Your Best Summer Skin
Stay Glowing all Season Long
Hello, summer! Hello heat, humidity and sun exposure! This care-free season might bring out your sunny side, but it can also bring new challenges for your skin. Don’t let a beach-side vacation wreak havoc on your complexion. Follow our self-care tips and you’ll stay glowing all through the hottest season.
Don’t Slack on Sunscreen
Seems obvious, right? We all know the risky side effects of sun exposure, yet all too many people skip the SPF before soaking up some rays. Not okay!
Let’s break it down. In its most crucial role, sunscreen protects your skin from harmful ultraviolet rays. These rays come in two forms: UVA and UVB. UVA rays are mostly associated with skin aging through fine lines, wrinkles and age spots. UVB rays damage the superficial layers of your skin, causing sunburn and playing a key role in the development of skin cancer. Simply put, ultraviolet rays are bad news!
To protect your skin most effectively, look for sunscreen advertised as “broad-spectrum” protection. Broad-spectrum means protection against both UVB and UVA rays. Lather up on sunscreen multiple times throughout the day, especially when swimming!
Pro-tip: Don’t forget your lips! The sun can be extremely drying, so keep your pout soft and smooth with an SPF 15 or higher lip balm.
Boost Your Collagen
As the building blocks of healthy skin, collagen can help combat sun damage on your complexion. We know collagen is central to skin elasticity, and that sun exposure can lead to premature fine lines and wrinkles. Sunlight damages the collagen fibers in the skin, causing them to breakdown at a faster rate (which leads to the aforementioned unhealthy side effects!). In fact, a study found the total collagen content of sun-damaged skin was 20% less than skin that had been protected from the sun. Yikes!
Further, at the age of 30, the body’s ability to produce collagen starts to decline. This natural fall in collagen levels combined sun-damaged skin can lead to all sorts of complexion issues! Protect your skin with proper sunscreen coverage and a diet boosted with collagen. When shopping for collagen supplements, stick to pharmaceutical-grade products only.
We recommend ProGlow Protein Youthful 100% bovine collagen. The physician-approved formula is collagen in its purest form. Add a scoop into your summer smoothies to give your skin a pick-me-up!
Chill out with a Cold Shower
Are scolding hot showers just what you need after a long day? While a steamy shower can help you de-stress, it can also severely dry out your skin after sun exposure.
Give your skin a break from the heat and turn down the water temp a few notches.
If you’re shivering at the thought of an cool shower, try to focus on the benefits! A cool shower after excess sweating decreases acne breakouts, tightens pores and can leave your hair shiny and soft. You’ve got this!
Higher sun exposure can dehydrate your skin! The standard 8-10 glasses a day might not be enough on days filled with fun in the sun. Pay attention and listen to your body’s needs! Keep sipping on H20 all day long, and pay extra attention if you experience dry mouth, skin or eyes. These symptoms are your body’s way of telling you it’s thirsty!
Give your hydration a boost with ProGlow Electrify electrolyte powder. When you’re sweatin’ it out under the hot sun, you are losing important electrolytes like magnesium, calcium and potassium. Electrolytes are powerful minerals that help transport nutrients and keep your body functioning as it should.
Replenish with ProGlow Electrify to give your body a boost when it needs it most!
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