Summer Skin Savers – Tips For Healthy Skin & Lips

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Have the summer sun, sand & salt left your skin or lips dry, cracked & sore?
Check out our tips & recommendations below, to get them back into tip-top shape ASAP…

Aesthetikonzept - Summer Skin Savers

1. Hydrate from the inside out – with pure water

While this is an obvious one, and most people know to keep well hydrated – I am still regularly surprised, by clients coming to my clinic who do not drink enough pure water. On average we need 2 ½ litres of water per day. Close to 1 litre comes from our food (fresh fruit & veg, but also yoghurt, tofu and soy milk are water rich). So, to avoid dehydration and keep our body balanced, we have to drink a minimum of 1 ½ litre of pure water. All other drinks like teas, coffee, fruit juices should not replace pure water, as they include other components that negate the valuable cleansing & detoxifying effects of water.

Aesthetikonzept Summer Skin Saver: Hydrate with pure water

 

Aesthetikonzept Skin Saver: Nourishing Snacks

2. Choose nourishing snacks

As Dr. Libby taught us: there is no such thing as “healthy or unhealthy food” – food is nourishing or not, and people are healthy or not and ultimately – it’s all about balance! So balance that Gelato with some fresh fruit & veg to ensure your body has all the nutrients it needs to replenish your skin cells.

 

3. Seek the shade – to avoid “invisible” sun-damage

Did you know that there are different types of solar/sun radiation? Apart from light & heat, the ultraviolet (UV) rays should be of particular interest to us, as these are high energy, hugely active and potentially harmful. UV rays come in two variations: UVA & UVB. UVB rays are responsible for “visible damage” – i.e. tanning & sunburn. UVA rays do not carry as much energy, but reach deeper layers of our skin – causing ageing & cancers. While UVB levels are usually at their highest between 10am-4pm, and stronger in summer, they are stopped by glass. Whereas UVA rays can even pass through glass/windows, and are around all day, even during winter – so the only escape is real shade.

Aesthetikonzept Skin Saver: Seek the Shade

 

To protect the extra sensitive skin of your lips, try the natural Spirularin HS Cream with SPF15 – strong enough to combat cold sores, or extremely dry/cracked lips, but gentle enough for every day use.

 

 

Aesthetikonzept Skin Saver: Cover Up

4. Get the right amount of UVA & UVB (sun) exposure

In recent times there has been much discussion about how much sun we should be getting. After people spent years lathering themselves in baby oil, to “bake” in the sun all day long, things went to the other end of the spectrum of people not getting enough sunlight (UVB-rays). UVB-rays are necessary for our bodies to produce Vitamin D. However, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) if you are fair-skinned, just 5-15 minutes in a tank top & shorts in midday sun is enough.

 

In case your body got a bit too much sun – lather on some cooling Spirularin Gel. With the clinically proven cell-regenerative properties of Spiralin microalgae extract, coconut & rosemary oil, this will soothe & calm skin in no time.

 

 

5. Keep cool as… a pineapple:

“Stand tall, wear a crown & be sweet on the inside” – we had to have one not so serious tip in here now didn’t we?! 🙂 But in case you need a “serious” reason: according to Medical News Today, eating one cup worth of pineapple will give you 131% of your recommended daily vitamin C intake. Vitamin C in turn is highly beneficial for skin as it can reverse damage caused by the sun and pollution, reduce wrinkles, and improve overall skin texture. Vitamin C also plays a vital role in the formation of collagen, the support system of the skin.

Aesthetikonzept Skin Saver" Power of Pineapple

 

 

If your face is feeling a little dry and “thirsty” – treat it to the natural Biotulin Daynite24+ Cream! Based on the same clinically-proven anti-ageing ingredients as the famous Biotulin Supreme Skin Gel, Biotulin Daynite24+ also includes nourishing ingredients such as grapeseed oil, shea butter & squalane for silky smooth moisture, without the shine.