Summer is all about baring skin and showing off that beautiful (faux, we hope!) summer tan. But in order to have great looking skin to show off, you need to take a few summer-specific measures.
Follow these tips for glowing summer skin.
Exfoliate Your Body
This one skin care step is the key to smooth skin. Your body sheds skin cells at an amazing rate every minute of every day. If you don’t get rid of them, they’ll just sit on the very top layer of your skin, which makes your skin look dull and feel dry. No matter how much lotion you use, you’re never going to have glowing skin if you don’t exfoliate.
Grab a body scrub and hit the shower. Gently rub your exfoliator in circular movements over your entire body from the shoulders down (you’ll want a separate facial exfoliator for your face and neck) and rinse clean. Continue to do this two to three times a week for year-round beautiful skin. Just be sure to apply moisturizer right after getting out of the shower. You can find our awesome emulsified scrubs here https://bodyessentialsaromatherapy.com/product/whipped-sugar-scrubs/
Don’t Forget Your Feet
It’s sandal season, which means it’s time to step your toe game up. Either get a pedicure (try a beauty school if cost is a factor) or give yourself an at-home treatment. Scrub off the dead dry skin from heels. Keep a foot scrub and file in your shower and use it on your feet a few times a week. You’ll notice a big difference in softness.
Be Good to Your Eyes
To protect your vision at work and at play, wear protective eyewear. When outdoors, wear sunglasses that block at least 99% of ultraviolet A and B rays. Sunglasses can help prevent cataracts, as well as wrinkles around the eyes.
Make Friends with H20
Higher temperatures and more time outdoors can lead to internal dehydration, which can result in headaches and dizzy spells! What you can do, eight 8-ounce glasses of plain, filtered water every day help maintain the critical moisture balance of the body and skin and assist in detoxification. If you drink caffeinated beverages, you must triple the amount of water you drink.
Repair and Treat Sun Damage
What causes skin damage: UV light causes photoaging in the form of brown spots, coarse skin and wrinkles, whether you have burned your skin or not. When sunlight comes in contact with skin a cascade of damage results (including the stripping of barrier lipids) causing inflammation, production of reactive oxygen molecules that affect healthy cell growth, and stimulation of collagen destructing enzymes.
What to do: A tan may be a popular summer look, but it indicates damage. Bombard your skin with age-fighting ingredients to help undo any damage that may occur, and to further protect it from the aging effects of UV. Our shea body butter is great for this!
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