Understanding UV rays
I’ve already mentioned the damage that UV rays can do to your skin but I will do it once again.
UVA rays are the ones responsible for signs of premature ageing, like wrinkles, sagging skin and sunspots.
These rays break down collagen and elastin, leading to all these signs of ageing.
UVB rays, on the other hand, inflict damage to the outermost layer of the skin, resulting in sunburn or sun poisoning;
they’re also the number-one cause of skin cancer.
Many sunscreens don’t offer protection against both types of rays,
that’s why it’s important to always check if your sunscreen is broad-spectrum, making regular application easier.
Pollution also weakens your skin’s natural moisture barrier which can lead to many skin problems,
including premature ageing, sensitivity, skin dehydration and loss of collagen.
Even a daily walk on a busy street can cause oxidative stress and free radical damage to our skin.
Over time, the cumulative effects of this constant exposure to pollutants are incredibly damaging.
Blue light does come from the sun, indeed, but it also comes from digital devices, tablets, and even televisions.
It can damage the skin, and over time disrupt the formation of collagen and elastin.
This area isn't as well researched, but minimizing the exposure to blue light is the safest way to go when it comes to your skin's health.
So how can you protect your skin?
Your skin needs antioxidants
In the summer your skin definitely needs extra support and providing it with antioxidants can improve its health.
Free radicals are found in pollution, cigarette smoke and sun exposure...
They damage the skin and lead to brown spots, wrinkles and premature ageing.
Choosing skin care products with antioxidants provides additional protection against free radicals.
Antioxidants help to maintains the integrity of collagen and elastin in the skin, making the ageing process less dramatic and more graceful.
The antioxidant mix for healthy and glowing skin:
The Rose Youth Elixir contains a blend of antioxidants that leave your skin soft, hydrated and rejuvenated.
The formula is perfect for the summer days as it reduces signs of dryness and premature ageing.
And do you want to know what's the best part?
It doesn’t make your skin sensitive to the sun!
Cleansing can do wonders for your skin because some of the pollution will seep into skin...
It’s inevitable, which is why daily and proper cleansing is crucial.
A quick rinse will definitely not do the trick.
The Hydrating Cleanser is 100% rose water based and comes with a gentle silicone brush to help you remove all traces of dirt on your skin.
The cleanser is also extremely gentle and leaves your skin hydrated and refreshed.
Don't forget the SPF
You've heard it a million times, but please don't forget to apply your sunscreen - no matter of the season or weather.
By applying sunscreen each day, you cut your risk of contracting skin cancers in half.
Studies have also shown that those below age 55 who apply sunscreen regularly have 24 percent less chance of developing signs of premature ageing than those who don't.