As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, it’s natural to want to spend more time outside. However, it’s essential to do so safely, as even the best things in life can come with a bit of a risk. Here are some ways that you can enjoy the sun safely this summer.
Protect your skin
Too much sun exposure can harm your skin, causing damage and increasing the risk of skin cancer. To protect your skin and enjoy the sun safely this summer, apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before exposure and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher.
YonKa Sunscreen Cream offers SPF50 broad-spectrum UVA & UVB protection. Suitable for all skin types, even those with sensitive skin, it protects the skin and helps fight oxidative stress and photo-ageing.
Additionally, wear clothing, hats and sunglasses to protect exposed skin and take breaks during extended sun exposure.
Avoid being out in the sun when the rays are strongest – usually between 10 am and 4 pm.
After sun care
After sun exposure and enjoying the sun safely, restoring hydration and soothing your skin is essential. You might not instantly see or feel the effects of being out in the sun immediately, but it’s important not to skip this skincare step.
Start by taking a cool shower, which will help reduce heat and discomfort in the skin and will also help to remove any remaining sunscreen.
Next, apply sun cream like Lait Apres-Soleil from YonKa to help cool and rehydrate the skin, giving it its comfort back. With ingredients including allantoin, cornflour, calendula, cucumber and chamomile, it soothes, moisturises and calms hot skin after sun exposure.
Usually, sun-exposed skin is dehydrated, so incorporate products from the YonKa Hydra No1 collection, which contain hydrating hyaluronic acid to give a boost of moisture back to the skin.
It’s essential to stay hydrated throughout the day, but if you’re outside in the sun, you might find yourself sweating more. Drink plenty of water during the day, especially in the evening when you’re less likely to sweat.
If you have a tan from sun exposure, incorporate the YonKa Tan Extender into your skincare routine. It comforts and repairs the skin; you can use it on the face and body after being out in the sun where you’ve been enjoying it safely. This contains polyphenols, vitamins E, A, and B5 to hydrate, soothe and regenerate the skin, enhancing the already beautiful glow that your skin has. It leaves a pretty, golden, iridescent Sheen to your skin and helps to extend your tan too.
Get a sunless tan
If you’re looking for a sunless tan, try the YonKa Lait Auto Bronzant, a double-action self-tanner and moisturiser that develops into a natural tan in three to four hours without sun exposure. You can use it on the face and body to give the beautifully even golden glow that lasts up to four days. Remember that even with a sunless tan, your skin still needs UV protection, so use an SPF daily.
To learn more about what YonKa products are best for your skin this summer so that you can enjoy the sun safely, visit your local YonKa salon today.