Enjoyed the beach day and sunbath?
But the sun had dehydrated your body and skin, and your hair has turned all frizzy and tangled.
Yes, you had followed a pre-beach skincare routine and applied layers of sunscreen. Still, the sun did what it had to. Worry not.
Here are some great post-beach skin and hair care tips to follow.
Book an Appointment for a Microneedling Session
A beach day means sun damage through UV exposure. This breaks down collagen and elastin (the connective tissues of the skin).
So, the skin loses elasticity and develops deep wrinkles, says the Mayo Clinic.
Other effects of sun exposure include pigment irregularities and brown spots. The good news is that all these signs can be improved or treated with Microneedling in Brooklyn.
This treatment is plays a role in dermal remodeling.
Skincare experts at Staten Island Glam Glow Esthetics recommend discontinuing at-home exfoliation including the use of retinol or Vitamin A solutions a few days before New York Microneedling.
So, book an appointment these few days in advance.
Wash the Day Away
You walked on the sand and splashed in the salty seawater.
While having fun, you also welcomed a lot of dirt and impurities to your skin and hair.
Moreover, the extra layers of sunscreen you put on before speeding to the beach have accumulated on your skin. So? Cleanse your entire body.
Use a shampoo that is cooling, like with menthol. Lather well. This can help loosen the tangles easily without the need for harsh combing.
Use a moisturizing conditioner to smoothen the frizz. Wash your body with a gentle shower gel.
Use a mild face wash too. Don't use any scrubber. Remember that sand acts as a natural exfoliator.
So, unknowingly you had a round of exfoliation right at the beach.
Rehydrate and Cool Yourself Down
Drink lots of water to compensate for the dehydration caused by the long exposure to the sun on the beach day.
Sip on coconut water and lime juice from time to time to cool down your system faster.
Also, it is fine to take cold showers for some days to help your skin release all the absorbed heat.
Apply aloe vera gel on the areas where you see signs of sunburn. It can provide a remarkable cooling sensation to relieve your sunburn.
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!
Remember that your skin experienced both dehydration and exfoliation at the beach.
So, it is time to hydrate and moisturize your whole body.
The soles of your feet will need some extra care after those bare-footed walks on the sandy beach.
So will your elbows since they were rested on the coarse sand. Massage these areas in circles using a moisturizing lotion.
Also, use a nighttime moisturizer so that it can hydrate your skin throughout the night. Remember to get enough sleep, as this helps your skin repair itself.
Continue with your self-care routine and when it's time to receive the Microneedling treatment in New York, go for it.