Caring for Your Skin this Summer

Our skin is an essential part of how we present ourselves to the world. Healthy skin is not only more attractive, but it shows others that we value ourselves enough to take care of it. There are several tips that can help you achieve the glowing and healthy skin you desire so that you can put your best foot forward this summer.

 

Sunscreen

As wonderful as it is to get out in the sun during the summer, the sun is capable of producing incredible damage to the skin. It can age the skin, drain the skin of moisture, and put people at risk for serious conditions/diseases when done in excess without the proper protection. Sunscreen is an essential part of the beauty routine each and every day whether you are spending a day at the beach or going to run errands. Look for sunscreens that offer both UVA and UVB protection from the rays of the sun. Also, be sure to look for an SPF protection of no less than 50. Be sure to reapply regularly so that skin stays protected as you go about your day. May seem tedious now, but your skin will thank you later.

Drink Water

Drinking water is such a simple step that can provide such amazing results for the skin. When your body is backed up with toxins and waste, your skin shows it. Water helps the body flush out these toxins and waste which creates that glow that you desire. Plus, water can help in the battle against skin care problems such as acne and dry skin. By drinking water you can improve your skin from the inside out.

Exfoliate

Dead skins cells that get caked up on the body result in dull, dry skin that looks terribly aged. This is because the dead skin prevents the growth and development of new and healthier cells. In order to keep this from happening it is important to exfoliate regularly. Out with the old and in with the new, essentially. The result will be smoother and fresher skin.

Moisturize

Thirsty skin is dry skin, and dry skin is both unattractive and uncomfortable. It is important to provide your skin with the moisture it needs to stay healthy and regenerate new cells. A moisturizer or lotion is a great way to do this. Look for moisturizers with natural ingredients and vitamins. Apply it regularly, especially after showers or baths, for the best results.

While these are not the only skin care tips, these are the ones that can be most easily and immediately implemented to give you the healthy skin you want for the summer and all year long.