Summer Skincare Essentials for Skin of Colour

Summer Skincare Essentials for Skin of Colour


Summer brings longer days and more sunshine, offering a beautiful opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. However, for those with melanin-rich skin, it also means taking extra care to protect and nurture their complexion against the harsher elements. At DERMA et al. we understand the unique needs of skin of colour and are here to guide you through an effective summer skincare routine.


Understanding Melanin-Rich Skin in Summer

Melanin-rich skin, while naturally resistant to UV rays, still requires protection and care. Despite the protective qualities of melanin, prolonged exposure to sunlight can lead to photodamage, manifesting as dark spots or hyperpigmentation. Remember, aging and photodamage are interconnected, especially in skin of colour, and can accelerate during the summer months.


Key Summer Skincare Tips

  1. Sun Protection: Always use a broad-spectrum sunscreen 😎 While melanin provides some natural defence, it is not enough to fully protect against UV rays. We recommend using sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. It is also important to apply the correct amount and to re-apply as instructed. Most brands recommend reapplying every two hours, however, this rate may change with increased exposure to the sun and water ☀️💦 We recommend double cleansing at the end of the day to remove heavy sunscreen with an oil-based cleanser like our Emulsion Facial Cleanser. This breaks down the sunscreen residue and allows the following products to suitably penetrate the skin.
  2. Hydration: Maintain your skin’s moisture barrier with hydrating serums and creams. Our Barrier Defence Serum and Ceralief Cloud Cream are designed to provide deep hydration and nourishment while fortifying your skin barrier 💪🏾 and providing a suitable healing environment 🍃 This is especially important when your skin is repeatedly exposed to the harsh sun ☀️ and salt or chlorine 💦.
  3. Prevent Hyperpigmentation:  As mentioned above, photodamage can cause and exacerbate hyperpigmentation. As such, it is extremely important to use products that can inhibit the hyperpigmentation process such as our Advanced Hyperpigmentation Treatment. This product is formulated with eight tyrosinase inhibitors to effectively correct and prevent hyperpigmentation 🧪 It also contains anti-inflammatory ingredients to soothe the skin and reduce the skin’s inflammatory response that causes hyperpigmentation 🧫
  4. Antioxidant Defence: Incorporating antioxidants into your skincare routine is crucial to combat free radicals and environmental stressors which your skin is vulnerable to during this season. All our products are reinforced with multiple antioxidants to safeguard your skin against free radical damage 🔘 Our Skin Renewal Serum, in particular, is carefully formulated with various potent antioxidants to effectively protect your skin ✨


The Role of Product Packaging in Skincare Efficacy

Our commitment to efficacy extends to our packaging choices. Airless packaging, used in our products, protects the integrity of active ingredients by preventing exposure to air and light. This innovation ensures that our products maintain their potency and efficacy throughout their shelf life, making them ideal for summer skincare when products are more frequently exposed to heat and light.


Embrace the summer with confidence by following these skincare tips tailored for melanin-rich complexions. Remember, the right care and the right products can make all the difference in maintaining healthy, glowing skin throughout the season. And as always, we recommend consulting a skincare professional before introducing new products into your regimen, especially if you have sensitive skin or existing conditions.

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