Summer is here! The temperature rises, and with it the heat and dryness of our skin The days at the beach, playing with the kids in the sun, or simply lying on the sand to enjoy the sound of the sea begin; this is when you wonder how to care for your skin in summer, whether it needs more pampering, moisturising and protection.
It is no secret that throughout the year we expose ourselves to too much sunlight without being aware of it, which causes premature skin ageing and increases the risk of skin reactions ranging from spots, redness and rashes to melanoma.
That's why today we want to offer you 5 essential #Kalotips so that you can enjoy the summer to the fullest without worrying. Preventing the suffering of your skin, which is the largest organ of your body, is a necessity.
Take note and start now!
Hydrate. Take care of your skin from the inside
First, drink plenty of fluids, at least 2 litres a day. Excessive exposure to the sun reduces the moisture in your skin, dries it out, increases the appearance of small scales and cracks that favour premature ageing. This damage starts superficially, but over time affects the deeper layers of the skin.
Nourish your skin. Eat foods rich in vitamins and antioxidants.
Second, eat vegetables and fruits that provide you with water and vitamins A, C, E and D. This will improve your skin's hydration, help it recover, stay nourished and full of life. Some ideal foods to take care of your skin in summer are:
- Carrot, rich in beta-carotene and vitamin A, will help your skin defend itself against oxidative stress, give it radiance, and promote the generation of melatonin..
- Cucumber, tomato and grapefruit are three inexhaustible sources of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that helps to eliminate skin blemishes, prevent acne and visibly improve the appearance of your skin.
- Avocado, which has healthy monounsaturated fats, vitamins and minerals that improve skin hydration from its deepest layers, as well as providing greater elasticity, preventing the appearance of early wrinkles.
- Lemon or orange, a pair of citrus fruits loaded with vitamin C.
- Fish, a delicious source of omega-3
- Nuts and seeds. Especially the sweet almond or macadamia nut, a wonderful seed that provides flavonoids and polyphenols to your skin, helping it to regenerate, preventing premature ageing and restoring its elasticity.
Protect yourself. Use sunscreen with SPF +30 and a hat.
Third, use sunscreens with SFP +30 or higher protection, which helps filter out 93% of UVB rays. Keep your skin healthy, protected and moisturised by using sunscreen, as prolonged exposure to the sun can cause sunburn, peeling skin and premature ageing.
Avoid the sun during peak hours. Your skin will thank you
Fourth, choose shady spots between 12:00 and 16:00, so as to avoid the hours when the sun has a direct incidence, as it falls perpendicularly. The best time for sunbathing is always before 11:00 or after 17:00. Remember not to expose yourself to the sun for more than three hours at a time and to hydrate constantly.
Finally, change your daily care routine
We regularly cleanse and moisturise our skin in the morning and evening. However, during the summer we need to reinforce these routines. Therefore, we recommend that you start your daily skin care routine with a cleansing tonic, increase the frequency of application of the moisturising cream in your face - and body lotion after bathing-, use in the evenings a repairing serum in case of exposure to the sun, always apply an after sun. And of course, it favours the care of your skin with natural, cruelty free and toxic free cosmetics.