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HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR SKIN DURING AND AFTER SUMMER

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Having healthy skin should always be your priority. Summer means holidays, fun and time spent outside, but it can also be harmful on your skin. Keeping a healthy and moisturized skin during summer, and taking care of it after summer is essential!

There are many skincare challenges that come along with the hot weather. Summer and the following period is a time when your skin needs extra precautious care...

Summer skincare routines can help you protect your skin from the sun, tighten your pores, and get that gorgeous glow all summer long and for the back to school!

What does summer do to your skin?

When the sun shines and the temperature rises, it pushes the skin to produce more oil, and make bodies more sweating. These changes will dry your skin, cause your pores to open, which lead them to trap dirt and oil, causing more acne and breakouts if you don't use a proper cleansing routine.

After the exposure, when the first tan is gone, the numerous sun baths, chlorine, wind and air conditions make your skin weaker.

This is why your skin appears more rugged and flaky, and needs a proper moisturizing. In addition, free radicals, the supporting tissue of our skin, and the collagen are reduced. That's why many of us also complain during the summer months about small brown pigment spots which look like scratches caused by UV radiation.

What is the best natural way to take care of your skin during summer?

There are a lot of good habits to follow, according to your skin type during summer if you don’t want your skin to be damaged by the summer period. Today, we are sharing with you some simple steps to protect your skin before, during, and after your holidays!

Before the sun exposure: apply sunscreen approximately 30 minutes before your sunbath (for best results) so that it can be absorbed by the skin and less likely to wash off when you perspire. Remember to reapply sunscreen after swimming or strenuous exercise.

During sun exposure: Staying out of the sun is the best way to avoid sun damage, especially during the hottest hours (from 11am to 4pm, the ultraviolet rays could cause sunburn during this time).  When you go outside, or wants to let your skin tan progressively, take these precautions:

  • Always wear sunscreen. Apply it on your skin every day. Make it a habit, as you do with brushing your teeth. Choose the sunscreem index according to your skin sensibility. 
  • Wear protective clothing. When you do go outdoors, especially for long periods in the middle of the day. Long sleeves and slacks, as well as a wide-brimmed hat, help protect your body against the sun’s harmful effects. 
  • To protect your eyes, wear sunglasses that filter UV light, and avoid looking at the sun directly without it!

After sun exposure: We generally only care about before sun exposure and during sun exposure, but it’s important to know that after sun exposure gestures are essential to keep your skin healthy and good looking! 

8 TIPS TO CREATE YOUR PERFECT SUMMER SKINCARE

Changing up your summer skincare routine protects, nourishes, and heals your skin. What's even better? Using the right skincare products is essential if you want to achieve that natural summer glow.

Here are 9 tips to help you create the perfect summer skincare routine! Of course, we also advise you to seek expert advice on tailoring your routine to your skin type and concerns from an esthetician.

However, these suggestions are a great place to start if you want to have the best skincare routine this summer! Follow the guide...

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#1 Gentle subtle summer skincare

The first thing you should do to prepare your skin for summer is to make it moisturized and smooth.

During winter, we concentrate on deeply moisturizing with very concentrated products because of the harsh winter weather.

However, in the summer, you should lighten up your skincare! It’s getting warmer and more humid outside, which means it’s time to make some changes in your products.

 Replace heavier cleansers, such as thick creams and oils, with lighter ones, like serums or sprays; make sure your new cleanser is deep cleansing and remove all dirt and make-up without drying out your skin. 

In our apothecary closets, we advise you two soft cleansing products: Moringa Soap and Gotu Kola cleansing foam

These two gentle cleansers made in Cambodia with natural essential oils and fitness ingredients will clean your skin very softly and let it light and fresh.

These 2 cleansers gently remove makeup and impurities, and also:

  • Bring to your skin softness and smoothness
  • Replenishes skin moisture as it removes debris and makeup
  • Gentle botanicals calm and cleanse
  • Suitable for face, neck, and eyes
  • Soothes redness and dryness
  • Ideal for dry, sensitive, sunburned, or laser-treated skin
  • Protect your skin from wrinkles
  • Make your skin looks younger
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#2 Moisturize… as always!

Simplifying our skincare routine doesn’t mean skipping moisturizer.

Even if it’s hot and humid outside, your skin needs to stay hydrated! And, yes, even those of us with extremely oily skin require moisturizer after being exposed to the sun.

Moisturizers aid in the restoration of the skin’s outermost layer. This layer is essential because it protects your skin from harmful environmental pollutants and chemicals that irritate and dry it out.

Check out our Moringa day cream, which is rich in moisturizer and prevents wrinkles. When used before sunscreen, it helps to balance your skin and protect it from bacteria.

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#3 Don’t forget your sunscreen

UV protection is essential in the summer. Choosing sunscreen with SPF 50+ is ideal. Wear one during all day if you go out and are exposed to the sun. 

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#4 Start Gently Exfoliating Your Skin

Even though summer is hot, it doesn’t mean you don’t need to exfoliate. This is the most important tip for glowing skin. Both your face and body need it!

Our wide range of natural rice body scrubs contains natural ingredients that will not harm your skin and are ideal for sensitive skin. This revitalizing exfoliating body scrub contains natural sesame oil extract, fresh Cambodian ingredients, and the delectable Cambodia Jasmine Rice, which helps skin removing dead cells and reduces the occurrence of breakouts.


For your face, our Jasmine Rice & Rose facial scrub will help deep clean your face and moisturize at the same time. After using our scrub, we advise you to regulate the hydration levels of your skin with our Coconut Facial Mask for amazing results! If your skin is oily, we advise you to use our natural Charcoal Face Mask made with 100% coconut shell and coconut oil to aid in the removal of dead cells from your pores. This mask also reduces surface oils and blackheads!

Crème Moringa organique pour le visage

#5 Only Use Non-Comedogenic Products

We mention the term “non-comedogenic” because it’s a crucial part of your summer skincare routine.


Non-comedogenic products are free of ingredients that clog your pores. This is especially important for your cosmetics! Examine the labels of your products and avoid those that do not state that they are non-comedogenic.

Look for powder sunscreen (or non-comedogenic sunscreen), oil-free primers, and lightweight, oil-free foundations or tinted moisturizers for the best results.

#6 Hydrate From The Inside Out

You already know  the importance of moisturizers in summertime, but you should also start hydrating your skin from the inside first.

Drink plenty of water throughout the day! It’s easy to become dehydrated in the summer’s heat. Make hydration your priority if you want glowing, gorgeous summer skin.

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#7 Avoid Drying Out Your Skin By Skipping Long Showers

During the summer, most of us take a lot more showers—and spend a lot more time under the water! We end up taking multiple showers per day due to beach days, workouts and sweat.

Taking multiple showers can strip and over dry your skin, causing inflammation and even eczema.

To avoid overdrying your skin, take shorter showers, and prefer to use cold water.

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#8 Don’t let your lips aside

Sun exposure not only wreaks havoc on your skin, but it also causes your lips to become dry and cracked. Use lip balm before your lip stick; this is essential not only for summer, but you can make it a habit. Lipstick can cause your lips to become dry and cracked, but applying lip balm beforehand can help alleviate those concerns. Applying lip balm every night before bed can keep your lips moisturized and improve their color. Check out our Coconut lip balm, which contains 100 percent coconut oil and beeswax in a small stick that you can easily carry with you!

What about hair care routine during summer time?

Hot and sunny days necessitate a carefully curated haircare routine to combat frizz and dryness. Changing out your winter hair care products for summer hair care products!

We have a wide variety of shampoos to suit all hair types, which are not only natural but also save you money on changing shampoo depending on the weather! Check out more of our shampoo and choose the best one for you.

The proper after-care for your summer skin

Generally, your skin should not be neglected at any time of the year. Nevertheless, it is particularly important to take intensive care of your skin after the summer and the annual beach holiday. Take this as an opportunity to have a professional beauty treatment at your aesthetician.

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1- Restoring radiance to the skin

The first step is to remove dead skin cells from your skin. Our natural body rice scrubs are perfect for that. These unique exfoliators restore your skin’s radiance and freshness. Not only does it moisturize, but it also stimulates blood flow and thus skin regeneration. Following that, the skin is more receptive and ingredients can penetrate deeper into the skin.

Moringa Body Lotion

2- Treat your skin with a moisturizing treatment

Even if we do not realize it immediately, our skin steadily loses moisture during the warm and sun intensive months. Make sure you apply lotion, an oil, or body butter after your shower everyday. And mostly after exfoliating.

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3- Remove dark spots

After spending time in the sun, your skin is prone to developing dark spots. Body cream is recommended for better treatment because it provides deeper moisturization than body lotion. Using ingredients like Vitamin C in skincare products will help your skin glow. It is critical to avoid UV light and use the good products for at least three months. This is the only way for the skin to fully recover and eliminate the excess melanin that causes hyperpigmentation.

From during summer skincare tips, to after summer skincare tips, we hope you enjoy your summer holidays as much as we did. Check out more of our natural moisturizer products from head to toe to create your perfect skincare routine!

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