Summertime means taking time to look after your skin.
As temperatures warm up we tend to show more skin, so it warrants a special skin care regimen. One that hydrates and keeps the skin clean and grime-free ready for the hot summer months ahead. By implementing a well thought-out skin care regimen you can create a protective barrier, reducing the impact of changes in temperature and environmental stressors – such as air conditioning.
The following are five tips on making sure you focus on your skin care and wellbeing:
It’s important to regularly use a gentle facial cleanser, to remove the build-up of dirt that collects on the skin. Cleansing prevents the pores blocking and improves hydration in preparation of applying a moisturiser.
Begin with clean damp hands and a dry face. Pour a small amount of Face Cleanser into the palm of your hand and lather. Massage over your face and neck, then rinse off with warm water and towel dry gently.
Recommended: FACE CLEANSER 190 ML
A mild and effective cleanser made with a gentle blend of botanicals that cleans without stripping or disturbing the skins tonal balance.
This is a highly moisturising, mild, low-foaming gel for sensitive or normal skin with bergamot to heal and provide a calming effect with rosemary to relax the skin.
Remember in the summer months to up your level of skin hydration. After cleansing your skin, a nourishing, daily moisturising cream should be applied.
Ideally, you should moisturise morning and night. This will help to keep your skin hydrated and provide a barrier against a harsh climate or the effects of moving around an air-conditioned environment.
Recommended: FACE CREAM 60 ML
The Sprekenhus formulation is made up of a special blend of plant extracts that are instantly absorbed, providing maximum hydration where it is needed the most. A mix of almond, lavender, rosemary and coconut oil create a truly nourishing and protective foundation for the skin.
3. Plenty of H20
And don’t forget to keep water close at hand, whether to drink or a revitalising spray that you can apply to your face in the car, down the gym or on your travels. In hotter climates, we need to replace water lost through perspiration and replenish throughout the day.
4. You can never have too much sunscreen
It’s not enough to just apply sunscreen, you must apply enough, and re-apply frequently. Studies indicate that most people do not apply nearly as much sun cream as they should and then forget to apply more through-out the day.
Other factors to take into consideration are remembering to re-apply if you have been swimming, avoiding the midday sun, taking into account if you are at a higher altitude and generally being sensitive to how your skin reacts to the sun.
5. Repair. Moisturise
Inflammation caused by external stressors such as UV rays and free radicals can lead to the destruction of collagen, skin’s underlying support network and expedite the ageing process.
To help repair your skin argan oil can be used as a nourishing, daily moisturiser that will protect and soothe irritations. Ideally, skin should be moisturised morning and night.
Recommendation: ARGAN OIL 60 ML
One of the main reasons that argan oil is so therapeutic is because it is rich in vitamin A and E. And the organic Moroccan argan oil that we use is also packed with antioxidants, fatty acids and linoleic acid all of which help skin to heal and reduces inflammation. It is light and non-greasy, and absorbs easily giving your skin a radiant glow.
Argan oil neutralizes free radicals that cause signs of aging and offers protection to skin from harmful environmental stressors. Properties that make it particularly beneficial for your skin, body and hair care regime.
Having a cleansing routine both in the morning and in the evening, means that you are also taking time to focus on you and your wellbeing – and summer time is an ideal moment to do that.
The high quality natural ingredients in Sprekenhus are carefully chosen to create a range of products designed to build up the resilience of your skin to the stresses of everyday life.
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