Skin care during heat

Thanks to the acidity of our skin, our skin protects us against harmful external influences. In summer, the sun’s rays are powerful and full of harmful UV rays. If we protect our skin well, our skin protects us well against harmful UV rays. It is important to leave the acidity of the skin unaffected by not using soap. Once the protective layer of the skin is damaged, we encounter problems such as irritations and itching. Nobody wants to walk around with skin irritation and itching during extremely hot days.

Skin

The skin is the largest organ of the human body. The epidermis protects us against external influences, such as the sun’s rays. As soon as it gets warmer outside, the skin will produce more sweat. When the sweat evaporates it cools our skin.

Acidity

The acidity of the skin must remain well protected. The acidity of the skin protects us against harmful external influences. Ordinary soap damages the acidity of our skin. As soon as the acidity of the skin is affected, the protection against harmful external influences such as sun rays or heat decreases. Do not use regular soap to clean the skin, especially during extremely hot weather.

Protective layer

Once soap has damaged the protective layer of our skin, the skin can suffer from:

  • Itch,
  • Red rash,
  • Eczema,
  • Irritations and
  • Acne.

 

Neutral soap

Caring for the skin is best with a product that has the same PH value as our skin, so that the acidity cannot be affected. Use a neutral soap with a PH value of 5.5. That is the same pH value as our skin.

Summer

Due to the heat and warmer temperatures in the summer, we sweat again. In the summer our sweat glands work harder. Sweating protects us from overheating. This can cause irritation on the skin due to excessive sweating. But skin problems caused by sun allergy or sunburn, as well as fungi that develop in the skin folds, are also known skin problems during the summer months. The sun’s rays age the skin faster and dry it out. Air pollution in combination with warm temperatures is also not good for your skin. What to do?

Skin care

Good skin care is necessary during extremely hot weather, some tips:

  • Stay out of the sun when the UV rays are strongest from 12:00 to 15:00,
  • Protect your skin with a good sunscreen product that has a high protection factor,
  • Seek shade regularly
  • Hydrate the skin with natural products with natural ingredients to prevent moisture loss (Weleda products such as the Calendula baby oil or the Citrus body milk work great or use the Argan oil from Morocco!)
  • Drink at least 2 liters of mineral water during hot days,
  • Shower with lukewarm water,
  • Use a greasy lip balm with a sun protection factor,
  • Do not spend hours baking in the sun even if you use a sunscreen product with a high protection factor.
  • Wear a sun hat, cap and good sunglasses,
  • Use an after-sun with vitamin E, aloe vera and/or calendula, which allows your skin to breathe after sunburn.
  • Use a cooling body splashes spray and put it in the refrigerator before use,
  • Do not use perfume or products with perfume, as exposure to the sun can cause unpleasant discolouration on the skin.
  • Do not use cosmetics that clog the pores, let the skin breathe,
  • The air conditioning extracts a lot of moisture from the environment, including from the skin. Moisturize the skin regularly if you stay in a cooled room.
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