Summertime Fine: Tips for Healthy, Glowy Skin

I know it may still be chilly in a few places, so now is the perfect time to make sure your skin is ready for the remainder of spring and upcoming summer season! Trust me, your skin needs more than just sunscreen and moisturizer to be at it’s ultimate best.

FACE

Of course, there are makeup products that have SPF, which is especially good if you plan on spending lots of time in the sun during your upcoming vacation. Your best friends this summer will be face masks and creams that enhance moisture. A great face cream is Clinique Moisture Surge (all skin types) and Clinique Moisture Surge Intense (very dry to dry combo skin). Sephora also sells a variety of face masks at affordable prices. If you like to try different face masks, check out the travel section at Walmart for those travel sizes of Freeman Beauty facial masks. It is also important to exfoliate 2-3 times a week to keep your skin silky and smooth.

BODY

A good way to keep your body moisturized is to use a body oil after your shower. Shea Moisture has some of the best body oils. A cheaper route is coconut oil. Just rub some in after your shower, and then dab off any excess with a towel. If you’re into body butters, Clinique Deep Comfort Body Butter is the BEST out there! I would stick to the heavier creams and body butters for night time and do regular moisturizers and body lotion for day time. Body scrubs can be great for exfoliating your skin too, unless you have sensitive skin. You might not want to use them as often as people with normal skin.

LEGS + SENSITIVE AREAS

These are probably the areas that are least thought of when it comes to this topic. When I say “sensitive areas” I mean underarms and bikini line/area. When was the last time you exfoliated before shaving? Using a body scrub to exfoliate your legs and under arms makes a HUGE difference in your shaving routine. It helps take off the dry, dead skin which will help prevent you from cutting yourself while shaving.

What also makes a difference is making sure that your razor is fresh. If you’ve never heard of Dollar Shave Club check them out! You will always have a fresh razor on hand when you need it, and for a great price. You can get fresh razors delivered straight to your door monthly! After shaving sensitive areas, try using a cotton pad to soothe the area with witch hazel. This will prevent skin irritation and ingrown hairs/razor bumps, which is most common in these areas.

DIET

Of course diet plays a part in making sure your skin is healthy and at its best. If you plan on being in the sun for long periods of time, drink lots of water. Dehydration can cause your skin to be dry and can eventually cause you to have an uneven skin tone. Also, try to stay away from foods with a high oil content. Eating large amounts of foods with high oil content can cause you to have breakouts and can even increase oil secretion.

I hope you found these tips helpful! Did you learn something new? Let me know down below!

Stay pretty!

-Kierstin Elisabeth

Author: kierstinbeauty

26 | New Orleans | MUA | Blogger

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