Summer is here and that means beautiful warm days! When the sun beams her rays and the clouds hide from sight, it’s the perfect time to head outdoors and do something fun.

However, there is one thing that isn’t fun, and that’s sun-damaged skin. Your skin is the largest organ of your body and so it’s important to protect it from the elements, especially during summer. Here are our tips on changing your skincare routine for the summer with essano.

essano Pure Defence SPF15 Moisturiser

Always wear a product with SPF


For those of us in Australia or New Zealand, we know how harsh our sun can be! Sun damage can accelerate the signs of ageing, so adequate sun protection is a great way to prevent the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Even if you’re staying indoors, you’ll still be exposed to UV light. Our Pure Defence SPF15 Moisturiser hydrates your skin and has the added benefit of SPF15. This is a great option if you’re not planning on heading out, but still want to nourish and protect your skin whilst inside. If you are going outside, this moisturiser is a good base to start with, but we do recommend a sunscreen specifically made for skin protection with at least a rating of SPF30.

Wash your face regularly

Put your hands up if you’ve ever headed to bed without washing your face! Guilty.

Generally, you sweat more during warmer months, and that includes your face. Your skin also acts as a filter, protecting you from pollution, bacteria and toxins. At the end of a long, hot day, your skin will have a buildup of sweat, oil, dust, and other dirt that you may have been exposed to. Even if you don’t have makeup on, it’s highly important to clean your face to prevent congestion.

We’ve got essano cleansers suitable for a wide range of skin types, including our Certified Organic Moisturising Creme Cleanser and Gentle Foaming Facial Cleanser, as well as our Superfoods Cinnamon Purifying Gel Cleanser that helps to detox your skin during those humid days.

To find what’s best for your skin type, make sure you check out our full range of essano cleansers.

Tan the safe way

Now that summer is here, we totally understand if you don’t want to release your pale winter legs to the public!

To get the tan you’re after, our natural Certified Organic Coconut Oil Gradual Tan is a great safe option to add a healthy sun-kissed glow to your skin and allows you to slowly build up colour without streaks or looking orange. Our Gradual Tan is also quite moisturising, so you’ll have soft, supple and tanned skin, ready for summer!

Protect your hair against the elements

The sun doesn’t just dry out your skin, it can also stress out your hair. This summer, treat your hair with our Argan Oil Hair Recovery Serum.

Along with Argan oil, we add natural oils such as Macadamia, Sunflower, Coconut, Olive, Pomegranate and Avocado to protect against damage.

This serum is also a great conditioning treatment to apply before you head to the beach. It’ll prevent the salty seawater from drying out your lovely locks, and after you shower, simply apply again to nourish your hair.