Skin Care

SOS Salty Skin: How to Save Your Skin from Sea Salt

SOS Salty Skin How to Save Your Skin from Sea Salt

A trip to the beach is great for mind and body, so grab your swimsuit and get a lungful of that fresh air, just be sure to protect your skin from salty seawater! Your skin has a moisture barrier that sits on the surface, keeping it supple. But sea salt absorbs this store of water and disrupts its protective function. And without this defensive mechanism, skin becomes dry and taut, cracking, and loses its suppleness. Here are some important things to keep in mind to protect your skin before your next beach vacation!

• Sunscreen Is a Must

Spending a day at the beach does not only mean prolonged exposure to the sunrays but also to the abrasive and salty seawater. Protect your skin from these elements by using a sunscreen that's rich in moisturising and nourishing ingredients. The L'Oreal Paris UV Perfect Aqua Essence with an SPF 50++ will shield you from the harmful rays of the sun and its hydrating formula will keep you safe from the harsh water and sand.

• Shower Immediately

Once you're out of the sea, hop in the shower and wash off all the salty residue. If there are no showers on the beach, mist or splash your face with some fresh or mineral water to remove surface salt and soothe your skin. Once you’re back indoors, take an evening shower with a pH-neutral soap to rebalance your moisture levels. If your pores feel clogged by salt, sunscreen, and sweat, try a gentle body scrub to leave you feeling fresh and glowing. Use a gentle cleanser like micellar water to purify and hydrate your face.

• Moisturise Your Skin

After showering, apply a moisturiser to plump up the skin and combat sea salt's negative effects. Try the new L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro-Essence. Its lightweight formula that penetrates up to 10 skin layers to reveal bright and radiant skin with improved moisture retention. Before hitting the sack, apply a nourishing night-time face mask to regenerate the skin and prepare it for the next day's salty onslaught. The L'Oreal Paris White Perfect Clinical Overnight Treatment Cream provides intense hydration and boosts skin radiance overnight for a brighter and younger-looking skin.

Most people are aware of the damage the harsh sun rays but not too many people think about what the salty seawater does to their skin. Even though salt water is rich in vitamins and minerals, overexposure to the salt and the combination of sun and sea can leave your skin feeling dry and irritated. Follow these simple tips before and after hitting the beach and enjoy your day out without damaging your skin.