Don’t skip on your moisturizer: Your skin may be less dry these days, but don’t skimp on that moisturizer. Instead, switch to a lighter, water-based formula for both your face and body, and swap your heavy eye cream for a lighter serum.
Slather on the sunscreen: Choose products that provide broad-spectrum protection (they block both ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays) with a minimum sun protection factor (SPF) of 15. Apply sunscreen liberally before you go outside; reapply every two hours and always after swimming.
Bring on the balm Lips are very susceptible to skin cancer too, so be sure to wear lip balm with an SPF of at least 15 to keep lips sun-safe and supple.
Switch to summer makeup: Use a liquid foundation or a lighter, mineral-based powder with a minimum SPF of 15. Skip the creamy blush and instead go for a natural-looking glow with a touch of bronzing powder. Cream blush tends to get greasy in the warm summer sun....who wants a greasy looking face?! Use waterproof mascara for streak-free swimming, and get rid of that cream/matte lipstick for a dab of tinted gloss.... guaranteed for kissable lips!
Exfoliate regularly: Three S's: Sun, sweat, and sunscreen increase the amount of dead skin cells that build up on your face and body. Slough them off with an exfoliating scrub a few times each week. (A beautiful glow bonus: Exfoliating will also help your self-tanner go on more evenly and prevent streaking.)
Practice smart shaving: Who wears Short shorts? This means more frequent shaving sessions, and that can irritate and/or dry out skin. Replace your razor often, shave only after you’ve been in the shower for a few minutes and use a moisturizing shaving cream or gel. Make sure all shaving cream or gel is rinsed off thoroughly, and then moisturize immediately afterward.....silky smooth legs are now ready for those cute summer dresses and shorts!
Prevent rosacea: A common skin condition that can be exacerbated by heat that causes your face to swell, get red, and break out in little pimples. If you’re prone to rosacea, seek refuge in air-conditioning and keep cool by taking cold showers. Mist yourself with a spray bottle and drink plenty of cold water to quench hot skin.
Condition those locks: Make sure that not only are you using a conditioner in the shower, but some sort of a leave in conditioner as well. Don't overuse oils, such as Moroccan Oil, in the hair as sometimes they can actually dry out your hair. If you absolutely have to use a hair straightener you most definitely need to use a heat treatment of some sort on your locks to prevent the ends from burning and keep your hair nourished and protected. Why not just let your hair do the "beach wave" look instead of straightening everyday?! You may not be able to actually be at the beach, but why not have those relaxing waves in your hair and sun kissed skin?!
Use these simple tips for skin and hair care in the summer and you’ll have the healthiest looking skin on the beach, at the outdoor pool.....or in the office ;)