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4 summer skincare tips to replenish and restore

Posted January 17, 2021

The harsh summer sun can wreak havoc on your skin. Your skin can become dehydrated losing essential moisture and UV rays can penetrate the deeper layers of the skin breaking down the delicate matrix of collagen and elastin which keeps your skin supple.

The sun has many benefits to your health so avoiding it altogether is not a good idea either. The good news is that you can support your skin to minimise the effects of the sun. Here are our top four tips to ensure your body’s largest organ stays nourished and in the best possible condition this season.

1. Stay Hydrated:

The best skincare routine starts from within. By drinking plenty of water during the summer, this will help flush out toxins from your skin, encouraging a fresh complexion that’s bursting with vitality. How much water you drink depends on your age, weight and sex. Generally six to eight glasses of water is recommended daily for good health and wellbeing.


2. Exfoliate your skin:

Summer skin can be prone to excess oil, as it tries to compensate for dehydration and less moisture. It’s a good time to exfoliate and slough away excess oil and dead skin cells.

We recommend the Reveal Your Glow Mask to draw out impurities and improve skin clarity. Crushed chamomile flowers act as a gentle exfoliator to stimulate cell renewal and improve circulation. This nutrient-dense product detoxifies the skin and leaves it feeling hydrated and rejuvenated.

3. Use adequate sun protection:

We all know that using sunscreen is important, but equally important is wearing a hat and avoiding the worst of the midday sun when UV rays are at their most intense. UV rays have the ability to penetrate the deeper layers of your skin and damage the delicate matrix of collagen and elastin.

Sun is necessary for Vitamin D, bone density and general wellbeing, so instead of avoiding the sun, take care not to overexpose your skin. Enjoy the sun’s nourishing rays and replenish your skin properly at the end of the day. Kosmea’s Hydrating Rosewater Mist is an ideal companion for a hot summer day out in the sun.

You can pop this cooling facial spray in your handbag wherever you go and take a moment several times a day to delicately spray your face. It will rehydrate tired skin and leave you feeling invigorated and ready to face the day ahead. And the scent? It’s simply divine.


4. Treat your skin when needed:

If you do happen to suffer from sunburn, treat it immediately. Avoid the sun for as long as you can and ensure your shower or bath is not too hot to avoid inflaming your skin further. You can also drink extra water during this time to promote healing and use Aloe Vera gel which soothes and cools sunburn. There are many natural products available now to soothe sunburnt skin and help it repair.

For mild cases of sunburn, we recommend using our award-winning Rescue Balm. The fatty acids, natural vitamin A and antioxidants in this winning formula help sooth burns and relieve dry or itchy skin.

Related article: Replenish sun-damaged skin with nutrient-rich Certified Organic Rosehip Oil


Rosehip Oil for sunburned or sun-damaged skin

Your skin is the largest organ in your body and receives nutrients both from what you eat and drink as well as what it absorbs from the surface of your skin. Kosmea’s Certified Organic Rosehip Oil is a light oil and easily absorbed with two key components to help the skin maintain its ability to restore, heal and rejuvenate. These are essential fatty acids and vitamin A. Kosmea’s Rosehip Oil is rich in Omega 3 and 6 and has the highest level of Vitamin A in the market, giving your skin the best possible chance to restore and rejuvenate.

With Rosehip Oil in your skincare routine, you’ll be replenishing your skin with the moisture and nutrients it needs on a daily basis