Skin Care

Age Spots Wrinkles Dry Skin Follow Our Anti-Ageing Tips

The sun may shine all year, but it's far more damaging during spring and summer. UVA rays penetrate cloud cover and destroy the skin's collagen and elastin fibres, leading to saggy skin and wrinkles. Visible light and infrared rays cause an upsurge in free radicals that oxidise proteins in your skin. Skin cells malfunction and can't renew themselves, leaving you with dry, dull complexions, and age spots. To add fuel to the fire, as soon as the weather warms up, your skin produces blemish-causing sebum. Read on to know some anti-ageing tips to enjoy the summer without damaging your skin.

Sunscreen is a Must

Applying a sunscreen is a non-negotiable flawless skin rule. If you do not want to layer sunscreen on top of your face cream, look for products with SPF. Go for a soothing, moisturising, anti-ageing and antioxidant-rich broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects against long-wave UVA and, most importantly, short-wave UVB rays. The L’Oréal Paris UV Perfect Matte & Fresh contains not only protects you from all harmful UV rays, but it also contains mattified kaolin clay that absorbs excess sweat, making it a perfect choice for Indian summers, even in the extremely humid places. The sunscreen is suitable for all skin types and gives you a matte finish.

Do Not Forget to Cleanse Well

There's no point in applying SPF and anti-pollution creams if our skin isn't religiously cleansed. Cleansing removes traces of makeup, pollutants, and encrusted sunscreens. Squeaky clean skin can better breathe and regenerate after a day facing the elements. So cleanse morning and night, not forgetting your neck and décolletage area, which also bear the brunt of everyday life. For a fresh, dewy, blackhead and blemish-free complexion, apply a face scrub at least once a week, to remove dead skin cells and clean out your pores. The L’Oréal Paris White Perfect Anti-Dullness Scrub boosts skin complexion by minimizing visible pores & refining the skin. If the sun or pollution has left your skin feeling sensitive, treat it to a soothing, hydrating face mask. And if age spots crop up, apply a lightening serum under your sunscreen/day cream and night cream. Don't forget to pamper your eye area!

Skip The Heavy Formulae

Heat can make our skin greasy and shiny. Go for light, fluid, watery textures - liquid care (AKA cosmetic water) is perfect. Our suggestions? Cosmetic water, liquid treatments, evanescent serums, and gels that pump skin full of moisture without leaving a greasy glare. The L’Oréal Paris Hydrafresh Genius Water contains hyaluronic acid that makes skin feel plump by providing hydration, nourishment, and improved moisture locking. Treatments like these are not heavy on the skin and they leave your skin feeling gorgeously fresh.

Your skin already goes through a lot during the summers, the harmful UV rays wreak havoc on your skin. Throw in pollution and your increasingly sensitive skin has a hard time defending itself against summer rays. Don’t wait to see signs of ageing and damage on your skin, start early and protect your skin from the harmful summer sun.