Summer is synonymous with sun, sandals, swimsuits and sun-kissed skin, however this also means an increase in the danger associated with sun damage and as a result the increased chance of skin cancer. Although the risk of sun damage is at its highest during summer, avoiding the outdoors altogether is both impractical and nearly impossible. Therefore, it is imperative to take preventative measures. DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care have a range of products and summer skin care tips to help you prepare and care for your skin during this skin-baring season;
Here are our 5 summer skin care tips:
1. Keep your skin hydrated
Upping your skin hydration levels throughout the summer months is important to maintain your skins optimal health. 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.
2. Anti-Oxidant Protection
Preventing your skin from free radical attack is an imperative step in combatting cellular damage on the skin. Formulated with stabilised Vitamin C, DermaFix C-Spritz refreshes the skin and offers hydration boosting benefits whilst providing anti-oxidant protection and thereby helping in the prevention of sun damage. DermaFix C-Spritz can be used throughout the day as a refreshing natural vitamin c booster.
3. Ensure to maintain the barrier of your skin
As environmental stress negatively impacts the skin, ensure to keep your skin barrier intact in order to prevent skin ageing and cellular damage. DermaFix Vitamin Therapy Masque helps to keep the skin hydrated and combats post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. This masque offers the skin relief from dryness and inflammation whilst repairing the skin barrier function. It can be applied twice a week incorporating it into your existing skin care regime or used overnight for intensive moisturising benefits.
4. Protect Key areas of the body often missed
Your neck, chest, and hands are an instant giveaway to your actual age. Ensure to apply products that offer anti-ageing benefits to these areas in the prevention of sun damage. DermaFix SND Corrector, S-skin, N-neck, D-décolleté, can be used on these key areas, this unique formulation improves cell-to-cell communication and as a result it improves the firmness of the skin by boosting elastin and collagen. When applying sun protection to the face, always make sure to apply to the ears, neck and décolleté as these are areas on your body that are more susceptible to sunburn. Also, with summer comes open-toed shoes and sandals, be sure to exfoliate, moisturise, and protect exposed feet.
5. Protect your skin from harmful UVA/UVB sun rays
Wrinkles, freckles, skin thinning, age spots and hyperpigmentation are the result of sun damage and ninety-percent of wrinkles are caused by the UVA/UVB rays. While intentional overexposure to UV radiation is harmful to the skin, as much as two-thirds of sun damage is incidental and can be attributed to activities such as driving, walking your dogs and visiting the beach. Ensure to apply DermaFix DermaShield SPF50 daily as it is essential in protecting your skin from the harmful UV rays. DermaFix DermaShield SPF50 should be applied 20 minutes before sun exposure and it is crucial to re-apply throughout the day. Approved by the South African National Standards: SANS 1557:2013, ISO 24444, ISO 24443
It is important to remember to use protective clothing to protect your skin. Lightweight, cotton cover-ups along with a cap or broad-brimmed hat will act as a shield from harmful UV rays. The key is to enjoy the sunny skies with the use of our summer skin care tips, but always with adequate protection. For further information on the above mentioned products contact DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care on 0861 28 23 23 or visit our website www.dermafix.co.za.