Eight essential summer skincare tips from Biologi’s cellular experts
It’s no secret that the sun and the skin aren’t ever going to be the best of friends.
While a golden glow can boost confidence and make you feel a million dollars, for every moment the cells are exposed to harsh UV rays, the tell-tale signs on the skin will tell the story.
And not in good way.
With summer upon us here in Australia, it’s more important than ever to protect and nourish the skin throughout the harsher months.
Here are our essential summer skincare tips, straight from our team of cellular experts.
1) SPF – all day, every day!
We cannot make this any clearer – slip, slap, slop for every moment you’re in the sun.
Regardless of the temperature or cloud cover, if you go outside (or sit near a window), sunscreen is a daily essential. Yes, every day!
Studies reveal that up to 80% of ageing is caused by sun exposure. Sagging skin, fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, and in extreme cases, pre-cancer are all a result of being out in the sun sans SPF.
Skincare expert tip: While some sunscreens are better than others for skin health, any protection is better than no protection so make sure you never leave the house without sunscreen. Your future skin health will thank you for it!
- Where possible, choose broad-spectrum over chemical sunscreen
- The higher the factor, the better
- Avoid fragrance to reduce skin sensitisation
- Apply every morning even if the forecast isn’t sunny
2) Exfoliate once to twice a week
The sun is an expert at drying out skin cells causing flaky patches and a dull complexion. Weekly exfoliation with Bx Reveal Exfoliant will sweep away the dead skin to reduce congestion and keep the complexion clear.
Skincare expert tip: Exfoliation can be too harsh on broken or damaged skin. If you have sunburn, we recommend applying Bf Restore Face & Body Serum to heal and repair damaged cells before exfoliation.
3) Drink more water than you think you need
Hydrated cells are healthy cells so while it’s important to replace fluids lost through sweat to avoid sunstroke, the skin also needs extra hydration in the warmer weather.
Skincare expert tip: The skin is the body’s largest organ and needs water to function optimally. Prepare to drink more water than usual if you’re spending time outside.
4) DIY tan
We certainly understand and respect the desire for beautifully glowing skin which is why we’re also huge fans of the self-tan. Just a quick application can give you the glow you want without damaging the cells.
Skincare expert tip: For an instant tan your cells will thank you for, check out the ingredients list on the tanning product to make sure it’s free from synthetics that can cause sensitisation.
5) Always wear a hat and glasses
Not only do these beach-friendly accessories add a stylish twist to a day in the sun, but they also offer essential protection for the eyes, scalp and forehead.
Skincare expert tip: As well as direct protection from the sun, a hat and glasses will also stop you from squinting which can lead to wrinkles around the eyes and on the forehead.
6) Take cold showers
If the shower water is too hot, you’ll strip the natural moisture from the cells leading to dryness and potential irritation. Give your cells a helping hand by keeping showers as cool as possible.
Skincare expert tip: If the skin feels tights after a shower or bath, it’s because the natural moisture has been stripped from the cells. Replace lost hydration with hydrating extract of finger lime, Bf Restore Face & Body Serum.
7) Build antioxidant protection
Just as important as sunscreen is antioxidant protection. Antioxidants strengthen the outer dermal layer to protect against damage caused by free radicals caused by the harmful UV rays.
Vitamin C is a key ingredient and just one antioxidant essential for strengthening cells and breaking the chain reaction of damaging free radicals.
Skincare expert tip: Look for a serum that contains plant-based, stable vitamin C instead of synthetic versions such as ascorbic acid.
8) Apply Bf Restore Face & Body Serum after spending time in the sun
Bf Restore Face & Body Serum is a summer skin’s best friend.
Jam-packed with healing phytoactives like vitamin C, tryptophan and ferulic acid, applying Bf to sun-affected cells can hydrate the skin and speed up healing and repair while building the all-important antioxidant protection.
Skincare expert tip: Drench every cell in Bf Restore Face & Body Serum to strengthen the skin, reduce the visible signs of ageing, reduce sunspots and heal and restore sun-affected cells.
The sun is the skin’s arch-enemy but by taking extra care during the summer months, you can proactively reduce the impact of the sun on the skin to enjoy those long days at the beach without the skin paying the price.
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