Thursday, June 7, 2018


By Guest Contributor

Skin Care During Summer

Photo courtesy of Pixabay

Summer, comes with joy and excitement and that is quite understandable. You get to visit the beach and soak up the warmth of the sun. However, it isn't all roses and butterflies. The heat comes with a lot of disadvantages, especially to our skin. The scorching sun, pollution and humidity, end up rubbing off the skin of its natural glow that comes with the beautiful spring weather. Then there is also the risk of skin infections that come from all the dryness and dead cells. Apart from worrying about your skin which is quickly fading, one may have to start worrying about how to treat eczema and the likes. Here are some tips that would help you keep the perfect glow and tan through the summer and even all year round. 

Exfoliate Your Body 

The body sheds dry skin every minute of the day. Exfoliating helps you get rid of these dry cells that may end up causing congestion and clogged pores if untended to. Now, no one wants their skin looking all dry and dull. Moisturizing your skin is good and it certainly helps in the humid weather, however, your skin will not glow if you do not exfoliate. Facial exfoliators are good for the face and the neck, but a body scrub is just fine for other parts of the body. As long as you have these ready, step in the shower, scrub, rinse and clean. Do this 2 to 3 times a week, and say hello to a glowing skin all year round. Exfoliating is best done before application of moisturizer, face toners, SPF or make-up. 

Photo courtesy of Pixabay

Say Yes to Sunscreens 

We understand that you may have left over sunscreens from last summer but they won't be quite as good as new. All the more reasons why you should get new sunscreens for the new summer. The best type of sunscreens to get are those with UVA and UVB products which come in SPF 30 and SPF 70. You can never get too much sunscreens, in fact, a lot of people use too little. A full shot glass would be just enough for your body and a full tea-spoon for the face. You can reapply every 1 - 2 hours to keep your skin safe from the sun, all through the summer. 

Fall In Love With Water 

Make water your best friend through all of that summer heat. Not only does water do wonders to your insides, it is quite wonderful for your skin. It washes out toxins, keeps you hydrated, and gives you the sparkling healthy skin you love. About 8 glasses a day, would suffice. 

Photo courtesy of Pixabay

Lotions and Moisturizers 

Keeping your skin hydrated with body lotion is also a good way to keep that skin aglow. You may want to get rid of your thick winter lotions though. For summer, get light lotions that are fast absorbers and apply immediately you dry up after bath. Gels and Purees with fruity smells are just fine.

Summer Glow 

Alternating your moisturizer with a sunless tanner will go a long way. Contrary to what you think, none of all that sun soaking on the beach would do your skin any good. Facial tanners are much more recommended and are perfect for a tanned look as they help build colors steadily. So please, keep out of the sun and wear minimal makeup.

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