Be Beach Ready this Summer
Every year, summers take a toll on the skin. The scorching heat, pollution, humidity, etc., wipe off the natural glow, and sometimes, invites infections.
To avoid all these hassles, and to keep your skin radiating like before, here are some easy tips you can follow this season.
1. Exfoliation is a must
The ground rule of basic skin care is to exfoliate your skin. Your body sheds skin cells at an amazing rate every minute of every day. If you don’t get rid of them, they’ll just set in on your skin making you look dull and dry. No matter how much lotion you use, you’re never going to have glowing skin if you don’t exfoliate. Grab a body scrub and hit the shower. Gently rub your exfoliator in circular movements on your entire body from the shoulders down and rinse clean. Continue to do this 2-3 times a week for year-round beautiful skin.
2. Make sunscreen your best friend
Throw away last year’s unused sunscreen for a new bottle. Sunscreens aren’t meant to last forever and seeing most people don’t use as much as they should. Buy a new sunscreen that has UVA and UVB products and comes in SPF 30 and SPF 70. You should be using a shot glass full for your body and a full teaspoon just on your face. Reapply it every 1-2 hours that you are in the sun to ensure a summer full of safe sun fun.
3. Go for minimal make-up
During summers less make-up is best. Under the intolerant sun, as natural is the best. If you intend to use foundation then also apply face powder with SPF to avoid patchy skin. To protect your lips always use a gloss or a lip balm with an SPF of 15 to make your lips fresher. Eye make-up is something which should be very much avoided in summers.
4. Stay Hydrated
At least 8 glasses of water are needed. If possible, carry a water bottle with you and remember to drink at regular intervals. Water not only helps you feel fresh, but it also prevents dehydration and will help wash out the toxins.
5. Hydrate your body with a lotion
Find a summery lotion that you won’t forget to put on. It’s time to pack away your thick winter body butter for more light summery lotions. You don’t have time to wait for your lotion to sink in, so look for something light fast absorbing. Gels and purees are perfect fast absorbers. Nothing spells summer more than a light refreshing fruity lotion. Make sure you apply right after you dry off from your shower. You need to seal in the moisture your body just soaked in.
6. Don’t forget your feet
It’s sandal season ladies. Either go get a pedicure, or give yourself an at-home pedicure. You scrub off the dead dry skin to reveal your sandal-ready feet. Nothing is worse than seeing dull dry feet inside cute sandals. It doesn’t have to be a big ordeal. Keep a foot scrub and file in your shower and scrub your feet a few times a week. You’ll notice a big difference in the softness of your feet.