We all love to basque in the glorious sunshine and soak up the sun’s rays for that vitamin D hit; a much needed nutrient that helps to warm and nourish our bodies. However, excessive sun exposure can lead to sun-parched skin which causes dryness, dehydration, and premature aging. If you’ve spent too much time in the sun and are seeking to restore skin’s natural balance, look no further. In our wellness guide, you can discover some top tips to help you rejuvenate and care for sun-parched skin in just a few easy steps. Here’s how…
Hydration is Key
The first step to replenishing sun-parched skin is boosting hydration levels. When your skin is dehydrated, it loses its natural moisture, resulting in dryness and flakiness. Increase your water intake to keep your body hydrated from the inside out. Aim for at least 8 glasses of water per day and incorporate hydrating foods such as watermelon, cucumber, and citrus fruits into your diet.
Adopt a Gentle Cleansing Routine
Adopting a gentle cleansing routine is crucial for sun-parched skin. Harsh cleansers can further strip away moisture and exacerbate dryness. Opt for a mild, fragrance-free cleanser that effectively removes dirt and impurities without compromising your skin's natural oils. Avoid hot water, as it can be drying. Instead, use lukewarm water when cleansing your face.
Moisturise, Moisturise, Moisturise
Moisturising is a vital step in caring for sun-parched skin. Look for moisturisers that are rich in hydrating ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and ceramides. Apply moisturizer immediately after cleansing to lock in moisture. We highly recommend our Vitamin C -Effects™ Moisturizing Creme and Vitamin C -Effects™ Hyper-C Serum that help to restore skin’s radiance and boost luminosity.
Soothe with Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is a natural remedy renowned for its soothing and healing properties. Its gel-like consistency helps alleviate sunburn and calms inflamed skin. Apply our highly concentrated Soothing 85% Aloe Vera Moisturizing Creme or Soothing 98% Aloe Vera Gel directly to affected areas and leave it on for 15-20 minutes before rinsing off. For an extra cooling effect.
Nourish with Antioxidants
Sun-parched skin can benefit greatly from antioxidants, which help combat free radicals and promote skin rejuvenation. Include antioxidant-rich foods in your diet, such as berries, leafy greens, and green tea. Additionally, incorporate serums or creams containing vitamins C and vitamin E into your skincare routine. These antioxidants help repair sun damage and boost collagen production.
Exfoliation for Renewal
Exfoliation plays a crucial role in removing dead skin cells, allowing healthier skin to surface. However, be cautious when exfoliating sun-parched skin, as it can be more sensitive. Opt for gentle exfoliators like our Brightening Apricot Scrubble which is infused with finer particles that exfoliates, cleanses and polishes without stripping the skin of essential oils
Soak the Body in Moisture
Make the time for a full body care routine to replenish moisture, feed the skin with nutrients and more importantly soothe the senses. Look for body washes like our Relaxing Chamomile & Lotus Blossom Body Wash, Pampering Himalayan Pink Salt 2-in-1 Foaming Bath Soak & Body Wash and Calming Lavender Body Wash which offer deep hydration and soothing effects. For best results, apply our Vitamin E All Over Body Nourishment Oil infused with pure vitamin-E oil and 5 essential natural oils extracted from almond, apricot, avocado, sunflower and wheat germ helps to renew skin softness.
Protect from UV Damage
Preventing further sun damage is crucial for sun-parched skin. Always wear sunscreen with a broad-spectrum SPF of 30 or higher when going outside, even on cloudy days. Reapply sunscreen every two hours, and seek shade during peak sun hours (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Wearing protective clothing, such as hats and sunglasses, further shields your skin from harmful UV rays.We highly recommend our Family Sunscreen SPF45 which can be used on adults and children.
Humidify your Environment
Dry indoor air can worsen sun-parched skin. Increase humidity levels in your living space by using a humidifier. This helps maintain the moisture balance in your skin and prevents excessive dryness. Place the humidifier in rooms where you spend the most time, especially the bedroom, to promote overnight relaxation and rejuvenation.
In addition to skincare, certain lifestyle adjustments can benefit sun-parched skin. Avoid smoking and limit alcohol consumption, as they can contribute to skin dehydration. Get sufficient sleep to allow your body and skin to repair and regenerate. Engage in stress-reducing activities such as yoga or meditation, as stress can worsen skin conditions.