As Australian’s, we love the summer sun and there is nothing like heading down to the beach on a hot summer’s day. Although sunlight is attributed to improving energy and elevating moods, it is important to take care of the skin, particularly during the summer months.

Excess sun exposure can have numerous effects on the skin, including age spots, sagging and fine lines to name a few. There are various ways to treat sun damaged skin, however, learning to take care of the skin during summer to prevent damage is most important.

At Mirra Skin & Aesthetic Clinic, we focus on skincare that makes a difference. The first step to looking after the skin during summer is practising sun smart behaviour. Ideally, everyone should be wearing an SPF on a daily basis all year round, but in particular this is vital during summer. The “La Roche Posay Anthelios Fluid” SPF is a highly loved sunscreen and for so many great reasons! This sunscreen is lightweight, non- greasy and perfect for most skin types, even those that are sensitive.

So, you’ve applied your SPF in the morning, great start… but now it’s really heating up, perhaps it’s been a few hours in the sun, is our beloved 50+ SPF still protecting our delicate skin? The short answer is no, so make sure re-application every 2-3 hours is habitual!

Although sunscreen is an essential part of any skincare routine, it is not the only product that will protect the skin and prevent sun damage. Our essential ABCs are key to caring for the skin during summer, those amazing vitamins that keep the skin looking young and healthy!

Our “Mirra Skin” 0.4% retinol serum is the hero of any skincare routine. Vitamin A is one of the most studied anti-ageing ingredients and has been used in skincare for many years. This potent serum can help to improve the texture of the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Next up, is our vitamin B, an incredible antioxidant, also known as niacinamide. This serum contains certified organic natural ingredients to increase hydration in the skin, as well as repair and protect the skin from environmental factors such as UV.


Last but certainly not least, Vitamin C. This serum is the ultimate anti-oxidant with a potent 15% vitamin C to brighten and strengthen the skin whilst fighting the signs of ageing.

Now we’re thinking about all the times we went out during summer without sunscreen on, forgot to bring a hat or sunglasses, or simply thought “I don’t burn so I don’t need to worry about sunscreen”. Unfortunately, no matter what skin type or colour, we can all be affected by the harsh rays of the Australian sun, therefore there is no time like the present to start taking care of your skin. This trio of vitamins as well as an SPF daily makes up the perfect routine to protect the skin during summer months.