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SPF and AHAs: AMELIORATE’s Summer Skin Essentials

SPF and AHAs: AMELIORATE’s Summer Skin Essentials
Emily Manock
Writer and expert17 days ago
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Summer is a season of sun-kissed adventures, beach days, outdoor fun, and more importantly SPF. However, it's also a time when our skin requires extra care and attention. At AMELIORATE, we're committed to helping you maintain healthy, radiant skin all year round. As the temperatures rise and the sun's rays become more intense, it's crucial to adjust your skincare routine accordingly. In this blog, we'll delve into essential summer skincare tips and highlight the importance of using SPF with AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids).

Woman with KP on her arms using AMELIORATE Transforming Body Lotion
1. Hydration is Key

During the summer months, our skin tends to lose moisture more rapidly due to increased sweating and exposure to the sun. Keeping your skin well-hydrated is vital to maintain its elasticity and prevent dryness. Opt for lightweight, hydrating products like our Transforming Body Lotion, which not only provides intense hydration but also contains AHAs to gently exfoliate and improve skin texture.

2. The Power of AHAs

Alpha Hydroxy Acids, such as lactic acid, are known for their ability to exfoliate the skin by removing dead skin cells and promoting cell turnover. This results in smoother, more radiant skin. Our products, enriched with AHAs, are designed to address common skin concerns like roughness and uneven texture. However, while AHAs offer incredible benefits, they also make your skin more sensitive to the sun. This is where SPF comes into play.

3. The Crucial Role of SPF

Sun protection is non-negotiable, especially when using products containing AHAs. AHAs can make your skin more susceptible to UV damage, increasing the risk of sunburn and long-term damage like premature aging and hyperpigmentation. To safeguard your skin, it's essential to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 every day, even on cloudy days or when you're indoors. Our SPF recommendation is a lightweight, non-comedogenic formula that won't clog pores or feel greasy on the skin.

4. How to Incorporate SPF with AHAs

Using SPF in conjunction with AHAs doesn't have to be complicated. Here’s a simple routine to follow:

- Morning: Start with a gentle cleanser, such as our Resurfacing Cleanser or our Nourishing Body Wash.  Then go in with our moisturisers, our bestselling Replenishing Facial Cream or our hero Transforming Body Lotion. Allow it to absorb fully before applying a generous amount of sunscreen. Make sure to cover all exposed areas, including your face, neck, and hands.

- Throughout the Day: Reapply sunscreen every two hours, especially if you're spending time outdoors, swimming, or sweating. Keep a travel-sized sunscreen in your bag for easy reapplication.

- Evening :After a day of sun exposure, cleanse your skin thoroughly and apply something soothing like our Transforming Body Cream or our Restorative Facial Mask to help repair and replenish your skin overnight.

5. Additional Summer Skincare Tips


Wear Protective Clothing: In addition to sunscreen, wear wide-brimmed hats, sunglasses, and lightweight, long-sleeved clothing to shield your skin from the sun. - Stay in the Shade: Whenever possible, seek shade during peak sun hours (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) to minimize direct sun exposure. - Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your skin and body hydrated. - Avoid Over-Exfoliation: While AHAs are excellent for exfoliation, avoid overusing them during summer to prevent increased sensitivity. Stick to the recommended usage instructions.

Summer is a wonderful time to enjoy the outdoors, but it also requires diligent skincare to protect and nourish your skin. At AMELIORATE, we believe in the power of AHAs to transform your skin, but we also emphasize the crucial importance of using SPF to safeguard your skin from sun damage. By incorporating these essential steps into your routine, you can enjoy radiant, healthy skin all summer long. Remember, the key to beautiful skin is a combination of effective skincare and sun protection.

Celebrate your skin this summer with AMELIORATE – because every season deserves to be a season of confidence and radiance.

Emily Manock
Writer and expert
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