Tips for beach beauty & protection
We love the summer, and of course we love the sea and the sun, which make us feel relaxed and refreshed. However, exposure of our skin and hair to these summer indulgences requires a high level of protection.
The sun dries out and dehydrates the skin, while activating sebaceous glands that try to make up for the dryness. In the long term, the skin becomes more oily. SPF 30 is considered the minimum acceptable sun protection factor to use on the skin.
The lips are the most sensitive part of the face, as they don’t have natural protection of sebaceous glands, and require a special product to be protected. So, for the lips and the area around the eyes, use a stick-suncream, while a cream or lotion suncream is fine for the rest of the face.
For men, the best options are spray or gel suncreams.
The amount of suncream to use, recommended by the USDA, is 2 mg/cm2. More simply, the required amount for the face should roughly correspond to 1/3 teaspoon or the size of a hazelnut.
You can also carry a hydrating water spray with you, to spritz on your skin whenever you feel the need for some hydration.