Summer, sun, sunscreen
How to keep you skin radiantly beautiful in summer
• Provide your skin with moisture: your skin loses moisture in summer due to the heat. Moisturising After Sun Lotion from NIVEA will soothe your skin and replenish its moisture levels.
• Drink enough: during the summer you should always have a water bottle on hand. Your body loses a lot of moisture due to heavy sweating. You should drink two to three litres of water a day in summer to keep your skin supplied with plenty of moisture.
• Take some time to cool off! In summer, many people like to jump in an ice-cold shower to cool down. But this sudden cold shock means not enough heat escapes from the body after showering, and you’ll quickly start sweating again. It’s therefore, better to take a lukewarm shower, to ensure you stay cool for longer. NIVEA Sunshine Love Shower Gel will give your body an extra kick of freshness in the shower.
Always keep some sunscreen with you!
How to keep cool in summer - without air conditioning
This fridge trick is also great for your pyjamas, insoles and bedsheets. You can find another great summer skin booster in the fridge: vitamins. Eat plenty of fresh fruit such as melon or pineapple on hot days. In traditional Chinese medicine, it is said that these foods cool the body from the inside out. Their high water content also ensures that the skin is supplied with moisture.
Taking care of your skin in the sea or by the pool
Protect your skin around water
You might feel cooler in the sea or chilling out by the pool but this is often where the most damage can be done. Even when you're under the water, UVB rays can penetrate through damaging your skin through sun overexposure, all while you're less aware of the damage due to skin feeling cool underwater.
Also, if you don't reapply your sunscreen after swimming or towelling off you can be more vulnerable to sun damage. Even with sunscreen, you need to be wary to reapply every few hours to keep your protection up especially as the suns rays can bounce off the surface of the water and hit your skin twice.