Summer and the long-awaited holidays in the embrace of the sea and the sun are finally here. Although Summertime refers to a time of relaxation, fun and joy, we must not forget about our health. Of particular importance is the care of our skin, which is most exposed to the sun’s rays at this time of year. Here’s one interesting fact – human skin is the largest organ of our body, representing about 16% of the total body weight with an area of 1.5 to 2 square meters.
So what can we do to keep our skin beautiful, toned, undamaged and healthy? Here are some good tips for you in continuation.
Sleep – a potion of beauty
Poor sleep, which is often the result of stress and shorter nights at the expense of summer parties, is not only reflected in feeling weak and reduced activity the next day. The consequences of insomnia appear also on the skin. Dark circles and wrinkles caused by short nights can be easily avoided if you simply just get enough sleep. Sometimes this represents quite a hard nut to crack, but there are products that help in situations like that. One example are products with CBD or cannabidiol. CBD is a natural substance obtained from industrial hemp. We have already written about several beneficial effects of CBD in previous blogs, among which improved sleep was one of the most common.
Nutrition – care for beauty from the inside out
Skin, hair and nails are a mirror of the state of our body which is primarily related to our daily diet and adequate fluid intake. If you don’t drink enough water, which is especially common in the Summer, then your body quickly becomes dehydrated. The result of dehydration is dry and thin skin. That is why it is highly recommended to regularly change some sweet drinks and coffee with a glass of water.
In addition to water, your daily diet also has a significant impact on your health and appearance. Make sure your diet includes as many fruits and vegetables as possible. These contain many antioxidants such as vitamins and minerals. An important source of antioxidants is also dietary supplements, which, protect cells in the skin from damage induced by increased production of radicals in the sun. Among the most common antioxidants is vitamin C, which is also indispensable for the growth of connective tissue from collagen in the skin and helps maintain skin elasticity. This is very important especially for tanned body skin, as sunburned skin loses elasticity faster.
Adequate zinc intake is also important for a beautiful and healthy appearance. Zinc plays an important role in the growth and development of the body and contributes to maintaining healthy bones, vision, hair, nails and skin. It also plays an important role in the treatment of wounds, especially (sun)burns, certain ulcers and other skin injuries. Zinc replacement is important for vegetarians, whose diet contains more phytic acid, which limits the bioavailability of zinc, and can increase the need for zinc intake by as much as 50%.
A quick and easy recipe for beautiful and radiant skin is also a gentle body scrub in the summer months. Exfoliate dead cells and old skin – you can use a few sachets of The High Life Protective Elixir 01 and dissolve them in a small amount of water. Apply the product onto your body with gentle circular motions and then rinse with water. After use do not forget to use a moisturizing cream or body lotion that will nourish and moisturize the cleansed skin.
Be active, but only in the mornings and evenings
Physical activity is extremely important for general well-being. At the same time, your skin will be grateful to you when you do some sports, as sweating accelerates the excretion of many toxins from the body. Simultaneously, with better blood circulation during physical activity, you also revitalize your skin.
It is important for physical activity (as well as lying on the beach) to avoid direct sunlight as much as possible, especially in the middle of the day, when the sun’s rays are the strongest and when the outside temperature is the highest. We recommend going for a run early in the morning before work, and spending a sea holiday on a deck chair in natural shade, with sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses as mandatory equipment.
In short, the guidelines for maintaining well-being and beautiful healthy skin in the Summer are as follows:
- Take enough time to rest and exercise regularly in the morning or evening,
- Avoid the sun’s rays between 11 am and 4 pm,
- Always wear protective clothing, a hat and sunglasses,
- Regularly use sunscreen with a protection factor of 30 or more,
- Drink enough fluids; water is the best option,
- Enjoy products with a strong antioxidant effect, such as foods with vitamin C and zinc, which help reduce skin damage.
We also advise you to use high-quality products that invigorate and soften your skin, deeply moisturize it, protect it from free radicals and supply it with everything that maintains its elasticity. Sail into the summer days – with The High Life products and no worries.