Is it me or does everyone feel more beautiful in the summer? Maybe it’s the tan, hydration, sun kissed glow that we all radiate during the warmer months. One of the most important beauty regiments I try to follow and get under control in the summer is my skin!
We are constantly over-exposing our skin to the sun’s powerful rays. No one likes an uneven complexion with dark spots or wrinkles, right?
Below are five helpful tips I follow to keep my skin
radiant, hydrated, fresh, and summer-ready 🙂
One of the biggest mistakes people make when they practice their skin care routine is that they do not stay hydrated. I am not talking about piling globs of hydrating cream on your cheeks and forehead… I am talking about DRINKING water. There are times where I am so unaware of my hydration level that I get headaches and stomach aches. I drink 3 glasses of water and my pain is instantly gone.
Our bodies NEED water; The adult human body’s composition is 60% water. Water helps regulate our body’s temperature and helps deliver oxygen all throughout our body. Water also helps our body regenerate cells allowing them to grow, reproduce and survive. Our skin is constantly generating new cells and getting rid of older ones; Water only helps this process. Water will also help give your skin an elasticity that creates a more youthful glow. You should be having at least a gallon of water a day; I know it seems like a lot, and trust me it is a
nd there will be plenty of trips to the bathroom… But your body will thank you later, and your skin will appreciate it 🙂
I personally noticed in the beginning of June that I wasn’t exfoliating my face half as much as I had during the colder months of Winter. Perhaps this is because my skin isn’t as dry during the summer as it is in the winter… But excesses are excuses! Exfoliate your skin gently every day, or every other day depending on your skin’s sensitivity. Our skin is constantly reproducing cells, as mentioned above under “Hydrate”, and it is important we help our bodies rid of them by exfoliating. Exfoliating will help…
- Reduce Breakouts and Acne
- Minimize pores
- Improve the tone and smoothness of your skin
- Allow the absorption of skin care products and flawless makeup application
In regards to summer, revitalizing your skin by exfoliating will even help you hold on to a tan 🙂 By exfoliating, you are ridding your body of the dead skin cells that would have tanned and fallen off faster. Exfoliating will allow the new and fresh cells to tan and last longer!
3. WEAR SPF
Make sure you wear spf on all parts of your skin that are exposed to the sun! No one wants to apply sunscreen after they have applied their makeup for the day; But many cosmetic and beauty companies are creating foundations and moisturizers that have added SPF to help you along in this process. Wearing sunscreen will help…
- Slow down your aging process
- Prevent brown spots and skin discolorations
- Decrease the development of skin cancer; Skin cancer rates are on the rise!
- Reduce blotchiness and redness on the skin
4. LIGHT ON THE CAKE
As the seasons change, so do our bodies. I notice that my skin is unfortunately a lot drier in the colder months than it is during the summer. I tend to apply a heavier amount of makeup in the Winter than I do in the Summer. If you are outside and at the beach, DO NOT WEAR A FULL FACE OF MAKEUP. No one thinks a caked on face of makeup is attractive. You are only blocking your pores and allowing that product to build up within your skin, resulting in breakouts. Keep your makeup dewy, natural and light. Throw on some gloss or a creamy lipstick, apply some brightening eye makeup and tinted moisturizer, bronzer and highlighter. Do not pack on that foundation and concealer… Less is more.
Yes, water is necessary and crucial to glowing skin. Beauty products help as long as you are doing your part by staying hydrated. Regardless if your skin is dry or oily, you need to moisturize. My skin texture changes with the seasons. However, regardless if it is Winter or Summer I have found the Fresh: Rise Deep Hydration Face Cream to be life-changing. It never leaves my skin oily and always sits underneath a light makeup application perfectly. I apply it to my skin after I cleanse both morning and night.
I also like to use the Farsali Rose Gold Elixir on days where I like to have a more dewy look. If my skin is ever flakey and dry I use this facial oil as my moisturizer. This product leaves my makeup glowing from within and adds a subtle shine beneath my skin’s surface. Keep in mind if you have oily skin, a facial oil will only add to the problem.
I hope these tips help you achieve a youthful, summer glow 🙂