It is a given that you have to protect your skin as soon as the sun shines. Don't think that you will tan faster by not applying sunscreen, because then you are only fooling yourself. Protection is key! You naturally want to enjoy radiant and healthy skin for as long as possible. Sunscreen is important for that. Yet bad sunscreen is often a culprit when it comes to smooth skin. A good sunscreen is important, but the right aftercare is just as important. In this blog you will learn how to cleanse your skin after a sun session with the best toners and oils from More.
The disadvantages of sunscreen for your skinWe cannot say often enough that you should protect your skin against UV radiation.Sunscreens, on the other hand, despite the protection they provide, can be detrimental to our skin. You will soon find out about this after you have been applying the sunscreen for a few days. Below you can read a number of reasons why your skin does not like sunscreen.
You're using the wrong sunscreen
Getting bad skin from sunscreen may initially be because you're using the wrong kind. Many people use one type of sunscreen for the entire body, including the face. It is better to buy a sunscreen for face. A general sunscreen often contains more oils and is too heavy for your face. You shouldn't use your nourishing body butter on your face, right?
Sunscreen pollutes your skinSunscreen can pollute your skin. This usually happens during the application process. It is therefore important to apply your sunscreen to a clean face. If you don't do this, all the dirt and oil that has formed during the night or during the day will remain on your face. You stick this, as it were, under your layer of sunscreen.
You can get pimples from sunburn
As a result of the aforementioned disadvantage, there is a chance that you will get pimples from your sunscreen. There may be certain chemicals or oils in your facial sunscreen that can really irritate your skin. In addition, heat also plays a major role in the development of pimples caused by sunscreen. Heat plus a dense cream ensures accelerated growth of yeast. 1 + 1 = 2 and in no time you will feel annoying and sometimes itchy bumps developing.
Those nasty chemicals we just talked about can also be, to put it mildly, comedogenic. This means that they clog your pores. Not fun! The sun filters in your sunscreen can in some cases be the ones that close off your skin. Which on the one hand makes sense, because it naturally wants to protect your skin against UV radiation. This results in an accumulation of sebum and skin flakes. You will see this result a little later after using sunscreen.
Combat polluted skin with More productsYou want to avoid all that nasty, right? It is therefore important to follow the best skincare routine when you regularly use sunscreen. Which we can hardly avoid during the summer days. For a good, summer skincare routine after using sunscreen, toners and clay powder offer a helping hand. You can cleanse your face according to this routine:
Step 1: clay powder
A good start for cleansing your skin is to use a clay powder such as our Moroccan Ghassoul clay powder. Which literally means “wash away”. Let's just want that! The clay powder works perfectly in cleaning the skin after using sunscreen, because it disinfects the skin and cleanses deeply and thoroughly. Ideal for both dry and oily skin types. You can mix clay powder with water to apply it to your face as a kind of mask. Leave it on for 15 minutes before rinsing it off and moving on to the toner.
Step 2: toner
A toner is full of antioxidants and moisturizing ingredients. After you have cleansed your face with a clay powder, it is important to replenish your skin with the right properties. That's where a toner comes into play. A toner also removes the last bit of sunscreen that sometimes lingers on your face. In addition, a toner is intensely nourishing, hydrating and gives a refreshing feeling and look. A toner is a good basis for the rest of your skincare routine.
Step 3: oil
You always use an oil as the last step. Why? Because otherwise your other products cannot fully work. Not only people with dry skin types, but also for sensitive skin, for example. By ending your skincare routine with oil, you ensure that the moisturizing toner you used before stays safe and well in your skin. An oil such as a 100% natural Baobab oil has a restorative, soothing and strengthening effect. Exactly what you want after a full day in the sun. Ingredients such as vitamin E can help soothe your skin if it feels a little burned. This way your skin is perfectly cleansed after using sunscreen.