How To Balance Sun Exposure and Skin Moisture

How To Balance Sun Exposure and Skin Moisture - Sente Labs

July and August promise the most intense heat of the year for those of us living in the Northern hemisphere, with temperatures soaring and trips to the park or the beach being added to everyone’s itinerary.

As we all prepare for sunny days, strolls on the beach and picnic spreads, striking a balance between enjoying a lounge beneath the sun and keeping your skin safe becomes key.

Exposure To the Sun Necessitates Both Proper Protection and Maintenance Strategies

With July being UV Safety Awareness month, it’s not only prudent to protect your skin from the sun’s rays (and either our Even Tone Mineral Sunscreen or our Invisible Shield Sunscreen fit the bill, there), but also to ensure that your skin is properly moisturized both before and after your outdoor excursions.

The perfect pairing with one of Senté’s sunscreens? Our Hydrate+ Serum, specifically designed to provide multi-level and long-lasting hydration for your skin.

The secret ingredients in our Hydrate+ Serum aren’t necessarily that secret, although one is patented: Heperan Sulfate Analog (HSA). The inclusion of HSA – a repairing molecule – into this serum means that twice-daily usage will see your skin’s immune response to inflammation boosted. Not only that, but HSA encourages repair from within, meaning that use of Hydrate+ will leave your skin calm, soothed, and refreshed.

The second ingredient (or more accurately, related ingredients)? Four distinct forms of hyaluronic acid (HA). HAs function as water-replenishing sponges, and can provide enduring hydration as well as immediate moisturization.

Experts agree. Dr. May Hall had the following to say about the serum.

  • “This formulation delivers instant and long term hydration on all layers of your skin… This is really going to elevate your skincare routine."

Our customers also concur: In fact, the Hydrate+ Serum has racked up a 4.7 star score over time (and with over 100 verified reviews), with purchasers raving over the results.

  • “I am just recently using Senté’s hydrate serum on my face and hands. I am already noticing a difference in my hands and my face is more hydrated, even in this coastal summer weather. I am a loyal fan already,” Andrea B. recently wrote.
  • “Love the Hydrate+ Serum. It doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin and is an excellent base layer in my routine,” James M. offered.

There’s little doubt – adding this serum to your daily skincare regiment is an important step toward tackling the summer sun.

Simple Ways to Reduce UV Exposure and Promote Hydrated, Healthy Skin

Beyond using recommended skincare products to ensure you’re doing all you can to protect and nourish the skin you’re in, there are a few very simple things you can do to both avoid unnecessary damage to your skin from harmful UV exposure while also promoting healthier skin on a holistic level.

According to WebMD, the following steps can be taken to make sure you’re on the right path toward softer and more moisturized skin.

  • Limit your showers to 5 or 10 minutes in lukewarm water.
  • Use gentle soaps, laundry detergents, and cosmetics.
  • Turn on a humidifier during the winter.
  • Drink extra water throughout the day.

And, as the University of Kentucky detailed, there are also a few easy ways to avoid overexposure to harmful UV rays (and, it should be noted, skin cancer is by far the most common form of cancer in the United States).

  • Always use sunscreen. As we mentioned above, Senté’s sunscreen offerings are strong enough to protect against both UVA and UVB damage, while also blending seamlessly with your natural skin tone to provide comprehensive protection. Don’t forget to reapply after two hours in the sun, or if swimming or sweating.
  • Avoid peak sun. Between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. try to limit excessive exposure to the sun.
  • Shade is key. Finding a bit of shade to rest beneath, whether it be a canopy of trees or a sturdy beach umbrella, can mean the difference between an enjoyable day outdoors and a bad sunburn.
  • Proper attire is a must. Not only should you seriously think about wearing clothes with more coverage (longer pants, long-sleeved shirts, a beach cover-up, etc.) but you should also include a sunhat – or something similar cover your head – as well as a pair of sunglasses that offer UVA/UVB protection.