Thursday, August 3, 2017

How to nourish and preserve your skin this summer?


The skin is considered as an organ in its own right and plays several essential roles: barrier against external aggressions (UV rays, microorganisms, and shocks), protection against dryness, and regulation of body temperature ... It consists of three superimposed layers, from the surface to the depth of the body: the epidermis, the dermis and the hypodermis or subcutaneous tissue. Representing about 16% of the weight in adults, the skin is also one of the body's 3 most extensive organs, after the intestine and lungs.

Each skin is different, depending on its pigmentation, and therefore more or less sensitive to the sun (phototype). Adequate nutritional intake and protection from external aggressions will help keep your skin balanced throughout the summer.


Several active ingredients can be useful to prepare your skin for sun exposure

And thus offer him a blow of splendor:

The vitamins C and E and selenium for their radical scavenging properties: they neutralize harmful free radicals, formed by the action of UV radiation. On the other hand, antioxidants contribute to the process of repairing the skin.  
Copper, involved in the pigmentation process of the skin, is a micronutrient that helps prepare the skin for tanning.
Zinc, present on the skin (6% of body zinc is found in the epidermis), helps protect cells against oxidative stress, thus limiting skin aging.
Borage oil promotes suppleness and elasticity of the skin thanks to the presence of gamma-linolenic acid, an essential fatty acid.


In addition to micronutrient intake, good hydration is essential. It is advisable to drink at least 1.5 liters of water per day; this healthy gesture does not exempt from the regular application of a protective sunscreen. Indeed, the ultraviolet rays, the heat but also the bathings alter the skin protective film. During the exposure to the sun, protecting and moisturizing the skin is essential. Whatever your type of skin, the sun protection will have to be adapted according to the intensity of the UV rays, the duration of exposure and the activity exerted. Refer to the SPF indices on the tubes of solar creams or oils.

Furthermore, due to exposure to the sun, the skin requires special attention. Moisturizing and soothing, an after-sun cream will be ideal to bring to the skin comfort and thus limit the cellular damage suffered.

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