Summer is almost upon us in the Southern hemisphere and although that calls for more time outdoors and thus, under the sun. However, it doesn’t mean we have the luxury of forgetting to take care of our skin. As we celebrate outdoor barbeques, trips to the beach and summer pool parties, here are some easy (and essential) ways to take care of the skin.
This is a no-brainer but you’d be surprised how many people skip it before lounging half a day under the sun. With severe consequences such as skin cancer, forgetting to lather yourself with sunscreen is inexcusable. Spending extended periods of time under the sun can cause severe skin damage that can result in dry, wrinkly skin. Using a sunscreen, with a minimum SPF of 30 can help avoid a decent amount of damage. Additionally, although it’s lovely to stay outside and bask in the heat, find shade whenever possible and continuously lather your skin with sunscreen (we recommend every few hours).
Hydrate your skin
After a long day in the sun, your skin would have lost a significant amount of water. As such, it’s imperative that you hydrate whenever possible. To avoid dull-looking skin, use cleansers, masks and serums that contain Hyaluronic Acid, or HA for short. HA is a naturally occurring molecule that retains the moisture across the skin, leaving it soft, plump and nourished. HA-infused anti aging serums are ideal to ensure your skin is well hydrated after a day in the sun. As you hydrate your skin, don’t forget to hydrate the rest of your body, as well, which leads us to our next point: don’t skip the water.
Don’t forget the water
While HA-infused serums are great, H2O is the real OG when it comes to keeping your entire body flush. A well-hydrated body leaves your skin looking well nourished and your body energised.
Although we might be as careful as possible in taking precautious steps to avoid the negative effects of the sun, sometimes we can’t avoid it entirely. As such, exfoliating your skin becomes important. While you should be exfoliating your skin regularly, it’s certainly a non-negotiable during the summer. Gently scrub off your pores clogged with sunscreen, sweat and dead skin to reveal refreshed and rejuvenated skin all throughout summer. The Codage Scrubbing cream is an ideal choice to boost elasticity and restore a healthy glow to your skin.
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