Whilst being diligent this summer and applying much needed sunscreen and wearing a hat it is still very important to nurture your skin before and after a long day spent outdoors to avoid pigmentation, redness and unwanted sun damage.
Many Super Foods and vitamin-active ingredients (like those featured in our Super Foods skincare range) are especially great for pre and post-sun skincare as they are high in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents.
Below I have shared a list of the best natural ingredients that will assist you in your pre and post sun care skin maintenance regime:
Blueberries to help prevent sun damage
Blueberries make a great addition to your summer skincare regime. In fact, Blueberries are potent antioxidants packed with manganese and Vitamins C and K to help prevent damage caused by the sun, pollution and smoke. I recommend using our Super Fruit Exfoliating Wash to your morning routine in conjunction with your chosen SPF30 sunscreen and a nourishing moisturiser to ward of the damaging effects of the sun.
Avocado for healing and hydration
We love using Avocado oil extract across our skincare range as it is a spectacular natural moisturiser, binding agent and a natural way of assisting with the prevention of sunburn. Avocado oil helps shield skin from ultraviolet radiation, protects against skin damage and heals chapped skin. I love using our Scout Cosmetics Six Oils of Rejuvenation with Avocado, Sunflower and Carrot to offer all day protection and offer post sun skin hydration.
Calendula for soothing sun burnt skin
As a long term lover of all things natural healing, I am very conscious of using herbal, natural remedies to treat and prevent sun-related skincare concerns. One of my favourite plant extracts is the Marigold Calendula flower as it is a gentle multi-use ingredient that helps to treat sunburn as it has the ability to nourish, soothe and heal sun damaged skin. Calendula also contains antibacterial, immunostimulant and anti-viral properties to disinfect skin (great for blemishes). Found in our Balance and Replenish Light Moisturiser – it is the perfect way to hydrate, protect and restore your skin this season!
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- Sylvie Hutchings, Creative Director & Founder, Scout Cosmetics