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This is how you treat your skin in and after the summer

Dry skin summer

Enjoy that summer! You feel rested and recharged and yet your skin shows something different: dull, blotchy, some subcutaneous pimples and dry. Even though you really took good care of it. How can this happen? Here you can read the four causes of less beautiful skin in or after the summer.

1. Pimples from sunburn

By using sunscreen you can suffer from acne in your face and you notice that you have more pimples in the summer. Both a natural and a chemical filter can cause a skin reaction.

a. Physical/mineral/natural filters put a UV-resistant layer on your skin, which causes the skin to react differently than normal. Because sunburn with a natural filter does not penetrate your skin, but stays on your skin, it is extra important to cleanse your skin properly at the end of the day, for example with our mild carrot cleanser .

b. Chemical filters block the UV in the skin, which can cause skin reactions and inflammation.

2. Food and drink

You often eat and drink differently on holiday than during the rest of the year. Alcohol has a dehydrating effect on your body, which can cause you to have drier skin in the summer. And who knows, you may have eaten a little more fat than usual. This causes a disruption to your skin.

3. Sun pimples

Sun on your skin. Even though the sun feels so nice and you protect your skin as best as possible, it still suffers from the sun. UVA works deep into the skin, which can cause more wrinkles and UVB can cause an inflammatory reaction in the skin. You do not see this immediately, but often only in the longer term.

4. Less vital skin layer

The sun makes your top layer of skin thicker. As a protection mechanism against the sun, your skin will release fewer skin cells (dead skin cells). So you have more 'old' cells in your upper layer of skin that are less vital.

After the summer you will also notice that the turn of the weather (autumn!) ensures that your skin looks less beautiful.

OK, now you may have found some causes of troubled skin, but more importantly, what can you do about it?

Beauty tips and skin care summer

You can find our 8 tips to restore your skin flora (microbiome) here. You can do this both during and after the summer.

1) Visit the beautician

Visit your beautician for a professional skin cleansing. Look hereΒ which specialists work with Food for Skin products. Do not get started with strong stripping and exfoliating products yourself. This removes the protective layer of your skin flora, so that you will saddle the skin with more problems. The skin receives the signal to defend itself against these products (for more information, see our blog about the skin barrier ).

2) Cleanse gently

Use a mild cleanser that doesn't make your skin react even more violently. Our Carrot Oil Cleanser cleanses the skin, but does not bring it further out of balance and helps restore the skin flora. Make sure your cleanser is pH neutral so that the cleanser doesn't unbalance your skin barrier even more.

3) Wipe with a lightly textured cloth

Wipe down your oil cleaner with a lightly textured cloth, such as our washcloth , or any other light textured washcloth. Take your cleanser off with lukewarm water (not too hot!) and swirl the cloth around on the skin with light movements. Don't scrub! This removes the dead skin cells without removing the living protective layer on your skin. Be especially careful of the folds, where dead skin cells like to accumulate. By removing dead skin cells, the living layer on your face literally gets more oxygen and is better able to absorb your nourishing skin care.

4) Nourish your skin with a serum

Our Cucumber Serum counteracts irregularities and our Pumpkin Serum is nice against redness in the face. The Avocado Serum makes super dry skin fuller and stronger again.

5) Apply a protective cream

Apply a layer of protection over it. The Tomato Base is a super protector against weather influences (rain, wind, temperature fluctuations) and keeps the nutrients and moisture better in the skin instead of evaporating, for example, by using the heating.

6) Drink a lot

And then we mean water or herbal tea πŸ˜‰ In the summer, many people consume a little more alcohol, which dries out your body and therefore skin. Therefore, take more water or herbal tea during this period to make your skin stronger from the inside out.

7) Pay attention to the humidity

Help your skin by paying attention to whether the humidity in the office or at home (and certainly in your bedroom) is good. You can do this by putting down a hygrometer and placing containers of water in your house if the air is too dry. Preferably do this near your heat sources, so that the moisture will spread well.

8) Fresh air

Your skin needs to breathe. Your skin is a living organ and does not want to be covered with thick layers of foundation or Vaseline. Ideally, you don't use anything on top of your cream for a few weeks and let the skin do its job by recovering. But also ensure sufficient ventilation in your home by, for example, opening a window.

Do you have any questions regarding this blog?

  • Read more about the functioning of the skin barrier here
  • Contact beautician Cathy (co-founder Food for Skin) for your questions at specialist@foodforskin.care

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