3 Ways To Take Care Of Your Skin This Summer
October 05 2015 – Marina Elisabeth Engervik
The sun is shining and the days are long and bright. We wish you a good summer with 3 simple tips on how to take care of your skin. Here are 3 simple steps to a beautiful and healthy skin:
1. Clean your skin every morning and evening
This may sound a bit of hassle, after all you are on vacation, but cleaning your skin is very important. Consider this: You are out in the sun, you have sunscreen on and there is a lot of dust in the air due to the dry weather. After a long day your skin is dirty and longing for a good cleaning. We recommend our Sweet & Creamy Oil Cleanser. It cleanses the skin while removing all makeup!
2. Add plenty of moisture
Summer sun and salt water dries out the skin. After you have cleaned your face, always apply an oil or a serum that gives your skin plenty of moisture (You can use one of our natural and nourishing face oils). This is especially important at night before going to bed because the skin rebuilds itself when you sleep.
3. Use sunscreen!
Last but not least, use sunscreen every day. Even if you are not on the beach. The harmful rays of the sun is everywhere and it's important to protect the skin against these every day. We recommend to use a light and mild sunscreen with SPF 30. This is to protect your skin throughout the day. However, if you exercise and sweat, or you are on the beach and bathing, always apply sunscreen throughout the day (about every two hours).
Don't quite know what to look for in a sunscreen? Here is a small guide on how to choose the right sunscreen for you:
Ultraviolet A (UVA): The longest wavelength of radiation that penetrates the dermis, the deepest layer of your skin. Sun damage from UVA radiation activates free radicals and promotes skin aging.
Ultraviolet B (UVB): This wavelength of light penetrates the skin's top layer, the epidermis. These rays causes sunburn, allergic reactions and skin cancers.
Ultraviolet C (UVC): Usually it's these rays filtered by the ozone layer and they are the most harmful rays of sun.
Infrared (IR): This is the "heat" from the sun and too much of this can affect collagen and elasticity of the skin so that it becomes impaired.