Summer Skin Care
The sun is the source of all life. Without the sun there can be no life. Sun rays have a strong healing effect. But too much sun can also cause damage. How do you protect yourself against this?
- Avoid sun exposure between 12:00 and 16:00.
- Apply sun protection before getting into the sun.
- Reapply regularly to maintain protection, especially after swimming, after you have dried yourself or when you are sweating heavily.
- Using a sun product is no argument for staying in the sun longer than is good for your skin type.
- Too long, too regular or too intense sun exposure increases the risk of skin damage. Do not allow babies and young children to get directly into the sun or as little as possible.
- Examine your skin regularly for skin abnormalities (especially for suspicious moles).
Limit the wearing of sunglasses
Only wear your sunglasses when you are really bothered by the sun. Sunglasses block important parts of the light spectrum that the body needs for vital biological functions.
Your body produces melanin in sunlight, which ensures that it can better protect itself against harmful UV radiation. The brighter the sun gets, the more melanin is produced by your body. The more melanin, the darker the skin.
In order to be able to produce melanin, it is necessary, among other things, that sunlight enters the eyes. This allows the pineal gland to recognize the need for its production. Excessive wearing of sunglasses prevents sunlight from entering the eyes, which reduces the production of melanin. Dr. Joseph Mercola has done a lot of research on the effects of wearing sunglasses on the eyes. He goes against the consensus and offers refreshing and, as far as we are concerned, logical insights.
Give your skin sufficient attention even in the summer. What is important here?
Regular scrubbing with a product that fits your skintype (see our advice for each product) is the best way to make the skin shine and to obtain and maintain a beautiful even-tan complexion. Moisturizing creams and after-suns can also better do their job.
Do you have sensitive skin, suffer from acne or couperose? Then try our Unique Peeling Gel. The Mud Peeling, Orange Peeling or Peeling Mask are very suitable for all other skin types. Don't forget to peel your lips!
Give extra attention to your feet, elbows and knees when you use a peeling. In the summer the soles of the feet often have a hard time. Walking barefoot and wearing open shoes ensure that the skin produces more calluses.
- Do not go directly into the sun after scrubbing, as the skin will be extra sensitive.
- Never scrub when your skin is burned; wait until the skin has calmed and healed. The Aloe Vera Gel cools and soothes the skin and is therefore an ideal after sun, even for the little ones.
- In addition to a cream with SPF, always use a sun hat and sunglasses when you go in the sun and stay in the shade as much as possible.
2. Hair removal
In the summer we often sweat excessively due to the high temperatures. This can cause itching and an unpleasant body odor. It can also lead to skin rashes. When the armpits are hair-free, the chance of the above discomforts is reduced. Some people find it annoying to shave their armpits. You can also cut the hairs short to reduce the risk of the above inconveniences.
Never shave your bikini line right before going to the beach! The skin here is a bit more sensitive and prone to irritations. When you shave or wax the skin first and then expose it directly to strong sunlight, salt and chlorine, the chance of ingrown hairs, bumps and itching is much greater.
So be smart and do it the night before you leave and soothe the skin after waxing with the aloe vera gel.
- Always use a moisturizing cream after showering and/or scrubbing to maintain the elasticity of your skin. If you do not hydrate the skin sufficiently, it may dry out and feel tight and itchy. Use a day cream with SPF-20 on your face, neck and décolleté every morning so that your skin is sufficiently protected.
- Use lighter water-based creams and multi-functional makeup products such as the BB cream that works hydrating, camouflaging and protective at the same time. Moreover, it is not true that you no longer tan when using a cream with SPF! Even if you use a product with a protection factor you will turn brown, it will only take a little longer and you will have a lesser chance of being burned. You do not necessarily have to go for a product with SPF 50. With a factor of 30 you are already 97% protected. The added value of a factor of 50 is therefore only small.
- Also do not forget to use an oil-absorbing Mud Mask every week to keep your skin in balance.
- Use a rich, non-greasy night cream with active ingredients such as glycerin or shea butter that help hydrate and retain moisture. Many night creams also work to prevent wrinkles.
- Cleanse your skin thoroughly every evening with a product that matches your skin type and pat it in the morning with tonic.
- Drink plenty of water. Beautiful skin starts from the inside; Drinking enough water helps you hydrate your skin. A quantity of 2-2.5 liters of water per day is recommended by beauticians and health experts.
- Eat healthy. The skin is the largest organ of the body and is affected by what you eat. Therefore eat varied and fresh. Various types of fresh fruit and vegetables contain many different antioxidants that protect the skin so that it can shine!
4. Hair Care
Too much sun, salty sea and chlorinated water can cause your hair to shine less, feel less soft, break faster, become frizzy and split. How do you protect your hair against this?
- Wear a cap, turban or a straw hat.
- Avoid chemical treatments such as perms, highlights etc. in the summer period.
- Try to stay in the shade a bit more.
- Wear your long hair in a bun and try to keep your head above water.
- Rinse your hair before swimming or apply a leave-in hair cream or serum (this closes the hair cuticles) to prevent chlorinated water and/or seawater from penetrating into your hair. Always rinse sand and seawater well and wash your hair twice with a mild shampoo. Then always use a caring hair mask or conditioner to protect your hair, make it easier to comb and prevent static hair. Take care of your hair from the inside out by eating a healthy diet and drinking plenty of water.