When summertime comes around, as South African’s we typically welcome bikinis, poolside lounging and swopping out those winter boots for some colourful flip flops. Whether you’re a beach bum or just running errands during the summer, you can’t be too careful when it comes to summer skin care and protecting your skin. Sun damage can lead to premature wrinkles, dark marks, and even potential skin cancer over time.
Hot weather can wreak havoc on an otherwise gorgeous complexion so before you resolve to stay inside your air-conditioned home, take a look at DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care’s fail proof strategies for avoiding summer skin care disasters.
DermaFix DermaShield SPF40
Using sun protection in your summer skin care routing is a given as an essential skin care step. If you thought a tan was a sign of good health, think again. The deepened pigment is due to your body trying to protect itself from UV damage. In fact, with a tan you are creating long-term damage. After being exposed to UVA (ageing) and UVB (burning) rays, your skin might start to appear red and inflamed. This in turn sends your body into a protective mode and as a result skin cells start to thicken while melanin production increases (what we see as a tan), to stop the UV rays going deeper into the skin where they damage the DNA within our cells.
DermaFix DermaShield SFP40 provides high protection against UVA/UVB. Containing transparent Zinc Oxide protecting the skin from harsh UVA rays proven to be responsible for premature ageing.
DermaFix Ferulic + C + E
Hyperpigmentation which appears as irregular light or dark patches can become permanent with repeated exposure. Long term, we will also experience loss of elasticity and the breakdown of collagen, resulting in skin sagging, wrinkles and loss of skin tautness. UV damage is accumulative, often resulting in premature ageing, with the added damage caused by free radicals generated by UV exposure.
DermaFix Ferulic + C + E should form part of your summer skin care routine as it is an anti-oxidant skin brightening agent offering remarkable UV and anti-oxidant protection. This much needed protection is enhanced with Vitamin C and E, brightening the skin as well as helping to improve cellular renewal. Used as a serum, this advanced anti-oxidant is effective for 72 hours after application making it an essential add-on to your daily sunscreen.
DermaFix BB Cream
Summer is not the time for heavy foundation. Sweat can cause make-up to block your pores, causing hot-weather breakouts. Opt instead for the DermaFix BB Cream, a lightweight all in one formulation that evens out skin tone, moisturises and creates an illuminated flawless finish. The DermaFix BB Cream contains Vitamin E and Soy Proteins providing additional anti-oxidant and anti-ageing benefits.
DermaFix ACC Hyaluronic Gel
Dehydrated skin can be regarded as being water-deficient, occurring as a result of insufficient levels of water being maintained within the epidermis. Dehydrated skin commonly feels flaky, taught and itchy and may be caused by many factors including over-exposure to the sun and other environmental factors.
Upping your skin hydration levels throughout the summer months is important to maintain your skins optimal health and compliment all your other summer skin care efforts. This can be achieved by incorporating DermaFix ACC Hyaluronic into your daily skin care routine. DermaFix ACC Hyaluronic makes use of the key ingredient hyaluronic, helping to retain water in the skin whilst plumping up fine lines and wrinkles. This anti-ageing corrective offers therapeutic benefits and enhances skin radiance.
DermaFix Dermal Repair
When you’ve been overexposed to the sun you need to focus on two main areas, namely;
- prevention of further moisture loss from the skin by improving barrier function with products that repair and protect the skins barrier, and
- using hydrating products containing humectants, which boost and bind moisture to the surface of the skin preventing further dehydration.
The DermaFix Dermal Repair is an exclusive multi-vitamin facial treatment containing Vitamins A, C & E as well as beneficial minerals and essential oils. Dermal Repair maintains skin barrier integrity and prevents trans-epidermal water loss.
Whether you’re driven by medical concerns, beauty or both, ensure you stock up with DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care’s Essential Top 5 summer products, and keep your skin healthy and glowing all year round!