During summer months, it’s important to take care of our skin and ensure we’re replenishing the moisture lost to the sunshine. Here are four ways you can prevent parched skin for a healthy glow.
The skin is mostly comprised of water and possess its own natural cycle to maintain the necessary hydration levels and protect against environmental stress.
The hydro-lipid layer is a protective film of water, oils and fats that decelerates the evaporation of moisture and sustains the skin’s pH within the correct limits.
However, it is very easy for skin moisture levels to deplete. Heat, pollution, air conditioning, poor lifestyle and unhealthy eating habits all attack our skin’s natural defense system.
With the right routine and a dash of diligence, you can keep you skin looking beautiful and beat the heat.
Moisturizer is your first line of defense against the environment next to SPF. But don’t reach for just any formula without understanding its ingredients. If you’re a city dweller, you may lean towards products that protect against free radicals. But the reality is that we all have different skin. A dermatologist is your best resource for determining your specific needs. And while climate is impactful on your skin’s desires, aging also plays a crucial role.
Neova Crème de le Copper is an intense moisturizer that works double-duty to dramatically improve the skin’s moisture protection and defense levels to diminish visible signs of photoaging using a patented blend of copper peptides to deliver nourishment deeper than other products. This product is revolutionary for repairing and preventing signs of aging while potently quenching your skin.
In the morning, apply a lightweight sunscreen over your moisturizer. Neova Silc Sheer, Everyday and Active UV protection formulas are great to try. They are gentle enough for sensitive skin and shield from damaging UVA/UVB rays while working to reverse the effects of previously accumulated sun damage.
During the restorative hours of sleep, our skin actually heals itself. But investing in a serum that works to reverse signs of aging and is packed with powerful ingredients is wise.
Neova DNA Total Repair has the unique ability to “clean up” the damaging visible effects of photo exposure such as wrinkles, fine lines and pigmentation, before it becomes permanent, by actually repairing your skin’s DNA.
Apply the serum after cleansing your face, allow it to absorb before completing your night time routine with moisturizer.
Brush it Off
I know what you’re thinking…exfoliate…during summer? Yes! Exfoliating is a great way to keep your skin hydrated because it removes all the dry, dead skin that inevitably accumulates.
This helps rejuvenate your skin while allowing products to better absorb, amplifying their effectiveness
Using a gentle scrub 2 or 3 times a week can be really beneficial. Neova exfoliants come in scrub and peel-off mask forms to encourage cell turnover, the action of clarifying minimizes pores, and aid in soothing redness.
Another way to deeply hydrate dry skin is to use a face mask.
An effective mask, like the Neova Copper Moisture Mask, supplies the skin with a powerful dose of copper micronutrition to hydrate dry, dull skin and improve skin texture appearance.
Simply apply generously to cleansed skin. Leave on 10-20 minutes and then rinse well with warm water to diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles over time.
If you follow these #SkinTips you’re sure to see an improvement in the hydration of your skin this summer.