What better time than summer and its gentle reflective heat to take in the sun's rays. Stressed by the first golden rays and the damaging effects of the heat on the circulation, the skin deserved to be prepared to show its most beautiful face. So, rather than asking him to bow his head in the face of this sweet helianthus, here are all the tips to follow to promise our external organ to take color and relax in the best conditions.
And against all odds, skincare and cosmetics are not the only ones to be taken into account in this process. Food, massages, hydration, scrubs, everything is there to finally relieve the skin of its winter nostalgia and fully enjoy a beautiful golden complexion.
First, know everything to choose your sun filter
Sunscreen is the basics accompanied by a hat with a long visor ! Anyway, once in the sun, sun protection is essential to protect against UVA and UVB rays, which are very harmful to our pretty skin and in particular UVA rays which, by penetrating more deeply, further accelerate the premature aging of the skin. our skin.
Pto choose your sunscreen, he doesn’it's not just the protection index that counts. La mention of UV, the optimal duration of use and the filters used are just as important.
Let's start with the SPF sun protection factor. This index, which only expresses the level of UVB protection, reflects the percentage of transmission of the amount of unfiltered UV. Thus an SPF 25 index means that 25/100 therefore a quantity of 4% of UVB rays remains unfiltered. There is therefore no total protection since an SPF 100 index means that there is still 1% UVB unfiltered.
What about UVA protection now, since the objective remains broad spectrum protection. It must correspond to at least one third of the value of the SPF. So for an SPF of 30, therefore UVB protection of 30, the UVA protection must be at least 10.
Let's come now to authorized solar filters, they can be physical or chemical and are listed in a positive list defined by the health authorities comprising 25 chemical filters and 2 mineral filters. A chemical sunscreen contains molecules of synthesis who penetrate your skin to absorb UV rays instead of your skin while a mineral sunscreen includes mineral microparticles inert, oftenZinc oxide or titanium dioxide, opaque white in color which will act as a barrier by reflecting UV rays. It is common to combine several chemical and / or mineral filters in a sunscreen to be able to cover the broadest UV spectrum.
The chemical filter has a more fluid texture and does not stick to the skin unlike the mineral filter which on application leaves white marks. Remember to apply a chemical filter at least 1 / 2h before exposure, this is the time necessary for its penetration while the mineral filter has an immediate effect. Both types of filters can cause allergy reactions. We must not forget, however, that all these solar filters end up in our seas and oceans, their ecological impact must therefore be taken into account in your choice. Molecules from chemical filters deteriorate microalgae in coral tissue, while micron-sized particles from mineral filters do not affect corals. But they do not affect them as long as the size of the microparticles remains on the order of a micron! However, to remove the traces and white marks of these microparticles and make them transparent and more protective, laboratories are using nanotechnologies and this is where the health and ecological impact on our oceans will become harmful. Indeed, in terms of health nanoparticles are controversial because they are suspected of damaging DNA and being carcinogenic, while in ecological terms their disastrous impact on the oceans has been well and truly demonstrated.
Since 2013, it is mandatory to indicate the possible presence of nanoparticles on packaging : the mention (nano) is besides specified in the INCI list of the product concerned.
So you have all the information to make an informed choice. In any case, after your sea baths, remember to remove all traces of mineral filter using our cleansing oil Philtre Sacré or our make-up removing lotion Pure Merveille.
Prepare your skin for a top tan!
Smooth, exfoliated skin
A bad tan can be summed up in particular by an irregular tan, due in part to the dead skin accumulated on the surface of the skin which suffocates it, limits the penetration of sunscreens and therefore the protection of your skin. This is where the exfoliator or scrub comes in, to be done both on the face and on the body. Be careful only to choose it according to the part to be exfoliated. As the skin of the face is more fragile and thin, it is advisable to opt for a very gentle, non-abrasive and very fine-grained exfoliant. Rich in fresh aloe juice vera and honey, our gentle polyphenol exfoliant Pépite de la Palmeraie will ensure that the skin is exfoliated and very well hydrated. In addition, its richness in polyphenols is a major asset for countering the oxidation of your cells by solar rays. Relieved of its crocodile skin, it is ready to receive the sun, for better and especially not for worse.
To rid the skin of its toxins, clay remains an excellent active because it has the ability to exchange its minerals for toxins in the skin. A good clay mask will be welcome during this hot season to unclog pores and remineralize the skin. Our Sève Divine dates mask will do the job perfectly and even a little more because it will fight against the oxidation of your cells from the sun's rays.
A tailor-made diet
On the diet side, to offer him that long-awaited tanned complexion, foods rich in carotene and vitamin A are popular! Carrots, apricots, mangoes or even dates, to name but a few, will be welcome on your plates during preparation and will participate in the development of your tan.
In this particular heat wave period, avoid prolonged exposure to the sun. We cannot stress enough the importance of drinking well, keeping the forearms and legs moist, and most importantly, staying in a well ventilated and cool place during the hottest hours.