Prepare for the first sun the right way.
Fatigue, stress, work, bad eating habits, smog and pollution make your skin tired and dull. But with the arrival of summer it's a whole different music!
The longer days allow you to have more free time and spend a few more hours outdoors.
Beautiful sunny days make us happier, relieve stress and make us want to uncover the skin .
Let's see together how prepare it for the first exposures , since during the long winter months it remained covered and well hidden, it is no longer used to direct sun.
Protecting your skin is not just an aesthetic issue, it is a good habit to prevent photo-aging and preserve the health of an organ with multiple functions :
- Anatomical barrier against potential pathogens.
- Sensitivity and touch.
- Evaporation control.
- Thermal regulation.
- Reserve and synthetic role: it constitutes a reservoir of lipids and water and allows the synthesis of some necessary substances such as vitamin D.
THEN WE RESPECT ITS TIMES AND SEE HOW TO PREPARE IT BEST!
1- Do a gommage or one scrub to free the skin of impurities and dead cells, to allow better hydration and promote a uniform and lasting tan. You can do it comfortably in homes with Himalayan salt. Alternatively, you can treat your body daily with one horsehair brush which gently exfoliates and stimulates circulation.
2- After eliminating impurities and dead cells, it is good to dedicate yourself to one deep cleansing which nourishes and hydrates the skin with shower gel with emollient and moisturizing properties.
3- At this point we deal with one correct hydration , starting from the inside, taking care to drink 2 liters of water a day. From the outside it is possible to act with a good moisturizer .
Also, you can apply one moisturizing mask on the face, here's a simple DIY cottage cheese:
- 1 tablespoon of cream.
- half ripe pear.
- almond flour to taste
- 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil.
Mash the pear with a fork, mix the ingredients and add the almond flour until you get the desired consistency. Apply to the face, leave on for 20 minutes and rinse with mallow tea or warm water.
4- As always, nutrition plays a key role ... even for the skin!
Bet on foods rich in carotene which stimulate the synthesis of melanin and prepare the skin for tanning. Choose carrots, tomatoes, apricots, cantaloupe and green leafy vegetables depending on the season and your personal preferences.
To counteract redness and purify the complexion you can prepare one lemon juice and mineral water to drink in the morning.
Make sure your diet is rich in vitamins and antioxidants: Vitamin A is found in oily fish (salmon, mackerel) while vitamin E is found in vegetable oils and grains. Alternatively, you can take a supplement specially formulated for skin health: Vitaes Complex , rich in vitamins A, E and selenium.
5- It is important to always remember the Sun protection to be applied every two or three hours. For the first exposures, choose a sunscreen with spf 50+ that contains moisturizing active ingredients, which resists water and protects against grapes and UVB. Lips and sensitive parts such as nose, ears, moles, scars, tattoos, lip contours require more attention under the sun. Better to use high protection stick products.