Summertime is all about fun in the sun, but unfortunately, prolonged exposure to the sun’s harmful rays can cause a lot of damage to your skin, especially if you’re over 50. It’s important to take extra care of your skin during the summer months to keep it looking youthful and radiant. In this blog post, we will be discussing some tips and tricks to help you maintain beautiful and healthy skin this summer, specifically for women over 50. We will be exploring the benefits of mineral-based sunscreens and bioplacenta, and how they can help protect and heal your skin during the summer months.
Use Mineral-Based Sunscreens:
One of the best ways to protect your skin during the summer is to use mineral-based sunscreens. Mineral-based sunscreens contain titanium dioxide and/or zinc oxide, which physically block the sun’s rays from penetrating your skin. They are effective in protecting your skin from both UVA and UVB rays. Unlike chemical sunscreens, mineral-based sunscreens do not penetrate your skin, making them less irritating and better for sensitive skin. They are also eco-friendly and safe for reef systems. So, not only will you be helping your skin, but also the environment.
Bioplacenta for Healing Sunburns:
- Inevitably, there may be times when you forget to reapply your sunscreen, or you might accidentally get too much sun exposure. Sunburns are incredibly painful and damaging to your skin. But, there is a solution—bioplacenta. Bioplacenta contains 5 peptides molecularly identical to human growth factors critical to maintaining youthful, healthy looking skin. It can help heal sunburns and encourage new cellular growth, so your skin stays radiant and youthful-looking.
Top tip: Apply a thin layer of this serum to your skin before your personalized, lightweight summer moisturizer.
During the summer months, it's crucial to stay hydrated. Drinking plenty of water can help flush out toxins in your body and keep your skin looking healthy and vibrant. Your body loses water when you sweat, so it's important to replenish it. It's easy to forget to drink enough water, especially when you're busy and on-the-go, so make sure you always have a water bottle with you.
**Top tip: Add a slice or small chunk of ginger to your water. Ginger is a good source of electrolytes, which can help to replenish those lost through sweat. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, which can be helpful if you've got a little too much sun.
Exfoliating your skin can help remove dead skin cells and unclog pores, allowing for new skin growth. This results in smoother, brighter, and more youthful-looking skin. Exfoliating once or twice a week is plenty for most people. However, be gentle with your skin, especially during the summer when you're more prone to sunburns. If you exfoliate too aggressively or too often, you could damage your skin and increase its sensitivity to the sun.
**Top tip: Trentinoin is considered the "holy grail" ingredient to break down the layer of dry, dead skin cells and reveal fresh, new cells for a natural glow.
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Wear Protective Clothing:
In addition to using mineral-based sunscreens and bioplacenta, wearing protective clothing can also help protect your skin. Long-sleeved shirts, wide-brimmed hats, and sunglasses can all help shield your skin from the sun's harmful rays. If you're planning on being outside for an extended period of time, it's important to dress appropriately and to reapply sunscreen often.
It's important to take care of your skin, especially during the summer when the sun can be damaging. Using mineral-based sunscreens, bioplacenta, staying hydrated, exfoliating, and wearing protective clothing are some of the best ways to keep your skin looking youthful and radiant. Don't let the sun ruin your summer; follow these tips and tricks to keep your skin healthy and beautiful.