Sure, the sun is out, and it’s time to add to that tan? Although vitamin D is essential for a healthy lifestyle, it seems as though all the sunshine might be taking more of a toll on us than we once thought. Have no fear; here’s how to keep your skin looking great this summer.
Cool off in the shower
Of course, one of the quickest ways to stay cool in the summer is jumping in a cold shower. But did you know this could help your skin, too? The sun can leave our skin feeling dry and hot water can just make the whole thing worse. However, a cold shower can help keep our skin clear which, in turn, will help prevent any acne.
Remove dry skin
All that time in the sun can mean we get some unwanted dry skin. One of the best ways to prevent any flakiness is to get scrubbing with an exfoliator, making sure to pay extra attention to your elbows and knees, before jumping in the shower and washing it off. Finish off the process with a thick moisturizer, and you should be good to go!
Prepare from the inside
Apparently, we can be helping our skin from the inside. It’s said that chowing down on cantaloupe is one sure-fire way to deliver plenty of hydration to our skin. The fruit is packed full of antioxidants which can help our skin all year round but is essential for skin care in the summer months. Research also shows this will boost your natural SPF factor – bonus!
Keep acne at bay
Acne can develop all over our body at any time of the year, but it’s more likely to cause an issue throughout summer when we spend most of our time as a sweatbox. However, products such as clearing body washes are just one way you can help prevent any breakouts from happening in the first place. After all, prevention is the key to success.
Tint it out
If you want to get that sun-kissed look without needing to head into the sun, then look no further than a tinted moisturizer. This way, you’ll still look as though you have been tanning it up at some luxurious beach without the need to put your skin at risk. Plus, you’ll still get all the great benefits from a moisturizer along the way. Perfect.
Look after your scalp
It can be easy to forget that our scalp has sensitive skin that can burn just as easily – if not more – than the skin on the rest of our body. This is why it’s so important to make sure you keep it protected from any harmful rays. Using a spray sun lotion along your hairline and making sure you wear a hat are both ways you can help protect your sensitive areas.
Sometimes, we need a quick fix when it comes to ways to cool down. This is where facial misting coolers can be perfect. These are the wonders in a can that give us a quick burst of cooling spray but are also packed with nutrients and antioxidants that will give your face a blast of the good stuff as you continued to soak up the sun.
No matter the weather, it’s important to look after the largest organ in our body. However, all those rays from the sun can have lasting effects, so it’s important to keep your skin looking great this summer and not be the lobster in the corner that spent too much time outside.