It’s that time of year where summer holidays are being talked about or planned. Or perhaps you’d like to sneak in a weekend getaway before the year closes?
Whether you’re gearing up for a beach holiday, or just a day of outdoor fun in the sun, be it the park or pool, it’s essential to remember that your skin needs special attention to stay healthy and maintain your overall physical and mental confidence. “As the body’s largest organ, your skin plays a crucial role in protecting you from external elements, so taking care of it should be a top priority,” explains Bodidoc brand manager, Miso Mchunu.
She adds that it’s important to look after your skin while spending time in the sun and there are effective and simple ways you can achieve this.
Stay hydrated inside and out
Spending time in the sun can lead to dehydration, which can have adverse effects on your skin’s appearance and overall health. It’s important to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated from the inside out. Hydrated skin looks plump and youthful.
Embrace protective clothing
Wearing protective clothing can significantly reduce your skin’s exposure to harmful UV rays. Opt for lightweight, long-sleeved shirts, wide-brimmed hats, and sunglasses with UV protection.
Your first line of defence against the harmful effects of UV rays, applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 before heading outdoors is a non-negotiable step in your skincare routine.
Post-sun care is crucial
After a day in the sun, it’s imperative to give your skin some extra TLC. Take a cool shower to soothe your skin and remove any residual perspiration. Afterwards, apply a gentle, lightweight moisturising lotion. Opt for one that offers adequate hydration without feeling greasy on the skin.
The power of self-care
Don’t underestimate the emotional aspect of skin health and body confidence. Taking the time to care for your skin can boost your self-esteem and mental well-being. Incorporate a skincare routine into your daily life that includes cleansing, moisturising, and using products that address your specific skin concerns. Regular self-care not only improves the condition of your skin but also promotes a positive self-image.
“Remember that healthy, well-nourished skin not only looks radiant but also contributes to your overall well-being. So, take care of your skin, and you’ll be ready to embrace the sun with confidence and happiness,” Mchunu concludes.
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