As you embrace the joys of summer don’t forget to prioritise your skin’s health and protection over a tan! The combination of dry air and the hot summer sun can prevent your skin from locking in essential moisture. While prolonged sun exposure can damage the skin barrier causing a range of issues including sunburn, inflammation, pigmentation and premature ageing. Applying and reapplying sunscreen regularly should be second nature by now, but there’s plenty more you can do for your skin to effectively protect it from sun exposure.
Even for the sun worshippers amongst us, the sun can be enjoyed from the protection of the shade especially when the sun’s UV rays are at their strongest (usually between 11am and 4pm). Avoid long periods of time in direct sunlight and wear protective clothing including a sun hat and glasses. Lastly make sure you stay hydrated!
We’ve all been there thinking we’ve finally mastered the art of sun protection, from white cast sunscreen application to uneven tan lines! However, despite our best efforts there are occasions where we have spent that little bit too long in the sun. To help here are some products to help soothe your skin instantly:
Cebelia Extreme care:
Perfect for skin overexposed to the sun, Cebelia Extreme Care provides an instant cooling and calming effect. This skin saviour is great for reducing inflammation, soothing dry, tight, itchy skin and lessening any redness. It is infused with Mexican Cactus Extract which hydrates and refreshes, reducing the skin temperature instantly! The cream also contains Glasswort Extract which rehydrates and stimulates urea production. For sunburn or flushes Cebelia Extreme Care can even be used as a mask. Simply apply a thick layer and leave on for 10 to 15 minutes. For an extra cooling effect place your Extreme Care in the fridge for an hour before applying.
Cebelia Soothing Milk:
For body and legs, this soothing milk provides long-lasting hydration with an anti-inflammatory effect. The Cebelia Soothing Milk creates essential protection from skin irritations and provides relief by restoring lipids and rebuilding the hydrolipidic film. Packed with active ingredients such as Sweet Almond Oil – which deeply hydrates and helps increase lipid content, great to quench your skin’s thirst and Bisabolol which has soothing, calming and anti-inflammatory properties. Cebelia Soothing Lotion is a perfect aftersun body lotion for replenishing any moisture that has been lost from exposure to the sun’s UV rays.
CLINICCARE EGF Pure Mask:
A soothing facial sheet mask specially developed to give fast-acting relief, rejuvenation, and hydration to sensitive, irritated or sun exposed skin. The CLINICCARE EGF Pure Mask is enriched with low molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate and Niacinamide to repair the skin’s moisture barrier. Added Aloe Vera is one of the best ingredients for compromised skin and will cool stressed skin and moisturize. For best results, relax with a cool drink and leave the mask on for 30 minutes!
With these products in your arsenal, as well protective sun care, you’ll be well equipped to enjoy the sun safely and maintain your skin’s youthful glow during the summer.