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 with our totally natural skincare products!
1. Cleanse your skin every morning and evening
This may sound a bit of a hassle, after all you are on holiday, but cleansing 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, dusty and longing for a good cleanse. We recommend our Sweet & Creamy Oil Cleanser - it cleanses the skin while removing all makeup! Maybe you have false eyelash extensions though and can't use an oil based cleanser? Well, then try our NEW oil-free, soap-free Fresh & Silky Foaming Cleanser!
2. Add plenty of moisture
Summer sun and salt water dry out the skin. After you have cleansed your face, always apply a face oil that gives your skin plenty of moisture (you should try one of our totally 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 sunbathing. The harmful rays of the sun are everywhere and it's important to protect the skin against these. We recommend to use a light and mild sunscreen with SPF 30 and apply this in the morning before you leave your house, this is to protect your skin throughout the day. However, if you exercise and sweat, or you are on the beach and swimming, 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.