Summer heat waves will be hitting us very soon and we all know the more exposure to the heat, the more damage your skin will sustain. The sun causes damages to your skin like early aging, discoloration and changes in your texture. Before the sun gets your skin, here are five essentials to protect and take care of your skin for the summer and on!
Vitamin C Serum:
Vitamin C serum provides wonderful benefits in protecting your skin against the sun rays. The serum helps reduce the appearance of brown spots and other types of sun damage, helps boost healthy collagen production, reduce inflammation and irritation, both of which cause a cascade of damage and fade post-breakout red marks by improving skin’s natural healing response. It does offer some protection against UV rays, but it is highly advised to wear it with sunscreen. It is recommended using topical vitamin C serums that are packaged in opaque and airtight containers for better stability.
Overnight Facial Mask:
The best time for facial mask is during the night because thats when the skin loses its moisture, but using an overnight mask will replenish all that lost moisture. Since overnight facial masks are oil free, it is formulated to take care of any skin type. The masks are rich, deeply penetrated and soothing enough for your skin to look dewy and glowing in the morning. My favorite overnight facial mask is Philosophy: Ultimate Miracle Worker Night because it targets all major visible signs of aging including wrinkles, firmness, texture, and pores. A little thin layer goes a long way. Make sure you follow the correct method to reap maximum benefit.
REN: Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask:
This is one of the best sellers from REN for a reason! This mask lifts dead skin and resurfaces to dramatically improve skintone, texture, firmness, and radiance, while minimizing the appearance of pores and reducing sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and old acne scars. It contains a cocktail of four acids—glycolic acid from pineapple, lactic acid from passion fruit, citric acid from lemon, and tartaric acid. If you have sensitive skin this isn’t suitable for your skin. This mask is particularly recommended for congested and mature skin; it works well on post-acne scarring, blemishes, blackheads, and sun-damaged skin.
Surprised? Well cooked tomatoes are rich in lycopene, an antioxidant that helps fight the effects of UV rays such as redness, swelling, and blistering from sunburn. If you plan to spend a lot of time outdoors, you may benefit from consuming tomatoes. They don’t replace sunscreen, but it gives additional protection to your skin.
The most important skin essential for the summer is WATER! Keeping yourself hydrated with water will not only help you feeling great, but keep you looking incredible for a summer glow. Water contains so many benefits like aiding with weight loss, digestion, gets rid of toxins and so much more. Make water your best friend for great skin and a healthy lifestyle.