Summer is coming and everybody wants to have a good time, enjoy the sun and all those outdoor plans that you have been dreaming of during the winter.
Summer is probably the time of year when we spend more hours exposed to extreme environmental conditions such as heat and humidity that make us sweat more, or prolonged exposure to solar radiation that can cause irritation in the most sensitive skin…
In this article we bring you 5 tips that you can easily put into practice to keep your skin healthy this summer.
1. Clean and moisturize your skin
It is important that, since in summer the skin can be affected by multiple external factors, we dedicate special care to it. Having a cleaning routine with non-aggressive products that do not cause irritation is essential. This first step will help us eliminate accumulated dirt, grease and impurities that may appear.
Once the skin is clean, the best ally will be good hydration that strengthens the skin barrier, thus the skin will recover the moisture lost by high temperatures. The amount of water lost as a result of the poor state of the skin barrier is known as “transepidermal water loss”. Thus, by following a proper routine for our skin, we will be able to reduce the feeling of tightness, dehydration and even desquamation or sebum production.
2. Protect your skin from the sun
Our skin is exposed to solar radiation throughout the year, but in summer this exposure is considerably increased. UV radiation accelerates aging processes by inducing the generation of free radicals that oxidize and destroy many fibers that support our skin and cause the early appearance of wrinkles. On the other hand, a greater appearance of spots and irregular pigmentation can also be observed if we do not protect it correctly.
Protecting ourselves from the sun is very important. Therefore, the use of a good sunscreen can help us avoid the appearance of these problems.
3. Follow a diet with foods high in antioxidants
Diet has a direct impact on the appearance of our skin. In summer it is advisable to increase the consumption of certain foods that help combat cell degeneration caused by free radicals. To do this, eating fruits, vegetables, and foods high in antioxidants such as vitamins E and C is essential: kiwi, melon, citrus fruits, pineapple, pepper, broccoli, nuts, olive and seed oils…
In this way, we can help make the skin look healthier and prevent dehydration.
4. Drink enough water
It is not enough to combat dehydration with creams and lotions. Just as diet plays a very important role in hydration and the appearance of the skin, so does the intake of of liquids: water, infusions, fruit juices…
The lack of water not only affects our skin but our body in general, so drinking enough quantity of water will be beneficial for the whole body and will allow us to combat dehydration from within.
5. Wear light clothing
In times when temperatures are high and we sweat more, the use of clothing and footwear made of materials that allow perspiration is essential so that humid environments are not created that favor the appearance of fungi that can negatively affect the health of our skin. They will also prevent the appearance of chafing, irritation, and wounds.
In relation to sweat, here you can get Ecrisens, our new product in gel format, capable of reducing sweat levels after a few days of use.
Other accessories that can also help reduce the amount of radiation to which we are exposed are hats, caps, and sunglasses, as they will complement the sunscreen and protect the skin of the face, neck, neckline and eyes.
Taking care of our skin is something we should always do, but especially in summer. Following these simple tips will help you achieve it. Put them into practice and enjoy the summer!
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