Possessing sun-kissed skin is a goal come Summer months. Having a tan is a indication of returning from vacation. Although getting that sun-kissed look is achievable in the long run, it can do more damage than good. The sun’s rays are known to have many healing effects. For instance those suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D) feel symptoms of depression during Fall and Winter months. A helpful therapy known to combat this depression is light therapy. Needless to say the Sun may have healing powers, but the Summer Sun and Anti-Aging go hand in hand.
What does the Sun do to our Skin?
Summer means heat and heat means sweating. For that simple reason those with sensitive skin types are more likely to break out. Acne causing bacteria are more likely get inflamed and irritated. Sweat is also known to clog pores with sweat and dead skin. Basically heat creates a environment for bacteria to grow. If you’re lucky enough to not suffer from acne breakouts, there may be other skin concerns such as heat rash or clustered whiteheads.
Summer Sun and Anti-Aging
Most importantly not taking proper care of your skin during the Summer months could potentially lead to signs of aging and worst case scenario, skin cancer. Not to mention other side effects such as heat stroke, dehydration, and heat exhaustion. Majority of the population are not aware of which UV rays do what. Let us school you quickly…
UVA Rays – penetrates deep within the skin reaching the “dermis” layer. This is the sun ray that helps in achieving that sun-kissed look.
UVB Rays – penetrates the surface of the “epidermis” layer and vary from season to season. This ray is in charge causing short-term sun burns and blisters and tanning.
Based on scientific research long exposure of UVA rays leads to pre-mature anti-aging, wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation and fine lines. Consequently both rays lead to the growth of skin cancer cells. It is especially important to note when living in colder cities that it is important to still wear sunscreen UVA rays penetrate through the clouds.
What Can you DO?
It’s important to make sure your moisturizer or cream have SPF. A number of accessories can be protecting yet fashionable. Wearing large brimmed hats will help protect your skin and create a shade and wearing sunglasses. As well as making sure your skin care regiment is perfect for your skin to help de-clog congested pores to fight against acne and rash.
We recommend Lowen’s Natural Skin Care, Sea Salt Scrub. Exfoliating your entire body will help in de-clog congested pores. At the same time exfoliating can help increase blood circulation and leave your skin smooth and even. This will allow healthy skin cells to grow.
Lowen’s Natural Skin Care, In Yo Face Natural BB cream is perfect for all in one facial protector. This is the perfect addition to add to your skin regiment. This BB cream provides protection and hydration come Fall and Winter months. It also aids in fighting fine lines and wrinkles from the Summer sun and a great base for make-up application. This product goes a long way and is definitely worth every penny.