Throughout the year we are all fortunate enough to enjoy a few months of warmth and good weather. Temperatures begin to rise slightly and discreetly during the spring, until suddenly we find ourselves in the middle of summer and we have not prepared for the inevitable heat waves.
Our long awaited vacations are here, we regain our freedom and we are eager to spend our days outdoors, whether at the beach or at the pool or walking around the town or the city, any place is ideal when you are on vacation.
We eagerly pack our bags, we organize every detail of our getaways and trips, we even try to go on unsustainable diets, but we leave aside what needs the most care and affection during this season: our skin.
The skin is the largest organ in our body, and although it may not seem so, it can be just as important as a lung or your heart.
Summer excesses and long exposure to sunlight (especially UVA and UVB rays) can take their toll on our skin in the form of spots, dehydration, wrinkles and lack of radiance.
In addition, when temperatures and humidity rise, the sebaceous glands of our skin are more active, so even sweat can irritate our skin and make it more sensitive to UVA and UVB rays and make it easier for even more imperfections to appear on our face and the rest of the body.
In the same way that in winter we tend to take more and better care of our hands because the cold cracks our skin, what special care do you give your skin to combat the heat?
Today we present the 3 keys to protect your skin from UV rays and all the excesses of summer:
Our advice? Always carry a travel-size sunscreen on hand. Sun exposure is the main cause of skin aging (causing 80% of wrinkles and spots), so applying sunscreen daily is undoubtedly the best and most affordable anti-aging treatment.
If, like many of us, you have avoided sunscreen until the side effects have become irremediable, you can find out how a regenerative medicine treatment could help you stop and/or disguise skin aging, or opt for a chemical peel if you are looking for immediate results with painless procedures that do not require anesthesia.
To keep skin hydrated and radiant, and to promote skin regeneration and remove any impurities, it is essential to exfoliate once a week (face and body). Exfoliation not only smoothes the skin’s texture, but also activates circulation and helps the rest of the active ingredients in our routine to be absorbed and penetrate better into our epidermis.
There is another essential factor that we have not included in our list of key tips and that is nutrition. And we must be honest: no matter how much you moisturize, exfoliate and protect your skin from the sun, if you do not follow a balanced diet incorporating the necessary amounts of protein, legumes, fruits and vegetables in your diet, this will also be reflected in your skin.
So be well prepared to survive the rest of August and the rest of the hot days of the year without compromising your skin and the radiance that characterizes it. Start prioritizing skin care and give back the attention it deserves to the largest organ of your body and undoubtedly the most protective of all.
If you have any questions about this article or would like to receive more information about which treatment at Clínica Dr. Alejandro Segarra can best help you, please write to us at
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