To enjoy beautiful skin throughout the summer, do not take a break from taking care of it every day.

The skin has different needs and care should be an answer to them also in the summer.

So let’s talk about your skincare goals in the summer.

The key element in summer skin care will be its protection against UV radiation and its harmful effects, which causes:

– Formation of free radicals and skin photoaging

– Discoloration

– Broken capillaries and skin sensitivity

Therefore, it is necessary to use creams with SPF 50. When choosing a good product with filters, be guided by its wide spectrum of action, i.e. whether it protects against both UVB and UVA radiation (PA ++ marking). Unfortunately, there are many creams on the market that protect against only one radiation.

Examples of brands that have good quality sunscreen are:

LaRochePosay, Sesderma, Theo Marvee or Dermalogica.

Also remember that the sun’s rays penetrate the windows, so if you work by a window or drive a lot, you should use sunscreen on a daily basis. Apply it 30 minutes before sun exposure, and in the case of prolonged sun exposure, repeat the application every 2 hours.

It should also be remembered that the increased solar radiation will be associated with the formation of free radicals- substances that damage our cellular DNA and cause 80% premature aging of the skin.

And although there are natural repair substances in the epidermis, it is important that you provide the skin with appropriate rebuilding and antioxidant ingredients.

The most powerful ones include:

  • vitamin C
  • vitamin A and E
  • Ferulic acid
  • Retinol.

Use them in every possible form:

  • Serum
  • Cream
  • Masks
  • Supplements

The more you protect your skin now, the less it will be exposed to discoloration and loss of firmness caused by future collagen and elastin damage.

High temperatures and dry air favor the loss of water (TEWL Trans Epidermal Water Loss) from the epidermis and hyaluronic acid, which is responsible for skin hydration.

Ingredients such as glycerine, gluconolactone, urea or hyaluronic acid in the form of nanoparticles will moisturize your skin and retain water in the deeper layers of the skin.

Also remember to drink plenty of water (1.5-2 liters) and consume water-rich fruit such as watermelon or melon.

If you are planning a swim in the sea or swimming pool, try not to use perfume or deodorant. The combination of chlorine with sunscreen, perfumes or deodorants can lead to dryness, irritation or even allergic reactions on the skin. Before entering the pool, to avoid this reaction, take a shower, rinsing your entire body thoroughly. The same must be done after leaving the water to remove any chlorine or sea salt residues.

In addition, the use of perfumes and deodorants before exposure to sunlight may lead to an allergic reaction, irritation but also discoloration in the future.

I could give you a lot of advice on how to enrich your summer care so that the skin repays it with a healthier and more beautiful appearance, at the beginning you just need to follow these few rules.

Best regards,

Aleksandra Calka,

Cosmetologist Coco Beauty Clinic