How to Look after your Skin this Summer

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Although the Summer sun is wonderful, it can leave your skin dry and prone to premature aging.

This Summer make sure your skin is protected whilst enjoying the heat.
•    USE A DAILY MOISTURISER WITH AN SPF
•    DON’T WORRY ABOUT A TAN

The long term benefits outweigh the short term benefits. If you are constantly in direct sun or using sun beds you are much more prone to wrinkles and even melanoma.

•    STAY OUT OF HARSH SUN
…at the hottest time of the day Between 10am- 3pm

•    CHECK YOUR SUN SCREEN ISN’T FULL OF CHEMICALS
Unfortunately not all sun screens are that great for your skin. Check the ewg.org website to see which sunscreens are the safest to use.

•    SHOWER AFTER SWIMMING
Always remember to wash the chlorine off of your skin after a day at the pool, Chlorine is a chemical that is damaging to the skin.

•    DRINK PLENTY OF WATER
We’ve all heard it over and over again but that’s because it’s vital to your skin and your whole body to stay hydrated.

•    EXFOLIATE
Getting rid of any dry skin will help your skin stay smooth and look great.

UNDERSTAND YOUR RAYS

•    ULTRAVIOLET A (UVA):
The longest wavelength of the sun, this one penetrates the dermis, your skin’s deepest layer. Sun damage can activate free radicals and promote skin aging.

•    ULTRAVIOLET B (UVB):
This wavelength penetrates the skin’s upper layer, the epidermis. These rays cause sunburn, allergic reactions and skin cancers. After six times of being burned, the skin has double the risk of developing a fatal melanoma.