Summer has finally arrived in beautiful Aotearoa but I do understand that our Northern Hemisphere Rejoova-nators still have 2 or 3 months of winter to endure. Take heart – you’ll be laughing at us in June, and you’ll be armed with these useful skincare hints & tips for the sunny months ahead.
Little rays of sunshine
A bit of sun is good for us. Both psychologically – just ask anyone who suffers from seasonally-affective disorder (SAD) – and physically. The sun’s rays contain Vitamin D, which helps the body to absorb calcium and so promotes healthy bones. There’s some evidence that Vitamin D may also help to lower blood pressure and reduce your risk of diabetes.
So that’s nice.
The flip side is that the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can have a most adverse affect.*
Too much UV results in premature aging: wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, loss of collagen, reduced hydration, and so on. The sun’s heat may fire up your skin’s oil glands too, resulting in a greasier T-zone which in turn may lead to more clogged pores, whiteheads and bumps.
Summertime skin protection and repair
Boost your Vitamin C levels
As we’ve already discussed in previous blogs (The best festive foods to eat on an anti-aging diet and Skincare in your 40s) Vitamin C has some amazing restorative properties. Its anti-oxidants can help to repair sun damage and reduce sunburn.
You want your skin to be moisturised, but not to be more oily or greasy. Don’t stop moisturising altogether, but switch to a lighter, water-based one instead.
Power up your SPF
This isn’t the 1980s, and frying yourself in SPF4 suntan oil is not okay! Have a chat with your pharmacist and choose the most appropriate SPF for you and your skin type.
Why not put on a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses, find yourself a shady spot, and relax. Stay refreshed by sipping on sparkling water with orange and lemon slices (for a bit more Vitamin C.)
Rejoova-nating in summer
The Rejoova Pro is an essential part of your anti-aging summer skincare routine.
- Ultrasound and micro-current massage – combatting wrinkles and fine lines, by renewing and repairing muscle fibres, and improving your skin’s elasticity.
- Red LED therapy – boosting collagen levels to further minimise the appearance of wrinkles and crow’s feet.
- Blue LED therapy – gently soothing inflammation and treating the issues caused by increased sweat and oil. Blue LED’s cleansing properties tackle bacteria and can reduce the likelihood of flare-ups.
- Green LED therapy – helping to reduce skin discolouration by breaking down melanin clusters.
I designed your Rejoova handheld beauty device to be small enough and safe to use around the delicate eye area, but just remember to pop on your goggles when using any of your Rejoova’s three LED therapies.
Have a fabulous summer,
* I think we all acknowledge the link between UV and skin cancer (melanoma). This is not a medical blog so I shall merely say that, if you have any concerns in this regard, please see a qualified specialist as soon as possible.
References: WebMD, BeautyBanter.com
The sharing of health and nutrition information and advice in this blog is done in good faith. It should not be taken in preference to that of a professional consultant.
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