Temperatures are rising, which means Summer is right around the corner! And you know what that means? Swimsuit, crop tops, tank tops, short skirts… lots of skin! Part of getting that summer bod is making sure your skin is as healthy and glowing as possible. Don’t worry, it doesn’t take much (or long) to get beautiful summer skin, and we’re here to tell you how! Keep this Summer Skin Mantra in mind…
Exfoliation, Hydration, Protection & Color!
One of the most important steps for ensuring your skin (on face and body) is beach or pool ready is to exfoliate! Removing dead skin cells through chemical and mechanical exfoliation is a key step for keeping skin youthful and plump. For face, we recommend using a chemical exfoliant like this Acid Peel at least once per week. And, for more regular use on face and body (but not before/after using the peel), we recommend using this Sugar Scrub… it’s amazing! Step one… check! Now you’re ready for a little hydration to keep the glow going.
Hydration (and Protection)
Once skin is cleaned and scrubbed of dead skin, dirt, and buildup, you’ll need to hydrate and protect to maintain that newly revealed baby soft skin. First, find a moisturizer that can really boost and hold the moisture in your skin. For night, we recommend this night cream, which helps to hydrate and lock-in moisture through the long hours of the night while you’re sleeping… a time that your skin typically loses a lot of its moisture. For nights when you’re feeling extra dry, reach for this Hydrating Mask… it’s a game changer! For day, we recommend this day cream with broad spectrum SPF 25. Sun protection is SUPER important for maintaining youthful skin and preventing further aging and damage. Even on days that are overcast or cloudy, the sun’s rays. It’s also important to make sure your sunscreen or day cream is not just equipped with SPF, but with BROAD SPECTRUM SPF! Wait, what does that even mean? We’re so glad you asked! Typical sunscreens (without broad spectrum) protect skin from UVB rays… B for burn… this prevents your skin from burning. But, the sun also emits UVA rays… A for aging… that’s right, these bad boys don’t show themselves on your skin until much later… and the damage (fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots, etc.) is more permanent. Scary! Broad spectrum sunscreens protect from both types of UV rays, so make sure you’re using one!
Your body’s skin needs hydration too! This lotion provides incredible hydration that lasts all day and night… because nobody wants dry or ashy legs in those cute denim shorts! Need a little color on those legs to kick-off summer? Read on…
Not ready for those daisy dukes quite yet? Maybe your legs need a little color… we’ve got the “fake bake” trick that’s perfectly safe and bronzingly beautiful! Mix up a little body lotion with some lightly tinted moisturizer for a flawless glow. We promise, it looks great! But don’t take our word for it …
If you’re looking for a little extra color for face, this Nude Face Palette provides a variety of contouring shades to get that just-right bronze. Or, use an overall light tinted moisturizer (use one shade darker than yours, or mix it with your current shade)… the sheer coverage of this one makes it perfect for taking your skin a little darker without looking orange or obvious. Prefer powders? Check these ones out!
Ready or not, summer’s here! So make the most of it, get outside and live your best life! Use our simple Summer Skin Mantra: Exfoliation, Hydration, Protection & Color to get that irresistible summer glow that is sure to turn heads at the beach, pool, backyard BBQ or anywhere!