5 Tips for keeping flawless skin all summer
Does your skin need a little pick-me-up? Then read on ahead, because we’re sharing 5 wonderful ways to get healthy and glowing skin for summer:
1). Get acquainted with Sunscreen
Everyone loves a good tan, right? As gorgeous as bronzed summer skin looks, it can come at a cost. Not only does sun-bathing leave your skin feeling dried out and parched, it can also result in far more dangerous consequences, such as skin cancer. For these reasons, it is imperative to make sure you lather up with sunscreen before any prolonged sun exposure. The experts recommend an SFP of 30 or high and they suggest you reapply every two hours. Sunscreen will not only protect your skin, but it will keep it looking and feeling healthy for years to come.
2). Exfoliate & Cleanse
It is so important to exfoliate your skin. This process helps to rid our body of dead-skin cells and allows our new, healthy skin to shine through. Exfoliating will leave your skin more healthy, nourished and vibrant. You can use any number of store bought scrubs, or you can simply make your own: Mix 2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil, with 1 cup of white sugar & add a few drops of your favorite essential oil for fragrance. And voila! The perfect, natural scrub awaits. Try to exfoliate twice a week. A nourishing bar of organic soap or body wash should be used daily in the shower to keep your skin healthy and happy.
3). Stay Hydrated
Seriously, this might be the best way to keep your skin looking in tip-top shape. Make sure to drink the universal recommended amount of water per day: 8 glasses. You will be healing your skin from the inside out by ridding your body of toxins. Drinking more water will leave your skin moisturized and with a healthy glow. An awesome way to keep track of the water you drink is through the app: Gulps. This app will help you to track your water intake throughout the day and send you little reminders.
4). Fight Acne
Acne is the absolute worst but they can be easily removed with a few natural remedies. Baking Soda works wonders on drying out acne and clearing your pores. Simply apply equal parts water and Baking Soda, mix into a paste and apply it to the affected area. Leave it on for 10 minutes and rinse with warm water. Another great way to “spot treat” acne is by applying lemon juice with a cotton ball. Your skin should start to clear up in no time!
5). Relax and get enough sleep
Making sure your body well rested is essential to beautiful, glowing skin. 7 hours is the recommended amount of beauty sleep that is recommended to combat wrinkles and raccoon eyes. Finding your inner zen is equally as important. Try your best to stay cool, calm and relaxed. When we stress out it can worsen our skin conditions and lead to unwanted worry lines.
There you have it! Try following these simple 5 steps and you’ll be well on your way to flawless skin. Xo