Summer is a time of bikini bodies, bronzed skin and GLOing complexions. However, Canadians are so eager to enjoy the warm rays of the sun, we forget just how damaging UV rays can be for our skin.
If you crave to be the envy of the beach with flawless, plump, hydrated skin, follow these tips and get the GLOing summer skin you’ve always dreamed of.
Sun exposure causes 80 per cent of visible ageing, meaning those careless days in the sun may have contributed to the onset of wrinkles, brown spots, blotchiness, sagging and loss of elasticity in the skin. Long-term exposure can even go as far as damaging the DNA in our skin cells, which if severe, can lead to skin cancer.
Most people rocking flawless summer skin are applying (and reapplying) sunscreen every day. Using sunscreen is the most important thing you can do for you skin to protect against harmful UV rays. A physical block that contains Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide is our top choice.
2. Boost your skin with Vitamin C
Vitamin C is an antioxidant serum that neutralizes free radical damage and brings your skin back to a healthy state. Combined with a physical block, a Vitamin C product can be one of the most effective products that protect against harmful rays. Vitamin C is known for increasing the production of collagen, reduces acne, increases skin hydration, and even brightens, smooths and firms the skin.
Our favourite Canadian product? Vivier’s CE peptides – a pharmaceutical grade serum that protects and perfects.
3. Nutrient-rich diets
A diet rich in antioxidants and nutrients is highly beneficial when protecting our skin from sun exposure. Some top food choices include:
Vitamin C: Strawberries, kiwi and citrus fruits
Lycopenes: Tomatoes and watermelon
Beta carotenoids: Kale, spinach, carrots and sweet potatoes
Omega 3 fatty acids: wild salmon, chia seeds and flax seeds
Other: Green Tea, cauliflower, grapes, cherries, Brazil nuts, dark chocolate, pomegranates, almonds and turmeric.
4. Stay Hydrated
You’ve heard it all before: Eight glasses of water are required to not only maintain the balance of moisture in our body but our skin. For dryer skin types, it is vital to add additional hydration through the use of moisture masks, moisturizers and refreshing toners. Instead of plump, GLOing skin, dehydration in combination with sun exposure can increase your chances of dull, sunken skin that is anything but enviable.
5. Treat previous sun damage
The best way to achieve this year’s summer GLO is by treating previous sun damage.
While most people spring into action right before the summer months, it is important not to forget to continue treatments well into fall and winter.
Along with proper skin care, professional chemical peels and lasers are by far some of the best solutions to reverse the signs of damage and give you a GLO you’ll love!
To learn more about skin health visit GLO Antiaging Treatment Bar in Calgary, for a complimentary consultation with our Antiaging Experts:
403—455-0444 or visit our website at www.gloantiaging.com