Would you like to know how to look after your skin in summer?

Exposure to the sun can lead to premature aging of the skin, wrinkles, marks, dry skin, and even skin cancer over time.

It is imperative that you take the right precautions & skincare routine in order to not only maintain a radiant glow, but also to reverse sun damage.

You can avoid sun damage by: 

Wear Maximum protection, sun block cream throughout the year, with more regular applications in the summer. e.g. Sun Blockex® SPF50 by Pharmaclinix®

Stay out of the sun between the hours of 10am and 3pm. The hottest part of the day during the summer causes the most damage.

Avoid tanning beds. These are also linked to cancer. Its safer to use Self- tanning lotions.

Have a minimum of 7 hours sleep. Lack of sleep can lead to increased levels of stress hormones, which may slow the production of collagen in the skin, leading to premature ageing.

Using a toner

A skin toner will keep the pores closed and keep the skin cool. You can try rose water as its natural cooling properties are excellent for summer.

Use face wash

Clean your face at least twice a day to get rid of the grime. Lightenex® Face Wash by Pharmaclinix® is excellent, as it also whitens the darkened patches.

Exfoliate your skin

You should exfoliate your skin at least twice a week to remove dead cells which may be clogging your pores and also improving blood circulation to the face. 

Moisturize your skin

Use a rich moisturizer containing Anti-oxidants & Aloe Vera to hydrate & soothe sun burnt skin.

Drink lots of water. This not only hydrates the skin, but also flushes away the toxins, which can damage all organs, especially the kidneys.

Rinse skin after swimming.

The chlorine can dry out your skin or even result in an allergic reaction.

Avoid spraying Perfume on your skin in the sun.

This can permanently stain your skin when they react with the sun.

Excessive heat is known to put the body under enormous strain causing irritability, lack of concentration, exhaustion and sleeping problem along with a number of other factors.

By following these simple steps, you will not be able to protect against sun damage, but may even be able to reverse the damage.