We know that you are already counting down the days for sunbathing and getting the tannest you can this summer. But you should be aware that after all these months of cold weather and fewer hours of sun, our skin needs a previous preparation before exposing to the sun so as to avoid future damages.
You should be conscious that an excess of sun exposure without the proper protection and the previous preparation of our skin can lead to very damaging effects, both in short and long terms.
As first, without the prior preparation of our skin, we can suffer from burns of different degrees, presenting a very red skin, sored, inflamed and it can peel very easily and therefore lose this “tan” color quickly.
Damages caused by UV rays can cause the formation of free radicals, which are usually neutralized by vitamins A, C and E (already present in our skin). However, when the harm is extended, the vitamins lose their effectiveness.
Severe burns caused by the sun, have harmful long term effects on the skin and are especially related to the appearance of spots that can lead to melanomas.
Spending quite a few hours sunbathing can lead the body to lose significant amounts of liquid and electrolytes, which could cause severe dehydration. That is why it is essential to drink plenty of water and have a well hydrated skin.
Now, you may be asking yourself… How can I prepare my skin for sunbathing?
Don’t worry, with this 3 steps you can have your skin totally ready for the summer.
1. Clean, detox and exfoliate: it is essential to clean deeply your skin and get rid of all impurities that we expose our skin daily. In addition, a profound exfoliation removes dead cells. In this way, you also eliminate toxins, which helps the health of your skin.
2. Take care of free radicals and pollution: add to your routine products with Vitamin C, because it is a great antioxidant which stimulates collagen synthesis (bringing firmness), and enhancing skin brightness and moisture. Fight the free radicals and assist your protection against environmental pollution.
3. Deep moisturizing: dry and dehydrated skin is unprepared to sun exposing, because sun boosts aging, due to this you need to maintain high the levels of moisturizing before, during and after sun bathing. To have enough moisturized skin we recommend you to use hyaluronic acid containing serums, because it is a key substance to support water levels in our body, thus, moisturizing.
And of course, do not forget never to apply sunscreen daily, before going out of your house!