Taking care of your facial skin after sun exposure
Taking care of facial skin is crucial, especially after a full day of sun.
Facial skin is one of the most delicate parts of our body because it remains constantly exposed to external agents, such as pollution, wind, cold temperatures and UV rays.
For this reason, it is of paramount importance to take care of the face all year round, day after day: healthy and well-groomed skin not only improves the aesthetic appearance but also contributes to better skin health in general.
During winter, cold and dry air can cause dryness, cracking and irritation to the face, while in summer, prolonged exposure to the sun can cause irreparable damage, including sunburn, sunspots and premature ageing of the skin. It is therefore important to note that, regardless of the season, you cannot give up adopting a correct daily facial care routine to protect the skin and keep it young, radiant and healthy.
10 tips to look after your facial skin
As we have just seen, facial skin is one of the most delicate and exposed areas of the body. It’s important to take care of it year-round, but it’s indispensable to have a proper after-sun exposure routine.
Facial skin is more susceptible to damage from UV rays during the summer months. This can lead to skin ageing, sunburn, flaking, sun spots, and dryness.
Here, then, are 10 useful tips to take care of your skin after a day in the sun.
- Gently cleanse: after sun exposure, clean your face with a mild cleanser to remove traces of sweat, sand and sunscreen residues. Avoid harsh cleansers that can damage skin already sensitized by the sun.
- Hydration: The skin needs extra hydration at the end of a summer day outdoors. Apply a light, non-comedogenic moisturiser to restore moisture and prevent dryness.
- Toning: Use a soothing and refreshing tonic to reduce redness and rebalance skin PH. Choose products made from natural ingredients such as aloe vera or rose water.
- Refreshing masks: Apply refreshing and moisturising masks (such as clay masks) at least once a week to calm inflamed skin and provide additional hydration.
- Avoid direct sun exposure: try to avoid direct exposure during peak hours (approximately from 10 am to 4 pm). Never forget to bring a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses to protect your face from UV rays.
- Use after-sun creams: After-sun creams contain soothing ingredients that help reduce inflammation and soothe the skin. Apply them after sun exposure for immediate relief.
- Gentle exfoliation: The skin may be prone to flaking after sun exposure. Use a gentle exfoliant to eliminate dead cells and promote cell renewal.
- Avoid products that are too aggressive: Avoid using products that contain alcohol, fragrances or irritating ingredients as they can cause further damage.
- Daily sun protection: never neglect sunscreen. Choose a sunscreen suitable for your skin type and apply it every day, even if the sky is cloudy.
- 10.Facial care treatments: Professional facial care treatments go beyond the daily cleansing and hydration routine. These are specialised procedures aimed at improving skin health and providing benefits that often cannot be obtained with the classic cosmetic products available.
One of the benefits of facial treatments is their ability to reach the deepest layers of the skin, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, essential to keep the skin elastic and resistant to ageing.
In addition, many are designed to address specific problems, such as acne, dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and sensitive skin. Furthermore, the facial massages provided during treatments improve blood and lymphatic circulation, reduce swelling and promote the drainage of toxins, helping to give a younger and more radiant appearance.
Finally, they are performed by highly qualified professionals able to assess the specific needs of the skin and recommend the most suitable treatments for each one.
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This is where you can spend quality time and take care of your body and facial skin thanks to exclusive treatments such as “The Citrus Essence”, the specific antioxidant and revitalising treatment, ideal after the sun, lasting 60 minutes at a cost of 120 euros.
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