Beauty & Fashion
Is your skin summer ready?
There are a few simple ways you can prepare your skin for summer, says Clere for Men and Clere Active brand manager, Themba Ndlovu.
Regular exercise boosts circulation, nourishes your skin and, supports the production of collagen. In addition, increased sweating from exercise is a great health benefit as a detoxifier. It helps draw toxins out of the body and cleanse the pores of congestion. To get your body and skin ready for summer – the answer is regular exercise. As for the best type of exercise for your skin, from yoga and stretching to a jog outside or a spinning session, any type of movement will do.
The transition from winter to summer can be challenging on your skin, and you’ll need to update your skincare regime accordingly. Swap heavy moisturisers and crèmes for a lightweight body lotion like Clere for Men’s 48-hour moisturising range available in Ice, Fire and Storm or the Clere Active moisturising range available in Hydro glycerine, Ginseng Ultra Energising and Dual Protection. The combination of Glycerine to hydrate skin and Vitamins E&A to help moisturise skin without leaving it feeling oily or greasy. The fast absorption means you’re left with smooth, moisturised skin with no white residue.
Up your water intake
Higher temperatures and more time outdoors can lead to internal dehydration; make sure you drink plenty of water to keep your moisture levels up. Having an extra glass or two of water will help you stay hydrated, on the outside and inside, and your skin will thank you for it.
Avoid hot water
Long, hot showers and baths will dry out your skin. Rather, switch to lukewarm water. To leave your skin looking and feeling smooth, finish your bath or shower with a cool rinse. Use soaps and shampoos enriched with natural oils such as avocado, olive or coconut.
Eating well is one of the ultimate forms of self-care, so make sure that you increase your intake of nutrient-dense foods that contain antioxidant compounds. These will help reduce the damaging effects of sunshine. Keep your fridge stocked with lots of fruits and vegetables to help hydrate your skin.
Hats, sunglasses, UV protective clothing and shade are your best protection, but when these are not appropriate or available, choose a body lotion boasting an SPF protection. Clere Active’s SPF Dual Protection Body Lotion is quick absorbing, provides 24-hour moisture, helps with protection from the sun and dryness, with an SPF of 15. Try your best to avoid direct sun exposure and keep in mind that your skin is prone to sun damage even when it isn’t being directly exposed to sunlight such as while driving or even on an overcast day.
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