As we head into the summer months there are a number of ways you can prepare your skin to minimise damage and keep yourself healthy during the warmer weather. Summer brings an increased exposure to UV rays that can cause damage to your skin and make it difficult to maintain your usual routine, especially if you have problem skin including oily, or acne prone. Meet your new summer skin care routine, that will not only protect your skin, it will soothe and help you maintain a youthful, healthy appearance.
70% of your body is made up of water, and during the warmer months it is very easy to let your skincare routine drop off a little as you rush about trying to take in as much as you can with the good weather. Keeping your skin subtle and hydrated with a good quality moisturiser is one of the most important things you can do in the summer months to maintain healthy skin.
Stay Hydrated & Maintain a Balanced Diet
Keeping your water intake high is more important than ever during the warmer months, and it’s advisable to try and avoid alcohol and caffeine as these dehydrate your body. Nothing beats protection from within, so make sure you are stocking up on plenty of water and foods, including watermelon, will help ensure that your body is remaining hydrated and healthy from the inside.
Sun tan lotion
Even here in Blighty the sun’s rays can be quite powerful and damaging to your skin, make sure you protect your skin with sunscreen whether you are staying local during summer as well as if you are going abroad. A good quality sun tan lotion can go a long way in protecting your skin during the warm weather, and helping to make everything else seem that bit more manageable.
(Piz Buin Sun Lotion)
Did you know that skin cells are replaced approximately every 21-40 days? And as you get older the cells regenerate slower, and in the summer months this is likely to lead to any skin problems you might have being accelerated. The sun is likely to dry out the skin, leaving it prone to dead skin cells accumulating; there is a common misconception that exfoliating the skin will remove the ‘healthy glow’ of a tan that you might have got during summer, but this is incorrect. Exfoliating the skin prior to your holiday, during and when you get home can maintain your tan, and will keep your skin feeling and looking healthy.
Skin Expert, Zaheda Hafez, Owner of The Laser Treatment Clinic in London, advised “In the lead up to summer, we get an increase in enquiries from clients looking to fix their skin issues, whether it is a brighter, even skin tone, or laser hair removal. My top tip for people looking to keep their skin in great condition all summer long is to exfoliate and moisturise the skin regularly – this will help keep the skin feeling smooth, and looking healthier for longer.”
During the summer months, pigmentation can cause havoc in some people as an increase in melanin causes patches to appear across the face and body, using a toning product such as Ultra-Light Derma White Duo can provide you with an even skin tone and this will ultimately ensure that your skin has a much more useful look.
(Ultra-Light Derma White Duo)
Switch up your skin care routine this summer and see if you notice the benefits!
Article supplied by The Laser Treatment Clinic