The onset of spring means more time spent outside. Fresh air and outdoor activity are vital to our health and well-being, but can also leave skin exposed to the destructive effects of solar radiation and free radicals. Here is how you can take care of your skin during the summer months.
Q: What external dangers threaten my skin during the warmer months?
A: The skin and body change with each season, especially from winter to spring. It is important that we adjust our skin care program to reflect those changes. When spending time outdoors, wear a hat, apply sunscreen and keep hydrated by drinking plenty of fresh water. Geographic location also plays a large part in choosing how we are to take care and protect the skin. The closer to the equator we live, the stronger the sun’s rays. Apply sunscreen 15 to 30 minutes prior to sun exposure. Although we have to be aware of environmental conditions such as pollution and strong sunlight, it is also important to spend time outside away from inside stale air found in offices and homes. Spend more time in the gardens, parks woods or in areas away from road pollution.
Q: How can I restore radiance to skin that has been overexposed to environmental stressors?
A: Correcting the skin through a series of professional programs that include chirally correct clinical treatments €” such as COSMEDIX’s Benefit Peel€” along with home care will help rebuild and strengthen skin tissue. Encapsulated retinol, vitamin C, enzymes and anti-inflammatory ingredients are all formulated to be gentle yet effectively restore the skin.
Q: What additional steps can I take to help prevent skin damage?
A: Beauty begins from within. The immune system is a remarkable mechanism that consistently reacts on our behalf. It protects us from outside interlopers and assists in keeping us healthy. The body should be kept in a state of alkalinity. This can be achieved through a diet rich in vitamin C and antioxidants€”found in fresh fruits and vegetables€”to help boost the immune system and balance the acidic effects of meats, refined sugars, alcohol, soft drinks, artificial colors, sweeteners, coffee, and cigarette smoking. Fifteen minutes of daily walking helps increase circulation, boosts our immune system and increases a positive state of well-being.