With the warmer weather approaching, we’re loving the build up to the tanning season. The sun has got its hat on, meaning the layers are being shed, the salad leaves are back in the fridge, and the ‘it-is-what-it-is’ vibes are becoming the default once more. Summer, and all the goodness that comes with it is being restored.
However, do you ever find that skin feels that little bit drier at times, as the temperature raises? This can be something that can be an ageing concern, but don’t worry, we’ve got the tips to keep skin feeling plump, glowy and youthful all summer long!
Why is SPF the anti-ageing miracle?
Did you know that SPF should be worn year-round for the best anti-ageing impact. Not only does sun cream work to protect skin from UV, but it also works as a barrier against air pollution and environmental stressors for the best condition possible.
What’s more, did you know that, unlike UVB, UVA can be the same strength year round? Also known as the ageing ray, UVA is a short wavelength which can break down collagen and elastin in the skin, impacting the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This can travel through clouds, fog and glass, meaning that even if you apply a facial SPF daily throughout spring and summer, not continuing this throughout the winter can leave you exposed for half of the year. Although this won’t lead to sun burn, this can still result in premature ageing, fine lines, wrinkles and skin damage.
With this in mind, sun cream suddenly seems like a clear essential of our daily skincare regime for that glowing, youthful complexion!
Moisturising is key
Dry skin is the enemy. Full stop. No arguments whatsoever on this one. Dry skin emphasises fine lines and wrinkles. It slows down tan development, and it sheds the results you build faster. Overall, it’s just not the one. So with all things considered, falling back onto our trusty advice of ‘moisturise, moisturise, moisturise’ doesn’t go amiss here!
Moisturising will help diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. We recommend applying this after periods which would otherwise leave skin stripped of its natural oils:
- Saunas and other heat treatments
Moisturising after these drying activities helps to maintain skin’s natural moisture levels of soft, smoothed skin and a more youthful glow.
What’s more, did you know that certain ingredients really put the work in? By applying lotions with magical words like “collagen”, “ceramide” and “hemp seed oil” all work to deeply soothe, nourish, rejuvenate and regenerate skin for a glowing complexion. Things like collagen even work deeply to help lock in moisture and plump skin for a youthful boost!
Did you know, we also stock lotions with exclusive Soothe and Tone Technology which works to combat the signs of ageing for a youthful glow. Click HERE to check this out!
Antioxidants are a girls best friend
Antioxidants are magic little molecules that can be found within certain ingredients, which when applied to the skin can help combat free radicals. Free radicals can attack your skin’s cells, causing damage and speeding up skin ageing. So by boosting your skin with all the antioxidant goodness will certainly help to protect from this. But where do you find these?
- Diet: By having a healthy diet full of vitamin-rich fruit and vegetables, that will fuel your body with antioxidant-rich goodness. This can also be found in TanShot Xtra which can be found in-salon. These Tanning and Beauty Drinks are rich in vitamins A, C and E, as well as CoQ10 and Beta Carotene to both, improve tan results, and combat the signs of ageing.
Skincare: You can apply skincare topically to feed skin with antioxidants. These can be found in all of our products;
The use of ingredients such as Kakadu Plum in our sun cream means that our lotions are rich in vitamin C, known for helping to combat the signs of ageing whilst soothing and rejuvenating skin.
All tanners should use a lotion within 10 minutes of their tanning session. Not only does this encourage deeper tan results, but it also provides skin with a layer of nourishing protection against the otherwise drying impact of UV.
Our collection of Hemp Nations, Moisture Lock and other deeply hydrating moisturisers all contain skin super-nourishers, such as vitamins A, E, C and Hemp Seed Oil for deep nourishing abilities and help combatting the signs of ageing! Apply daily after showering, bathing or tanning for best results!