How does the heat affect your body? Dry skin and fluid retention
When summer arrives, so do the high temperatures and the “phew, how hot…” along with certain complaints that spoil our plans during this season such as fluid retention and dry skin or blotches from the sun.
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Effects of the heat on our skin
When the thermometer rises our skin becomes dehydrated and dry; we find it becomes tight and irritated.
If you are someone who suffers from excessive sweating under the armpits or on the inside of the thighs for instance, no doubt you also suffer from discomfort in these areas – especially if you have sensitive skin.
For example, while not everybody’s skin is affected the same by a sweaty face, if you have dry skin the sweating will stimulate the sebaceous glands and make your skin more radiant with that glow we love so much.
On the other hand, if you have oily skin prone to acne, excess sweating could make it worse.
“Whatever the case, it’s important you consult a trusted dermatologist to care for your skin correctly in the summer”
How to look after your skin in summer?
1 Start with Rule Number 1, which you should never forget: Use sun screen on your face!
Choose a facial cleanser, serum and moisturising cream that are right for your skin and use them every day. That way, you’ll keep your skin clean and properly hydrated to maintain its elasticity and glow. If you want, you can also complement this daily routine with suitable exfoliants, tonics and oils for your skin depending on what it needs.
3 Help your skin stay healthy with nutricosmetics
If you regularly use Actafarma, we’re sure you’ll be well aware of what it is and all its benefits, so we’re not going to go over that again. If you aren’t familiar with the skin care benefits of nutricosmetics, we recommend this blog article of ours.
Ceannum is our star nutricosmetic containing a combination of hydrolysed collagen, elastin and vitamin C – the perfect cocktail for glowing skin that is supple and elastic. Check out our Instagram, for all the reviews from people who have tried it… you’ll be surprised!
Swelling in summer? Fluid retention due to the heat
Another complaint that occurs or is worse in the summer due to the high temperatures is fluid retention.
That excessive accumulation of fluid in body tissues causing us to gain weight and suffer from swollen legs, ankles and abdomens.
How to combat fluid retention? Although it’s not an exact science, there are some tips you can follow to combat it:
Have a low-salt diet and drink lots of water.
Stay active! Go for a walk, run or ride a bike… any option is better than lying on the sofa.
Enjoy a healthy lifestyle and follow a diet of real food, avoiding ultra-processed foods (whenever possible). Include important spices such as turmeric and cinnamon in your diet, which help reduce swelling.
Get that little bit of extra help we may sometime need from food supplements. Retención Acuarético H2O, containing natural extracts that help control fluid retention.
And as always, if you’d like to discuss anything in particular or have any questions, just send us a message through social media: Facebook o Instagram.
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