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5 Top Tips To Get Your Skin Summer Ready

April 24, 2017 by Samantha Martin
Next month is Sun Awareness Month, so what better time to start thinking ahead to the summer and getting your skin summer ready with help: clear skin

The weather may have taken a turn for the worse lately and the sun seems a distant memory. But next month is Sun Awareness Month, so what better time to start thinking ahead to the summer and getting your skin summer ready.

 

May is a time when the weather hopefully starts to improve and we start to think ahead to our summer holidays. Lazy beach days, dips in the pool to cool off and clothing that shows off a little bit more skin than your winter woollies you’ve spent the last 6 months in.

 

Here are our top tips to get your skin prepped and ready to hit the beach. Or at least just be ready to see the sunshine if we get any at home this year.

 

 

  1. Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate!

 

Exfoliating removes any dead skin that lingers on the surface of your skin looking dull, dry and clogging up your pores. If you’ve not been scrubbing your dead skin away over the winter months then chances are you’ve got quite a build up. Invest in a good body scrub that contains a natural ingredient like salt or sugar (not beads, you can read our thoughts on beads here). The skin on your face, neck and chest is thinner so use something that’s gentle on these areas, to the rest of your body. You’ll also want to remove any dead skin before you start using moisturisers and sun creams to ensure your pores aren’t clogged up with excess oils that will lead to breakouts.

 

  1. Hydrate and Moisturise

 

Once you’ve removed all the dead skin your skin will be dry from being covered up all winter. Applying moisturiser after exfoliating will help lock moisture into your skin to help keep it soft. Make sure you don’t miss dry spots such as your elbows and heels too. As the weather gets hotter and you get thirsty in the heat, so does your skin. Make sure you keep up your water intake not only to prevent hydration that will leave you feeling unwell but also to replace lost moisture lost through sweating and keeping your skin hydrated. You can read about this here. If you’re tempted to overdo the sun exposure to get a quick tan, rather than risking your skin’s health, try using a natural tinted moisturiser to give you a gradual glow without the sun damage.

 

  1. Protect!

 

It’s no good having super clean and soft skin if you’re then going to expose it to hours on end of dangerous UVA rays from the sun. Studies have shown that most people don’t use enough sun protection cream as they should. Firstly, make sure you are using a higher strength factor than you think you need. You may be able to withstand the heat, but your skin probably can’t withstand the bombarding of dangerous rays that can cause premature ageing, the stripping of barrier lipids, inflammation and melanoma. Use a high factor sun cream and reapply every two hours. Stay out of the strong midday sun, wear a hat and keep areas of your skin more susceptible to burning, covered up if you are outside for long periods of time.

 

  1. Repair

 

Any signs of skin damage from the sun should be dealt with swiftly. Apply a natural cooling balm to help soothe the skin as soon as possible. Something that is aloe-vera based will also help reduce redness and inflammation. Damage from the sun can also cause the production of reactive oxygen molecules that affect healthy cell growth and the stimulation of collagen destructing enzymes. It’s important to replace some of the natural goodness your skin will lose from sun damage so using products with age fighting ingredients will help lessen the damage.

 

Our help: beautify skin is packed full of natural ingredients including Our PravenAGE™ formula. A natural anti-aging treatment that works wonders on wrinkles and redness, whilst leaving your skin smoother and more luminous. Our ready-to-eat jelly supplement looks and tastes like an indulgent treat but is specifically formulated to deliver particular anti-aging skin benefits, helping you to achieve a youthful, glowing, healthy complexion from the inside. You can even keep it in the fridge or freezer to use as a cooling summer snack.

 

 

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  1. Prevent Skin Problems

 

If you suffer from acne, spots and skin problems then you may dread summer. The thought of wearing less makeup in the heat and exposing your skin for the world to see may make you wish you wasn’t going on holiday. Stressing about your skin is probably going to lead to further breakouts. So now’s the time to start using a course of our help: clear skin to help clear up your breakouts and prevent further ones before you hit the beach.  Read our articles about how sweating may be causing you acne and spring cleaning your skincare routine to find out more about steps you can take now and whilst you’re on the beach to stop breakouts and get clear skin.

 

help: clear skin contains PravENAC™, our proprietary formula incorporating a clinically proven bioactive protein rich in lactoferrin. Lactoferrin has been shown to reduce the development of the bacteria responsible for many skin conditions such as acne, spots, blackheads and whiteheads due to its anti-microbial effects. Just add one sachet a day to any drink or soft food and you’ll be one step closer to clear skin and being more confident to hit the beach!

 

 

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