Although a sun kissed skin makes us shine, we now know that the sun is not too healthy for our skin. That is why it is extra important to prepare your skin well for a nice beach day, a barbecue in the garden or a pool party. You also prepare your skin well for the warm, sunny summer days!
This way you prepare your skin well for the sun
1# The right hydration
Without hydration, your skin loses elasticity, making your skin more vulnerable to damage such as UV rays and pollution. The more moisture your skin retains, the better your skin can stand the sun. Therefore, make sure that you shower as little as possible, use as little hot water as possible, and ignore cosmetic products that contain a lot of perfume. Always provide your skin with a good layer of moisturizing lotion after showering.
2# Scrubbing is key
It is of course always nice if you have a nice tan after a day at the beach! That is why it is essential to exfoliate your skin. Do not do this on the day itself, but a maximum of one day before you lie in the sun. Use a mild scrub that fits your skin and try not to rub too hard. A slight movement is sufficient to remove all dead skin cells. In this way the brown complexion penetrates deeper into your skin. And your skin naturally feels silky smooth. That’s nice!
3# Hair removal
Although body hair is natural, most women enjoy removing hair before wearing revealing clothing. Are you going for a method other than shaving, such as epilation, waxing or waxing? Then your skin needs at least three days to recover. Heat, perfumed care products and scrub can cause irritations. So plan your treatment well in advance and otherwise go for it with a razor blade, preferably one day before tanning!
4# Lubricate, lubricate and lubricate
It cannot be said often enough, but it is SUPER important to protect your skin from the sun. Therefore provide your beach bag with a bottle of sunscreen that is suitable for your skin type. Don’t forget to put on ‘sneaky spots’, such as your scalp and lips. There are also special lip balms on the market that protect your lips from UV radiation. As well as sun creams that are only suitable for your sensitive face. After sunbathing, of course, take a good run of aftersun to properly hydrate your skin!
Also important: Pay close attention to the expiry date of your sunscreen!
5# Provide your bag with this essential
Last but not least: don’t forget water. Hydration is not only important from the outside, but also from the inside. Therefore, make sure you have enough bottles of water to hand and keep drinking enough during the day.