Give up a hot shower, wash with cool water.
Many people do not understand this, but the weather actually has a strong effect on our beauty and, of course, the regime of skin care in the summer should change. Just think about what the dermis feels like in summer: it deals with increased exposure to sunlight, high temperatures and humidity. All this can damage your skin. Think of excess oil, dark spots and possibly dehydration wrinkles. That is why it is so important to change and adjust your skin care regimen in the summer. You will need more than just sunscreen. It is desirable to completely or partially replace all your beauty products in the hot season, informs US Media .
If you do not know how to care for your skin in the summer, 5 golden rules to help maintain the health of the dermis.
Give up a hot shower, wash with cool water
Hot water and steam can dehydrate your skin, but if you spend a few hours in the sun, the consequences can be even worse. The next time you jump in the shower, lower the water temperature by about 10-15 degrees and do not take a shower more than twice a day, so as not to wash the natural oils from the skin. They are a shield for the epidermis, which prevents moisture loss by cells.
Do not overdo the cleansing of the face
When the temperature starts to rise, unfortunately, our sebaceous glands begin to work even harder. Do not worry if the skin has become more oily and prone to acne, especially in the T-zone. It may seem to you that because of this the skin needs to be cleaned more thoroughly and more often to remove excess oil, do not do this. As a result, harsh cleansers will remove natural oils and actually make your skin produce even more sebum. That’s why you need to limit the number of washes to twice a day and use an appropriate cleanser for your skin type.
According to skin specialist in Islamabad pay attention to products that do not contain oils, alcohol, parabens, sulfates and flavors. In the evening, cosmetologists recommend double cleansing to completely remove moisture-resistant SPF creams, excess oil and makeup. For the first stage of cleaning, add hydrophilic oil or milk to the care mode. They not only dissolve cosmetics and waterproof sunscreen, but also moisturize the dermis without damaging its pH and hydrolipid balance. For the second stage, you can use micellar gel or foam, which will remove excess oil from the skin.
If you use acids or retinol to exfoliate the face, do not forget about protection. It is important to apply any exfoliating acids or other exfoliating substances only at night. It is advisable not to do this on days when you have spent a lot of time in the sun and not the night before sunbathing. In any case, when peeling, be sure to use sunscreen with an SPF 50 factor to protect the delicate layers of new skin from ultraviolet light.
Do not forget to moisturize the skin
Before wiping your face or body after a shower, be sure to apply moisturizers while your skin is still a little moist. Feel free to gently wet the skin if it is too wet to remove excess water. But then – immediately apply the cream. Wet skin is more susceptible to lotions, serums and creams, so all beauty products are absorbed faster. They will create a repellent layer on the surface of the skin, which will retain moisture and keep the skin moisturized for a long time.
Less is more
Cosmetologists insist that summer is a time to reduce the number of layers of care products we apply to the face and limit the amount of makeup used. It is also the perfect season to choose beauty products with the lightest texture. Creams-sorbets, fluids, lotions and serums are much better for the summer than thick creams, which you used to use in the spring.
When it comes to makeup, cosmetologists also suggest replacing the foundation with a lighter alternative. In the season when dense textures just melt on the face until the middle of the day, instead of foundations you can use toning balms, restorative BB and moisturizing SS creams. The beauty of such products is that they care for the skin, while aligning its texture and tone. In addition, they contain a sun protection factor, so that one tool can replace the two usual beauty products.
Protect your skin
Perhaps the most important product to apply every morning is a good sunscreen; at least, SPF 30 with 4 stars, which indicate the level of protection against UVA rays (the culprits of pigment spots and photoaging). This will help protect your skin from the harmful effects of UV rays, which cause wrinkles, sagging skin, uneven tone and even the formation of skin cancer. Just make sure you apply sunscreen 20 minutes before sun exposure, because SPF takes just as long to activate the protective functions. It is important not only to apply sunscreen under makeup during your daily beauty routine, but you should also apply again during the day. Especially if you spend a lot of time in the sun.
You should also create a cosmetic bag to restore the skin after tanning. To do this, you will need coolants (for sunburn) and very moisturizing.
It is easy to overheat the skin if you spend too much time in the sun. You should have a few things on hand: a face spray with mineral water (not thermal – it will dry the skin in the summer), lotions or gels with aloe vera, a spray from burns to quickly soothe and cool the skin, fabric moisturizing masks. Natural aloe vera gel will cope with dehydration and burns no worse than cosmetics.
The face, of course, is important, but do not forget about sunscreen for the body. Since our arms, shoulders, legs and décolleté area are also open in summer, the use of sunscreen on the body is not enough to protect against the powerful penetrating rays of UVA and UVB. Increase the safety of your skin by taking another step: first apply your usual body lotion or cream, wait until it is absorbed, and then use SPF. Also, do not forget to protect your hair from the sun with a balm or “dry” hair oil that protects against ultraviolet radiation. A fashionable hat will also work!