With summer being right at our doorstep, you need to take precautionary actions to ensure that you enjoy the sunny season without compromising your skin's natural glow. Sorbet Man and Dermalogica have the secret to achieving healthy, glowing skin for life. Since the environment is constantly changing, it is imperative that you make sure that your skin is not only well taken care of, but that it takes care of you. As the largest human organ, the skin protects the body from harmful elements like bacteria and pollution. It is like a wall, built of bricks and cement. The bricks are the skin cells and the cement is the blend of oils and water. The function of the oil is to trap water beneath it, keeping the skin cells hydrated, healthy, and in good working order. Looking after your skin means you’ll be less prone to sensitivity, breakouts, uneven complexion, and ageing. During summer, our skin is exposed to intense doses of UV, which causes skin damage that leads to premature ageing. It is not only wrinkles and uneven skin tone that significantly impact the health of your skin but also hyper-pigmentation, dehydration, and inflammation. The following are useful tips to help you achieve healthy skin that will glow all through summer: 1. Exfoliate for clearer, smoother skin Exfoliation removes dead, dulling skin debris to prevent congestion and improve hydration. The best time to exfoliate is in the morning, prior to using your toner, moisturiser and SPF lotion. Don’t forget, after you exfoliate, apply a hydrating body cream to seal in the moisture, and always shield freshly exfoliated skin with a sunblock lotion. Recommended: Daily Microfoliant®, Body Hydrating Cream. 2. Keep skin hydrated Up your regimen’s level of hydration with intensive masques; they are perfect for use once or twice a week. Boosters are a great fit, and they work best when you layer them underneath a moisturiser. Toners are a refreshing moisturiser prep, working to even out your skin's porosity. Recommended: Antioxidant HydraMist, Skin Hydrating Booster, Skin Hydrating Masque. 3. Make friends with H20 The heat and constant exposure to the sun lead to internal dehydration, which can result in headaches and dizzy spells! Yu need to drink eight glasses of plain, filtered water every day to help maintain the critical moisture balance of the body and skin, and assist in detoxification. If you are a caffeine-junkie, you must triple the amount of water you drink! 4. When in doubt, apply (and reapply!) It’s not enough to just apply sunscreen, you must apply enough, and apply it frequently. All you need is a teaspoonful of sunscreen for your face, and about a shot glass for your body. Re-apply every two hours. Today’s sophisticated formulas and technology let you select sun protection that works with your skin type. That means you can choose oil-free, mattifying formulas, extra emollient formulas for dry skin, or chemical free formulas for sensitive skin. Recommended: Oil Free Matte SPF30, Super Sensitive Shield SPF30. A Healthy Lifestyle For Healthy Skin Summertime is the perfect time to change your lifestyle. A change in lifestyle will have a positive effect on your hormones. Your stress levels, diet choices, and the amount of sleep you get will influence how prone you are to breakouts as all of these directly affect your hormones. Help your body to regulate your hormone balance by: reducing your refined sugar intake; getting enough sleep and exercise; reducing your stress levels by doing something fun. Work with a skincare therapist to find an at-home skincare regimen that suits your skin and your lifestyle. For expert advice, visit Sorbet Man Cresta today. You can get a skin-mapping session done, free of charge and the therapist will recommend which Dermalogica products would be best for your skin. Share:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) You must log in to post a comment.