Is your skin ready for summer?
With the weather about to start warming up (we hope), we can start looking forward to that time of the year again where we put away our sweaters and coats and get out the skirts and shorts.
It is also time to assess and treat the damage that rich Christmas foods and cold winter winds have done to our skin. That's why we have compiled for these tips to help you banish dry, flaky skin and get soft, subtle glowing skin in time for summer.
Exfoliate yourself from head to toe
Exfoliating your skin from head to toe is the first and best thing you need to do in order to prepare your skin for summer. It is done in order to get rid of dry, flaky winter skin.
Usually, the best time after the shower when your whole body is wet. Grab a loofah or washcloth and apply exfoliating cleanser of your choice on it. Scrub your whole body with it using circular, tender motions. Don’t go overboard with it and do it twice or thrice in the week. During summer, this comes in handy for scrubbing away sunscreen and oil build-up in your skin.
Moisturize your skin afterwards
Moisturizing your skin after an exfoliation routine is a must to keep it hydrated. Also, it will penetrate into your skin better after your have scrubbed off dry, flaky layers.
Swap your skincare products
Just like you put away all your winter gear and take out skimpy, more breathable summer’s outfits, similarly, you need to swap your skincare products with those of summers. For example, switch from a moisturizing cream to a light, moisturizing lotion. If your skin is kind of oilier than usual, then go for a moisture-binding serum to keep your skin hydrated throughout the summer.
Sunscreen is a must
On sunny days, applying a generous amount of sunscreen before you leave your house is a thing you must not miss at any cost, no matter what the tone of your skin is. Applying the sunscreen before leaving the house is integral as it takes almost 15 to 20 minutes to kick in and remember to reapply frequently. Also, apply stronger sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher on your scars as the sun can lighten or darken them more than the rest of the skin.
Treat rough and cracked skin of your feet
Stomping around in boots all winter can leave your feet in a very bad condition. Treat the chapped, cracked skin of your heels. You can use exfoliating creams or soak feet in Epsom salt for 10 minutes at night. Rub them gently with a grainy scrub and apply a lightweight foot lotion afterwards.
Banish acne and treat bumps on your arms or thighs
Use a body wash containing salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide to treat acne breakouts on your back. It will kill bacteria and unclog pores. Also, you need to treat the goose- bumpy skin on your arms and thighs, the condition known as keratosis pelaris. Use skin washes and lotions that contain glycolic or lactic acids in order to exfoliate and moisturize your skin.
Exercise and workout is a great way to revitalize your body and skin as it increases blood flow, keeping the cells healthy and allowing them to carry nutrients all around the body while removing harmful free radicals.
Maintain your vitamins and nutrients
And last but not the least; maintain a healthy, balanced, nutrient-rich diet. After all, how you care for your body internally has a huge effect on how you look on the outside. Good Habits SKIN is clinically formulated to help restore natural collagen levels, improve skin elasticity and maintain healthy skin.
Get plenty of sleep
Not enough sleep accelerates the aging process, can contribute to weight gain and breakdown of collagen and hyaluronic acid, the molecules that give the skin its glow, bounce and firmness. Good Habits SLEEP can help maintain normal sleep patterns.
Don’t wait, get started today. After all, summer is just around the corner. Good luck, ladies!