Skin care after sunbathing

Leisure on the beach or active in the mountains? Regardless of how you spend your time outdoors, your skin needs to be taken care of after sun exposure! If you’ve been with us for a long time, you’ve certainly been greased with a filter. If not, we encourage you to read our article on skin burns. You will learn how to deal with sunburn, but also with second and third degree ones!

Effect of the sun on the skin

Before we answer the question in the title, let’s explain why after-sun care is so important.

In moderate doses, the sun has a positive effect on our bodies. A quarter of an hour outdoors on a sunny day will improve blood circulation, reduce susceptibility to infection, thereby strengthening antibacterial protection and the skin’s defense system. An additional benefit of exposing yourself to the sun’s rays for a while is that it speeds up the wound healing process. UV supports the synthesis of vitamin D3, and this vitamin is responsible for healthy bones and teeth, as well as the proper functioning of muscles. People with vitamin D3 deficiency have problems with osteoporosis and bone softening. In children, this deficiency can cause bone curvature!

The fact that sunlight has positive effects does not mean that there are no limitations. Overexposure to the sun raises the risk of erythema, burns, swelling and, in the long run, dryness and discoloration. UV in excessive amounts is the main source of the appearance of free radicals responsible for the destruction of skin tissues, resulting in an accelerated aging process.

Immediately after returning home

The first thing we should do as soon as we get home is shower. Even if we can’t see it, there are particles of sweat, dust, sand or salt water on our skin. Those impurities lingering on the face or body won’t do any good. In addition, a shower after basking in the sun will be very refreshing. If you managed to avoid burns, that’s a very good thing! This does not mean, however, that the skin has not worked.

Skin care after sunbathing, in our opinion, requires two basic steps – deep hydration and antioxidants.

Moisturization

It’s no secret that the sun dries out our skin. In the long run, it can even cause dryness. To prevent this from happening, we recommend equipping yourself with a moisturizer.

What to look out for? A moisturizing cream should work deeply and for a long time. Liposomal glacial water – a valued ingredient in cosmetics – has a proven effect. Combining it with polysaccharides responsible for rebuilding the hydrolipod barrier gives the effect of deep and long-lasting hydration. We suggest using such a product every day in the summer to help the skin survive the period when it loses a lot of water.

For very dry skin, it is worth using more lubricating preparations – butters. What is the best thing to look for in their composition? The most valuable oils in cosmetics are:

macadamia seed oil – known in cosmetology for a long time, valued for softening and smoothing the skin. It has properties that promote the healing of damaged epidermis.
jojoba oil – in addition to making the skin more supple, protects it from harmful external factors and prevents the appearance of blackheads.
Sacha Inchi seed oil – improves hydrolipid barrier function and accelerates the wound healing process. In addition, it inhibits keratinization, the death of keratin cells, whose layer forms a dead, impermeable barrier on the skin.

In addition, we remind you to take in plenty of fluids, especially during the summer. It is recommended to drink 1.5 – 2 liters of water daily!

Antioxidation

Antioxidation is the prevention of oxidation. Free radicals appearing under the influence of external factors such as. UV, these are free oxygen molecules that are looking for a pair they can bond with. To do this, they break down interconnected neurons, destroying entire tissues. We see it as signs of aging skin, graying, loss of firmness.

When we talk about cosmetic products that support the antioxidant protection of our skin, we mean creams that provide antioxidants from the outside in. A well-known in cosmetology and valued source of antioxidants is vitamin C. We recommend it in the stable form of ascorbyl glucoside.

But creams aren’t everything – remember that colorful vegetables and fruits, as well as walnuts, are valuable sources of antioxidants. It is worth permanently enriching the daily diet with them.

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C-flush cream RICH – is a day cream with vitamin C. It combines all the features of an ideal cosmetic – protection, rejuvenation and correction. It traps impurities, neutralizes free radicals, evens out skin tone and has an anti-wrinkle effect.

NMF xpress cream – a strong and deep moisturizing cream for use throughout the year. It is recommended by 100% of proband women who participated in application studies, while 85% of lasting improvements in skin quality.

Sacha butter – a line of butters whose multifunctionality makes them even more special than their rich composition and beautiful fragrances! They are an ideal solution for dry skin on the face, but also on the hands and all over the body. They work well as a lip balm. In beauty parlors they are valued as massage butters!

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