Heat and humidity in the summer months can be the cause of most of our skin problems. The affects can cause oily skin to become oilier, and dry skin to get patchy and in some cases our skin can experience breakouts, pimples, rashes and roughness, therefore causing most of our skinâ€™s doom and glooms.
So, how to protect and rescue our skin from those long hot summer months:
Drink plenty of Water: The human body is made up of 60% water by drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day will help flush out toxins and prevent dehydration keeping the skin, body and mind in good health and condition.
Use Sunscreen: Prevention is better than cure and wearing sunscreen is a very important essential, even if you donâ€™t burn easily. Some suggestions:
Riemann P20 Sunfilter SPF30: This is a quick drying clear spray with photostable UVA and UVB filters suitable for the whole family. Offers 10 hours sun protection with only one application and remains very water resistant up to 80 minutes in the water.
Lancaster â€“ Sunscare Ultra Soothing Protection SPF50: Gentle, light textured high protection for face and body, great for delicate sun-sensitive or fair skin, ideal under high sun intensities. Suitable for children, skin will tan safely, anti-UVA/UVB filters.
Protect your lips: Choose a lip balm with SPF of a least 15 and protects against UVA and UVB rays, apply 30 minutes before going outside in the sun, some suggestions:
Ultrasun Lip Protection SPF30: Great for very sensitive lips, provides intensive care and moisture for dry and chapped lips great protection against sun, wind and cold, contains plant oils and UVA and UVB protection, no artificial colours. Temperature stable.
Supergoop! AcaiFusion Lip Balm SPF30: Defends lips against damaging effects from the sun, contains Acai Berry and Shea Butter that leaves lips protected, nourished and hydrated.
Protect your hands: Like the face our hands need protection too,Â so many of us neglect sunscreen for our handsâ€” the placeÂ that gets the most sun exposure all year round, and other than wrinkles developing sun spots can very easily develop. Some suggestions:
Argan Oil hand and nail cream SPF15: Easily absorbed, leaves hands nourished and conditioned, strengthens nails and softens cuticles. Contains Omega-rich Argan+ Synergy Moroccan Argan Oil with Baobab, Kukui, Moringa and Sacha Inci oils.
Skin Doctors Younger Hands SPF15: Treats the back of the hands where damage and ageing are most noticeable. Skin is resurfaced revealing smoother younger skin. Great for sun spots andanti-ageing cream
Having a good cleansing routine that includes a cleanser, a toner, an exfoliator and moisturiser is vital in keeping skin balanced and purified. Make sure to remove all make up and perspiration built up from the day by giving skin a thorough cleanse at night adding an exfoliator to remove dead surface skin cells and a toner to remove any residue left behind so skin is rebalance. In the morning before applying make up repeat cleansing. To help get your skin prepped for the summer treat yourself by having the good old fashioned deep cleanse facial with hydration which includes extraction, high frequency and an hydration mask or add an oxygen facial these will benefit your skin as it will detox, purify and hydrate your skin ready for the summer months.
SOURCE: Olivia Palermo – Read entire story here.