Summer is here in full glory in Colorado, and now is the time to start flaunting beautiful summer dresses while enjoying the long sunny days. Summer also requires you to pay extra special attention to your skin as the intense heat, warm sunshine, and hot winds can cause serve skin damage.
During the summer, getting a beautiful sun kissed tan can make us feel better when we look in the mirror, but it also can causes your pores to get more clogged because of the excess sweating coupled with grime and dirt. You must adapt a special skin care routine according to the season. Here is a list of simple tips and home remedies for healthy glowing skin this summer.
1. Wear safe, non-toxic sunscreen, even on cloudy days
The sun’s burning rays are remarkably powerful and proficient, so wear sunscreen every day. When choosing a sunscreen, look for an SPF of at least 30.
2. Exfoliate at least once a week, ideally twice
Dead cells sit on the surface of your skin making it look dull, rough and dry. By exfoliating, you are removing these dead cells, allowing your more radiant, healthier summer skin to shine through. Exfoliating also allows skin cells to regenerate more quickly, which keeps aging at bay. Whenever possible, choose a gentle, more natural exfoliating grains.
3. Drink lots of water
Nothing works better then water! Water benefits how well your body functions and ultimately affects how your skin looks and feels. Water not only quenches your thirst, but also helps to flush out the toxins and waste that accumulate in your body. When toxins build up, they cause organs such as your kidneys to work less efficiently, which has a direct impact on your skin. Sip water through out the day and consider following the 8 x 8 rule: drink eight 8 ounce glasses of water every day.
4. Choose good food for your body
Have you ever heard the saying "you are what you eat?" What you eat shows in your face. Include high water content fruits in your diet like watermelon, cucumber, oranges and lettuce which will give you nutrients and anti-oxidants. Include green vegetables in your diet as they help to improve the immune system and decreases stress level in the body.
5. Moisturize your skin
In the summer it is tempting to ease up on moisturizing because your skin may not feel as dry. No matter what the weather is, never forget to moisturize the face and body. Always moisturize your skin at night as it makes the skin glow and defends the skin during sleeping hours.
Following these simple tips will not only make your skin look and feel better, they will make YOU look and feel better! So get ready to flaunt your healthy glowing skin this summer.