Taking care of your skin in the summer – Dec 15 Newsletter

The Nexus Beauty News

Taking care of your skin in the summer

Taking care of your skin in the summerWe all love the summer and the beach, unfortunately the sun is not our best friend when it comes to a healthy, youthful skin. The UVB and UVA rays penetrate the layers of the skin damaging the collagen fibres. Collagen fibres make a criss-cross pattern that keeps our skin plump and flexible. The sun breaks down some of those fibres causing laxity and wrinkles. What happens to an old elastic band in which some of the elastic threads have broken? It won’t tighten any more, the same happens to the skin.
 It is possible to regenerate some of the lost collagen with the help of treatments such as IPL, RF, Skin Needling, and good quality skin care, however with age the production of collagen and elastine decreases and much of the damage is irreparable. Another harmful effect of overexposure to the sun are freckles and brown spots or liver spots. These spots are the result of the body trying to protect itself from the UV rays by creating clusters of melanin in the deep layers of the skin. Again, although it is possible to treat pigmentation, treatments can be expensive and if the damage is very deep, not 100% effective.
 The best remedy is protection: choose a good broad-spectrum sunscreen, zinc or titanium based are best. Make sure that you reapply it every 2 hours. If you are swimming or exercising, apply more often being mindful that drying yourself will rub off some of the sunscreen.
 Vitamin A is essential for the health of your skin, however every time you go under the sun, even for a few minutes, the vitamin A in your skin gets depleted. It takes 7 days to replenish vitamin A through diet and only 3 days through the skin, that is why you also need a moisturiser with high levels of vitamin A such as the Environ Skin Care range.

Body sugaring hair removalHave you tried Sugar Waxing (Sugaring)?

  • Do you suffer from ingrown hairs?
  • Do you get awful rashes after waxing?
  • Does your skin lift up when waxing?
  • Do you have varicose veins?
  • Do you suffer from eczema or psoriasis?
Sugaring or Sugar Waxing is done with a 100% natural paste made out of sugar, water and lemon. Unlike regular waxing, the sugar penetrates the mouth of the follicle, lubricating the hair and facilitating the extraction. The hair is then pulled in the direction of growth and comes out complete with root and sheath, which results in less breakage and less ingrowns.
 Sugar does not stick to live cells and it is used at body temperature, so it is very gentle on the skin and can be used over varicose veins, eczema and psoriasis.
 Sugaring is also done with a gloved hand and the same ball of sugar is used to remove all the hair in the area, so there is no risk of cross contamination or double dipping.
The Nexus Beauty News – Vol 2, Issue 9 – December 2015 Newsletter
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