It’s that time of year again when we can finally show some skin! However, with that comes the need to make sure your skin is as healthy and radiant as possible, especially during extremely hot weather. While the summer is much gentler on dry or irritable skin than winter is, there is still the chance to cause it some damage if you aren’t taking the necessary precautions and using the right treatments.
If you’re looking to make your skin glow all summer long, then here are a few simple tips to keep it healthy and beautiful, both on the inside and the outside.
Protect Your Skin From The Sun
The most important practice to start incorporating into your daily life if you don’t already is applying SPF every day. This is especially important if you’ll be outside for extended periods of time. The last thing you want is to cause unnecessary sun damage to your skin while enjoying the summer weather, so being cautious with how you protect it is key. Always opt for a sunscreen that’s at least 30 SPF and reapply every two hours if possible.
It can be tempting to spend a few hours outdoors to work on your summer tan, but if possible opt instead for a do-it-yourself fake tan like our Tahitan Tan or Wink and Wave’s spray tan services. This will allow you to have that beautiful summer glow without damaging your skin.
Be Gentle With How You Cleanse Your Skin
Summer is usually the season when many opt to ditch the heavy makeup and go with a more natural look. However, this can be difficult to do if you’re dealing with excessive acne or irritation. While cleansing is an important part of a healthy skincare routine, it’s also important to be aware of how you cleanse and to practice being gentle with your skin. This means not using any drying cleansers for your face or drying soaps for the rest of your body.
One of the most important tips for keeping your skin looking great all year long is moisturizing as often as possible. If you’re regularly struggling with acne breakouts, then there’s a good chance that your skin is just a bit too dry and needs some hydration to prevent it from producing more pore-clogging oils.
Make it a point to slather on moisturizer throughout the day to lock in hydration and keep your skin supple and glowing for longer. This is also important if you are applying fake tan—use our winder body oil for post-tan hydration to make your tans last!
Eat Well And Avoid Toxic Habits
If there’s one reason to start eating more fruits and vegetables and ditch unhealthy habits it’s to maintain the appearance of your skin. Getting in enough vitamin A with dark leafy greens and avoiding too much alcohol is a sure-fire way to help your skin glow and keep it looking good.
Oftentimes, what you put into your body is what you get out of it, so make sure you are giving your body everything it needs to function properly and it will repay you with all the energy you need to live your best life while also looking great doing it!
Get Enough Sleep and Reduce Stress
If you’ve noticed your complexion looking lacklustre it might just be because you’re overstressed. The negative effects of stress cannot go understated and can lead to incredibly dangerous reactions, but a common one is a sallow complexion that isn’t exactly the glow that you want to rock this summer.
This is why it’s incredibly important to get in all your beauty sleep and ensure that you’re waking up every day feeling rested without having to rely on too much caffeine. Busy moms know how hard it can be to get everything done, but getting the right amount of sleep is a simple way to keep you looking and feeling great throughout the day!
For more beauty services to help your skin get that summer glow, visit Wink and Wave today and book your appointment!