We all love it... Summer is a beautiful season when we can enjoy the sun and warm weather to the fullest. It is also a time when we should be careful when taking care of the skin.
How does warm weather and sun rays affect our skin?
It will not surprise you that the combination of sunlight, heat or humidity can have a negative impact on the condition of our skin. What should we avoid and when to be alert?
Our skin is often exposed to the sun in summer. Due to that freckles, pigment spots, deep wrinkles or red veins can appear. Skin firmness and elasticity gradually decreases. So, treat your skin to plenty of hydrating and nourishing cosmetic products, which support regeneration processes and provide the skin with sufficient moisture and protection.
The Syndrome of Dehydrated Skin
The syndrome of dehydrated skin occurs more and more often. It used to be typical of 50–60-year-old women, but today it develops around the age of 45. It is caused by dry air in air-conditioned spaces, exhalation in the air, smoking, excessive exposure to the sunlight, lack of water or excessive consumption of dehydrating drinks (alcohol, coffee, black tea), etc.
Due to age and exposure to harmful effects the skin stops producing sufficient amount of natural fat. Subsequently, it loses the ability to retain water and skin dehydration tends to result in deep wrinkles, loss of elasticity, dryness and rough surface. This effect can cause premature skin aging.
The first step to recovery is optimal fluid intake. Another factor affecting skin moisture is high-quality cosmetics.
Impurities from Sweating
With rising temperature, the natural process of sweating, due to which impurities subsequently stick to the skin, increases too. This can lead to clogged pores and acne breakout. Therefore, make sure you cleanse your skin thoroughly and exfoliate it regularly.
4 Steps for Satisfied and Protected Skin in Summer
1. Use sunscreens with SPFs suitable for your skin phototype and locality of your stay
Sunbathing is an indispensable part of summer, but too much sun exposure can cause sunburn. Therefore, it is important to use sunscreens with a high SPF protecting your skin from harmful UV radiation. Sunscreen should be applied to the skin at least 30 minutes before sun exposure and reapplied every two hours, or after bathing.
2. Hydration from Outside and Inside
Our skin is exposed to dry air, which can lead to dehydration. That is why application of moisturising creams with a high content of water and vitamins is important besides drinking enough water. And if possible, avoid cosmetic products containing alcohol or other ingredients that can dry out the skin and burden it unnecessarily.
Daisy Hydrating Face Fluid – This very light base fluid with valuable natural ingredients is perfect for any type of skin as an effective hydrating base for make-up, day and night creams. It can be applied separately in case of oily skin.
Daisy Anti-Pollution Day Face Cream – The gentle anti-pollution day cream with a unique cocktail of natural ingredients for sensitive skin provides long-lasting hydration, protection from adverse environmental impacts and prevents formation of wrinkles. With tender allergen-free fragrance and ECO refill.
Apricot Hydrating Sorbet – Light Cream for Face and Décolletage – This light whipped cream for face and décolletage provides the skin with deep hydration and immediate refreshment. With natural oils, complex of vitamins, hyaluronic acid and soothing panthenol. You will fall in love with the fluffy sorbet with the scent of juicy apricots mainly during hot spring and summer months.
3. Protect your Skin from Pollution
There is a high amount of dust and pollen in the air in summer. This can result in skin irritation and acne. So, try to protect your skin from pollution and use products containing filters protecting against pollution. You will appreciate the MEADOW cosmetic range with an anti-pollution complex providing the skin with a protective shield against adverse environmental impacts.
MEADOW Anti-Pollution & Anti-Aging Face Fluid – Then delicate face fluid will become your everyday companion restoring skin balance, which is disrupted by adverse environmental impacts. You will appreciate it as an effective protective and rejuvenating primer before application of cream or make-up, or directly as light day and night cream for oily skin.
MEADOW After Party & Detoxifying Brightening Face Pack – Intense brightening face pack stuffed with active natural ingredients perfectly kick-starts the skin and makes a look in the mirror more pleasant. Let the wildflowers extracts, natural caffeine, vitamins A, C & E, unique hyaluronic acid and other rejuvenating miracles detoxify, brighten, hydrate and stretch your skin. Just a few minutes and you will feel more beautiful.
MEADOW Anti-Pollution Protective Face Mist – Is your face skin tired, dried and lacking energy? Envelop it in the light face mist full of wildflowers and fruit providing a tender touch of nature, although you are in the embrace of a city. The protective spray contains a unique natural complex from Czech and Slovak meadow herbs and fruit, which effectively protects the skin and has excellent detoxifying effects.
4. Limit Application of Makeup and Focus on Perfect Skin Cleansing
Bring out your natural tanned beauty and treat your skin to lightness without makeup on hot days and focus on gentle, regular and thorough skin cleansing. Your skin will thank you for your tender care.
Daisy Makeup Remover – Do you long for beautiful skin? Do not go to bed without removing your makeup! Extra soft makeup remover with daisy and oat beta-glucan for sensitive skin will perfectly remove makeup and other impurities from your skin and prepare it for further caring rituals.
Daisy Cleansing and Makeup Removing Gel – Thorough makeup removal is a basis of skincare routine. Do it quickly and comfortably during just shower or bath. This gentle cleansing facial gel with daisy and almond oil will be the right help. Fast-moving times require the quickest and the most efficient operations, which reflects in the world of cosmetics as well.
Daisy Soothing Face Toner for skin hydration and regeneration. The gentle face toner with daisy, oat extract, almond oil, panthenol and lactic acid is ideal for finishing cleansing of the skin in the morning and in the evening.
Do not Omit Your Body Skin Care
Treat yourself to shower after every intense physical activity and use gentle cleansing products that will not excessively dry your skin. Do not forget to regularly use moisturising body lotions, which will provide your skin with needed moisture and protect it from dehydration.
If you like spending your time around the pool, keep in mind that chlorinated water can dry out the skin. Take a shower after every swimming to remove residual chlorine and apply moisturising body lotion that will nourish and soothe your skin.
Do not forget regular exfoliation within your skin care. Removing dead skin cells will help keep your skin fresh and radiant. Use gentle exfoliating products and apply them once or twice a week to reach optimal results.
Daisy Shower Gel & Shampoo – Family Package – This exceptionally delicate hydrating 2-in-1 shower gel and shampoo for women soothes and softens sensitive skin and tenderly smells of daisies. Available in a value 400ml pack for the whole family.
MEADOW Anti-Pollution & Anti-Aging Body Lotion – The MEADOW delicate body lotion with exceptionally popular floral-fruit fragrance contains a natural anti-pollution complex from Czech and Slovak herbs. It protects the skin from UV radiation and detoxifies it in the polluted urban environment. It also softens and rejuvenates the skin.
APRICOT Moisturising Body Lotion for Dry Skin - Moisturising and highly natural body lotion for dry skin with valuable natural oils, apricot extract and hyaluronic acid provides long-lasting hydration, softening, nourishment and regeneration. Thanks to the intense revitalising and lipid-replenishing effect it is an ideal after-sun lotion. Sparkling fruity fragrance of juicy apricot scents the skin with amazing fragrance.
Daisy Caring Body Oil – This caring body oil with daisy, coenzyme Q10 and natural oils provides sensitive skin with nourishment and hydration, regenerates it and prevents from premature aging. The Daisy body oil provides the skin also with ideal soothing and nourishing care after sunbathing, prevents formation of stretch marks and regenerates over-dry split hair ends.
Sweet-Balm & Thermal Spring Salt Softening Body Scrub – Treat yourself to a pleasant revitalizing ritual with the fantastic fragrance of sweet balm! Nourishing exfoliating massage perfectly removes dead skin cells and impurities and leaves the skin velvety smooth and radiant.
Pay Attention also to Your Hands and Lips
Taking care of your hands and lips, which also suffer from high temperatures and outdoor activities, should be part of your summer routine. Treat them mainly to protection and hydration.
MEADOW Anti-Pollution Protective Hand Cream – MEADOW protective, hydrating and regenerating hand cream with shea butter and an anti-pollution complex from Czech and Slovak herbs and fruit for soft and smooth skin. Provide your hands with a protective shield full of nature and treat them to intense regeneration and protection.
Nail and Cuticle Oil – Clean and soft hands with manicured nails attract attention and express our personality. The unique oil care based on valuable plant ingredients strengthens and nourishes weak nails and softens cuticles.
MEADOW Anti-Pollution & Anti-Aging Lip Serum – The creamy serum contains a unique natural complex from Czech and Slovak meadow herbs and fruit, which has excellent detoxifying effects and effectively protects the lips from adverse environmental impacts. It promotes regeneration, hydration and brightening and slows down skin aging.
And what about hair care?
Hair also needs special care in summer. Here are some tips on how to keep your hair beautiful even in summer.
1. Protect your Hair from Solar Radiation
Sun rays can damage hair structure and fade the colour of the hair. Wearing hats, scarves or other headgear helps protect hair from direct sunlight. It is also appropriate to use hair products with UV protection, which create a sunlight barrier.
2. Provide your Hair with Moisture
The sun and heat can dry out your hair. It is important to supply your hair with sufficient moisture. Application of moisturising hair pack or conditioners is a great way how to improve hydration and keep the hair healthy.
3. Protect your Hair from Salt Water
If you are going to spend some time by the sea, it is important to protect your hair from salt water. Salt water can dry out your hair and leave it brittle. Before entering the sea or a pool, it is appropriate to rinse your hair with clean water to limit penetration of salt water into your hair. After swimming, rinse your hair and use moisturising hair products.
4. Trim the Ends of your Hair Regularly
The summer season can lead to increased hair breaking. Trimming the ends of your hair regularly helps remove split and damaged ends, which improves the overall appearance of your hair.
APRICOT Regenerating Shampoo for Dry and Damaged Hair – The regenerating shampoo for dry, damaged and fragile “lifeless” hair with extract form apricot and wheat germs, almond oil and research-proven active XylishineTM intensely hydrates, repairs hair fibres, nourishes and strengthens.
APRICOT Nourishing Hair Mask for Dry and Damaged Hair - The intense hair mask for dry and damaged hair without silicones with natural oils, apricot and wheat extracts, peach and apple, creatine and research-proven active XylishineTM active restores natural beauty of your hair.
Beer Cosmetics Extra Soft Dream Shampoo – Extra soft care for beautiful dream-like hair. The revitalising shampoo with beer, caffeine, hops and barley extracts supports growth and volume, intensively hydrates, regenerates and protects hair.
WINE COSMETICS Revitalizing Shampoo for Volume & Colour – Discover the magic of wine for beautiful hair full of life. The soft revitalizing shampoo with Moravian wine, natural antioxidants and proteins provides hair with colour protection, increased volume, shine, strength and hydration!
We wish you beautiful summer days,