With summer here, we have very little time to get our body and skin into perfect bathing suit shape. Summer wardrobe is much more revealing and at the same time summer sun is not something to be taken easily, so it is imperative to both protect your skin and help it look its best over the summer months.
And these few tips are here to help you do just that, so enjoy!
Let’s start with the much-needed exfoliation
Now, of course, it is not enough just to exfoliate your face, you should include a full body peeling in your pre-summer skin routine. It is time to get rid of the old dry skin cells and make room for new ones. Due to the increased sun exposure, it would be advisable to minimize exfoliation to once a week so as to not cause any skin damage. Also, make sure that you introduce cleansing on a daily basis, exfoliation won’t have the same effect if you let your skin get dirty and your pores clogged.
On to some essential sun protection measures
If you didn’t take proper care of your skin the previous summer, there is a good chance you have some leftover skin discoloration. Us Aussie girls are very aware of this. So, before you move on to proper sun protection, you might want to consider a melasma treatment in Sydney so that your skin can look flawless even with zero makeup on. It is a great, non-invasive treatment that can help with pigmentation, melasma as well as with sun spots and post-acne marks. Now that the damages have been properly repaired here are some essential sun protection tips that you shouldn’t overlook. First of all, limit your time in the sun, even the best if sunscreens can’t protect you if you are out there every day around noon. The next step is getting a quality broad-spectrum sunscreen that you should reapply every two hours and of course, after going swimming. And finally don’t forget your lips, getting a lip balm with an SPF is a must during the summer months.
Moisturization is a must
Regular application of sunscreen is not nearly enough. You need to make sure that you keep your skin well moisturized during the summer months. And because of the warm weather and increased sun exposure you need to get a much stronger moisture so as to prevent your skin from drying out and flaking. The best time to apply it is immediately after you have taken a shower, while your pores are open and your skin can absorb it a lot better so that it is smooth and soft afterward. This should be both your morning and night routine so that you can go out every day into that strong summer sun with your skin looking flawless.
Step up your face pampering game
Yes, you read it correctly, you need to use more facial masks and cut down on the makeup in order to help your skin fight off dryness and discoloration. First of all, make sure you apply cleansing and moisturizing face masks at least two to three times a week so that your skin can replenish on all the moisture that it is losing. The next step is minimizing your makeup usage, especially foundation and powder, first of all, you want to skin to be able to breathe in the summer heat, and closed pores caused by heavy makeup can lead to pimples and blemishes. In addition, going makeup free can help even out your skin tone and reduce pigmentation. And if you must, wear light quality makeup that will let your skin breathe and won’t melt in the summer heat.
Don’t forget about your feet
During summer months they get the most exposure and need to look their best, so make sure you take the time to really pamper them and get them into top shape. Of course, getting rid of the dry skin is the first step you want your heels to be smooth and look stunning in those summer sandals. Next, make sure you apply plenty of moisturizers, especially if you have spent the day barefoot at the beach, that way you can prevent cracked skin from ever emerging. And finally, paint those nails, you need to have perfectly styled and painted nails as you will be wearing a lot of open-toed sandals and heels during the warm summer months.
So there you have it, your perfect summer skin is ready to be shown to the world. All you need to do is keep up with your skincare regiment and you will look stunning throughout the summer months.
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Cosmetic Skin Care Consultant