Are you noticing any changes in your skin this summer? It's normal. With the heat, the sun, excess UV rays, or for the lucky ones, sea or pool water, your skin reacts differently and lets you know. Here what you need to do: adapt your ritual so that your skin has everything it needs! Find out more about the effects of summer on your skin and how to take care of it.
The effects of sun and heat on the skin
Daily aggressionsTo protect itself from external aggressions, the skin has a protective barrier: the hydrolipidic film. Made of water and lipids, it is weakened by summer heat and UV rays. Indeed, UVA and UVB rays are not only responsible for sunburn, but they also accelerate skin ageing!
In addition, throughout the summer, your skin is attacked by baths or air conditioning, which dry out the epidermis by removing lipids from the hydrolipidic film.
The problem is that by attacking the hydrolipidic film so much, the skin tissue shows signs of fatigue: redness, dryness, tightness... Right?
Skin transformation in summerThere is also a completely different phenomenon during the summer: sebum production seems to intensify. In reality, it is simply that under the effect of heat, sebum becomes fluid. Moreover, skin types change: combination skin in winter becomes oily in summer, while dry skin becomes more comfortable.
Sweat productionSweating helps regulate body temperature when it’s hot... And because the skin is covered with small sweat glands, its protective hydrolipidic film on the surface is enriched.
The result: oily skin and enlarged pores.
The second risk with excessive sweating is that it leads to dehydration of the skin, which makes the symptoms of oily skin worse: sebum is a self-defense. When the skin loses water, it makes oil to trap it.
In short, as you can see, A LOT of things happens to our skin during this summer season. The skin needs the right care, to get through the summer lightly!
What your skin needs in summer
Cleanse your skinIt's essential to cleanse your skin - morning and evening - every season. But summer is even more fundamental.
In addition to impurities, such as pollution particles, your skin has too much sebum and sweats more than usual.
As a result, pores are encrusted and you have more blackheads.
Morning and evening, cleanse your skin with Cleansing Micellar Water and a cotton pad. Not only does it wake up your skin, it removes everything you need and leaves your skin clean and fresh!
HydrationAs we've seen, excessive sweating or air conditioning can significantly dehydrate your skin. It is very, very important to keep it hydrated, with light textures of course!
You can first opt for Jowaé Hydrating Water Mist: to be used morning and evening, but also at any time of the day, this facial mist will succeed in refreshing you (very important in summer), and gently moisturizes your skin - as much as a moisturizer!
The result: your skin is moisturized to the right amount, it is more plumped up, fresher, and more radiant...
Then, you can also choose a Light Moisturizing Cream to deeply hydrate your skin: by applying it morning and evening, you protect your skin from the risks of dehydration, without weighing it down with textures that are too rich!
Of course, the best hydration still comes from within. Don't forget to drink water as frequently as possible!
Sun protectionIt’s vital to protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays. They don't do your skin any good:
diseases, like skin cancer...
You have to protect yourself! Take the reflex to incorporate a suncare product, ideally SPF 50, into your morning routine. Repeat the application while respecting the instructions for sun protection!
Also, wearing a hat can really help you protect yourself from the sun in style. It's combining business with pleasure!
Taking care of your body's skinOf course, all the effects of the sun and heat also apply to the skin of your body: legs, arms, belly... Nothing is spared!
Make sure to moisturize and nourish the whole body, for example with the Revitalizing Moisturizing Lotion: by applying it once a week, your skin will be moisturized, but the texture is so light that you won't be bothered by it!
Now you know everything there is to know about taking care of your skin in summer. All you have to do is have the right care with you!