Get your body summer ready!
Summer is just around the corner and now is the time to prepare our bodies for this time of the year. The way you look after your skin can have a massive effect on your body and the way it ages. Below, we have explained a few ways in which you can look after your skin and enjoy the summer in all its glory!
Use an exfoliator
Exfoliating is the removal of the top layer of dead skin cells from your epidermis (skin). By doing this, it encourages the live cells to turnover and refresh the skins appearance. This then restores the skins natural clarity and brightness in return. It also helps to smooth your skin and increase circulation. Exfoliating is reccomneded 2-3 times a week for the best outcome. Never over exfoliate as this can cause irritation and redness. The best way to exfoliate is by using a mitt (glove) and gently rubbing the exfoliant over your body and then washing off with warm water.
We recommend Sienna X Body Scrub which polishes and exfoliates your body with a fine pumice. Containing Shea butter and sweet almond oil, this body scrub is set to leave your body feeling smooth and beautifully nourished.
Using an SPF
As summer creeps up on us, so does the sun! Everyone loves being out in the sun with friends and family but it is important to look after your skin whilst doing this. SPF’s protect the skin from UVB rays, the kind that cause sunburn and potentially lead to skin cancer. The sun can also lead to premature skin ageing. We recommend using an SPF 20 or higher for added protection and always follow the productions guidelines for correct method of applying.
Remember, sunburn is an immediate reaction, but damage from the sun occurs over a lifetime.
We recommend Dermalogicas Sport spf 50. This sun screen defends against prolonged skin damage and environmental assault whilst moisturising your skin without leaving a greasy feel.
Using a moisturiser
Our skin is made up of natural fats and oils. The skin cells help to lock our moisture in. Using a daily moisturiser increases the moisture levels in our skin and prevents the skin from drying out.
Moisturisers are especially beneficial for dry skin as they help to rehydrate and soften the skin. However, they are also very beneficial for oily skin types as it feeds the skin and help to rebalance the oils.
We recommend Dermalogicas Ultrarich Body Cream. This moisturiser is formulated with essential oils and is recommended for all skin types. Containing vitamin e and Hyaluronic acid, this is sure to revitalise your skin.