Survive the Scorching Summer by Protecting Your Skin
The sun is shining, the thermometer’s rising, and summer is in full swing. Are you prepared? Nothing can sap your energy like scorching summer heat or damage your skin like blazing sun rays. Whether you’re relaxing on sugar-white sands or hosting a barbeque in your own backyard, protect and restore your skin the It Works! Way.
Lying out on the beach catching some summer rays might be relaxing, but all of that sun worship has a down side, as prolonged sun exposure can prematurely age your skin. Over time, the sun's ultraviolet (UV) light damages the fibers in the skin, penetrating deep into your skin and damaging collagen, the protein that holds your skin together*. When this breaks down, the skin begins to sag, stretch, and lose its ability to bounce back. You know what happens next—lines and wrinkles! While sun damage to the skin may not be apparent when you're young, it will definitely show later in life if you don’t prevent it from happening. PreventAge™ uses soothing botanical extracts and vitamins—like aloe, chamomile, and green tea—to help minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles caused by sun rays and other environmental factors. Plus, it leaves skin feeling silky smooth!
Even if you’re limiting your sun exposure, slathering on the SPF30+ sunscreen, and wearing your hat and sunglasses you still may find yourself with red skin after a summer day at the beach or working in your yard. Misting your skin with Hydrating Toner & Freshener will help alleviate some of the sting of that sunburn. This cool, hydrating toner with the natural, active ingredients of aloe, chamomile, green tea, and allantoin is perfect for putting out the fire of sunburn, insect bites, and other skin irritants. Plus, by minimizing the appearance of your pores and restoring skin to its natural pH balance, you can keep your skin feeling natural and fresh all summer long.
So have fun in the summer sun—just don’t forget to love your skin with It Works! complete line of botanically based skin care!
*“The Sun and Your Skin: Effects.” Go Sun Smart. National Cancer Institute. 2009. http://www.gosunsmart.org/yourskin/yourskin_effects.shtml.