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After Summer Special beauty Program

After the summer holidays, skin and hair are dehydrated, direct consequences, of UV rays , wind and sea water. Stains, wrinkles, dry and discolored hair replace the tan that made us so proud.

Tan tends to thicken the skin, which becomes drier and less elastic. After a few days, the superficial stratum corneum that is to say, the outermost skin layer starts to flake, the color is no more uniform and the skin becomes rough and opaque. To limit the damage, it is necessary to remove dead skin with a delicate peeling based on mandelic or pyruvic acid. Your skin will regain elasticity and smoothness and your tan will remain bright, it is advisable to repeat the process at least two more times, within two weeks interval.

The hydration stage is important as well, apply a mixed asset: uronic acid, vitamin and coenzyme Q10.

Hair is also strained by the summer pasture period. Wind, sun and sea cause oxidative stress which transforms our silky genuine hair to straw mane. Unlike the epidermis, the hair is dead structure that does not regenerate. However we can limit the damage by using neutral products like shampoos without surfactants or hydrogenated foaming cleansing oils, followed by the application of a nourishing hair conditioner or better yet a restructuring a mask can be applied every 3 days.

This is what can be done for the care of the external structure of your skin and hair, but all this will be useless if you do not follow an appropriate diet. For example, for your hair it’s better to feed yourself with foods containing the same property as the hair fiber, that is to say: vitamin A, B, C and E, minerals like zinc, iron, silica and magnesium. And especially, make sure to get enough omega-3 whose deficiency causes dryness and premature aging of tissues. Omega 3 fatty acids are found in fatty fish living in cold waters such as anchovies, herring, mackerel, sardines, salmon and trout. Flax seed, chia seed, hemp seed and walnuts contain significant amounts of omega 3. You will find them in smaller quantities in some vegetables like leek, plantain, lettuce, peas, dandelion, lentils, broccoli, chives, parsley, coriander or celery, and also in some fruits like avocado, cornflower, strawberry, mango, banana, lemon, orange, apple and grapes.

Finally be sure to drink plenty of water, 1or 2 liters per day.

The use of suitable products, yes, but accompanied by a balanced diet to keep skin and hair healthy is the key. "Let food be your first medicine," said Hippocrates, father of medicine.

By Marine Georges

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