7 TIPS FOR SOME SMART SUMMER SKINCARE

Summer skincare
Summer skincare

TIPS FOR SOME SMART SUMMER SKINCARE

Summer. An ultimate season for living outdoors. Taking waves. Stoking a fire. Snoozing in the hammock. Who doesn’t love it. Summer weather calls for an adjustment in your skincare. Because humid and hot weather can shake up the balance of your skin.

In this article
– TIP 1. PROPER CLEANSING
– TIP 2. ANTIOXIDANTS
– TIP 3. PEPPERMINT HYDROSOL
– TIP 4. LEVEL UP YOUR SPF & PDD
– TIP 5. BEAUCOUP DE L’EAU
– TIP 6. SUNGLASSES THAT ACTUALLY PROTECT
– TIP 7. JUST DON’T DO THIS

TIP 1. PROPER CLEANSING
Summer & outdoor activities will let you sweat. This sweating plus leftover sunscreen creates uncomfortable conditions on the skin. So proper cleansing is needed. With some lukewarm water and a rinseable, mild cleanser.

TIP 2. ANTIOXIDANTS
Skincare starts with what you put in your mouth. In summer, food with antioxidants is especially welcome, as they protect your skin from free radicals (the sun) that cause skin ageing. Some examples of antioxidant-rich wet and dry: green tea (hot or as icetea with some lemon), raspberries, black currants, algae, spinach, blue grapes, papaya, etc.

TIP 3. PEPPERMINT HYDROSOL
An enjoyable minty boost. Spray some peppermint hydrosol on your face or body. It cools, refreshes, clears thoughts and has a toning effect. It is a welcome treat on hot road trips or during and after a workout.

Summer skincare

TIP 4. LEVEL UP YOUR SPF & PDD
Still not into using sunscreen? What the fuck is wrong with you? Excusez le mot. Everyone needs sunscreen to protect them from UV-A and UV-B rays. The SPF (Sun Protection Factor) is about protection from UV-B radiation. What SPF you need depends on your skin type, but 15 is a minimum. PPD (Persistent Pigment Darkening) represents protection against the harmful effects of UVA radiation. A higher PPD means stronger and longer-lasting protection against the harmful effects of UVA radiation.

TIP 5. BEAUCOUP DE L’EAU
Enough water is important for a well-functioning body & mind. Being well hydrated will differ per person and situation. Various factors count, such as climatic conditions, health, clothing, exercise intensity and duration.

Some guidelines
– General rule: if you’re sweating, you need to be drinking water.
– You need to drink more water than you lose by sweating (like one and a half times).
– If you feel thirsty, you are probably already dehydrated. Sip on water constantly throughout the day, even when you are not thirsty.

TIP 6. SUNGLASSES THAT GIVE THE RIGHT PROTECTION
Good quality sunglasses are those with label UV 400. They block 99% to 100% of UVA and UVB rays. This is no unnecessary luxury for your eyes and the sensitive skin around your eyes. They deserve protection from heavy sun rays.

TIP 7. JUST DON’T DO THIS
 – Pealing is always a better idea than facial exfoliation.
 – Peeling your face and then going in the sun. Ouch. Your skin is extra sensitive after a peel, so extra sensitive for sunburns.
 – Cream with certain forms of vitamin A doesn’t go well with the sun. It breaks vitamin A down. So better to apply vitamin A cream in the evening.