Basking and masking - Why applying a protective mask after a day in the sun can save your skin

Nourish London Basking and Masking Probiotic Mineral Repair Mask

A bit of sunshine can work wonders to lift the mood and bring the feel good factor back into our day.  The World Health Organisation recommends getting anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes of sunlight on your arms, hands and face twice or three times a week to get the Vitamin D boasting benefits of the sun.

We are all well versed in applying our sunscreen when we are out in the sunlight. But what about when we come out of the sun?

A study back in 2015 at Yale Medical School showed that UV rays can continue to damage the skin cells hours after exposure. Melanin pigments exposed to UV produce small molecules called cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers (CPDs). These CPDs form abnormal bonds in our DNA. The research showed that CPDs are formed at the time of exposure and for several hours after the exposure has stopped.

Applying a repairing mask at the end of a day in the sun can be a perfect way to help stop that ‘after dark sun damage’. Our Probiotic Multi-Mineral Repair Mask has been specially formulated to rejuvenate the skin and support the skin by supplying key actives to accelerate the skin’s repair mechanisms:

  • A potent blend of antioxidants including algae extract, maqui berry and tocopherol to scavange free radicals and rebalance and protect the skin.
  • Organic macadamia nut oil and green tea oil to provide essential omega fatty acids to enhance barrier function reinforcement and reduce transepidermal water loss.

Most importantly, we have taken a probiotic blend of essential minerals and, through the fermentation process, transformed them into bio active materials that are readily available for service to the skin's repair mechanisms. The key blend of magnesium, copper, silica, iron and zinc provide a powerhouse of benefits to bring the skin back to optimum health after a day in the sun.

So, how do these minerals work their magic to bring your skin to optimum health?

Magnesium is an absolute must for skin that has been exposed to the sun. It helps relieve the stress caused by UV exposure and balances the oil in the skin. It is vital for ensuring the complexion appears evenly toned and smooth.

Copper has a key role in the skin in the production of collagen and elastin. It turbo boosts the antioxidant activity in the skin and helps reduce the effects of photodamage which manifests as thinning or crepey skin and hyperpigmentation.

Iron, as well as bringing oxygen to the skin, helps to speed up the repair mechanisms in the skin.

Silica acts as a potent after sun anti inflammatory and maintains the skin's flexibility.

Zinc heals the skin and reduces redness post UV exposure.

The bio available blend of minerals, combined with essential omegas and antioxidants, work in synergy to ensure your skin's natural repair mechanisms are optimised and your skin has a healthy glow.