Take care of your skin while you are on the beach

Going on vacation to the beach is very good for your body because you sintetizarás vitamin D from the sun, and your skin will be smoother due to minerals and trace elements present in the sea. A bath of 15 minutes is sufficient to regenerate your skin as well as gradual sun exposure sessions, recommended a much more being in the sun all day.

Remember that the effects of the sun are increasingly harmful to the skin, and prolonged exposure to UV will have consequences as blemishes, dryness, or diseases of the skin tougher. Being on the beach want to relax and have fun , but do not forget that taking care of your skin is also important, so your skin will not look dull, dry and mistreated.

Therefore, we share some tips that will allow you to take care of your skin at the beach, to get the most out of your holiday and highlight your beauty, your skin will thank you .

Take care of your skin before you go to the beach


Hydrate your body and face by applying a strong moisturizing cream or gel on your skin days before going to the beach.
Exfoliate your skin of both the face and body, to exfoliate dead cells are removed, it also manages to have a smooth and radiant.

The exfoliation process is based on removing the top layer of dead skin cells, to make it look less opaque and thus allow the regeneration of new dermis in a faster way. Exfoliate your skin with a loofah or rough washcloth before going to the beach to get an even tan.
To make your legs look beautiful is advisable to make waxing eight days before going to the beach, so avoid irritation or spots.

Use a bright nail polish hands for a beach look, vitamin D from the sun and moisturizing hand cream will make them look great.
Foot it is advisable to make a pedicure because feet will be exposed to the sun all the time. Try using a protective layer for the enamel not mistreated.

How to prepare your skin for the beach


Buy several sunscreens with varying degrees of FPS to go up the level of coverage throughout the day. You can use a lotion with an SPF 15 during the early morning when the sun is weaker and apply a SPF 45 when the sun reaches its peak.

Put another layer of sunscreen after swimming to prepare your skin to return to the beach. Even products that repel water are not effective after prolonged periods of exposure to water and must apply them after returning to earth to avoid damaging your skin.

Wear a wide-brimmed hat when you expose yourself to the sun on the beach to protect your skin from sunlight. A hat gives shading your face, your neck and your shoulders addition sorry layer applied sunscreen.

Take care of your skin when you go to the beach, even if the sky is cloudy. Sunlight filters through the clouds causing damage to unprotected skin. Use the same amount of sunscreen and the same clothes every time you go to the beach for total protection. Put sunscreen on the ears, knees and feet to prepare your skin to go to the beach.

These areas generally ignored your body burn quickly with the midday sun without receiving even application of sunscreen. Apply a generous amount of moisturizer before and after going to the beach to protect your skin in the long term. A good moisturizer can counter the harmful effects of UV rays on your skin if you use it on every outing.

Place your umbrella and your blanket on the beach so you secure the maximum protection for your body as the sun. An umbrella provides protection for a certain amount of sunlight in the middle of the day. A blanket is essential to prevent them from sticking to your skin sand and other materials, while using sunscreen.

Liberally smeared zinc oxide on your face and arms to minimize sunburn. The best sun protection lotion comes from white zinc oxide commonly used by lifeguards. Your skin will not absorb the entire zinc oxide, so it leaves a thick white layer on the covered parts of the body.

12 foods that protect your skin from the sun

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There are foods that make nutrients more resistant to the damaging effects of the sun and also protect skin from within with what you eat.

  • Citrus
    The high content of vitamin C in citrus fruits like oranges, lemons, limes and tangerines, together with vitamin E, prevents sunburn. In addition, its antioxidants help prevent certain cancers, such as skin.
  • Carrots
    This one protect your skin thanks to beta-carotene.
  • Strawberries
    They also have antioxidant and vitamin C.
  • Green tea
    His catechins protect against inflammation of burns and damage of UV rays Long spectrum. It has been shown that its antioxidant called EGCG, protect DNA from damage from UV rays.
  • Granada
    Besides antioxidants, this fruit contains ellagic acid, which protects cells from cellular damage from UVA and UVB rays.
  • Almonds
    Thanks to vitamin E and containing quercetin, protect skin from the sun and help repair, avoiding the degradation of collagen cause sunlight.
  • Red grapes
    Protected by quercetin and containing polyphenols.
  • Leafy greens Antioxidants such as lutein and zeaxanthin protect the skin from sunlight.
  • Tomatoes
    Lycopene, a carotenoid that contains neutralize free radicals produced by excessive sun exposure. Indeed, it is best to take the tomatoes cooked for the body to better assimilate lycopene. Watermelon It contains 40% more lycopene tomatoes.
  • Turmeric
    This spice, widely used in India, it is an antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties. Especially protects from UVB rays. Flax seeds Thanks to the Omega 3 fatty acids they contain, these seeds (and its oil) protect from the harmful effects of UV rays and also help repair skin from sun exposure.

Take care of your skin after sun

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After a day at the beach or pool, and especially if you were a long time in the sun, you must protect your skin to prevent disease. You can make these small and easy routines that will help you protect your skin after it has been exposed to the sun.

  • The first step upon arriving home after a day in the sun is a swim and use a neutral body pH or gel for sensitive skin, in order to remove traces of impurities, pool chlorine or salt seawater.
  • Even with a shower is enough to regain skin tone, a bath of essential oils is a good way to hydrate the body, while providing additional benefits because it also helps to relax.
  • For those who want to keep everything tanning, you can be added to an infusion bath four black tea bags in a quart of water, since it is a natural self-tanner that can nourish the skin.
  • After being the beach the skin is more irritated than normal, so is good to shower at home after you apply an After Sun, which are specific products to use after sun, because they help to calm and moisturize skin the most, and some avoid stains.
  • At night, before bed, apply on your face and body moisturizer usual, so you will be contributing to better skin regeneration.

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