That time of year is getting closer & closer - you begin clearing out your winter wardrobe and embark on your journey to find your new summer fits. You look forward to spending time outside, travelling to exotic locations and of course feeling the sun's UV rays massaging your skin.
You look forward to summer, but there are some important things to note. Knowing them will prevent skin damage and have you glowing for the summer.
To help prepare your skin (and yourself) for summer, try these simple techniques to walk through the summer season with a glow. Let's dive in.
Keep Your Skin Hydrated
This one seems obvious. You see all the 'skincare experts' boasting about skin hydration. Why is it even more important during the warmer seasons? In warmer clients, the oil glands on your skin's surface are much more active. If you neglect hydrating your skin, the oil glands can overcompensate, creating more oil which causes breakouts.
After you cleanse, apply a Hydrating Mist. It balances your skin's PH, removes traces of leftover dirt and makeup (you'll also be keeping your skin beautifully hydrated). People often neglect hydrating their skin, but this makes them more prone to breakouts.
Don't Forget Your Exfoliation
You should be exfoliating (no matter the season), but when summer comes, it's a little more important. Your skin is transitioning from cold temperatures to the summer, so you need something to help shed your dull winter skin. By using an exfoliator, you can remove flaky/dull skin. Start exfoliating now. You'll be making the perfect transition from winter to summer.
Don't overdo your exfoliation, as it can potentially cause breakouts. You only need to exfoliate your skin a couple of times a week. The perfect amount for improving skin texture, removing dead skin and getting that glow for the summer.
Clear Out Your Closet
It's the perfect shift from winter to summer. You hide all those fluffy jackets, coats and trousers and begin your summer shopping spree. You've been thinking of floral summer dresses, short-sleeved t-shirts and sandals all year long. The time has now come.
You're not only clearing out your closet. It's a complete mindset shift. You may prefer winter over summer, but when it's warmer, you add a 'summery' look to your closet. Full of floral designs, colour and positivity. Whenever you pick out an outfit,
If you haven't already, start your summertime shopping. Start adding some colour to your closet. Your mood will not only reflect the colour, but you can start your summertime planning. Vacations, events, friends you're going to meet.
Get Your Body Ready
When dress/short season finally graces you with its presence, you need to make sure that your body is looking the part. During the winter season, people tend to forget about scrubbing and caring for their body. "No one is going to see my legs anyway". The dynamic changes during the summer, dresses and shorts are all you wear.
Use a body scrub a couple of times a week. It's the best way to bring out the allure of your body, but it's also great in protecting your skin from damaging UV rays. Before you enjoy the sun, apply some scrub and prevent skin damage.
Scrubbing and hydrating your body is wonderful. While you're awaiting the sun's welcome, consider staying consistent with fitness. Whether it's a 30 minute yoga at home, a daily walk or attending your local gym 3-5 times a week. Every baby step gets you closer to go out and be the person you want to be.
Stock Up On Sunscreen
Like I said earlier, it's important to exfoliate and hydrate your skin, but sunscreen tops everything. Before the rush begins, start shopping for some new sunscreens. One for your body and another for your face.
If you already have sunscreens, amazing (Make sure that they're not expired). You want to be lotioning fresh SPF on your skin to prevent sunburn and skin damage.
It's never too early to think about those refreshing summer mornings. You're awakened by the noises of birds chirping, the sun is out in full effect and you look forward to packing your dresses for a trip. It is dreamy, but don't neglect what's important - caring for your skin and health.
Be you. Have fun. Create memories. Enjoy the summer season.