Summer skin care: everything you need to know

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The change of season is also noticeable on the skin, which is why individual skin and face care is indispensable. Because: In the cities, it is humid and stuffy, and there is also air pollution. When cleaning the face in the evening, the cotton pads often turn greyish. Warmer days in particular are a challenge for the skin. Here’s how you can tailor your summer skincare routine to your skin’s needs.

What happens to your skin in summer

A lot happens to your skin in the summer. On the one hand, it is exposed to many stress factors, but on the other hand, the warm temperatures also offer many advantages for the skin’s appearance. What sometimes seems negative actually has a positive effect: the body needs cooling in high temperatures. This is done through sweating. Sweat production can be seen as an internal air conditioning system. Due to the constant exchange of fluids from the inside to the outside, the moisture content in the skin is also significantly higher.

The biggest stress factors for the skin in summer

Even if your skin’s appearance improves significantly in summer, your skin still needs regular care and protection from certain stress factors. The challenge is to recognise them and adjust your skin care accordingly. The following stress factors could have a negative impact on your skin:

Sun & UV radiation

What does solar radiation do to your skin?

UV radiation damages the skin’s structures. That’s why sun protection is essential. It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, because your skin always needs protection from the sun. If you do not take this issue seriously, the following disorders can occur in the worst case: The sun’s radiation damages the collagen structure of your skin and impairs the production of melanocytes. This has the following negative effects on the skin:

  • Solar elastosis: This is a skin change process caused by increased UV radiation
  • Sagging skin
  • Pigmentation spots
  • Risk of skin tumours
  • Oxidative stress of the skin: Your skin experiences this disorder as soon as the balance between free radicals and radical scavengers in the body is no longer correct. Environmental influences such as too much sunlight can cause this
  • Sunburn: 1st to 2nd degree skin burns with redness, swelling and inflammation.

What skin care tips protect against the sun?

A high sun protection factor of at least 50 is best. In addition, you should

  • Do not lie in the blazing sun
  • avoid the midday sun altogether and
  • When the sun is shining, protect yourself with a hat and sunglasses

Beauté Omar tip: If you can’t avoid the midday sun, you should also top up your sun protection every 2-3 hours in the shade!

Which ingredients help optimally in summer?

  • Panthenol repairs cell damage to the skin
  • Vitamin E supports cell regeneration
  • SPF prevents cell damage from the sun
  • Oils such as African virgin oil or coconut oil care for the skin

Salt, chlorine and seawater

What happens to the skin when it comes into contact with water?

All types of water damage the skin’s natural lipid film. This is a protective layer of sebum, sweat, lipids and cell scales. The lipid film keeps the skin from drying out and protects it from germs. Water reduces the horny skin flakes on the skin surface.

What skin care tips help after swimming?

If your face has been exposed to salt or chlorinated water, you should cleanse it with clear water and a mild cleansing gel. Then use a refreshing toner. Finally, apply your moisturiser.

What ingredients are best for skin care after swimming?

  • DMS -Strukur corresponds to the skin’s natural sebum and rebuilds the skin’s lipid film
  • Hyaluronic acid moisturises the skin
  • Panthenol soothes the skin in case of irritations.
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High temperatures

What happens to the skin in hot weather?

High temperatures dilate the blood vessels and increase blood flow to the skin. This makes the face red and warm.

What skin care tips help in high temperatures?

For optimal facial care in summer, you should use cooling products. You can easily store your skin care cream, serums and the like in the fridge. Sun hats or umbrellas also offer protection.

Which ingredients help best?

  • Aloe vera: Gel with aloe vera cools your face and soothes your skin.

High dust exposure

What do environmental factors do to your skin?

Dust can clog the pores and lead to skin impurities such as pimples or blackheads.

What skin care tips help with high dust exposure?

It is best to use an intensive facial cleanser such as a cleansing lotion with a high surfactant content to combat environmental influences.

Which ingredients help against environmental and dust pollution?

  • Vitamin E: supports cell regeneration.
  • Coconut oil: moisturises and disinfects the skin.

Sweat: What does it do to your skin?

What does sweat change on the skin?

The skin is exposed to high moisture and the salts from your sweat can irritate the skin.

What skin care tips help in summer?

It is best to use cleansing and nourishing face wipes several times a day. Make sure they don’t contain skin-irritating ingredients like alcohol. Afterwards, apply your skincare to protect your face.

Which ingredients are best for your skin?

  • Coconut oil moisturises and disinfects the skin.

Clothing made of skin-irritating material

What influence do unpleasant clothes have in summer?

Clothing plays an important role in summer: the material should not irritate the skin. Especially sweaty skin or fresh scars on the body are more prone to injury.

What skin care tips help against uncomfortable clothing?

It is best to use a good scar care product to protect the affected areas.

What ingredients help regulate skin irritation?

  • Ginger oil soothes the scar.
  • Hemp oil helps to restructure the scar.
  • Collagen helps rebuild scar tissue into healthy supportive tissue.

Why is your skin better in summer?

Is your skin also more beautiful and smoother in summer? The reason for this is the heat: it dilates the blood vessels, so-called vasodilation. The blood flow to the skin is therefore higher and the skin on the face and body appears better supplied with blood, healthier and plumper. But that’s not all, the warm weather can have several advantages for your skin:

  • Due to the constant sunlight, the vitamin D content in the blood also increases. This in turn stimulates the formation of new supporting and connective tissue, including collagen synthesis.
  • In addition, the sex hormones are pushed, which of course always has a positive influence on the skin’s appearance.
  • The skin colour changes from rosy to well-tanned, depending on the skin type.

In summer, however, melanin production also increases. This causes dark pigment spots to form on the skin. The following tips help to prevent this irregularity.

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5 tips for your skin care in summer

Even small changes in your routine can work wonders: If you want a summer glow and really pamper your skin in the summer, there are a few things you need to keep in mind.

Tip 1: Moisturise for rich skin care

Even if your skin doesn’t feel as dry in the summer, it still deserves a high level of care. Summer skin care always means moisturising. It is important for a healthy cell metabolism. Fibroblasts readily form new collagen structures when you are in a moist environment. This is guaranteed by the body’s own hyaluronic acid when you are young. The older you get, the less your body produces its own hyaluronic acid.

Tip 2: Cooling effect – your skin needs refreshment

The skin is often reddened and overheated by the sun’s rays. The refreshing South African Virgin Oil contained in Surgi Boost Face Cream has a cooling effect. The long-chain fatty acids deeply moisturise the skin. At the same time, they work against redness, swelling and curb vasodilation.

Tip 3: Face spray for summer complexion

A refreshing facial spray throughout the day revives the complexion. Thermal water, for example, is suitable for proper summer skin care.

Tip 4: Vitamins for your summer skin

The sun’s rays put a lot of stress on the skin. If you live in the city, all the dust and pollution is deposited on your skin. This can cause your skin to age quickly. Vitamin E reduces skin ageing processes. It repairs skin damage and in combination with panthenol it has a supporting effect. Together they form the ideal regeneration support.

Tip 5: Sun protection

Summer skin care always means sun protection and still has the answer sun protection factor! It’s not easy to find out which facial care you should use in summer, given the huge range of products on offer. Besides sun protection, your skincare should also contain ingredients that protect against pigmentation disorders and boost regeneration processes. The sun’s rays can cause cell damage that reaches the lowest layers of the skin. This can produce melanocytes, which are reflected in dark pigment spots.

The sun protection factor should be at least 30 for pigmented and well-tanned skin, but otherwise 50. And don’t forget to reapply your sunscreen every 2-3 hours. Sweating, sun and salt water remove it again, so it should be refreshed.

The best face care in summer

Your summer skincare routine has a different focus than in the winter. Would you like to know exactly which peelings, creams, gels, serums or masks are best applied and when? Then this overview will help you to develop your individual care routine in summer.

Refreshing in the morning:

  • Moisturising spray: Start your day with a thorough facial cleansing and then use a refreshing facial spray. For example, a variant with grapefruit extract is suitable.
  • Gel: If you like, you can apply a gel to your face before the cream. This also has a moisturising effect and is quickly absorbed.
  • Care with SPF: In the next step, it is best to use a soothing face care with a sun protection factor.

Intensive in the evening:

  • Cleansing: Here, deep cleansing with soothing ingredients is called for. You should not dry out the skin at all. For example, the Deep Cleansing Body Wash is ideal for this. It can be applied to the face, hair and body. The mild surfactant it contains forms a pleasant foam, while the coconut oil and amino acids nourish and cleanse the skin.
  • Cream: After cleansing the face, a cream with hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, aloe vera, coconut oil or South African virgin oil is suitable. They are rich and give the skin what it needs.

Tip: Women with Cupperose tend to have dilated vessels in all seasons. In high temperatures, the vessels in Cupperose skin are even more dilated than in normal skin, which is why intensive care is needed, such as Surgi Boost Face Cream.

  • Peeling: In summer you should not use peelings regularly. However, if you don’t want to do without it, it’s better to use it in the evening. Don’t use your scrub the day before you go out in the sun. Try to stay in the shade or indoors the next day. If you decide to use a peel, apply a particularly strong sun protection factor and refresh it every now and then.  

Beauté Omar tip: Did you know that the smell of citrus and coconut oil keeps mosquitoes away?

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What are the optimal ingredients for facial care in summer?

The optimal facial care in summer must consider several components. It should not only care, but also fulfil preventive functions. Therefore, the following active ingredients should be part of the facial care:

The best ingredients for care:

  • Not everything in one cream: The ingredients do not necessarily have to be combined in a single product. You can apply individual creams with different active ingredients to your skin at different times.
  • Natural preservatives instead of alcohol: The care product should contain natural preservatives from cosmetics, such as pentylene glycol, which corresponds to a bivalent alcohol. It has the property of moisturising and does not dry out the skin, although it preserves.
  • Sun protection: A sun protection factor that corresponds to the skin type must not be missing.
  • Hyaluronic acid as a moisture booster: Your skin needs hyaluronic acids that penetrate deep into the skin and have a soothing effect.
  • Naturally nourishing oils: There is a wide selection to choose from. From ginger oil, hemp oil, yasmine oil, South African virgin oil to coconut oil.
  • Soothing aloe vera: This ingredient is ideal for cooling the skin in summer and soothing irritations.

The best active ingredients for preventive care:

  • Vitamin E: It protects and regenerates the skin cells.
  • Panthenol: It restructures the skin.
  • Bacillus Ferment: It increases the skin’s resistance and protects it from environmental influences. Particularly suitable for Cupperose.
  • DMS: It imitates the natural skin sebum and protects the skin from dehydration and external influences.

You should avoid it in summer:

  • Retinol: Leads to hyperpigmentation and irritation of the skin.
  • Vitamin C: A high vitamin C content in your skin care product can irritate the skin and lead to increased pigmentation.

Skin care after sunbathing

Have you really soaked up the sun and got a fresh tan? Did your skin get too much sun or do you want to keep your tan? Different rules apply to skin care after sunbathing. You can find out exactly what you need to do in the following section.

Body care in the sun

Body care in the sun should be done after you have washed off sea and salt water and towel-dried your skin. However, it is still not advisable to spend hours in the sun. If you are sporting outdoors or on the terrace, remember your sun-blocker and apply it mainly to your nose, forehead and shoulders.

Keep your tan: Gentle after-sun care

Burnt skin can peel after sunbathing. If you want to prevent this, it’s best to use an after-sun care product. This will also help you keep your new complexion. Products such as aloe vera gel are best. All you have to do is apply it to your skin after showering. Once it’s absorbed, it’s time for body care. Your skin will thank you with a long-lasting tan!

Your skin care for sunburn: Soothing & comforting

Sunburn is a first to second degree skin burn. The burn develops deep into the skin. It can last 24 hours. You can already care for the affected skin areas in this time frame. However, only after this period of time can a final assessment be made as to how intensive a treatment is needed.

Burns involve cell damage with accompanying inflammation. If the skin is painfully red after sunbathing, it is recommended to care for the skin with aloe vera and a cream containing panthenol. Products with anti-inflammatory ingredients such as South African virgin oil are best.

Regenerative ingredients like vitamin E and peptides help the skin heal by supporting collagen and elastin production. They repair cellular damage. The Surgi Boost Advanced Body Cream or the Surgi Boost Face Cream contain many of these ingredients and should not be missing from your luggage.

BEAUTÉ Do’s and Don’ts: The golden rules for the right skin care in the sun

Whether on holiday, in the office or on the balcony. There are golden rules for skin care in summer. Who doesn’t want to pamper their skin when it’s hot and dry? These tips will help you shine with fresh and clear skin every summer!

  1. Wear facial care with sunscreen.
  2. Protect your body with rich skincare and sunscreen.
  3. Don’t forget to apply lotion repeatedly throughout the day.
  4. our skincare products should be moisturising and contain botanical ingredients.
  5. DMS is essential for optimal skin protection.
  6. Be sure to apply intensive after-sun care to your skin in the evening.
  7. Despite all the intensive care, if you have a fair skin type or tend to have liver spots, you should go to your dermatologist once a year for a skin check!
  8. Your body will thank you for the lasting care with healthy skin and a beautiful tan.

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