Summer has finally arrived. For most of us, a time of blissful laziness and sunbathing on the beach. However, for those with sensitive skin, this time of year means more careful and thorough care, as the sun and other external factors negatively affect the condition of the skin. Check out how to care for sensitive skin to make it radiant and smooth.
What harms sensitive skin in the summer?
Sensitive skin is particularly vulnerable to a number of external factors that negatively affect its condition. The first is, of course, UV radiation, which harms every skin type. In the case of sensitive skin, too much sunlight can result in the appearance of sun rashes and even burns.
In summer, direct sun exposure to the skin can contribute to dry skin, especially sensitive skin. So during the warmer months of the year, we must pay special attention to prevent water loss through the epidermis and remember to moisturize properly.
In the summer, many people enjoy swimming in the sea. Salt water, unfortunately, does not have a good effect on sensitive skin. Mineral compounds and microorganisms contained in salt have an irritating effect and can adversely affect our skin.
How to care for sensitive skin in the summer?
Sensitive skin requires special care throughout the year. However, especially in summer, it is necessary to provide it with adequate protection – both externally and internally.
Remember to hydrate properly
Water is a basic substance necessary for the proper functioning of the body. Especially in the summer, it is worth remembering to drink at least 2 liters a day. Water will help sensitive skin maintain firmness, elasticity, smoothness and a healthy appearance.
If drinking pure water comes to you with difficulty, you can add to it a few slices of lemon, mint leaves and ice. This will give you a healthy and refreshing lemonade.
Protect your complexion from UV radiation
Both sunbathing on the beach and a short walk on a sunny day expose our complexion to harmful UV radiation. This is a quick way to develop numerous irritations and redness on our skin. That’s why it’s so important to use sunscreens. Reach for those with protection of 30 or 50.
Remember that even the best cream with SPF protection can’t give you 100% UV protection. If you have sensitive skin, avoid sun exposure, especially between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., as this is when the radiation is strongest.
Moisturize your complexion
Drinking enough water ensures that you stay hydrated from within. However, it is also important to hydrate your complexion from the outside. Proper skin care will help with this. Make sure to include ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, lionel, ceramides and phospholipids.
Regenerate your complexion after sunbathing
If you sunbathe in the summer, remember to take proper care of your complexion afterwards and give it a little soothing. Oatmeal oil will help you perfectly in regeneration. Add it to your favorite cream or apply it directly to your face. It will soothe your dry, irritated and dehydrated skin.
Of course, don’t forget the basic step in skin care, which is cleansing. Especially in summer, sensitive skin can produce more serum, which needs to be washed off. Use gentle but effective products for this.
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