Skin redness, “clown nose”, white spots on my skin, increased sensitivity – that’s how I know that the summer is here.
My skin acts very weird: Sometimes it is extremely oily, sometimes it is dry and sensitive…What do I do?
After some research, I’ve finally established a daily ritual for taking care of my skin in the summer.
On top of a regular regime, this is what I do:
1. Sunscreen – a must.
The sun is responsible for the skin ageing, it has been proved already. It adds ugly age spots and wrinkles – and we don’t want them, do we?
The sunscreen blocks the UVA and the UVB rays from the sun and protects it from premature ageing. Scientists have already proven it, so it is hard to argue with that fact.
Plus it preserves the natural balance of my skin. Because sometimes my skin decides to become oily – I don’t put any cream on my face before that.
When to put? Every morning, on the exposed parts of my skin. If I am going to spend the most of the day outside – twice a day.
2. Aloe Vera – after the sun treatment
Each time I return home, I wash my face and put some aloe Vera on my face. It stabilizes the skin color, adds freshness and balances the skin pH. Whenever if your skin is dry, oily or sensitive – it is an excellent solution for the redness and the skin sensitivity.
Any aloe Vera gel will do, as long as you are not allergic.
It is excellent for all the skin types.
3. In the evening: Vitamin A
Retinoids -or vitamin A (doesn’t matter how they put it in the skin creams) – is a vitamin that stabilizes the skin moisture, color and metabolism. It is important to use it in the evening, because it will make your skin more exposed to the sun.
When to apply? Before bed, after a homemade scrub or a regular face washing.
The lotion that I use contains also vitamin E, B5 and essential oil extracts. It is important to pick the one which doesn’t have an oily feeling, even if you have a dry skin. Because as it appears there is no difference between a body and a face cream (they have been lying to us…) – I put the same cream on my face and body.
Any lotion with the above vitamins will do – as long as it doesn’t have an oily feeling and absorbs quickly.