After the excesses of summer, we must start a daily routine to avoid spots and premature aging of our face
We would all like to have tanned skin throughout the year and show off that tan beyond the summer, but the truth is that with the arrival of autumn, what becomes visible are the consequences of excess sun with the appearance of the dreaded spots on the skin.
There are spots of various types, they can be white or pink, but the most common is that they are of a brown tone due to an increase in the usual pigmentation of our skin. The appearance of spots can be caused by many factors: hormones, age, stress ... but, according to a study by the online store nutritienda.com, 80% of spots are caused by excess sun. When there is greater exposure to solar radiation, the production of melanin increases abnormally and our body is unable to distribute it evenly, which is why it accumulates in certain places giving rise to spots.
60% of Spaniards only use sunscreen in summer
It is a mistake to believe that with the end of summer our exposure to the sun has ended. Although with the arrival of the cold we cover our skin more, there will always be some exposed areas. Another common idea is that the harmful effects of the sun disappear in the cold, something that is completely false. Therefore, experts recommend to continue using sunscreen all year, very little spread in our country because, according to the same study, 60% of Spaniards uses only cream sun when they go to the beach or pool in summer.
Now that we know the importance of continuing to protect our skin with sun protection for twelve months of the year, we are going to recommend five steps that will help protect our skin from blemishes and keep it looking radiant.
Hydrate inside and out
Exposure to the sun and air makes the skin dry and therefore it is very important to hydrate it. The best thing to do is to do it with aloe vera , a product that helps hydrate and soothe the skin after sun exposure. Aloe acts on the three layers of the skin (epidermis, dermis and hypodermis) thus recovering its fresh and smooth appearance.
The Atlantia firm has on the market several products made with Aloe that are perfect for this purpose. Its Hidradetox cream contains, in addition to Aloe Vera, avocado oil, vitamin E and the antioxidant Ox-bioprotect, a combination that helps detoxify the skin from the harmful effects of pollution and protects it from the sun.
We cannot forget to also hydrate ourselves inside. The classic of drinking more than two liters of water a day is essential in our skin routine. Other foods with moisturizing powers such as tomato, watermelon or cucumber also help.
A daily facial cleansing ritual
The face is not only our cover letter, it is also the area of the body most exposed to aggressive factors such as the sun, cold, dust or pollution. To combat all its harmful effects, a good facial cleansing is essential to help eliminate dead cells, provide luminosity and delay the appearance of wrinkles and spots.
To perform a cleaning, we will use warm water and a facial cleanser according to our skin type. With this product we open the pores and the skin is oxygenated, recovering its vitality. It also removes impurities, preventing the appearance of blackheads, pimples and reducing aging and the appearance of fatigue.
Afterwards it is advisable to use micellar water. It is a purified water formula that we must use in the morning when we wake up to remove excess dirt that is generated at night and then apply the moisturizer. It can also be used at night before going to sleep to remove make-up, hydrate and tone the skin.
The use of creams, micellar water and cleansers is recommended on a regular basis
It is recommended to use creams, micellar water and cleansers on a regular basis Nutritienda
One exfoliation per week
To maintain radiant and blemish-free skin, it is essential to exfoliate your skin every week. Exfoliation works to remove dead cells and dirt. It also renews and activates the skin which prevents its aging.
In the market we can find a wide range of exfoliating products to choose the one that best suits our skin. Another alternative is the homemade scrubs that usually contain ingredients such as sugar, coffee, salt, oatmeal or honey.
A good diet
Whatever our skin type, diet is essential if we want to prevent blemishes and have a healthy-looking face. The best antioxidant products are blueberries, strawberries, pomegranate, and grapes. These fruits contain ellagic acid that bleaches the skin.
It is also important to eat foods rich in vitamin C which helps the natural formation of collagen. Citrus fruits or kiwi are a rich source of this vitamin that fights the action of free radicals helping to maintain a youthful appearance.
Reviewing the foods beneficial for our skin we cannot forget tomatoes (very good antioxidants), carrots (rich in beta-carotene that block free radicals), nuts (with omega 3 that has anti-inflammatory and autoimmune effects), fish rich in Omega 6 and green leafy vegetables such as spinach or broccoli that are a great source of vitamin E (another of the most powerful natural antioxidants for our skin).
Rest as much as possible
On tough days, not only does our body fatigue, our skin does too. If we do not recover with a good rest, lack of sleep produces free radicals that cause premature aging.
Sleeping is one of the best beauty treatment
It is advisable to sleep between seven and eight hours so that our skin is radiant. They also recommend doing it on your back as this will prevent the appearance of bags, wrinkles and flaccidity. Sleeping is one of the best beauty treatments, when we sleep our skin is oxygenated, collagen is produced, elastin increases and cells regenerate, all this reduces dark circles, the skin is firmer, brighter and more elastic.
Autumn is the best time to start this type of treatment, it is a time to make new resolutions and also we are not as exposed to the sun as in summer.
Spend five minutes a day visualising yourself living your dream life in as much detail as possible. Where are you? Who are you with? What are you doing? What can you see, smell, hear, taste and touch? Focus on the sensations and feelings and make them as real as possible.