Prepare your skin for the first sun rays

As the weather gets nicer, it’s hard to resist the wonderful and soft sun rays: have you been thinking of getting some color in your face whilst in your garden, terrace or strolling around?

After a long winter, we all need some Vitamin D. Be careful though, make sure your skin is ready to get tanned! How? Don’t worry, we have everything planned for you!

Keep on reading to find out the steps to get ready for the summer. 

Let’s start with the basics

Some precautions for your health and well-being: your skin needs daily prep in view of the summer. Here’s how you can take care of it and prevent redness, irritations and even burning caused by the first sun exposure: 

  • after showering or bathing, don’t forget to moisturise your skin with creams, lotions and oils (here’s Gerard’s range). This step is crucial to keep your skin supple and nourished: by doing this, the sun will not be able to strip the skin’s natural protective layer, which is typical of healthy skin
  • eat super-hydrating foods: your diet must be rich in fruits and vegetables, and you should try and drink at least 2lt of water a day (still water is recommended thanks to its purifying effect…)
  • start sun exposure gradually: your skin needs to get used to it! Begin with a few minutes, by always applying SPF protection to face, décolleté, arms and other body areas exposed to the sun.

A tasty… friend!

A magic potion? No, it’s Sun-Active Ice Pop Drink, exclusive soluble dietary supplements by Gerard’s, designed to turn your sun prepping routine into a real treat!

Sun-Active Ice Pop Drink contains a special mix of dry extracts, minerals and vitamins to prepare the skin for sun exposure. These include Acerola, a fruit native to Central-Southern America; it contains Vitamin C and performs a powerful anti-oxidising and anti-aging effect, protecting the skin from the damages caused by free radicals or sun rays. Calendula, on the other hand, performs anti-inflammatory and soothing actions, giving the skin a healthy glow. The formula is completed by Riboflavin, Niacin, Zinc and Manganese, active ingredients that work together to give you safe, even and long-lasting tan.

There’s more: Sun-Active Drink can be refrigerated, and if you leave it in the freezer for a few hours, you can enjoy a delicious extotic fruits flavoured ice pop.Sun-Active Ice Pop Drink is gluten, lactose and alcohol free: getting your skin ready has never been more fun and pop!

Be ahead of the game… and don’t forget the SPF

The last thing you’ll need for your exclusive tan routine: introducing Caprera, face and body tan accelerator! The product enhances and accelerates the skin’s natural pigmentation process thanks to Tyrostan® PF, special sublimating activator, Walnut Husk Oil and Carrot Oil. Moreover, the innovative Sea & Skin Friendly formula is free of ingredients deemed harmful to the skin and the marine ecosystem, to offer you maximum protection in the eco-friendliest manner possible.

All that’s left to do is choosing the right SPF product! Combined with the precautions we’ve shared with you, your tan won’t be just beautiful, but also safe. Discover the whole Sea & Skin Friendly line: a complete range of face and body sunscreens. The collection features carefully selected INCI and packaging, 100% green and safe for you and for the environment.

Summer, here we come! 

Now that you are ready to enjoy the summer, what are your plans? No matter what you are planning on doing, don’t forget to follow our advice and if you have any questions, contact your Gerard’s Beauty Consultant who will give any type of information as well as beauty and wellness tips. Find your nearest Gerard’s Space with our Beauty Locator

See you next time!