Oh the glorious days of summer, we all long for that summer healthy glow. Yet freckles pop out and hyperpigmetation lies beneath the tan layers of your skin. As your skin darkens your skin’s melanin is reacting to the sun’s UVA rays. UVA rays penetrate deep into the dermis causing premature aging. Melanin is the body's way of protecting your skin from burning. UVB rays will usually burn the superficial layers of your skin and plays a key role in the development of skin cancer.
All complexions, from fair to dark skin tones are damaged by the sun’s burning rays. Moisture loss and dehydrated sunburned skin loses strength, elasticity and causes premature aging.
Take for instance - two sisters now in their 50’s one tans easily and the other one burns immediately in the sun. Growing up the fairer skin sister would cover-up and stay out of the sun and her sister would show-off her golden tan. Today the older sister with fair skin is complemented on her youthful looks and her younger sister has deep wrinkled sun worn skin.
We all enjoy the sun, be smart and drink plenty of water. Hydrate your skin with a good moisturizer with vitamin c, a natural sun protectant. Of course use sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, applied at least every two hours while in the sun!
After a long day in the sun be sure to cleanse your face and body with a moisturizing cleanser to remove sweat, dirt and sunscreen residue. Use a gentle exfoliator or scrub at least once a week, follow with a deep penetrating hydrating serum and night cream to seal in moisture.
Lastly, shop the market for fresh nourishing juicy fruits and vitamin rich vegetables to provide skin from the inside out the benefits of hydration and natural antioxidants.
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