Can you feel the air of summer around the corner? The warmth of the sun on winter-parched skin can feel absolutely delicious. However, along with the warm rays comes embarrassing make-up melt downs, and potentially greasy skin and hair leading to breakouts. Here are 5 Summer Skin-Care Tips you should swear by this summer.
1. Eat Right
Healthy skin is a direct indication of a healthy body. Meaning, beauty goes beneath the skin starting with your diet. Number one of our 5 summer skin-care tips is to eat light when possible in summer and steer clear of the calorie-laden junk food. A diet rich in vegetables and fruits would not only suffice your daily caloric intake but would also eliminate the toxin from the body leaving your skin glowing and your tummy flat.
2. Drink In Summer By Drinking Water
One tends to sweat profusely during summer and this could lead to severe dehydration. Drink at least eight glasses of water or more everyday and opt for freshly blended fruit smoothies and juices as an alternative to sodas. Sodas might feel divine when you gulp it down in one go but they do not hydrate the body the way water does, not to mention the 15 teaspoon of sugar content in every can.
3. Cleanse and Tone
Summer’s heat could make the skin greasy which attracts dirt particles leading to breakouts, or worse, rashes. Your morning and evening cleansing regime is most likely perfect however try splashing water on your face throughout the day. Not only giving your skin a fresh start, the water may help unclog pores. When moisturizing, opt for a lighter moisturizer which contains less emollients allowing your skin to breath easier.
Not only does your face need some summer lovin’ as your body does too. If you can’t wait to dive straight into the swimming pool, be aware chlorine can acutely damage an dry out both skin and hair.
“Salt water pools are a more natural approach and is safer on our skin and hair than the harsh chlorine chemical tablets.” – Salt vs. Chlorine Article
Don’t forget to regularly scrub your face and body. Getting rid of the dirt embedded in the pores and the topmost layer of dead skin cells will help prevent body acne
to help fend off unwanted body blemishes. CLn was developed by dermatologists and is a gentle, non-drying wash formula that effectively cleanses skin prone to eczema, acne, folliculitis and infection.
4. Swear by the Sunscreen
Sunscreens are synonymous with summer and you must invest in a good one. The first step is to be aware of your skin type; a cream based sunscreen can spell disaster for an oily skin. A lot of people have sensitive skin and chances are they might be allergic to some ingredients in the sunblock cream. To avoid skin rashes for sensitive skin, try consulting your dermatologist for the best sunscreen for your skin-type.
Lately, I’ve been using Avene Mineral Light Hydrating Sunscreen since hiking in the California sun is in my daily routine. Avene designed the sunscreen for sensitive skin but there is a whole lot of other soothing goodness in the lotion. Chemical Filter-Free. Fragrance-Free. Paraben-Free. Oil-Free. Cruelty-Free.
5. Make it Up Right!
Try going minimal with your makeup application; matte-finished, prim-and-proper powdered faces are a better for less sweaty environments. With constant perspiration dripping from head to toe, trying to keep the make-up put on the face can be a herculean task. Opt for gel-based face primers and skip the foundation, if possible. Exuviance makes an awesome one called Matte Perfection. I can’t say enough good things about Matte Perfection, especially in the summer. A super light, oil-free gel which quickly absorbs excess oil and minimizes the appearance of pores, transforming my oily skin into a smooth matte complexion.