Body hydration in summer: advice and products to take care of your skin
Moisturising cream or oil? Find out which texture to choose to protect your skin from drying out from exposure to the summer sun.
If you think that because high temperatures make you sweat, summer skin doesn't need hydration, you're very wrong. On the contrary, hot, sunny weather calls for increased attention not only to hydration, but also to sun protection. The secret lies in choosing the right product.
According to Natura's dermatologist Raquel Toyota, "on hot days it's best to use creams that are more fluid and have a light texture". During the hot season, choose treatments like Maracujá Body Moisturising Mousse. Ideal for all skin types, it is quickly absorbed and gives a feeling of freshness; you can even keep it in the refrigerator for an immediate cooling effect.
Our specialist also points out that you shouldn't take more showers than in cool weather. "Taking several showers a day dries out the skin," says Raquel.
As for the water temperature, our dermatologist recommends using warm to cool water. "Moisturisers should be applied all over the body immediately after showering," she advises. In practice, she adds, this facilitates the absorption of nutrients because the pores of the skin are more open and therefore the product is more easily absorbed by the skin, and therefore more effective.
Moisturising oil or cream: which texture should you choose?
When choosing a product to moisturise your body, you are presented with a wide range of choices with different textures and fragrances. The dermatologist also explains that moisturisers and body oils work differently.
"The hydration mechanism of oils is based on a film forming on the surface of the skin that prevents water from evaporating," Raquel explains. So they keep the skin hydrated for longer.
Creams and lotions, according to Raquel, are designed so that each active ingredient is specifically responsible for the deep hydration of the epidermis."So very dry skin will benefit more from this type of product," she says. Therefore, it might be worth combining products or choosing the one that best suits your needs.
After sun exposure
During the hottest season of the year, we know that sun protection has to be a priority in our routine. Remember to never use sun protection below SPF 30 and UVA-PF 10. "You should reapply every two hours, after sweating a lot or after contact with water or a towel," Raquel insists. Our specialist also recommends that you avoid exposure to the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
To care for your skin after exposure to the sun, consider using a moisturiser or rich body butter. The Buriti body cream is ideal for after sun application. Buriti fruit oil is rich in beta-carotene, which has antioxidant properties and prevents the skin from drying out.