How to take care of your skin in summer?

How to take care of your skin in summer? Which cosmetic ingredients will best moisturize your skin during hot weather? Learn the best tricks that will make your skin look fresh and you can breathe a sigh of relief for a while.

For several years, during the holiday months, heat waves have been sweeping across Europe, affecting our health, comfort and skin. We download applications that make sure we drink the right amount of water during the day. We spend weekends at swimming pools, and during the week we spend time in air-conditioned rooms. We are looking for all effective ways to improve our well-being on the hottest days.

However, we often neglect our skin, which requires special care on these hot days. How to prevent it from drying out? How to care for your skin after exposure to the sun to prevent imperfections from appearing? How to moisturize it effectively? What ingredients should you look for in summer cosmetics to make your skin look fresh? More on this in today's post.

Skin care in summer

Summer care for all skin types should be based on four pillars: proper moisturization, sun protection, antioxidants and gentle cleansing.

Sun protection. The sun accelerates skin aging and makes the skin look worse. Overdose of "sunbathing" literally destroys it, and long-term exposure to the sun and lying flat on the beach can cause skin diseases, including cancer. Facial cream with SPF is a basic element of anti-wrinkle and anti-aging prevention. While on vacation and in the tropics, you should use filters every day, 365 days a year, because you can only benefit from it! Facial skin is thin and delicate, so it requires a cosmetic with a high factor: SPF 50. For the body, we recommend SPF 50 or SPF 30 (for people with darker skin). Application is also recommended on cloudy days (don't forget that there is UVA radiation!). To properly protect the skin, it is best to apply an amount equal to "half a teaspoon" (tea size) of the cream to the face and neck and replicate the product every 3-4 hours.

Moisturizing. In summer, the skin is particularly exposed to the negative impact of external factors , including : the drying effect of salty sea water or lack of adequate humidity in air-conditioned rooms, which may contribute to dry eyes or skin. Moisturizing the skin from the "outside" will help strengthen natural protective mechanisms: ensure the appropriate level of hydration, strengthen the hydrolipid barrier, provide antioxidants and regenerating ingredients. It is worth reaching for cosmetics with precious ingredients such as triple hyaluronic acid 1.5%, cucumber seed oil or vitamin E contained , for example, in the milky serum for dehydrated skin DRIP by Olivia Plum. The light but rich consistency absorbs quickly and is suitable for day use (also under sunscreen and make-up) and for night use (alone or with cream). Thanks to the content of anti-pollution Dub Estoline 庐 ( a modern ingredient that increases the overall level of hydration, protects cell metabolism and reduces skin aging), the DRIP serum gives the effect of a "second skin", protects against external factors and stress factors, without burdening the skin. It improves its elasticity, soothes and gives great results in a short time. Keep the serum in the refrigerator if you want a cooling effect.

If your skin gets dry during the day (on the beach, during trips, in an air-conditioned office), always carry a hydrolate or tonic with you. For example, a mini version of the DASH moisturizing essence : low-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid and Pentiavitin will help maintain the optimal level of skin hydration throughout the day, soothe and soothe the skin, and the complex of pre- and probiotics and natural ferments will support the microbiome and have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Hydrolates and tonics, especially those with rose water and aloe, are great refreshing mists!

Antioxidation is the process of neutralizing the harmful effects of free radicals. This can be done in two ways: by introducing appropriate products into your diet, e.g. blackcurrant, strawberries, chokeberry, wild rose, as well as by using preparations rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants (also known as antioxidants) are natural plant substances that are produced in the process of cellular respiration. These are chemical compounds with beneficial properties: anti-cancer, reducing the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and slowing down the aging of the body. Cheeses, creams and masks containing ingredients with such properties are extremely popular. For example, the GLOW brightening serum has as many as 5 ingredients with valuable antioxidant properties, i.e. a stable form of vitamin C (has a brightening and anti-radical effect, strengthens blood vessels), green tea extract (protects cells against solar radiation), wild rose oil (moisturizes and has anti-wrinkle effects). ), acerola fruit extract (stimulates collagen synthesis, combats dry skin, brightens) as well as squalane obtained from olive oil. Squalane provides the skin with adequate hydration and protects it against excessive water loss, and also helps lighten skin imperfections. We apply cosmetics rich in antioxidant ingredients during morning care to fully utilize their potential. It is during the day that the skin is exposed to the harmful effects of free radicals.

Gentle cleansing. Although frequent use of strong exfoliating and peeling products is not recommended in summer, it is worth remembering to thoroughly cleanse the skin during this period. Increased sweating (also on the face), increased amount of sebum secretion, heavier formulas of sunscreen creams, contact with sand and dust, and makeup applied during the day can all make themselves felt in the form of clogged pores, imperfections, pimples, etc. The most effective A method that will help you wash your face thoroughly is two-stage cleansing. First, use make-up removal milk or oil, and then wash your face with gel or foam. The first cleanse removes dust, sweat, SPF, makeup and the first layer of dirt. Only the second time you cleanse the skin thoroughly and prepare it to receive the ingredients of the cream or serum. Once or twice a week, in the evening, use a mild facial cleansing paste, a gentle peeling or wash the sensitive points with an exfoliating tonic, e.g. HALO , to prevent pimples. Thanks to this care, you can say goodbye to clogged pores and imperfections!

Did you know that a proper diet can support your skin on summer days?

Fruits and vegetables rich in beta-carotene protect our skin against harmful UV radiation. In the body, this compound is converted to vitamin A. Accumulating in the epidermis cells, it creates a protective layer that protects the skin against harmful UV radiation. Therefore, regular consumption of such products helps protect against sunburn, and additionally gently improves the skin color (gives a nice, ruddy color). In summer, good sources of beta-carotene are: chard, sorrel, fresh spinach, carrots, kale, green beans, but also gooseberries and tomatoes. Vitamin A dissolves in fats, so vegetables and fruits rich in beta-carotene should be combined with a bit of oil, olive oil, seeds or nuts. Thanks to this, your skin will not lose its firmness.

On hot days, it is also worth reaching for fruits, which perfectly hydrate the body and at the same time prevent the skin from drying out. In addition to the high water content, such fruits usually have a lot of vitamins ( including vitamin A, vitamin C) and are rich in minerals, including : potassium or magnesium. OnWe are particularly vulnerable to the loss of the former in the summer, because potassium is lost from the body along with sweat and should be supplemented. Which fruits do we recommend? Watermelon, strawberries, melon, papaya or orange.

Don't forget about water!

In addition to healthy eating, drinking water is another necessary step that cannot be forgotten in the summer. Regular fluid intake - at least 1.5 liters of water a day is basically a must-have throughout the year, but during the holiday season we should drink about 1 liter of water more than normal. During the hottest months, we need more minerals because we are constantly getting rid of them by sweating intensely (the body sweats to cool the body). You should drink water in small amounts, but regularly, even when you don't feel like drinking yet. If we feel thirsty, it tells us that we are already dehydrated. Dehydration results in lack of concentration, headaches and back pain, and loss of skin smoothness and elasticity. If you are not a fan of plain water, choose lemonade with seasonal fruit or coconut water.

Summary

As you can see, taking care of your skin in the summer is not that complicated, but it is worth taking several steps: remembering to drink water, supporting your diet and taking care of your skin care routine. Regardless of whether you go on vacation or spend the summer months at home, do not skip such key stages of care as: cleansing the skin, toning it, moisturizing it and sun protection. Your skin will reward you with a beautiful appearance and will remain in great condition all summer long!

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