Looking after Summer skin!

July 9, 2015

We all love the glow that comes from a week in the sun, but don’t forget to look after your skin during the summer months. We’ve got some top tips to follow to make sure you’re protected this holiday season!

 

Wear SPF

 

The importance of a high quality SPF cannot be understated, during the summer months but also every day back here in the UK. UVB is responsible for that familiar burning sensation when you’ve overdone it and UVA has more long-term damaging effects. Both of which we want to avoid!

 

Make sure you apply sun cream with a factor of 30 and above, this ensures you’re protected from the sun’s harmful rays. A sun block (factor 50 and above) with zinc oxide is essential for your face, no one wants a bright red nose or panda eyes… especially if we can avoid it.

 

If you're unlucky enough to burn, one simple trick is to freeze aloe vera in ice cube trays, wrap a few in some muslin and hold over the affected areas for some cool relief.

 

Drink Water

 

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! When temperature is on the increase, so too should your water intake be. Dehydration can not only lead to headaches it also zaps your energy levels, so aim for at least 1.5-3 litres per day. This can come from fruit juices, diluting juice, even ice lollies! (Unfortunately not Magnums…) Try and spread your liquids across the day to avoid any opportunity for dehydration, especially after a couple of poolside Pina Coladas!

 

Moisturise Daily

 

Beat the heat with cooling body lotions with ingredients such as; aloe vera, mint and cucumber. Put your aftersun in the fridge, the tingling tricks your skin into thinking it’s cooler! If you prefer something richer, how about nutrient dense coconut oil? This wonder product can be used all over the body to soothe and hydrate. Plus, it smells delicious! Leave in your hair as you chill by the pool for a deep conditioning treatment.

 

If you’re not lucky enough to be jetting off to sunnier climes, look glowing on your stay-cation with a Hepburns Spray Tan!

 

Available in both our Dundee and St. Andrews salons, our tan is available in 8 shades to guarantee the most natural looking, flawless tan for any skin type. With gorgeous moisturising properties, this ensures that you get the most from your sunless spray tan! 

  

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