Prepare For Your Summer Glow Up
Summer is ready to stay for its season-long reign, which means hello to the soothing summer air, and to those sunny stay-cations. Apart from having fun in the sun, summer is also the perfect time for that glow up you’ve been aiming for. After all, lazy hot days don’t mean you should be lazy about your skin care! In fact, the changing of seasons entails a change of routines, and that includes how you take care of your skin-- and we’ve got just the tips for you! So, sit back, relax, and get ready for that sunny summer glow up! Here are some top tips to achieve that captivating summer skin.
Hold On Tight to your Sunscreen
Probably the most important tip of all, regardless of season, is to wear sunscreen. It just so happens that summer is the hottest season, which means the sun’s UV rays can be extra damaging.
Ultraviolet radiation not only damages the top layer of our skin, but it actually breaks down collagen, which is an important protein needed for our skin’s structure and elasticity. When exposed to too much sunlight without any decent protective layer applied on our skin, these proteins will deteriorate and eventually cause our skin to look like it aged more than it should. So it’s best to keep that sunscreen not only when the sun is out! It’s one of the not-so-secret secrets of keeping your skin youthful, even as you age.
Oh, and take note: not just any sunscreen will protect your skin from the harsh UV rays of the sun. The sunscreen you should use must provide SPF 30+ protection, else, your skin, especially the skin on your face, is still at great risk. Don’t forget to apply your sunscreen to the neck areas, and don’t forget to reapply the right amount every 2 hours.
Reveal That Hidden Glow with an Oxygen Facial
Oxygen facials have been the rage within circles of celebrities for years now. The likes of even Madonna swear by this treatment, indulging in a quick facial before every concert.
Oxygen facials are quite like how you’d imagine them to be: a machine pumps high concentrations of vitamin-infused oxygen onto your skin’s outer layer, resulting in smoother, plumper, and detoxified skin.
Getting that Holy Grail facial without having to leave your home or even on vacation is possible-- and that’s where GENEO Personal comes in. The GENEO Personal is a handheld oxygenation device and cleansing brush in one! Its compact appearance makes it portable for those who are always on the go, giving you access to that much-needed facial anytime, anywhere. And since it’s also a cleansing brush, you can use it every day for your skin care routine.
The GENEO Personal also comes with a unique method of oxygenation. Unlike most oxygen facials where oxygen is pumped onto your skin, GENEO Personal uses a capsule (which you attach to it) and a special gel you apply to your skin. These two components react when they touch, and their reaction produces CO2 bubbles (this is called Bohr effect), which then induces the body to release oxygen to the skin cells, increasing blood flow, and encouraging skin rejuvenation. Not only that, the capsule also provides a physical exfoliating effect, giving your skin that signal to shed those dead skin cells.
It’s a quick and simple process, not taking more than 5 minutes to do. And best of all, thanks to the revolutionary technology behind GENEO Personal, you can do it at home!
When do we start losing collagen?
The reason why collagen is so connected with signs of aging is because this very important protein diminishes as we age. Its production steadily declines as we grow older, with a rate of 1% every year, starting in our early twenties. It peaks when women are most fertile (in our early twenties), and then decreases steadily, with a production loss of 1% every year. In our thirties, on top of the annual 1% loss, our estrogen starts to dip, and our cell regeneration slows down.
Our forties say goodbye to a lot more estrogen, while the collagen in our skin has gone low enough that moisture and elasticity has reduced, making us more prone to wrinkles. Finally, there is a drastic decline at the beginning of menopause, where we lose a third of our already depleted collagen stock.
Staying under the sun for too long can also contribute a lot to collagen loss, as UV light tends to break down collagen and elastin fibers. Smoking and pollution, as well, can help contribute to collagen breakdown.
Get All The Beauty Sleep You Need
We’ve all heard it before: get 8 hours of sleep every night, it will leave you energised for the rest of your days. When you think about it, having to spend a third of our lives sleeping brings things into perspective-- sleep really is that important. It works like how a computer restart works, it refreshes and untangles some of the kinks in our system, and apart from being the best kind of rest, it even puts numerous parts of our body in a “deep repair mode”. This includes skin repair, as sleep greatly affects the rate of cellular turnover. The results of this are visible, of course. Compare your skin after having a good night’s rest versus your skin after pulling an all-nighter. The difference is clear, and so is your need for that beauty sleep! Pencil those sleeps into your schedule. Your skin-- and your health-- will thank you.
Boost Your Collagen Production
By now, you probably have a good idea of the importance of shielding your collagen from UV radiation, and how important collagen is, in general. It’s the protein that keeps our skin, bones, muscles, and other body organs structurally sound and, in most cases, elastic, after all. Not only that, it’s considered a major building block of our body, taking up a third of our body’s protein composition. Despite its abundance, however, this hardworking protein’s production rate deteriorates over time, which takes a visible toll on the quality of our skin, hair, nails, and teeth (among other things).
This phenomenon that happens as we age is why boosting collagen production has been a priority for most anti-aging solutions, and one of the best non-invasive ways to do this is to use Radio Frequency stimulation, with which the STOP X ROSE is an ace at. With its multi-radio frequency efficiently targeting multiple layers of the skin with great accuracy and all at once, it is definitely a star in its field. Not only that, it is enhanced with an innovative Thermal Mapping Algorithm, taking the temperature of your skin into account and adjusting the amount of heat it delivers based on its real-time readings, making for a more effective and state-of-the-art approach to radio frequency treatments.
Not only does it look sleek and high-end, it is also handheld and compact, making it easy to bring from place to place. To top it all off, it is safe, non-invasive, and remarkably fast-acting-- a premium beauty device made exactly for your summer glow up timeline.
Moisturise, Moisturise, Moisturise
The summer sun has the power to dehydrate your skin. To avoid this, your body reacts by producing more oil and sebum, which is why our skin tends to get oilier in the heat. This is where moisturiser comes in. You definitely won’t be using the same moisturiser you used during the cooler seasons. Heavy cream and/or greasy moisturizers will be counterintuitive for your now oilier skin, so lighter gel types are the way to go. Putting on moisturiser will help decrease the oiliness of your skin, as your skin will not feel like it’s on the verge of dehydration.
On the other hand, air-conditioned environments can lead to dry skin, which can also be avoided by applying your daily dose of moisturiser for that perfect summer dew.