The weather is good, the weather is nice, it smells like the holidays, maybe the hot sand...
We struggle to breathe, the sun scorches everything with its fiery rays, and our skin does its best to help us survive. But obviously, in passing, she suffers a lot.
The heat wave is accompanied by extreme heat , a lack of oxygen , a lot of natural but necessary perspiration and saturated skin. At the same time, it can both become severely dehydrated and therefore reveal pimples and imperfections.
What can you do to bring comfort to your skin in the event of a heat wave? What to do when the atmospheric heat demands so much adaptation from our body? And that the skin is the first to suffer?
We give you some advice to best withstand periods of heat wave.
When we talk about metabolism, we often talk about energy production and digestion. However, we also forget one of the roles of metabolism: thermogenesis. Our body needs to be kept at a constant temperature around 37° on average. It will therefore make efforts in this direction.
Conversely, it will also try to regulate the body's temperature when it rises. This is the case with fever. This is even more so with perspiration. This supply of water to the surface of the skin is intended to cool the body.
The problem with the heat wave is that our body has to fight non-stop against the heat stroke and this can last several days.
The sweat ducts aren't used to sweating that much at all . They overload themselves with sweat and evacuation becomes difficult. The skin dries up and clouds of small pimples appear on the surface of the skin. They are wet and itchy.
Body overheating should be kept to a minimum. Here are some tips:
Refuse to expose yourself to the sun during periods of heat wave.
Obvious… And yet, it is one of the first causes of heat stroke. No café terrace, no queue in the sun.
Avoid playing sports.
Better to stop for a few days and save yourself. If you really are addicted to sports, it is better to practice very early in the morning or late at night if it does not disturb your sleep.
- In the same way, ventilate only at nightfall. If possible, leave your windows open all night. However, this induces you to get up early in the morning to close before the heat sets in. During the day, keep the windows closed and draw the blinds and curtains.
- Limit large meals. Metabolism is 60% digestion. Frugality will allow you to save energy for thermoregulation. Eat cold or lukewarm. Also avoid dishes that are too spicy and spicy as this raises the body temperature slightly.
The extra tips: The little drop of peppermint.
Peppermint essential oil is known to have a refreshing action. It can give a fresh effect quickly. Its power is so intense that it must be used punctually.
So you can put 1 drop of peppermint essential oil on your handles and massage them quietly. You can also add this same drop to your Tonus Citrus body cream before applying.
Peppermint oil, on the other hand, is not recommended for pregnant women.
Remedying water loss
When you sweat profusely, you lose minerals and trace elements. This happens all the time to sportswomen. This is therefore the case during periods of strong heat waves.
It is imperative to restock daily for the good of your skin in particular.
You should increase your fluid intake in hot weather. It is essential to drink water. It can go up to 2 liters of water effortlessly . It will take more if you have a physical job or are very exposed to heat. It will also have a beneficial effect on leg pain.
- Do not hesitate to also drink mineral water . They bring back essential mineral salts.
- You can also consume coconut water rich in natural potassium.
- Another tip is to get some Quinton water vials from the pharmacy and add them to your daily drink.
Avoid beverages such as coffee, tea and herbal teas. Their diuretic effect contributes to the loss of minerals. Water remains the best solution in this period. Add a little lemon or fresh mint if you have little appetite for water.
Externally, mist your face. This will help your body to temper itself more easily. To do so, use our Soothing Re-Hydrating Mist . Composed of fresh organic birch sap and spring water from the Auvergne Volcanoes, our mist moisturizes and tones the skin.
But its big plus is that the active ingredients present in the two ingredients help soothe feelings of overheating, calm irritation and redness while providing comfort.
Makeup get out!
As you have understood, your skin is very saturated with water. It is therefore imperative that natural perspiration is not disturbed by clogged pores.
More than ever, you need to keep your skin clean.
When it is very hot, we generally wear little makeup. Makeup tends to slide anyway. However, it is an obligation for some depending on their trades. And then there is the problem of skin imperfections and loss of self-confidence. The use of makeup sometimes makes you feel a little better in public.
If you wear makeup, be careful about cleaning. Always gently, with benevolent and precise gestures, but it is essential to cleanse your skin. She needs to be able to breathe as well as possible.
As for the No-make-ups, also carry out a deep cleaning. Sweating causes the production of sebum so that the skin can protect itself. It can also lead to the appearance of pimples.
To get rid of makeup completely and easily, we advise you to use our Hydra Malva Comfort Cleansing Milk . Its melting texture makes it possible to emulsify make-up and gently remove it without having to rub the skin. In addition, the action of Mallow Officinale extracts soothes irritation, heat strokes and promotes hydration of the skin.
Do you want to benefit from the same virtues for cleaning? We invite you to use Hydra Malva Makeup Removing Cleansing Gel . It contains fresh organic birch sap, organic mallow extracts, hyaluronic acid and sweet almond oil. Thus, you carry out a gentle cleansing, able to remove impurities while keeping the balance of your skin intact.
Locally moisturize the skin
Of course, as you will have understood, the intense hydration of your skin will help fight against the loss of essential nutrients and skin fatigue resulting from intense perspiration.
It is aptly named our Hydra Malva Soothing Thirst Quenching Cream . It is part of the same range as the two treatments mentioned above.
Its big plus in the event of a heat wave? Its texture is so fluid that it stretches like a drop of water. It is not sticky, it does not leave unpleasant sensations on the skin. It provides a real feeling of freshness. As long as you keep it in the fridge, it's a real “fresh” effect guaranteed.