its condition.

The most important factor during the sunny part of the year is undoubtedly UV rays. They stimulate the production of melanin, which is our skin's defense mechanism. An excess of melanin leads to a sun-kissed summer complexion.

However, we must not overlook all the other external influences that easily affect our skin during the summer months. We're talking about mosquitoes and other similar insects, skin that becomes dry from the sun, sea, and wind, unpleasant sunburns, allergies, and many other stories that can be written on summer skin.

In conclusion, summer skincare is quite different from that in the colder part of the year, as the skin's needs are quite different. To better embrace the rhythm of summer, we have prepared 7 tips for summer skincare.

Clean skin is happy skin. 

In summer, oily skin can become even oilier than usual, and we also sweat more, apply protective creams daily, all of which require thorough cleansing. We advise you to avoid aggressive cleansers and instead choose products without sulfates, alcohol, and fragrances. Despite not creating a glamorous foam, the product can effectively cleanse and, most importantly, respects the pH of your skin. For thorough cleansing without drying out the skin, we have created the Cleansing Gel for the face at Hemptouch, which is loved by every skin type, and the gentle Shower Cream Soft Freshness, which not only cleanses but also nourishes the skin while showering. For additional cleansing care, we warmly recommend weekly clay masks. Clay is a wonderful choice as it acts like a magnet, drawing out all impurities from the skin and helps pores breathe more easily.

Cleanses, soothes, and balances oily, combination, and sensitive skin. The cleansing gel deeply and gently cleanses the skin, removes makeup and other impurities while maintaining the natural pH balance of your skin. It keeps your skin moisturized and is suitable even for the most sensitive skin. Ingredients Hemp hydrolat moisturizes, tones, and improves the appearance of pores. Cedar essential oil supports the skin in cleansing and helps maintain balance. Chlorella algae is a rich source of beta-carotene and antioxidants that help the skin maintain balance and alleviate redness.

Gentle cleansing care that moisturizes, softens, and indulges the skin while showering. This rich shower cream is based on a plant-based cleansing base that gently cleanses the skin and carefully protects it from drying out. The skin is soothed, relaxed, and soft after showering. We have enhanced the formulation of the creamy gel with a fresh liceja fragrance, which further provides freshness to the body and mind. Ingredients: Hemp oil is a treasure trove of omega fatty acids. It soothes, softens, and protects the skin from dryness. Grape seed oil is an exceptional source of antioxidants that support the skin's renewal and protection. Liceja, as the final touch, brings freshness and relaxation along.

-Exfoliation is the law!

Dead skin cells constantly accumulate in the epidermis, maintaining the skin's renewal process. When sebum and sweat sneak into the layer of dead cells, it can instantly create a perfect environment for bacterial inflammation and consequently acne. To prevent the possibility of this occurrence and help your skin achieve a fresher and more even appearance, we recommend exfoliating your skin twice a week. You will be thrilled with the softness, revitalized freshness, and complexion.

-Moisture always wins!

You have undoubtedly heard countless times about the importance of sufficient hydration. It is crucial to consistently moisturize your skin as it loses essential substances through sweating, which help maintain its balance. Moisturizing essence for radiant skin is the product we praise at Hemptouch, as it not only deeply moisturizes the skin but also provides plenty of antioxidants and freshness; it's like a glass of water for your skin! And don't forget to moisturize your skin from the inside out by drinking enough water.

The skin of the face is instantly moisturized, revitalized, and regains a healthy glow. The moisturizing essence for radiant complexion is an active concentration of natural moisturizing and antioxidant ingredients that provides the perfect first step in moisturizing in your beauty ritual. Key ingredients: hemp hydrolate moisturizes and enhances microcirculation, white fir polyphenols increase collagen and elastin production for greater elasticity, hyaluronic acid provides moisture to the skin, and CBD protects against free radicals and restores balance.

-Skip sunbathing

Although we love the sun, let's try to avoid it. The negative impact of sunlight is simply too strong to unnecessarily expose ourselves to it. Carefully choose the timing of outdoor activities and protect yourself adequately with clothing, hats, and sunscreen.

-Luxurious skincare rich in antioxidants

Antioxidants are miraculous molecules that provide the best protection against free radicals, the culprits of cellular damage. In addition to protecting against negative environmental influences, they also support collagen production in the skin. Skincare that is rich in antioxidants will take care of healthy and youthful skin. It is also important to incorporate a sufficient amount of antioxidants into your daily diet. Ensure an abundance of fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs! Remember, skincare starts on your plate. For an abundance of antioxidant skincare, we recommend the youthful duo - Moisturizing Essence for radiant complexion and Luxurious Oil Serum.

Exceptional blend of unique natural oils, superfoods, and antioxidants that restore, nourish, and maintain optimal moisture and strength in the skin. Key ingredients: Plum seed oil, combined with hemp oil, provides the skin with essential fatty acids, vitamin E, provitamin A, and valuable antioxidants. The luxurious blend of oils enhances the function of the hydrolipidic barrier, captures moisture, and works against visible signs of aging. CBD soothes irritated and sensitive skin, restoring its balance. Poppy seed extract improves skin tone, smooths, and gives the skin a natural radiant appearance.

-Never forget about SPF protection!

Even the birds chirp about the importance of SPF protection. Make it a part of your daily protective care and never skip it, as UV rays always find their way. The right choice is the one that suits you best and that you will happily and consistently use.

-Soothing summer skin

Even though we follow all the advice and carefully take care of and protect our skin, it can still happen that the sun burns us or leaves its mark on our skin in some other way during the summer. Summer skincare is not just about skincare by the sea; it involves consistent care throughout the entire summer. It is important to give your skin some special care in the evenings. The after-sun elixir is rich in traditional herbal extracts that our grandmothers knew and used with great benefit. We have added calendula extract, St. John's Wort, and grape seed oil, rich in omega fatty acids, to deeply restore, soothe, and moisturize. Summer skincare also calls for a touch of something that repels insects and protects against bites. Therefore, we have added lemongrass essential oil to the luxurious golden oil, which charms with its exquisite scent that, fortunately, mosquitoes don't like.

Precious combination of hemp oil, St. John's Wort oil, and lemongrass for relaxed and soothed skin after sun exposure. The elixir calms and protects irritated, red, and sensitive skin that has lost moisture, elasticity, and softness after sunbathing. Ingredients: Hemp oil nourishes the skin and restores its elasticity and softness. Extracts of St. John's Wort and marigold renew and soothe red and irritated skin. Lemongrass oil refreshes and revitalizes the skin while providing natural protection against mosquitoes.

May your summer be joyful and relaxing!

Experts in natural and organic transformational skincare. Specialized in therapeutic cosmetics, formulated for sensitive, irritated and allergy-prone skin.
Hemptouch skin care products are the first NATRUE certified hemp cosmetics, 100% natural, tested under dermatological supervision on sensitive skin, certified vegan and never tested on animals. Free from artificial fragrances, silicones, parabens phthalates, sodium lauryl sulphate and other skin irritants.