The weather gods mean well: spring is showing its best side and there is downright imperial weather. Balconies, terraces and gardens are being spruced up and the heavy winter jacket is allowed into summer break. The first time you leave the house wearing only a denim jacket (or even just a sweater!) feels like holidays, doesn’t it? The sun awakens our spirits, brightens our minds and also provides the important vitamin D synthesis in our bodies.
Caution when enjoying the sun
However, where there is a sunny side, there is always a shadow side. Because too much of a good thing is harmful. Even without visible effects such as sunburn, UV rays can cause long-term damage, which in the worst case can result in skin cancer. In addition, the skin ages more quickly due to excessive sun exposure or insufficient protection.
Stay safe, stay fresh
Since we want to stay healthy and beautiful, it’s very important to apply sun protection not only on beach days and to extended balcony sessions, but every single day. I will never stop preaching this and I am sure you will thank me for it sometime.
The right sunscreen
Team SHEA YEAH prefers to use products with mineral sun protection filters. These filters lie on the skin and reflect the rays so that they can no longer cause damage. It is also important that the sunscreen protects against both UVA and UVB rays. This should be stated on the packaging or summarized as “broad spectrum”. We use a minimum SPF (SPF or LSF) of 30, but mostly 50 and we love the “Alga Maris” sun cream by Laboratoires de Biarritz. And if you use make-up that contains SPF: Sorry, but that’s not enough! There is simply nothing as protective as a solid sunscreen.
Don’t forget your skincare
Since sunscreens stick really well, it is important to cleanse the skin thoroughly in the evening and take care of it. I recommend double cleansing to make sure everything comes off. You can either use the same product twice, or you can make a little ritual out of it and use different products.
BLESSING offers a wonderful care after sunny days. The Body Butter with sea buckthorn has a regenerative effect and helps the skin to recover. It also has a wonderfully warm and sensual scent and thus prolongs the positive spring feeling.
Also very pleasant are care products with a fresh scent and a slight cooling effect. If you feel like getting active yourself, you can try our DIY Whipped Body Butter with peppermint.
Enjoy the springtime and take care of yourself!
All the best,