Tip 3: Peeling for the perfect glow
Regular peelings contribute to smooth skin and an even tan. They remove dead skin cells and this has many advantages.
care products can have an optimal effect.
The hair removal is more thorough because fewer hairs grow in.
Peeling promotes blood circulation and thus regeneration.
They soften rough areas for a better tanning result - applies to self-tanner and sun
Facial scrubs can reduce blemishes effectively.
With so many plus points, the effort is definitely worth it. And that is limited because once or twice a week is completely sufficient. Exfoliating too often can make the skin sensitive. And one more thing: When it comes to scrubs, you should definitely differentiate between the body and face because the skin is different.
As a body scrub, mechanical peelings are ideal. Both products and beauty tools such as dry brushes or sisal gloves are recommended here. What is particularly impressive about the glove is its ease of use. You can use it to give your skin a massage before you shower. This also brings a hello-awake effect in the morning!
The face prefers it the gentle way. Especially in summer you should use mild products. My tip is therefore enzyme peelings or a DIY peeling with chickpea flour. Under Everything goes smoothly with the right peeling you will find out in more detail why the mild versions are ahead of the fruit acid peelings.
With products with a fruit acid complex (AHAs or BHAs), caution is advised in summer anyway. Due to their peeling effect, they increase the skin's sensitivity to light. That's why they should only be used before going to bed, if at all. Sensitive skin in particular sometimes reacts irritated to sunlight even the next day. That's why you play it safe with the gentle variants.
Liing on the beach as a fluorescent lamp doesn't feel very sexy. If you don't want to sizzle in the sun for days for crunchy caramel, self-tanners are an alternative. They are also available in natural cosmetics as a cream, spray or feather-light mousse.
The tanning active ingredient in self-tanners (both natural cosmetic and conventional) is called dihydroxyacetone (DHA) and is a sugar that is usually obtained from glycerine - so it works here too purely vegan. Self-tanners are being discussed because of this substance. Under certain conditions, formaldehyde can split off here. While the levels are within the EU Cosmetics Regulation, not everyone likes to take a risk for a tan.
Unfortunately, there are no unreservedly recommended methods for a summer tan, be it sunbathing or self-tanning. Here you have to find your own personal feel-good solution. There is a little help at Peppermynta, where you can get an overview of natural cosmetic self-tanners.
☝️ Tip: Formaldehyde splits off in tanning products, especially if they are stored too warm. Note the information on the packaging and place the product best in the fridge.
Conclusion: 3 tips ensure beautiful skin in summer
There are also seasons in skin care. With three basic rules, your skin will shine as soft, fresh and crunchy as a peach, even in the summer heat:
Moisture before fat – your face's best friend is a moisturizing serum, while oils are now used sparingly.
Sunscreen is a must – products with mineral UV filters and aloe gel provide purely natural protection and provide plenty of moisture
Regular peeling - this refines the complexion, enables an even tan and reduces impurities.
Well, we're ready, summer can come!