Stay beautiful all summer long with a flawless complexion. You’re going to be showing off more skin as the weather gets warmer, so follow these tips for perfect summer skin. With a little bit of self-care, you’ll be glowing like the sun. Pretty skin requires some effort, and it is your foundation for your health and beauty routine. Enjoy the benefits of smoother skin and a gorgeous complexion during the sunniest time of year.
Protect Your Skin And Moisturize
With the days getting longer and warmer, chances are you will be spending more time outdoors. Shield yourself from the sun’s rays and prevent sunburn with proper protection. Healthy skin is beautiful skin, and preventing unsightly redness and flaking that comes with sunburn is crucial to summer skincare. Invest in a quality moisturizer and sunscreen. Consider investing in a natural sunscreen.
Using certain oils such as coconut oil (SPF 4) or raspberry seed oil (SPF 30) moisturize and also add antioxidants to your skin. Essential fatty acids found in certain oils are key in promoting healthy cell function and contribute to building the skin’s natural defenses and repair mechanisms. Zinc oxide forms a powerful barrier against UVA/UVB rays and it won’t clog pores. If you are going swimming, don’t forget to use waterproof sunscreen. Add another level of protection by wearing a hat and sunglasses, and a bandanna or scarf to cover your décolletage. Accessories are fashionable and help you avoid ultraviolet rays. A lightweight cotton shirt with long sleeves can protect your arms.
Eat Your Vitamins And Hydrate
Skin absorbs nutrition so you can apply a green tea toner or grape seed extract, especially after sun exposure, to clean your pores and reduce redness. Taking a B-vitamin supplement also helps you look radiant. This is found in foods such as spinach, mustard greens, fish, cauliflower, garlic, and is also found in probiotics. The niacin helps skin to be softer and smoother.
Be sure to drink at least 2 liters of water a day, and as the weather gets warmer you might be extra thirsty. Drinking water helps your skin to remove toxins, to stay plump, and to look fresh. To encourage yourself to drink more water add the juice of half a lemon to your water bottle. It tastes great, and it gives you a super dose of vitamin C which acts as an antioxidant. Vitamin C helps your skin to repair itself, preventing infection and improving skin elasticity. This means an even, bright complexion free from blemishes. Adding these vitamins and water helps damaged skin repair itself and improves overall health.
Before you shave, exfoliate your skin gently with a skin brush. The strokes enhance blood flow which adds healthy color and removes dead cells which create younger, healthier looking skin. Another great way to exfoliate is with a natural sugar or salt scrub. Apply it to wet skin and rub in circles, then rinse off under the shower. Exfoliation evens skin tone and heals skin after sun exposure. After you exfoliate, dry off and apply lotion. Wa la, beautiful skin!