Get Healthy, Happy Skin this Summer!

Get Healthy, Happy Skin this Summer!

Avitha Haridass

Let’s face it, we are blessed to live in a country with beautiful weather! In cities like Durban however, if we’re not careful, the humidity can wreak havoc on skin, leaving us sunburnt and developing pigmentation, especially during the hotter summer months.

Luckily, there’s lots of things we can do to help keep our skin fabulous during the sunny seasons.

  1. Drink Water

It’s no secret – hydrated skin is happy skin! Replenishing your body with the water it loses during sweltering summer days may seem like a full-time job, but the benefits will keep you refilling your bottle! Adding a few lemon or cucumber slices will boost the refreshing factor and give your body a mini detox at the same time.

We all have busy days where we can forget, so keeping a water bottle on your work desk (at home or the office) and one in your car or handbag is a great to ensure you’re always prepared. The recommendation 8 – 10 glasses a day or more, will have your skin looking smooth and youthful from the inside out, so drink up!


  1. Sunscreen

Talk about stating the obvious- but it must be said, we know adding sunscreen to your morning skin routine can be a bit frustrating – some can make our skin look oily, while others leave a white residue that looks terrible under makeup. Trust us we’ve been there!

While sunscreen is non- negotiable, especially in this climate, there are some great options that fully protect your skin and are specially formulated to use with makeup. Try a mineral sunscreen or UV Defence SPF50 sun block which actively treats your skin as it protects it from the harsh effects of the sun.

Remember to add a hat to your outfit when you’re out and about! Not only will it shield you from sunburn, but it’s also the perfect addition to your trendy summer vibe.

  1. Exfoliation

We love the feeling of soft, smooth skin year- round but in the summer, exfoliation is especially important! Due to the increased heat, dirt and pollutants in the air can clog our pores and make our skin appear dull. By using a gentle exfoliator 2 – 3 times a week, we will see a noticeable difference in how our skin looks and feels.

Regular exfoliation also stimulates blood circulation and decreases the chance of ingrown hair on our legs, making them look soft and silky if you’re rocking shorts or dresses, giving your confidence a boost.

Want the expert touch? Visit any La Vita Spa for our incredible Full Body Exfoliation treatments or treat yourself at home with these amazing tips.

  1. Moisturise

It may be tempting to skip lotion on a hot and humid day – but don’t Moisturise with a light, fruity lotion that absorbs quickly right after your shower for smooth summer skin – your body will thank you.

Your skin can still get dry in summer, even if it doesn’t feel like it, so this simple step will have you protected and pampered. Keeping your makeup light can also help your skin breath during those particularly swelting days when you can’t hide in the air- conditioning: a good face moisturiser can still give you an even tone without making you look oily or dull.

  1. Treat your skin

A Durban summer is the best time of the year – you’re on holiday, it’s time for a family Christmas and New Year’s Parties by the beach or pool and end of year functions. Basically, it’s time to get all dressed up and celebrate. Nail that bright summer look with a mani and pedi and stand out in that selfie.

Protecting your skin in the sun also means treating your hands and feet – whether your hands are two different shades from driving, or your feet need to go from dry to dazzling. La Vita Spa has the treatment for you! Forget 50 shades – keep your skin its natural and beautiful even tone with our foot treatment.

We hope these few simple tips will help you soothe and pamper your skin this summer! If you have any questions, please comment and we’ll answer you as soon as we can. Take care of yourself and your skin and we’ll see you at the spa!