Is your skin ready for the hot summer sun ray’s we have all been waiting for? Here are 5 tips to keep your skin healthy, protected and glowing this summer season.
1. Exfoliate for clearer, smoother skin.
Exfoliation removes dead, dulling skin debris to prevent congestion and improve hydration from toners and moisturizers. Exfoliate in the mornings prior to toner, moisturizer, SPF and make-up application. PS Make-up will last longer on an exfoliated skin!
Don’t forget after you exfoliate to follow with a hydrating body cream to seal in moisture. Always protect freshly exfoliated skin with an SPF as well.
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2. Keep skin hydrated.
Up your regimen’s level of hydration with intensive masques, perfect for use one to two times a week. Toners are a refreshing moisturizer prep, working to even out skin porosity. Tip: Refresh with a revitalizing toner spritz at your desk, in the car, at the gym, on the plane!
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3. Make friends with H20
Higher temperatures and more time outdoors leads to internal dehydration, which can result in headaches and dizzy spells! Eight 8-ounce glasses of plain, filtered water every day help maintain critical moisture balance of the body and skin, and assist in detoxification. Tip: If you drink caffeinated beverages, you must triple the amount of water you drink!
Recommended: Pure plain water! To make sure you are getting all your fruits & veggies in everyday you can add a packet of Greens to one serving of water daily.
4. When in doubt, apply and reapply!
It’s not enough to just apply sunscreen.: you must apply enough, and apply frequently. Studies indicate that most people do not apply nearly as much daylight protection as they should. Apply a teaspoon for the face and for the body, about as much as would fill a shot glass. Re-apply every two hours. Tip: Stay out of the midday sun from mid-morning to late afternoon whenever you can.
5. Soothe over-exposed skin
What: You forgot the sunscreen, didn’t apply enough, and now have a sunburn. Unfortunately, the damage is done, but you don’t have to suffer in pain! Super-soothing botanicals and cooling gels can help prevent peeling and reduce redness and inflammation. Apply cooling balms generously over-exposed skin, preferably at the first sight of a pink glow.
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