Long lazy days at the beach, barbecues on the deck and blue skies up above – what's not to love about summer?  

We're all for the warmer weather, but with the change in seasons comes a few extra additions to your usual beauty routine. 

Here are some of our top tips as we get deeper into summer: 

Stay protected 

We all know the importance of sunscreen in your summer skincare routine, but it really does bear repeating as we get out and about in that harsh New Zealand sun. It's so important to make sure you've applied your SPF and are reapplying regularly throughout the day as well.  

Not only does it protect you from the harmful UV rays, it's also one of the easiest steps you can take to minimise the signs of ageing that result from sun exposure. 

Our Skinsmiths sunscreen was developed specifically with New Zealand conditions in mind and also includes Matmarine to help control oil – giving you a beautiful matte finish all day long. 

Keep hydrated 

Happy, healthy skin is hydrated skin – so be good to your skin from the inside out by keeping up your water intake. Having a water bottle (or two!) handy always helps, and you can always add a few fruit slices to give it some extra flavour. 

All that sun can take its toll on your skin, so make sure you're boosting your skin's hydration levels by applying a good moisturiser, too. Our Skinsmiths skincare range includes three different moisturisers to suit different skin needs, whether you're looking for oil control, extra nourishment or daily hydration.  

Get your beauty basics sorted 

A full face of makeup isn't always practical when you know you're going to be at the beach all day – who wants to be touching up constantly, after all? - but you can still look 'done' without having to apply any product. 

Eyelash and brow tinting is a great way to frame your face and add that subtle definition to your eyes without worrying about it coming off in the water! It's straight-forward, quick and painless – find out more information about our tinting services here.