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Summer Heat
Staying Cool

How much you can tolerate the heat is a completely separate issue from the reality that your body and skin is being heated from the exposure of such high surrounding temperatures. When your skin is exposed to heat, it destroys collagen, elastic fibers and proteins which plays a dictating role in how young our skin looks.

So how can we try to keep our skin as cool as possible through the inevitable heat?  It may be impossible to completely avoid the heat, but we can try to prevent as much long-term damage to our skin by minimizing as much increase in our skin temperatures.

COVER UP!

Hats ranging from the corny-looking visors to the fashionable floppy hats make a huge difference in providing shade to your face.  It may feel like that hat is adding even more heat than keeping you cool but trust me, it is definitely providing you some shade and protection from the harmful UV rays.  And always make sure to cover your skin with SPF protection! Make sure to find a long-lasting formula that won't easily come off from sweating and preferably has a SPF 50 broad spectrum coverage to ensure you are protected from both UVA and UVB rays.  The Neogen Dermalogy Day-light Protection Sunscreen contains all these elements and the light-weight texture that absorbs clean and fast unlike most other sunscreens.  No wonder why Sephora chose it as one of their sun safety kit picks! Check out Sephora online to see what people are saying about this summer favorite!

HYDRATE!

Drink plenty of water to compensate the additional water loss that occurs from the increased sweating during the summer.  It is easier to experience dehydration and heat exhaustion when you sweat excessively and your body get strained from the prolonged heat exposure. Water loss in the body also means moisture loss in the skin but many are hesitant about applying moisturizers in the summer time due to the fear of getting oily skin and breakouts.  Try a water based moisturizer like the Code9 Glacial Magic Pore Gel, which is 100%water based with pore refining and tightening ingredients that will keep your pore tight and hydrated!   If you tend to have dry skin but sweat a lot and need a lighter feeling oil based moisturizer, try the RE:P Nutrinature Ultra Moist Gel Oil.  This unique formula has the deeply nourishing effects of oil hydration but a lightweight water-like finish!  Further natural skin calming ingredients do a terrific job to cool and soothe the irritating effects of the sun while hydrating!  Now New Yorkers can find it at the Bloomingdales Soho  Soko Glam popup store while Londoners can now also find it at the Selfridges department stores!

COOL OFF!

Protect, hydrate, and of course last but not least, cool off that hot skin!  Carry around facial mists that can help provide a spritz of cooling relief to try to get that skin temperature down as much as possible.  Try finding mists that have additional benefits of calming and repairing ingredients like the H2 Dermadeca Serum Spray which is a 80%hydrogen rich water formula with added central asiatica extract to help calm your skin while cooling you off.  Also invest in some sheet masks or a overnight mask to help you nourish that irritated, compromised skin from the summer sun back to tip top shape!  RE:P All-night Moisture Relief Mask is a great natural ingredient formula that is hydrating yet doesn't leave your skin oily while including soothing natural ingredients that will make your skin regain its natural zen! Learn more about these summer essentials at sokoglam.com! 

Keep your cool on this summer with the perfect summer skincare! Don't sweat it, because Neogen has you covered!