In summer, your skin needs specific care enriched with moisturizing and nourishing active ingredients to be healthy and counter the effects of the sun and external aggressions. Discover our tips for adapting your summer routine and preventing the appearance of blemishes at the start of the school year!
The effects of the sun on your skin
The holidays are here, the sun too, and your skin takes on a pretty tan that puts you in a good mood and brightens your complexion! While it is good for morale, the sun is no less harmful to your skin. UV rays penetrate the heart of your skin, causing a thickening of the skin. This protective effect against the sun's rays causes clogging of the pores.
In summer, combination, oily or blemish-prone skin generally sees the condition of their skin improve. The sun has indeed a anti-inflammatory action, which will initially help reduce blemishes and acne pimples. The sebum also seems to be regulated, and the shine is less present at the end of the day.
In dry skin, UV rays from the sun cause une dryness and dehydration even more marked than the rest of the year. The sun also facilitates the production of free radicals, responsible for cell aging and oxidative stress.
Why do imperfections appear after returning from vacation?
During the summer, the skin thickens to protect itself from the sun's rays. Dead cells tend to accumulate more quickly and be eliminated more slowly. The pores are more blocked, thus promoting the formation of blackheads and microcysts which will ignite when returning from vacation. If the skin lacks hydration and nutrition in summer, it will compensate for this deficit in the fall with a sebum overproduction.
The appearance of imperfections on return from vacation may also be due to the application of too rich sun care for your skin type. Be sure to use special sun protection for the face, which is generally non-comedogenic and lighter than body care. Food during the holidays also plays a significant role: aperitifs, ice creams or even barbecues that are a little too rich ... know how to indulge yourself, but always in moderation!
How to adapt your summer routine to prevent pimples?
Exfoliate your skin regularly
To facilitate the removal of dead cells and unclog pores, exfoliate your face once or twice a week with a gentle scrub suitable for the face. If you have combination, oily or blemish-prone skin, we advise you to opt for a frequency of 2 to 3 times a week. If you have dry or sensitive skin, choose a very gentle product and exfoliate your face once a week. You can then give your skin a shot of hydration with a face mask to counter the dehydration of the skin caused by the sun.
Don't skip the hydration + nutrition combo
To be healthy, your skin needs both hydration and nutrition. During the holidays, the temptation is great to lighten your beauty routine, and to ignore the care. In summer, and all the more so if you go on holiday in the sun or by the sea, your skin requires specific care since it is particularly exposed to external aggressions such as the sun, but also the wind, temperature changes, chlorine or sea salt.
So take the time tomoisturize your skin morning and evening with a care concentrated in moisturizing and nourishing active ingredients like our stupefying cream enriched with essential oil and cannabis sativa butter. In the evening, complete your hydrating routine with a oil more nutritious, to soothe the skin and facilitate its regeneration.
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Get into #NoStress mode and release the pressure during the summer!
Dull complexion, imperfections ...stress has devastating effects on your skin. The holidays and the summer period in general are the perfect opportunity to let go and relax.
If a total digital detox cannot necessarily be practiced by everyone, know how to reserve a few moments just for yourself: a good bubble bath, a few minutes of reading in the shade, a relaxing afternoon ... the idea is of release the pressure and approach the start of the school year refreshed and reboosted. When returning from vacation, we also keep some of these new habits, or we take advantage of the recovery to register for a yoga or meditation class!
Find our care ranges HYDRA et REBOOT to take care of your skin this summer and de-stress it naturally on the HO KARAN eshop.