The ultimate guide to caring for your skin post-summer

As much as it might be hard to admit, summer is nearing to the end. Soon, our glowing tan and sunkissed highlights will fade and the summer of ‘21 will be a distant memory. But, one thing that won’t fade? The effects of the sun on your skin.

Three common effects of summer on our skin

After months of sunscreen applying and re-applying, there’s no question that your pores might be feeling a little weightier than usual (points for the sun smarts though!). We all know the first lesson at beauty school 101 is sun protection diligence.  However, due to the harsh elements ( thank you ozone layer hole), we are never truly without harm from that giant ball of fire in the sky. Hyperpigmentation is one of the most common post-summer skin issues, this darkening occurs when an excess of melanin, the brown pigment that produces normal skin colour, forms deposits in the skin. Although usually harmless, it does leave us with a rather complex paint by numbers canvas when it comes to our morning makeup. 

Another contributing factor to why our post-summer skin might be a little problematic, is the use of face masks, and we’re not talking about the #SelfcareSunday kind. While absolutely necessary, they sure have a lot to answer for when it comes to chin/mouth breakouts. 

If you’re one for basking in the summer heat all day long, you might be finding that no matter the humidity, the deeper layers of your skin are craving a drink. Your complexion is thirsty for the skincare equivalent of an ice-cold mojito on a hot day. Adding to dehydration, are the harsh effects of air conditioning, which can impair the natural skin barrier, disrupting how it should function.

Luckily for us, our skin’s knight in shining amour is here to whisk us off our feet and get everything back to its healthy, balanced self. 

Who is DMK?

The brainchild of scientist Danné Montague-King, the name DMK is now synonymous with serious skin results. Originally developed in the 1970s to treat his own severe acne as a teenager, Montague-King’s company has since expanded into thousands of clinics worldwide. 

DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of a basic disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, the team of innovators behind the brand has formulated a range of treatments and home-care products designed to educate skin to perform like youthful healthy skin. By matching formulations with the body’s own chemistry, the skin is encouraged to respond in a positive way and deliver that elusive lit-from-within glow. Based on the principles of botanical science and the strict discipline of Montague-King’s proven concept of Remove-Rebuild-Protect-Maintain, DMK’s paramedical therapy works on the structure and function of the skin. While cosmetic treatments just work topically on the surface, paramedical treatments address skin at an internal cellular level to improve its functionality DMK Enzyme Therapy Treatment

Especially beneficial to compromised or “sensitive skins”, DMK’s signature Enzyme Therapy treatments come with over 40 years of astonishing results to back them up. As enzymes are nature’s biological catalysts, DMK has chosen to harness their considerable powers to mimic the way the skin functions, recreating the ideal environment for healthy skin to thrive. Enzyme Therapy encourages blood circulation, oxygenation and the lymphatic drainage system, as well as simultaneously, through reverse osmosis, helping to flush toxins and free radicals as well as stimulating collagen production. Delivering long-lasting results, a DMK Enzyme Therapy treatment is so much more than your ordinary facial. 

We know that skin-deep results start in-clinic, but in order to maintain them, we need to put in the work at home. Below are a few essential DMK products for regaining skin confidence after summer…

Vitamin C  

A  sophisticated serum that helps stimulate collagen production, DMK’s Direct Delivery Vitamin C helps to suppress pigmentation, brighten dark spots and regenerate healthy skin. Asan antioxidant, vitamin C is a must to help protect and heal sun damage in the skin.

Beta Gel

Featuring beta-glucan- a stimulator of the Langerhans cells thatinitiate the immune and reparative functions of the skin - Beta Gel is a must for your beach bag. Beta Gel is excellent for traumatised skin, including sunburn, as it incites the feedback loop, which triggers the synthesis of new collagen and helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles. To help heal sunburn, apply Beta Gel within 20 minutes of being sunburnt. 


Formulated with a powerful blend of vitamin A’s to help to regulate cell proliferation, the flow of oil and prevent cell degeneration, Revitosin is a sun-damage essential. Vitamin A  helps to rejuvenate the skin by promoting the growth of healthy cells and inhibiting the growth of unhealthy ones. It’s renowned for its effectiveness at reversing signs of sun damage and ageing.