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7 tips to have a flawless skin during summer season

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June 28th, 2016

7 tips to have a flawless skin during summer season

Hi beautiful,

Summer is here and so the high temperatures. I am sure you love summer and is normal when we think about the sun, shorts, sandals, bathing suits, and bronzed skin, but on the other side you know that the sun and high temperatures come at a price and it is your skin that pays that price.

Although sun exposure is a key source of Vitamin D, you better keep the exposure in moderation. The ideal skin time exposure to the sun should happen before 10 a.m. or after 2 p.m.

Sun Damage and Aging

The biggest sun damage that can happen is the premature aging of the skin, wrinkles, marks, dry skin, and even skin cancer over time. The hottest season of the year requires careful thought for your skin even as you enjoy the heat and freedom of summer.

Signs associated with aging - wrinkles, freckles, skin thinning, sunspots (also known as age spots), uneven pigmentation – are the aftermath of sun damage. Ninety-percent of wrinkles are caused by the sun, and while intentional overexposure (tanning, sunbathing) is incredibly harmful, two-thirds of all sun damage is, surprisingly, incidental (walking the dog, driving).

Your Summer Skin Tips

It is important to make changes to your daily skincare routine to accommodate the rising temperatures, increasing humidity, sun exposure, and use of air conditioning.

1. WEAR SUNSCREEN

SPF stands for "sun protection factor" and indicates the length of time you can stay in the sun; you calculate the SPF by the number of minutes you can stay in the sun without burning normally. There are two types of harmful rays: long wave ultraviolet A (UVA) and short wave ultraviolet B (UVB). UVA rays penetrate deep into the dermis, the skin’s thickest layer. UVB rays will usually burn the superficial layers of your skin. Use a broad spectrum SPF of 15 or higher to protect not only against sunburn but reduce the risk of skin cancer and premature skin aging caused by the sun.

2. GO EASY ON THE EYES

The summer elements can be particularly harsh on the fragile skin around the eyes. Opt for our Renewal Eye Cream as it contains Argan Stem Cells and antioxidants to help prevent and even reverse wrinkles. Antioxidants are key in the summer, and there are tons of ways to work them into your routine. Plus, the texture is light, and it’s very fast absorbing in the skin, which is important during the hot and humid days of summer.

3. WEAR A WIDE HAT

A baseball cap won't protect your face from the sun coming at an angle. Opt for a hat with a brim for full protection. Sunburned skin doesn’t just feel awful; it can cause permanent damage over time.

4. TAKE A COLD SHOWER

Hot showers after sun exposure further dry skin turn down the temperature and you’ll pick up a few added benefits. A cool shower after excess sweating helps keep the skin unconcluded, decreasing acne breakouts.

5. SLOUGH AWAY DRY SKIN

One of the most effective ways to exfoliate during the summer is to use a scrub on dry skin before you shower. You can either choose a ready-made one or go for a fast homemade one: mix coffee grounds with virgin olive oil. Use the scrub in the shower. Massage it into damp skin with long, firm, semicircular movements.

6. LOAD UP ON MELON

Cantaloupe is the melon of choice for beautiful summer skin. The sweet delicious fruit is rich in antioxidants and delivers a unique hydration to the skin, resulting in a radiant complexion. It can actually boost your SPF by several factors.

7. SIP SOME RED WINE

White wine is refreshing in the summer, but red wine is healing. Resveratrol, a naturally occurring phenol found in the skin of red grapes can decrease redness from acute sunburns. It has an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effect. Cheers!

Follow all the above tips and you will have a perfect, glowing skin!

With love,

Adele