What happens if you don´t use sunscreen

Most of us are eager to go bask in the sun as soon as the first summery sun rays are out. Yet, often we forget to pack that miraculous sunscreen. What can you expect when there is no sun protection at all?   You’ll get a tan and new moles Epidermis, dermis and fat are…

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Christmas at the beach: How to apply sunscreen the right way

Imagine you’re on vacation; you just arrived at the beach, and the sun is at its highest. You’re enjoying the view of the turquoise ocean while spraying on a quick layer of last year’s sunscreen. A couple of hours later, after swimming and sunbathing, you start noticing a soreness all over your shoulders – and…

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The right skin care for the cold days

The days are getting colder again, and this is especially noticeable on our skin. It gets dry, reddened, itchy and more sensitive than usual. Besides, it appears pale and makes us look old – in the truest sense of the word. This is not particularly pleasant but also not surprising as it is constantly exposed…

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#FastFact saunas dehydrate your skin

#FastFact going into the sauna has many health benefits as detoxifying your body, reducing stress levels and easing pain. Yet, you have to treat your skin well when using one as it aggressively dehydrates it. Saunas can raise the temperature of your skin to about 40° Celsius or 104° Fahrenheit. As your skin heat rises,…

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#FastFact fighting dry skin in winter

#FastFact the winter months are harsh on our skin. The water in our skin will evaporate much faster than usual during colder months. Cold weather and winds in combination with dry air through heating will lead to drying out our skin. While drinking much water is important also avoid using hot showers and use a…

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#FastFact aloe vera is a true skin-saver

#FastFact aloe vera contains many very beneficial nutrients, vitamins, minerals, enzymes and fibre that make it so comprehensive and beneficial for the skin. It works as a real skin-saver. While research has shown that aloe vera extract improves skin hydration, this plant also has antioxidant properties containing a great source of vitamin C and E,…

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#FastFact your skin protects you from everyday strains of life

#FastFact the main function of our skin is to act as a barrier. Our skin works hard to protect us from everyday strains as cold, heat, UV radiation, germs, toxics and other harmful risks from the outside world. In order to maintain your skin barrier you need to retain moist in your skin, it keeps…

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#FastFact your eyes can get a sunburn

#FastFact bright light sources can cause an eye sunburn know as photokeratitis. It occurs when the cornea, the cells on the outer layers of your eyes are exposed to natural or artificial bright light sources as UV rays from the sun or tanning beds. When your eyes get burned symptoms include swollen and painful eyes, redness,…

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#FastFact pineapples can slow down the skin ageing process

#FastFact pineapples are rich in alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) that can boost the collagen production. This slows down your skin’s ageing process. Simply soak a cotton ball in pinapple juicy and apply it onto your skin. Let is soak for about five minutes and then wash it off.

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#FastFact water washes sunscreen off

#FastFact don’t jump straight into the water after applying sunscreen. It should be applied at least 30 minutes before going into the water for the formula to fully get in action to protect you against harmful UV radiation. NHS says that sunscreen should always be reapplied straight after you’ve been in the water – even if…

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