Beating the Summer Skin Woes
Written by Courtney Grant
Summer is here, and with that comes the problems of irritated skin, unwanted redness, and the dreaded itching and sweating that we associate only with the hottest part of the year. While we enjoy long days outside, a cool dip in the ocean or pool, and air-conditioned interiors, these elements combined with long sun exposure and increased sweating can leave us looking and feeling a little worse for wear. So how can we minimise the effects of the summer?
There are four key things that occur in summer:
- We sweat more
- We spend more time outdoors
- We are exposed to indoor cooling
- Our skin is exposed to harsh environmental elements- water, sun and wind
Here’s our guide to maintaining soft and bouncy skin year-round:
Now is the time to lift the dry and dead skin cells away to make way for the younger, healthier skin cells to shine on through. Opt for a non-abrasive cleanser as these can cause micro-damage to your skin while encouraging excess oil production. If the redundant skin cells aren’t lifted away, this excess oil can lead to congestion and a crepe-like skin texture. A cleanser that looks to dissolve and lift away dead skin cells is ideal and will prepare the skin to readily accept nutrients. Dermavive Hydra Cleanser is soap-free to avoid drying, while its nourishing formulation leaves the skin feeling refreshed and renewed after each use.
The next step is to support these healthy skin cells both externally and internally.
2. Drink Up
Keep drinking your H20 – yes, even when you don’t feel like it. When the weather is hot we need to maintain our internal hydration. By keeping your internal hydration levels up, you can regulate the moisture levels within your skin and counteract those drying environments that lead to transepidermal water loss which is accelerated by humid environments caused by air-conditioning.
Need a reminder? There’s an App for that! Download Water Reminder to remind you to sip water regularly.
3. Moisturise + Brighten In One
Say goodbye to dull, dry skin with a lotion that tackles both texture and tone. Neutriderm Brightening Body Lotion is a unique Vitamin E (Tocopherol) based lotion which nourishes the skin from the outside, while having the added benefits of Retinol to really boost cell renewal. Vitamin E lotions have been known to replenish the deeper layers of the epidermis, which leave the skin looking and feeling healthier with continued use. Healthy skin not only looks and feels better, it is better equipped to withstand the summer elements. Neutriderm Brightening Body Lotion is designed to lock the moisture into your skin, to provide you with long lasting hydration while supporting a bright and even complexion. Start using Neutriderm Brightening Body Lotion in summer to support a healthy, bright and bouncy complexion year-round.
4. Air Control
While we can’t control the air outside, we can control the air inside. That’s right, it’s time to turn down the air-conditioner. Not only is it excellent for our power bills in summer, but reducing the time the air-conditioning is on will counteract the dryness in the air caused by internal cooling. This will minimise the nasty affects of the hot summer air such as dry, irritated and rough feeling skin.
Are you looking to achieve a bright, glowing complexion – all over? Neutriderm Brightening Body Lotion is designed to brighten the skin with an antioxidant rich formulation.
Packed with Vitamin C and natural skin hydrators Neutriderm Brightening Body Lotion is the key to glowing skin year round, grab yours here.