Summer, the sun and above all the beach require specific skincare practices. This is due to a series of things we should consider in summer when increasing our exposure to UV radiation. Enjoying the beach is also related to two important factors: salt and sand, both of which can affect our skin.
Spending a day at the beach produces a series of changes in the skin's structure. Basically, we must consider that sun and sand cause dehydration and increase the risk of dryness and peeling.
If our skin is not properly protected, solar radiation causes immediate damage in the form of redness or sunburn. We also have to consider the evaporation of the water concentrated in the upper layers of our skin. If to that we add the fact that, after coming into contact with mucous membranes, salt aids the flow of water to the surface, we can understand why our skin dries out after a day at the beach.
The first thing your skin is going to need to recover its barrier function will be more in-depth and appropriate moisturisation.
Before the skin can begin its repair process it is important to carefully clean it to avoid irritation on top of the damage it suffered during the day:
This phase is important to prime the skin for nutrition and subsequent repair; if not it will lose its absorption capacity.
Then, after a good cleanse, moisturise the skin. We advise the use of a body moisturising cream to boost the skin’s ability to absorb and increase the concentration of water it lost during the day due to the effects of the sun.