With the temperature rising and summer holidays nearly here we all want to hit the beach looking and feeling our best. Though getting a sun-kissed look may be what we envision when we think of summer, the reality of summer stickiness, sweat, sunburn and more can affect the quality of our skin. Let’s take a look at how we can get summer ready skin and protect our skin during the season…
While beautiful sunshine may make us feel carefree, continued over-exposure to the sun can cause a lot of damage, breaking down our skin’s cells and weakening the body’s protective barrier. While many beauty products contain collagen for topical use, it’s real benefits come from within. Collagen is the most abundant protein in our body, and up to 70% of the protein that makes up our skin is made from Collagen. Collagen gives skin its strength and elasticity, and hair and nails their strength too. It supports our skin cells to renew and repair themselves and has a firming effect which makes it a great choice to get summer ready skin.
Collagen can help you to hit the beach feeling your best, but also support your skin during the hotter summer months and the likely exposure to sun. Collagen consumption can increase skin elasticity and can help your body’s skin repair process, therefore encouraging your body to form new collagen, keeping skin looking smoother and more supple, and supporting the integrity of the epidermal barrier (top layer of skin) which is vitally important for good skin health.
Exposing the skin to sunlight is vitally important for our bodies to make Vitamin D, but it’s key to avoid getting too much and to protect yourself from the sun. Regularly apply sunscreen that covers both UVA and UVB rays, and avoid overexposure to sun, particularly when the sun is at its strongest during the midday hours. We can also support our skin from within by eating a healthy nutritious diet, staying hydrated, and getting more sleep which can help us to feel our best and get summer ready skin. Focus on consuming plenty of colourful antioxidant rich whole foods, healthy fats and of course the all important water to ensure we get a good array of vitamins and minerals. Our collagen supplements are the perfect accompaniment to a healthy diet in order to maximise your support for skin, hair and nails.
Our Marine and Pure Collagen products are excellent skin supporters, rich in type 1 collagen which provides the foundation for healthy skin, but for some extra summer support we recommend our Primal Goddess blend. We add a range of antioxidant rich berries, and key beauty nutrients like biotin, hyaluronic acid and Zinc to the collagen to create a full spectrum beauty product. The rich antioxidant content in the blend will help to protect the skin from forms of oxidative stress and damage, like sun overexposure, and help you to hit the beach feeling and looking your best with summer ready skin.
Enjoy your summer holidays- and stay safe in the sun!