A bright blue sky, warm sun rays on your skin, and the feeling of freedom - who doesn't love summer? But after spending time out in the sun, don't forget to take a couple of essential steps to look after your skin.
After-sun care is more than just a nice routine - it is essential to keep our skin healthy and youthful
Why is after-sun care so important?
The sun not only brings warmth and puts you in a good mood - it also gives out UV radiation which can penetrate and damage the skin. UV rays can cause DNA damage that can lead to premature skin ageing and even skin cancer. Sun exposure can make the skin feel dry and irritated, which is not only uncomfortable but can also weaken the skin barrier. After-sun care is crucial for soothing, regenerating and hydrating the skin.
What does UV radiation do to the skin?
UV radiation can damage skin cells and increase the production of free radicals that break down collagen in the skin. This leads to premature ageing, causing wrinkles, fine lines & pigmentation spots. The harmful effects of UV radiation not only affect the outer layer of the skin, but can also have an impact on deeper layers and weaken the skin's immune system.
The sun makes the skin dry out faster
Sun exposure can disrupt the skin's natural moisture balance, leading to dryness, flakiness & irritation. However, well-hydrated skin is more resistant to environmental influences and ages more slowly. This makes it important to replenish moisture after sunbathing to keep the skin supple and healthy
Sun ages skin faster
The sun is one of the main causes of premature skin ageing. UV rays can damage collagen & elastin, the proteins responsible for the tightness & elasticity of the skin. This leads to a loss of firmness & resilience, which can cause wrinkles & sagging skin. After-sun care helps to slow down this process and keep your skin looking young.
After the sun: replenish moisture stores
The aim of after-sun care is to soothe, hydrate and regenerate the skin. Moisturising ingredients strengthen the skin's moisture barrier and protect it from further water loss, preventing dryness and keeping the skin's structure intact.
The following products are great for after-sun care:
This soothing moisturiser contains chamomile water, known for its balancing and healing properties. The toner is particularly effective at soothing sunburn and instantly cools the skin. Its gentle formula makes it perfect for sensitive skin that has been exposed to the sun.
SOS care for sunburn
We always have a camomile toner in the fridge for emergencies or even with us on holiday. If you tolerate camomile well and don't have any allergies, this is the best emergency remedy for sun-stressed skin and minor sunburns: Just spray it on and relax!
Our high-quality body oil contains valuable organic plant oils such as argan, borage & sesame oil, which are rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids. These ingredients provide the skin with protection & nutrients, promote cell regeneration & make the skin smooth & soft. The fresh scent of bergamot and litsea is particularly gorgeous on balmy summer evenings!
These two soothing products are ideal for your after-sun skincare routine. They offer the perfect combination of natural ingredients that nourish, regenerate & protect the skin - keeping you glowing even after a day in the sun!
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