Summer sunshine is nearly upon us: the sunny season welcomes a sun-kissed glow and golden tans. At least, it does so in theory. Oftentimes, we're left feeling sweaty with red spots and dry patches being the norm. But, do not fret! We have 5 beauty tips that promise to nurture your skin the right way!
Beauty Tip N°1: Broad-spectrum Protection
The main focus of sun care products is to shield the skin against UV rays. Products with sun protection factors generally protect the skin against UVB rays. UVB rays are what penetrate the skin and cause long-term damage. Be sure to opt for broad-spectrum formulas that cover both UVA and UVB protection. To prevent skin impurities, be sure to pick sun care products that are non-comedogenic which prevents the pores from being clogged. An alternative to a separate sunscreen product would be reaching for a moisturiser with integrated SPF. These have the tendency to be less greasy and allows the skin to breathe better.
Beauty Tip N°2: Extra-gentle Facial Cleansers
The summer heat leads to increased perspiration, we tend to touch our face more often and the sun strains the skin even more. Residues from the ocean, chlorine or sand may clog the pores. Performing a thoroughly cleanse each evening is thus pivotal. Replace oil-based products with gentle, foaming, water-based cleansers to prevent any further irritation. Ideally, the formulas should have soothing ingredients, such as aloe vera, salicylic acid or grapeseed extract.
Beauty Tip N°3: Exfoliate Regularly
It is vital to perform regular peelings to preserve the condition and smoothness of the skin. Exfoliating the skin can free the skin of any deep-set impurities and oils that accumulate, especially during summer. It also helps to repair the natural protective barrier of the skin. During summer, the skin requires some extra help in the regenerative department. Be gentle on your skin during the sunny season by not exfoliating it too often and never during the morning. This will expose the freshly treated skin to aggressive direct sun rays.
Beauty Tip N°4: Cooling Face Care Products
High temperatures oftentimes has the skin feeling battered, particularly the thin skin around the eye region and the lips. Treat the skin to cooling masks, gels or creams. These nifty little helpers are even more effective when stored in the fridge before use. Refreshing face mists are always a pleasure to use as the fine mist delivers a pleasantly cool effect.
Beauty Tip N°5: Added Moisture with After-sun Products
The skin is depleted, stressed and dry after outdoor activities or sunbathing. Now is the time to grab your favourite after-sun product to replenish the skin's moisture reserves and counteract dryness. Follow up with a vitamin-rich formula that fights oxidative stress caused by free radicals. If the skin was exposed to the sun for an extended period of time, it is best to opt for products that contain vitamin E and Q10.