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Beautiful skin in summer

Summer is the most beautiful time of the year for many of us. But the high temperatures and the sun are a real challenge for our skin. Find out how to properly care for and protect your skin.

Summer, sun, sunscreen

For many women, a slightly tanned complexion is an essential part of summer. To ensure your skin doesn’t get damaged, it needs attention and care. Sun protection, along with plenty of moisture and cooling, are especially important.

How to keep you skin radiantly beautiful in summer

Protect your skin from the sun: UV rays put major stress on your skin. That’s why you should always apply sun protection to your face and body. Find out more about choosing the right sun protection here.
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!

Sunscreen

The sun’s effect is even greater in summer – and so sun protection should be an essential part of your summer skincare routine. Think about it: even if it’s cloudy, harmful UV radiation can still have an effect on your skin. 

Endless Summer

Sunbathe

Protection and a long-lasting tan: NIVEA SUN Protect & Bronze sun protection products contain liquorice root extract, which activates the skin’s own melanin production.

How to keep cool in summer - without air conditioning

Our creams and lotions get a new home in summer. It’s best to store your jars and bottles in the fridge. This has a positive side effect: each time you apply them, you’ll get an extra kick of freshness and cool down your skin. 
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

We all like to lay by the pool or play in the sea, but these activities need just as much sun care if not more.

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.