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Skin care after summer.

December 29, 2020

What the sun does to our skin

Summer vacation is over and you feel totally recovered. Unfortunately, your image in the mirror tells a different story. The first tan is gone and numerous sun baths, chlorine, wind and air conditions make your skin look pale and stressed. The calloused skin has thickened due to the sun and a slight callus has built up. This is why the skin is rougher and flaky than usual and needs more moisture. In addition, the free radicals generated by UV radiation have reduced collagen fibers, the support tissue of our skin. Especially during the summer months, many people also complain of small spots of brown pigment that look like freckles caused by UV radiation.

The right aftercare for summer skin

Generally, your skin should not be neglected at any time of the year. However, it is particularly important to take care of your skin after the summer and the annual beach holidays. Take this opportunity to have a professional beauty treatment at your esthetician.

Exfoliations restore radiance to the skin

A peel, whether performed by a beautician or at home, stimulates blood flow and therefore skin regeneration. Afterwards, the skin is very receptive and the ingredients can penetrate the skin better. A high humidity supply is now very important. Products with hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, allantoin, and alginates are perfect. So-called hydration boosters are ideal for a quick-care effect: highly concentrated serums or ampoules.

Treat your skin with a moisture treatment

Even if we don't realize it right away, our skin constantly loses moisture during the hot, intensive months of the sun. However, do not follow the "more is more" principle by using greasy and very rich products. They often only operate superficially and do not penetrate the deeper layers of the skin. You will first have the impression that your skin has been hydrated, but it will remove many ingredients with the next shower and therefore a sustainable effect cannot be guaranteed. Instead, look for products that bond and feed moisture. Healing treatments are highly recommended within these days in addition to daily care. For best results, it is recommended to apply an intensive hydrating mask once a week.

Reduces hyperpigmentation successfully

To counteract pigment spots, called hyperpigmentation, you should use creams with illuminating ingredients. Classic ingredients such as vitamin C, salicylic acid, arbutin, etc., as well as herbal complexes of olive leaf extracts, ascorbyl glycosides, and zinc PCA pursue these types of effects. It is very important to avoid light and to use the care products permanently for at least 3 months. This is the only way that the skin can perfectly heal itself and dismantle the excess melanin that causes hyperpigmentation.

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