Happy Monday! Today’s post isn’t exactly fun and exciting; however very important for those of us that love to be outside and at the beach. Dr. Marilyn Syrett is a renowned physician and nurtures a keen interest in skin care and the effectiveness of skin care products. She believes that every women has the right to healthy and flawless skin. Please visit Dr. Syrett at Skin Care Heaven for recommended skin care products.
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The summer months are the best time to hit the beach and just rewind. However, not all is bliss at the seashore. For all the fun you have in the sand and water, your skin might have to pay toll. Skin care at the beach is serious business and requires a lot of precautions and protection. Here are elements that can cause damage to your skin and ways you can protect your skin against these…
You may have a great time lounging on the beach and playing in the water. However, your skin is affected by the saltwater and that has a detrimental effect leaving it feeling tight and dry. Saltwater strips off moisture from the skin cells and leads to irritation. Moreover, it can also promote the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines along with other aging signs. In severe cases, it can also lead to acne outbreaks as well.
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Tips for Skin Care
Moisturize your skin with a hydrating moisturizer before your go in the water. This creates a water-resistant barrier between the skin and the saltwater and prevents it from getting damaged. Make sure you keep your skin well moisturized at the beach by re-applying the moisturizer every often.
As soon as you come out of the water, take a shower at the beach-house to rinse off the saltwater from your skin surface. Also, when you get back home, have a bath with an effective body wash that not only cleans your skin but nourishes it as well.
Moisturize your skin again when it is damp so that the moisturizer gets absorbed effectively and soothes the dry skin.
It is a great moisturizing cream that has anti-aging properties and helps to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also increases the skin’s capacity to retain moisture. Kinerase cream contains Kinetin, a plant based agent that helps the skin retain moisture.
NIA 24 Skin Strengthening Complex
This moisturizing cream is neither too light nor too heavy. Apart from hydrating the skin, there is also a visible reduction in wrinkles and fine lines with regular use. This is because it enhances the barrier function of your skin and accelerates the repair process by supplying moisture.
iS Clinical Hydra Cool Serum
This is a hydrating serum that soothes the skin and is also anti-acneic. It is great for treating sunburns and after shaving and contains botanicals and bio-nutrients as well.
Kinerase Hydra Boost Intensive Treatment
This moisturizer hydrates the skin instantly using Kinetin, 25% Hyaluronic Acid and other moisturizing agents to provide maximum moisturizing from the inside out for a healthier, younger complexion
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It is impossible to escape the sun at the beach and during summer months when the UV rays are the strongest, it becomes all the more harmful. Therefore, it is extremely important to protect your skin from the sunlight and apply sunscreen scrupulously all over your body. UV rays can cause premature aging of the skin and promote the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and further lead to extreme skin dryness, hyperpigmentation and even skin cancer.
Tips for Skin Care
Use a sunscreen that suits your skin type and has a steady SPF 30 or above.
Sunscreens contain active ingredients that have a particular shelf life and expire after that. So, make sure you buy a new bottle every season and check the expiration dates before using them.
Slather on the sunscreen on all the exposed parts of your body including your neck, ears, hands and feet. Make sure you use generous quantities of sunscreen!
Apply the sunscreen at least 15-20 minutes before you venture out in the sun so that it has time to get absorbed within the skin surface.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios SX
This is an amazing combination of sunscreen and a moisturizer. It provides full protection against sunburn and contains Mexoryl SX which is photostable against UVA rays so it does not breakdown and lasts longer than most sunscreens. It is free of all fragrances and parabens and moisturizes for 24 hours as well.
Nia 24 Sun Damage Prevention SPF 30
It is a physician recommended sunscreen lotion that has a dual action mechanism. It prevents sun damage and also is a 100% mineral sunscreen. It is weightless, oil free and absorbs almost instantly. It is even suitable for sensitive skin types.
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