Prep For Glowing Summer Skin With The Organic Pharmacy
4 May 2021
As warmer months approach the horizon, we’ve been prepping for the perfect ways to keep our skin glowing and SPF (that’s short for Sun Protection Factor) flowing at allbeauty HQ.
Whilst SPF is always a good idea, wind or shine, we all know that the Summer months are the most testing times when it comes to keeping our skin protected, soft, and radiant. The Summer heat can create chaos when it comes to keeping our skin nourished due to the mixture of humidity and heat, making our already active oil glands overactive. You can end up with excessive sebum around the T-zone, rashes, sunburn and premature signs of ageing. This is why it is vital to have a proper skincare routine as your first line of defense in the summer months.
We spoke to The Organic Pharmacy to get the lowdown on their top tips and guidance on staying safe in the sun, as well as maximising that Summer glow.
1. OPT FOR CORAL SAFE PROTECTION
The Organic Pharmacy’s Cellular Protection Sunscreens are packed with clinically proven antioxidants. Infused with Rose Hip and Calendula to soothe and nourish, extracts of Aloe Vera and Shea Butter seal in moisture to protect skin.
Mineral protection from the harmful effects of UVA and UVB rays is provided, thanks to the presence of Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide. Natural and non-toxic, these ingredients do not harm marine life or coral reefs. So if you find yourself by the beach this Summer, you can be serene in the knowledge that your sunscreen is sea and reef-safe. Make sure to apply your sunscreen at least 30 minutes before you go out, before and after swimming, and make sure to re-apply every 2 hours.
Did you know? In the UK, you will find extensive cold-water coral reefs off the Cornish Coast, as well as to the West of Scotland.
Want more information on how Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide work to protect your skin? Read our blog here.
2. KEEP YOUR HYDRATION LEVELS IN CHECK
Make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the summer months. An easy way to make sure your hydration levels are topped up is to carry a bottle with you wherever you go and to continue to sip throughout the day. Keeping hydrated is very important as this helps to flush out any unwanted toxins and keep you feeling refreshed.
Another great hydration tip is to leave a spritzing toner, such as The Organic Pharmacy’s Rose Facial Spritz, by your desk, bedside table or bathroom so you can spritz your face throughout the day.
This will ensure your skin is hydrated and will keep your body temperature down.
3. TOP UP ON ANTIOXIDANTS
Antioxidants are another key element to helping your skin to glow. The Vitamin C from serums such as The Organic Pharmacy’s Antioxidant Face Serum and Antioxidant Face Gel can help to protect your skin from environmental damage, prevent wrinkles as well as boosting collagen development.
Antioxidants also come from foods such as grapes, berries and nuts. So when you’re out and about, be mindful that these are the perfect snack foods to have stashed away – as these provide benefits for your skincare.
4. EXERCISE IS YOUR FRIEND
Exercise can always sometimes be tough to prioritise in the warmer months, when there is more of a focus on enjoying the sunshine, but regular physical activity is important to keep your skin healthy. Why not try something different than going to the gym such as a long walk or playing a sport? Zumba is always a good choice too.
Physical activity helps to stimulate oxygen in the blood cells and can help to heal any damaged tissue more quickly. Sunburn, be gone.
5. WANT A TAN? MAKE IT TOXIN-FREE
The Organic Pharmacy’s Self Tan is the toxin-free solution to a no-sun-kissed tan. Traditional dihydroxyacetone (DHA) can be contaminated with formaldehyde, a very strong preservative. This is why The Organic Pharmacy chose their Ecocert certified extract to be free from formaldehyde.
As well as being toxin-free, the self tan has a fresh, mild, Apricot fragrance and has a streak-free application. The result? A natural golden glow!
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