How to properly prepare your skin for the sun?

No one could have missed it: the sun is FINALLY back! To us the terraces, the legs in the air, the mojitos, the gardening, the outdoor sport, the beach!

Yes, the beautiful season is starting, but not sure that our skin sees things the same way…. This article will give you ALL the secrets to best prepare your skin for the sun and thus reconcile it with it.

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What are the actions of the sun on my skin?

In addition to the positive effects on morale and the synthesis of vitamin D, the sun can be harmful to our skin.

Decryption of this phenomenon: solar radiation is mainly composed of five types of radiation:

  • Infrared
  • Visible light
  • Ultraviolet (UV)
  • X-rays
  • Gamma rays

However, UV radiation is dangerous for our body and can be emitted both by the sun but also via artificial sources (tanning lamp).

They are completely invisible to the human eye and do not provide any sensation of heat. The infrared radiation is responsible for this.

There are two types of UV radiation: UVA and UVB . UVA rays are poorly filtered by the atmosphere and represent 95% of UV rays, while for UVB rays a part will be stopped by the ozone layer.

However, both present deleterious health risks by accelerating skin aging, causing sunburn, hyperpigmentation or even skin cancer.

Why and how to prepare your skin for the sun?

The skin is a fragile organ that it is important to protect well. It is the first protective barrier of our body that must be pampered!

The sun will impact the skin by accelerating the aging process and weakening the cells. Good preparation in the sun is therefore essential.

  • It all starts on the plate!

From May / June, do not hesitate to put the emphasis on fruits and vegetables on your plates! This will allow you to refuelantioxidants (vitamin A, beta carotene) andessential fatty acids and therefore protect your skin against the aggression of the sun.

But, how to recognize the fruits and vegetables richest in antioxidants? The more the vegetables are colored, the more there will be: tomato, pepper, strawberry, apricot ... We will favor seasonal vegetables, even better!

Why antioxidants ? They will allow to create a protective film on the epidermis e. Beta-carotene, in addition to its own antioxidant action, is excellent for night vision and also helps to have a nice tanned complexion.

  • Good hydration.

The drier the epidermis, the less it is able to protect from the sun's rays. Thus, a good preparation involves daily hydration of the skin through cream, serum, milk, oil ... Also remember to drink water regularly !

  •  A gentle exfoliation.

A weekly exfoliation will refine the grain by removing impurities and dead cells from your skin before any exposure. Be careful, however, not to use a scrub that is too aggressive, which could sensitize your skin.

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The flagship ingredient of your homemade products!

At BeautyMix, our favorite summer ingredient is macerate oily carrot.

This ingredient, rich in beta-carotenes, is easily integrated into our homemade cosmetic recipes such as those from oily serum good glow and some healthy glow cream. He will become your best ally before summer!

To find the recipe for the serum, it's just here. You can also make the cream just here.

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