Dr Mbida’s summer newsletter

Sunny days are here and nature is in full bloom, delighting us with its dazzling colors!

Temperatures are getting higher and we can bask in the sunshine!

Here are a few tips to look after your skin during the summer.

To keep your skin in good condition, there are a few things you need to remember:

  1. Exfoliate thoroughly
  2. Protect your skin
  3. Moisturize well
  4. Look after your skin from the inside through diet and lifestyle

1. Exfoliate thoroughly

The AMETIS range includes a choice of exfoliators tailored to the specific needs of dark and ethnic skin, such as the White Peel-off Mask and the Skin Brightening Exfoliant Mask. Whatever your skin type, a purifying, exfoliating scrub is always essential when you transition from winter to summer. During the winter months, the cold weather and lack of daylight lead to a build-up of toxins – and we know that the body’s toxins are excreted through the skin. The Skin Brightening Exfoliant Mask works to exfoliate and purify the skin, ridding it of dead cells in the stratum corneum and thus promoting a more radiant complexion.

2. Protect your skin

Extensive exposure to sunshine can lead to problems ranging from sunburn to skin cancer, so sun protection is essential! Dark skin’s natural defenses against the sun may be stronger than those of fair skin, but it still needs protection to prevent hyperpigmentation spots.

3. Moisturize well

When the stratum corneum is well moisturized, the skin looks good and feels smooth, supple, elastic and velvety. Keep your body well hydrated by drinking lots of water, and keep your skin well hydrated by applying moisturizer to the face and body. Make sure you always use one that suits your skin, as cosmetic formulations are tailored to different skin types. Using products not suited to your skin can have undesirable consequences. Hydration of the stratum corneum is dependent on the balance created between the diffusion of moisture in the dermal and epidermal layers.

The skin’s ability to hold in moisture is due to the presence of a mixture of components known under the term NMF (Natural Moisturizing Factor). These moisturizing agents are found in cosmetic formulations. If you look at the formulas in the AMETIS range, you’ll find products that contain them, such as the Body Lotion, the Hydra Pure Fluid Cream, the Balancing Day Creams and the Deep Moisturizing Balm Body Care.

4. Look after your skin from the inside through diet and lifestyle

Ridding the body of stress induces the elimination of biogenic amines, which are highly oxidative and play a role in skin and cellular aging. To lower your stress levels, take up a sport and eat a balanced diet rich in antioxidant flavonoids.

Finally, I’d like to say that staying in a good mood is an excellent way to fight wrinkles!

Jean-Claude Michel MBIDA
Doctor in Pharmacy


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