How to take care of your post-summer skin
In countries all over the world we’ve experienced one of the hottest summer in years. So, wherever you are, it’s likely your skin will have been subjected to some serious heat.
So, now that cooler temperatures are upon us, it’s time to replenish. Here we’re going to run down how to give love back to your post-summer skin ailments, and get your glow back in time for autumn.
Of course, prevention is the best course of action when it comes to sunburn – and we’re sure many of you skincare junkies will have been slathering it on during this heat. However, if you missed a few days or opted for too low an SPF, you may just have fallen victim to the strong rays – it happens to the best of us.
First of all, drink a lot of water. Your skin is your body’s largest organ, and when it’s inflamed you can lose vital hydration, electrolytes and heat. Aloe Vera is the perhaps best natural topical cure for sunburn; you will feel your skin instantly cool to the touch as you apply it. Afterwards, you’ve just got to keep up that moisture – moisturize regularly, and use a restorative sheet mask like Lecler Express Refresh to top it up.
2. Flaky scalp
People with fairer complexions in particular can often suffer from sun damage to the scalp, resulting in flaky skin. If this sounds familiar, you could purchase some over-the-counter anti-inflammatory products such as hydrocortisone cream to cool the heat. Or, if you prefer more natural methods, try a home remedy like a green tea or chamomile rinse. Once the redness has calmed slightly, moisturise partings and other available areas with a gentle, paraffin-based emollient cream.
No matter how careful you were with suncream it’s likely you may have picked up some incidental UV damage, which can cause redness or broken capillaries. You need something that is going to even your skin tone. Vitamin C is a great natural antioxidant that can work wonders on a blotchy complexion. Alternatively, a sheet mask like Lecler Anti-Ageing with its hyaluronic acid rich formula is fantastic for counterbalancing redness.
Dryness is perhaps the most common offender post-summer, both on your face and body. In the summer there’s often an increased humidity, which your skin naturally soaks up; when the weather turns cool again, it lacks the natural moisture it’s been accustomed to. Alternatively, you may
have been spending a lot of time in air conditioned rooms, which sucks moisture from your skin as well. If you’ve been tanning your skin will be all the more susceptible to it.
With a few simple changes to your skincare routine your skin will be supple again in no time. Start with a gentle exfoliator and buff away any dead skin. Use this sparingly – no more than twice a week, as this can be too harsh on your skin’s delicate natural oils. Next, select a light yet moisturising cleanser. And finally, as ever when you encounter dryness, pick up your Lecler Intense Hydration to give your skin the deep nourishment it so desperately craves.