Living in the UK, our weather can be quite unpredictable. One moment it can be bright blue skies and sunny and the next second there’s a sudden downpour of rain. Our skin can struggle to deal with these changing elements. This week we’d like to discuss some simple steps you can take to help prevent your skin from becoming dry or damaged due to the weather and other everyday situations.
Keep your skin hydrated
One of the most common skin complaints is dryness. Skin can be made to feel tight and dry due to a range of atmospheric factors, such as air conditioning in the office or frequent handwashing. To help skin retain moisture a good quality moisturiser with SPF is an absolute must – SPF 15 is fine for the winter months when the sun is hiding and UV is low, but as soon as it heats up SPF 30 is the minimum you should wear. We suggest investing in a reputable moisturising cream and introducing it into your daily routine so that it becomes habit.
As we get into the warmer months of the year it’s important to protect your skin from harmful UV rays by using a good SPF sun cream. Protecting your skin from the sun will limit your chances of skin cancer and also help to prevent premature aging of the skin. We recommend using a minimum of factor 30 that protects against UVA and UVB rays.
Stress can lead to breakouts and can aggravate skin conditions too. Controlling stress in your life will keep your skin calm. Take time out after a hard day to ensure you relax, practicing mindfulness and meditation is a great way to stay calm and focused.
Eat well to keep your skin well
Incorporate the right foods into your diet to help your skin look its best. Fish is an abundant source of omega-3 which helps to keep skin and hair healthy, nuts are full to the brim with vitamins and minerals as well as anti-oxidents, blueberries are not only good for your body but they also help your mind and motor function when you grow old.
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