The Dog Days of Summer are always sweeter. Along with longer daylight hours comes more time devoted to outdoor activities. It is the glorious season of outdoor concerts, BBQ’s, hiking, biking, travel and celebratory relaxing in the pool. During this shift of seasonal celebration and adventure, we shed warm layers for Lycra swimsuits, but often neglect to properly prepare our self-care routine for the elements. The struggle against of the inevitable exposure to excess sun, heat, inefficient hydration and possibly chlorinated or salty water is real. How can you save your skin this summer?
Protect and Hydrate
To combat sun damage, age-spots, collagen-breakdown, and lack-luster skin, your summer skin-saving mantra must be “protect and hydrate.” In this two-part article, of how to save your skin, we will first tackle the best ways to avoid damaging your skin from summer's elements. We have compiled a list of the four best natural and organic beauty must-haves to save and protect your skin this summer.
Prevention is Less Expensive
Remember that the aging process starts in your twenties, so it is never too early to incorporate products that prevent damage rather than attempting to reverse the damage later. So, when does this damage which accelerates the aging process show? With the first discoloration, the cells are damaging and the aging process is underway. Protection is the most important, least expensive, and most effective way to prevent unnecessary skin damage and premature aging.
Sun Protection is #1 in Anti-Aging
Use sun protection and (the most important step to remember) reapply every 2-3 hours. Without question, sunscreen is imperative all year round, but especially during the summer months when the sun is most intense. Consistent sunscreen application is a given. Even “waterproof’ formulas with a high SPF that block harmful UVA and UVB rays must be diligently reapplied every 2 - 3 hours. Sun damage is the number one premature aging factor and breaks down the skin’s collagen.
Each year, you should include a skin check with your doctor to have every suspicious spot monitored and checked. This can be life-saving. Melanoma is deadly form of skin cancer. To learn more about risk factors or Melanoma, the Mayo Clinic has insightful information. If you only do one thing to protect your skin - use adequate sunscreen.
But, what if your sunscreen could not only protect your skin, but could be nourishing and hydrating to the skin? Advancements in sunscreen protection formulas, not only provide protection against UVA and UVB rays, but multi-task as a treatment and a beauty product.
Florencia Beauty offers several best-selling formulas that are essential tools to protect your skin this summer.
Daily Mineral Guard SPF 25 by Florencia
This award winning, non-greasy sunscreen is powerfully formulated to not only protect your skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays, but heal, hydrate, and nourish with antioxidants and natural botanicals CoEnzyme Q-10, Vitamin E, Edelweiss Extract, and Soybean Seed Extract. A multi-purpose, essential anti-aging product for all skin types for men and women, this sunscreen won the 2015 and 2016 Aesthetician’s Choice Award for Best Sunscreen.
SPF 50 Brightening Day Protection Broad Spectrum by Florencia
Tyrosinase is a non-essential amino acid that is responsible for the production of melanin. Natural tyrosinase inhibitors, like Licorice Root Extract, used in this formulation help to diminish dark spots and discoloration caused by hyper-pigmentation. This triple action brightening system helps prevent discoloration while diminishing existing dark spots so the complexion looks younger, healthier, and more radiant.
The Perfect Match: Sunscreen and Coverage
Reapplying sunscreen is vital to maintaining sun protection, but it isn’t always so easy or convenient. You may ponder these questions: How do I reapply my sun protection if I am not by the pool, or on the beach? What if I am attending an outside wedding or having lunch with my friend and I am wearing full make up. What is going to happen to my foundation?
Don’t worry, we have you covered! Florencia Beauty has new, advanced generations of sunscreens - Skin Perfecting Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 by Florencia, and the latest generation in color correction, - CC Cream Brightening SPF 20 by Florencia. You can use these with your foundation to provide protection and coverage. Or you can use these light weight formulas instead of your regular foundation - which can look heavy, dehydrate your skin, and often looks unnatural in sunlight.
Skin Perfecting Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 by Florencia
This sheer tinted formula provides light coverage that evens the skin tone while hydrating the skin. The oil-free cream leaves a smooth, matte finish and SPF 20 to protect against UV rays. The paraben-free, weightless finish formula is suitable for most skin types and comes in three shades of Light, Medium, and Dark.
CC Cream Brightening SPF 20 by Florencia
This truly remarkable lightweight, oil-free, color-correcting cream with broad spectrum protection brightens and evens the skin, leaving it healthy and glowing. It is a list-topping, must-have beauty innovation with skin-nourishing ingredients that evens the complexion and adapts to each skin tone for a healthy radiance and natural coverage.
It eliminates shine while leaving skin with a pore-less looking, demi-matte finish. Formulated with blend of unique ingredients that "offsets" wrinkles and other skin imperfections with light-diffusing particles. Chroma-Luminescent Technology is a novel molecule that helps to brighten the skin, leaving it healthy and glowing. Hydra-Extend provides instant, long term moisture retention, reducing TEWL and strengthening skins barrier function.
MicroBlot Technology is a built-in mattifier, with exceptional liquid absorbency which targets oil to help eliminate shine. This unique micro-pore crystal structure has the ability to absorb liquid five times more than its own weight.
Florencia Beauty Offers Samples
Sampling products is crucial for discovering which formulas elicit the best response. At Florencia Beauty, we want you to discover the best essentials for your beauty regime so we offer samples here: https://www.florenciabeauty.com/collections/samples)
Special Discount Code Offer
We want to encourage you to protect and hydrate your skin this summer so we are offering a special discount code just for our readers. For a limited time, use code SUMMER15 for a 15% off discount on all of the products mentioned here. We wish you a marvelous and healthy summer!
Keep your skin well protected with Florencia Beauty products this summer. In our next post, learn how to HYDRATE your skin during the hottest, driest months of the year.