Who’s excited for summer? Longer days, warmer weather, more time outside. Sounds amazing, right? But with warmer weather and more time outside comes more environmental stress on our skin. Our skin is not only our body’s largest organ, but it also acts as a protective barrier against various external factors including pollution, UV radiation, harsh weather conditions and free radicals. Unfortunately, these environmental aggressors can take a toll on our skin, causing it to become dull, dry and even lead to premature aging. But don’t worry – we’ve got some tips to keep your skin healthy and radiant.
First, let’s talk about pollution. If you live in an urban area, you are dealing with pollution on a daily basis. Airborne pollutants such as exhaust fumes, smoke and industrial emissions can penetrate our skin and cause a range of issues. They trigger oxidative stress, break down collagen and can result in skin inflammation and premature aging. To help combat this, it’s important to make sure you are cleansing your face thoroughly every day. And while we often associate pollution with the outdoors, indoor air pollution is a silent threat to our skin health as well. Dust, allergens, and toxins can accumulate indoors and contribute to skin problems. Regularly clean your living space, dust surfaces and vacuum to minimize these particles. Air purifiers can also improve the air quality inside your home, promoting healthier skin.
Next up – the sun’s harmful rays. We all love soaking up some sunshine but excessive exposure to UV radiation is a major environmental aggressor that can lead to sunburn, wrinkles and even skin cancer. It’s essential to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 every day, regardless of the weather! Harsh weather conditions like extreme temperatures and low humidity can leave skin feeling parched and irritated. Lightweight moisturizers and hydrating mists can help keep skin feeling refreshed in the warmer summer weather while helping to prevent excess oil production.
Did you know that the blue light emitted by screens can also be harmful to our skin? In today's digital age, we spend a significant amount of time in front of screens like laptops, smartphones, and tablets. This blue light can penetrate the skin and generate free radicals, leading to skin aging and hyperpigmentation. To protect your skin, consider using screen protectors that filter out blue light and limit your screen time. Don't forget to give your eyes regular breaks too!
Adding Glotrition’s Afterglo Gummiceuticals featuring FloraGlo to your beauty wellness routine is another way to help protect your skin against environmental aggressors. The lutein in FloraGLO is sourced from marigold flowers and has been clinically proven in human trials to help multiple aspects of skin aging as well as provide protection from environmental aggressors. The results from clinical studies showed FloraGLO improves skin hydration and elasticity by helping to decrease the oxidation of lipids (which is one of the key processes that contributes to aging!) It was also proven to help protect against free radicals and oxidative stress as well as help absorb and filter blue light to protect skin cells.
So remember, your skin deserves some extra TLC this summer. By understanding these environmental aggressors and taking proactive steps to protect your skin, you can maintain a healthy, glowing complexion. Prioritize your skincare routine, don’t forget the sun protection and remember to nourish your body from within by staying hydrated, eating a balanced diet, getting enough beauty sleep and taking your Glotrition Afterglo gummies every day.