Cosmetologist Smirnova recommended not to use foundation in the summer

In the summer, skin of any type is especially susceptible to the influence of ultraviolet radiation, which is why it is better to abandon some cosmetics, Svetlana Smirnova, a cosmetologist at the SM-Cosmetology clinic, told Life.

According to her, during the hot season, the skin undergoes photoaging, and also suffers from heat and temperature changes associated with the operation of air conditioners. As a result, there may be a feeling of dryness, tightness, and often pigment spots, rashes and irritation may also appear.

“The heat is fraught with a number of troubles for owners of oily and combination skin: they notice a shine on their face and sometimes face acne. People with dry skin of the face are negatively affected not only by sunlight, but also by salty sea water, which dries out the upper skin layers, she added.

In such conditions, the specialist advises, it is necessary to choose the right cosmetic products. She called their main criterion the ability to protect from sunlight and moisturize the skin.

So, in the daytime it is not recommended to use foundation, care cream with a dense texture, as well as products containing retinol, vitamin A and various acids. In addition, bleaching preparations should not be applied, which increase the sensitivity of the skin of the face to ultraviolet radiation and provoke its irritation.

“Therefore, the listed preparations are safe only in the evening and at night, while the scorching sun is below the horizon. In the morning and afternoon hours, sunscreens with an SPF of at least 50 should be used, which protects the skin from UVA and UVB rays,” Smirnova noted.

And, despite all the restrictions, there are quite a lot of funds suitable for the heat. So, instead of foundation, you can choose BB cream and CC cream, and put powder with sunscreen properties in your cosmetic bag. To control the oily sheen of the face and prevent acne, the specialist recommends matting sebum-regulating wipes. If the skin is dry, then you need to pay more attention to moisturizers and sunscreens.

“In general, sunscreens are useful for every type of skin, because they not only protect it from pigmentation and premature aging, but also prevent the occurrence of cancer,” summed up the doctor.

Life told how to care for the skin of the hands in the summer season. According to cosmetologist Natalia Rudyk, scrubs, light peels and cleansers are perfect at home. In addition, it is recommended to use moisturizing and nourishing creams and masks with oils.


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