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Prepare your skin for summer...

Summer is coming!

Finally summer is coming and we are very happy to finally be able to enjoy the sun. But if we really love it, our skin is more suspicious. And she's right!

Why should our skin be wary of the sun?

The sun's rays cover a range of wavelengths from infrared to ultraviolet, which is commonly shortened to "UV". UV is responsible for tanning.

We have three types of UV:UVA, UVB and UVC, depending on their wavelength. The longer the wavelength, the more the skin is subjected to UV radiation.

We mainly remember the following points:

- UVB will penetrate about 10% of the dermis, UVA 20%.

- The stratum corneum absorbs 70% of UVB

- Infrareds penetrate the hypodermis.

(As a reminder, the layers of the skin are:the epidermis including the stratum corneum, the dermis and the hypodermis). When you expose your skin to the sun, it reflects some of the UV rays. This residual radiation, absorbed and diffused in part by the skin, results in a tan!

There are two types of tan:

- Instant tanning, caused by the action of UV rays on the skin, when it takes on a colored tint during exposure, but gradually regains its natural tint in the hours/days that follow. It is mainly the action of UVA rays.

- Delayed tanning, when the skin takes a few days to color, but the tan persists. This is due to an increase in the production and distribution of dark pigment. Likewise, the skin thickens. This is mainly the action of UVB.

If you expose yourself too much, too long, to

bad UV hours, we risk

different skin lesions:

- Sunburn, i.e. skin inflammation caused by increased blood flow under the skin (caused by UVB rays)

- Premature aging of the skin:it thins in places, loses its elasticity, wrinkles may appear in particular. (Caused UVA)

- Skin cancer. (UVA-UVB)

The reaction of skin to the sun is different depending on the skin category:their pigmentation, their ability to tan. Overall, the clearer the skin, the greater the precautions to be taken.

How to prepare your skin?

In order not to have any worries this summer, it is necessary to do several small things! And, one that may seem trivial and yet is of paramount importance is exfoliation!

So this is where your Belle au Naturel June box comes in handy!

For your face, use once a week the gentle scrub from Savon Stories. A brand established in Vaucluse that never ceases to gain followers in France offers you a gentle face exfoliant with argan powder that will gently remove your dead skin!

For the body, try the Cassidaine Bio coffee exfoliant, which offers you the traditional coffee and sugar scrub:your skin is exfoliated and toned! You can also find Guérande Cosmétique's organic body pleasure scrub on the shop, just after your shower!

After the exfoliation, comes hydration, but above all the stimulation of melanin. For this, you need vegetable oils rich in vitamin A, E and carotenoids, antioxidants to fight skin aging and omega 3 and 6.

For the body, apply Organic Argan Oil dry oil from La Savonnerie du Pilon du Roy, rich in vitamin E, omega 6, sterols and carotenoids!

On the face, apply the Sainte-Victoire face cream and its regenerating lavender floral water. If you wish, combine it with the Elixir of organic precious oils from Savonnerie Pilon du Roy, in the evening, before going to bed. Internally, do not hesitate to take a course of Borage Capsules from LMP Santé Laboratories, rich in omega 6 and vitamin E!

Finally, stay hydrated:drink plenty of water and pay attention to your diet. And during the summer, don't forget:protect yourself!

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