You’ve got a swimsuit, beach chair and colorful umbrella—you’re all set to bask in the warm, sunny weather. Don’t forget sunscreen! Applying broad spectrum, mineral SPF 30 or higher to clean, dry skin is crucial to help protect the skin and body from harmful and damaging UV rays. But taking care of your skin during the sunnier months of the year goes a bit further than good SPF. What you do after sun exposure is just as important for optimal skin health and function.
ACURE shares 6 tips for after-sun skin care:
Wash it off
Thoroughly remove your SPF at the end of the day. ACURE’s Coconut Argan Cleansing Towelettes can keep you refreshed in a pinch, but once fun in the sun has set, a deep cleanse is essential to remove sweat, excess oil and multiple layers of mineral application and re-application. One of the best ways to cleanse a little deeper is a good argan oil pre-cleanse. Simply massage 2-3 pumps of ACURE Moroccan Argan Oil into a dry face, neck and chest—it will help break up heavy minerals, like zinc oxide, along with any makeup and built-up grime. Beach bums will love the Coconut Argan Oil because it makes you feel like you’re on a tropical vacation. Follow it up with a dime-size amount of Facial Cleansing Gel to wash it all away. The results are the deepest cleanse that leaves the skin refreshed, glowing and balanced.
We all know how important proper water intake is for the skin, but it’s always good to boost hydration support by adding a proper alcohol-free toner to your summer bag of tricks. A key ingredient to look for is vegetable glycerin, which actually pulls moisture from the air into the skin. ACURE’s Balancing Toner is just the right blend of this quenching humectant, along with tonifying fruit extracts, rose hydrosol and rooibos red tea to help tone, soothe and rehydrate. Two to three spritzes to the face neck and chest, in between your cleansing and moisturizing steps, helps to maximize hydration. But its uses don’t stop there! This toner does wonders to set makeup and serve as a light refresher throughout the hot summer days.
Exfoliate to look great
How many times have you come back from vacation with dreamy, clear skin? In addition to lower stress levels, better sleep and a bit more laughter, the sun may have some temporary contribution in drying up existing blemishes. But it is a common mistake to think sun exposure is helpful in correcting acne-prone skin. In fact, about 3-4 weeks after vacation, most see the blemishes come back with a vengeance. The reason for this is that the sun causes inflammation in the skin that stimulates an overactive melanin response, and the dehydrated, dead skin cells on the surface begin to thicken. The result is not only hyper-pigmented sun damage but also excess oil production that becomes trapped in the pores, often leading to congestion and blemishes that are worse than before. What to do? Exfoliate! ACURE’s Brightening Facial Scrub is a must! Use it 2-3 times a week to keep dead skin cells at bay, pores clear and the complexion bright.
Total body care
Let’s not forget about the body and hair, which tend to suffer just as much with excess sun exposure. ACURE’s Marula & Argan Dry Oil Body Spray in Coconut is the perfect way to soothe and nourish your body’s sun-worn skin. It also has sea buckthorn, sandalwood and vitamin E for added antioxidants and protection with an ultra-lightweight and easily absorbed application. This makes it perfect for body and hair…plus it smells like paradise!
Keep skin calm and beach on
ACURE’s Radical Resufacing Treatment is a daily dose of support against the damages the skin can face from the sun and general environment. Loaded with beneficial plant stem cells and antioxidants, it not only helps calm the effects of inflammaton but also even out and brighten the overall complexion. Daily consistant application under your moisturizer, morning and night, gives the skin tools to better support itself in the presence of daily exposure.