So skin and hair do not suffer in the summer
Everything flows and sticks: The summer, sunshine and warm temperatures also have unpleasant sides. This is how skin and hair suffer. Experts betray their tips for a pleasant summer look.
Care tips for the skin
“Of course, adequate sun protection in the hot months is still the method of choice to avoid damage from UV rays,” explains dermatologist Hans-Peter Schoppelrey from the Skin and Laser Center at the Munich Opera. But also the daily care routine should be changed in the summer. “Too rich anti-aging creams, for example, ensure that the fine sweat glands of the skin can be clogged.” The skin feels hot, blemishes can occur as a result.
Better are therefore “lighter products such as a serum or a cream based on yellow,” explains Schoppelrey. Especially those who have normal or oily skin, should switch to such products in the summer months. “The air in our latitudes is usually always a little damp, so that the skin is virtually supplied from the outside.”
Jet peeling for the pores
If you would like to treat yourself to an extra treat: In order to allow the pores of the sensitive facial skin to breathe freely even in hot weather, the dermatologist recommends a jet scrub. With the help of tiny nozzles, a cold mixture of gas and water is applied to the skin – at high speed. The complexion is gently and gently cleaned to the deep, while stimulating the blood circulation. Subsequently, active ingredients such as hyaluronic acid are incorporated into deeper skin layers, where they develop their care performance.
“The skin must be able to sweat,” is Schoppelrey’s general tip for the summer. First, because sweat is nothing but the expression of the body’s natural thermoregulation. On the other hand, this stimulates the blood circulation, dead skin cells and free radicals can thus be better transported away. In addition, the sweat contains the body’s own lipids, which provide the skin with fats and moisture – virtually a care from the inside.
Make-up artist Peter Arnheim from Berlin advises against complaining unnecessarily in the summer. “So you should switch to light, frosting day creams instead of the heavier foundation, so that the skin can breathe.” Often you do not need any make-up, especially with slightly sun-brown skin.
“Against shiny areas around forehead nose and chin also helps a light, mattifying powder,” Arnheim explains. “They are now in so many nuances that you can hide even small irregularities in the complexion.” Special blister paper leaflets from the drugstore previously remove sebum.
Arnheim points out: “In the heat of the day you should do without make-up as much as possible – a touch of gloss and perhaps a little water-resistant mascara – that’s quite enough in midsummer.”
Care tips for the hair
Due to the relatively high humidity in this country in the summer, the hair is usually not dry or brittle. It is different when you spend a lot in the pool or under the southern sun into the sea and the hotel pool. Chlorine and salt actually remove moisture from the hair.
Therefore, it is important for the care, that after a long day at the beach or pool it is essential to wash the hair thoroughly to remove any residue of chlorine, salt water and sand. Roberto Laraia, Art Director of the Central Association of the German Hairdressing Trade in Cologne, recommends a shampoo with moisturizing ingredients. “But even after your vacation, you should treat sun-stressed hair to an intensive treatment that will stay in your hair for a few minutes.”
The best hairstyle for the summer
In order to protect as many hairs as possible against the sun and other influences, the expert advises to tie the long hair into a loose braiding hairstyle. There is an extra in the evening: The hair then falls in the trendy beach waves. This works well, especially if you spray the hair with a special moisturizing spray after weaving it in.
If you prefer to wear long hair or a short hairstyle, “There are now a number of sunscreen sprays for hair that protect against UV radiation,” says Laraia.