Welcome summer! We’ve been waiting for you. We welcome you with open arms, and with a few tips up our sleeve: the skin is the largest organ of the human body, and it is very vulnerable to sun exposure and heat. So pay attention, we explain 5 basic tips to take care of your skin in summer.
How to take care of your skin in summer
As you already know – and as we often remind you – skin care is necessary every day of the year. However, it is necessary to emphasise that during the summer months, you need “extra” hydration and protection.
You should know that, in addition to a high risk of developing skin cancer (melanoma), excessive and uncontrolled sun exposure causes the skin to age prematurely, losing its elasticity and favouring the appearance of wrinkles.
In the short term, poorly cared for skin can become dry, rough, flaky and flaky or cracked. This is due to the loss of the moisturising factor that should prevent dehydration of the cells in the deeper layers.
External skin care
Avoiding the ailments described above is very simple. Here are 3 basic tips for external skin care in summer:
Moisturise your skin daily
Showers and drinking water (2 litres a day) can prevent skin dehydration. However, it is advisable to complement these measures by using moisturising milks after every shower, whenever you have been in the sun and before going to bed. Don’t forget the driest areas: heels, elbows and knees.
Use sunscreen every day
Sunscreen should be your must-have all summer long. Remember to apply high SPF sunscreen every morning before leaving the house. We even advise you to carry a small container in your bag/backpack, such as our SPF50 Plus face cream, in case you need to reapply the product throughout the day. Especially if you are going to be exposed to direct sunlight for more than 80 minutes.
Avoid sun exposure during the middle of the day
As you probably already know, during the central hours of the day (12-16h), the sun’s harmful rays have the strongest impact on our skin. For this reason, in addition to recommending the use of sun creams with a high sun protection factor (SPF), we advise you to avoid direct exposure to the sun during this time of day as much as possible.
In addition to a high SPF, the AEDV (Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venereology) recommends the use of a broad-spectrum sunscreen. In other words, it should protect your skin from UVA and UVB radiation. UVA radiation is that which affects the first layer of our dermis. UVB radiation, however, penetrates all three layers of the skin.
Internal skin care
In addition to ensuring external skin care, you should also bear in mind that the health of your skin also depends on other internal factors, such as your diet. Your skin is a reflection of what you eat.
Drink 2 litres of water a day
The body also oxidises. Lack of water in our body leads to premature wrinkles. Drinking two litres of water will help your face glow, prevent oily skin, orange peel skin, acne and blackheads. The complete package!
Eat a healthy diet rich in antoixidants
Eating certain foods will also help to improve the appearance of your skin. Fresh vegetables and fruits are an essential component of the summer diet. If you eat these foods regularly, you will help hydrate your body and, therefore, your skin as well.