Summer means bathing suits, beaches, and bronzed skin. You may be craving the summer sun, but don’t let your skin pay the price. Follow these time-tested tips to keep your skin protected and vibrant all summer long!
1. Apply sunscreen religiously.
Excessive sun exposure is responsible for premature aging and the development of skin cancer, the most common form of cancer in the U.S. Sunscreen is the ideal barrier between your skin and the sun’s harmful rays. Sunscreen comes in many different forms: lotions, creams, sticks, and sprays. Try and find a brand that you like – you’ll use it more!
2. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate, and then exfoliate.
Your body will lose more moisture during the summer than it will at any other time. It is important that you regularly replenish your body with water and other hydrating liquids to ensure that your skin will stay soft and moisturized. Next, exfoliate to remove dead skin and improve blood circulation to the face. You’ll feel refreshed and renewed.
3. Protect your hands and feet.
Summer comes hand-in-hand with open-toed shoes and sandals, so be sure to exfoliate, moisturize and show off your brand new pedicure. We highly recommend Massage Envy Spa’s Sugar Foot Scrub Therapy to help you rejuvenate your feet, leaving your skin softer and brighter.
In summer-months, there are plenty of things to think about – pool parties, BBQs, picnics, and sporting events. But what many forget is their skin; whether it’s oily, dry or sensitive, keep in mind our ten tips for summer.
Sunscreen: The most well-known way to keep your skin looking its best is sunscreen. Learn which sunscreen works best for your skin and make sure to always keep it handy.
Water: 60% of your body is made up of water – making it an important part of your skin! Carry a water bottle around, ensuring you get eight glasses or more each day.
Facials: Need to revitalize your skin with a little extra TLC? Schedule a facial to reduce, wrinkles, blemishes, and sun damage.
Eating healthy: Eating healthy can be especially hard during the summer. To keep your skin looking good opt for the veggies and hummus rather than chips and dip.
Hat: A fun and fresh hat doubles as a fashion accessory and a skin protectant. Check out these fashion-forward summer hats.
Lip balm: Wearing sunscreen may be a no-brainer but don’t forget about your lips! Look for a lip balm with SPF 15 or higher.
Shade: When possible, seek shade from 10am-4pm, when UV rays are strongest. Shade helps you stay cool, and your skin stay healthy.
Rinse Off: Swimming in pools can be great in the summer, but remember to rinse off after you’re done. This helps prevent chlorine’s drying effects or your skin and hair.
Sweat it Out: Exercise is always great for your skin and summer makes for the perfect weather to hike, bike, run or swim. Take advantage of the great weather and better your skin.
Sunless Tanner: Looking for a tan without the risk of sunburn? Opt for a spray tan or sunless tanning lotion.
Remember these tips the next time you’re heading out for a fun-filled summer day. Your future flawless skin will thank you!