• Fede Montagud, editor

    Springtime skin care

    Spring has arrived. It’s getting warmer by the day and, although we may not notice it, our skin is being incerasingly exposed to the sun. Our skin knows how to naturally adapt to new weather conditions, but certain precautions are necessary to keep our skin in the best possible condition.

     

    1. Avoid the sun. This is one of the key leitmotifs of this blog. Use sunglasses and sunscreen (and not just on the beach) and, as far as possible, avoid exposing the skin to direct sunlight. The neckline, neck and hands are especially vulnerable to premature photoageing. For a tanned look, rather than overdo sunbathing, better use a fake tanning cream, taking the necessary precautions first.

    2. Eat vegetables and drink fruit juices. Their vitamins and antioxidants improve the appearance of the skin.

    3. Moisturize the skin of both the face and body at least once a day. If you use a night regenerating face cream with retinoids you need to be especially careful to avoid sun exposure.

    4. Now is a good time for anti-ageing treatments (botox, hyaluronic acid and collagen).

    5. Other treatments are best left to autumn (age spot bleaching, peeling treatments, intense pulsed light (IPL) hair removal and lasers), since there is a risk of hyperpigmentation from exposure to the sun.

  • Comments

    • avatar Rachel T
      Good tips, and has also reminded me to drink water, water, water! My skin has taken an absolute hammering from winter (and having a small baby who doesn't mind being awake all night!) Can't wait to do IPL, but you're right, best to wait till the sun is gone in…
      • avatar Fede Montagud, editor

        Our body needs about two and a half litres of liquid each day. We normally drink about 1.7 litres of water and other liquids, and the remainder we extract from the food we eat. But there is no scientific evidence indicating that drinking more water changes the fluid content of the skin, unless this is accidentally dehydrated. In fact, the belief that drinking lots of water improves the skin is nothing more than a myth, as you can read in this post: The water myth: How much should we drink? Thanks for your comment.

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