How to prep your skin this summer

Learn how to comprehensively protect it during your summer holiday!

| Sep 19, 2017 @ 00:11 | Skincare |

How to prep your skin this summer

There are many locations on the globe with climates that can be harsh to your skin. From the sweltering heat of Mexico and India to the harsh winds in Texas, these environmental factors can take a toll on your skin. During the summer, temperatures in Singapore average around 27 to 34°C. This is enough to cause your skin to form pigmentations and break down collagen, making it look older than it really is!

How do we comprehensively protect our skin from the heat and sun? 

Moisturisers are your new BFF

Intense summer heat can dehydrate the skin, which in turn triggers excessive sebum production, leading to breakouts. Moisturising everyday is important to keep the skin hydrated. 

While you’re enjoying yourself by the beach or pool, you might not be aware that the you are losing the body’s natural moisture to the beach or pool waters through evaporation.

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Exfoliate after your swim and apply a moisturiser immediately to prevent further moisture loss. Oh yes, do use a summer friendly moisturiser that is lightweight, cooling on the skin, and non-comedogenic!

Carragheen Recommends: HA24 Hydrating Serum and Face Cream

This hydrating duo acts as a water reservoir for the skin, maintaining hydration levels, skin elasticity, and repair skin damage. The HA24 Hydrating Serum is made up of lightweight molecules that are able to penetrate deep into the dermis layer of the skin, hydrating it for up to 24 hours.

 

Did you know: HA24 represents 24 hours of hydration with Hyaluronic Acid!

After applying the serum, use HA24 Hydrating Face Cream to reduce moisture evaporation from the skin. You will notice that the skin is immediately softer and more supple after application.

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Add a few drops of the HA24 Hydrating Serum to your masks for an added boost of hydration!

Don’t forget about your lips too! Apply lip balm or a moisturising lipstick to protect the delicate skin on your lips from chapping.

 

SPF up!

Sun protection is one of the most important steps we can take to protect our skin, especially during the summer. While it is important to get our daily dose of vitamin D, it shouldn’t mean that we can skip sunscreen entirely.

As the saying goes, prevention is better then cure. It definitely pays to protect your skin in the long run! Skin irregularities such as pigmentation, dryness, and wrinkles are caused by the sun’s harmful rays.

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When choosing your sunscreen, look for the words ‘Broad Spectrum’. This means that the sunscreen protects against both UVA and UVB rays.

Carragheen Recommends: Jyunka Ultra Defence UV Pro SPF 50

This broad spectrum sunscreen features nano-sized titanium dioxide and zinc oxide that are held together over the contours of the skin. It has the ability to cover the skin in a light, seamless layer to effectively protect it from UV.

 

 

 

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This protective cream has an added tint that can be doubled up as a make up base! Perfect for those who want to skip an extra step in their morning make up routine.

The skin feels light, and more radiant after application. Enjoy the full swing of summer knowing that your skin is fully protected!

 

 

 

Aloe-Ha, Darlin’ 

While sunscreen may help protect your skin from harmful rays from the sun, some of us may still experience sunburns.

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If you had too much fun at the beach and your skin is starting to look red, slather on some aloe vera gel for immediate calming effect.

The aloe vera plant has been recognized for it’s medicinal properties for centuries. The leaf’s extracts are anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral; great for healing sun burnt skin.

Aloe vera is also full of anti-oxidants, particularly carotene; which promotes youthful, firm skin and maintain hydration levels.

Carragheen Recommends: Aloe Vera Concentrate by Carragheen

This specially crafted concentrate is rich in mineral properties and amino acids, which aids in repairing the skin. It is ideal for healing wounds and skin sensitivities, toning, hydrating and pH balancing. This gentle formula is suitable for all skin types, including baby’s skin.

 

The Aloe Vera Concentrate comes in a portable bottle which is ideal for travelling!

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Due to its mattifying properties, use this concentrate as a last step in your skincare routine to lock in all the goodness and reduce shine! 

Go the extra mile for your skin!  

We are giving a complimentary skin analysis consisting of hydration, elastin, and pH levels to our readers! You may also choose to have a customized facial treatment to achieve that holiday glow.

What’s more, we are celebrating our 18th Anniversary in the month of September. To share the joy, we are extending 40% off Jyunka Facial treatments to all our clients!

Simply drop us a call at 6222 3376 and book your appointment.

See you soon!

 

 

 

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