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Prepare your skin for summer

Friday 20 October 2017

Sunshine, fresh air, and the great outdoors make us fall in love with summer year after year. But no one ever falls in love with their sunburn, especially those who know that the damaging effects from the sun can lead to premature skin aging, age spots, and even skin cancer

Are you ready to show off that skin this summer, it’s time to get rid of dull,
dry skin and get your glow on. Here is some tips to follow:

Exfoliate – it’s the best way to get rid of that old, dry dead skin cells. Hydrate afterwards to put the moisture back into the skin.

Hydrate – After you’ve finished exfoliating, your skin gets very dry and sensitive. Use a nice amount of moisturizer and apply it to your whole body. However, using skincare products is not the only way to re-hydrate your skin and it is often not enough – you also need to drink a lot of water, at least 2l every day. This too will help you prevent dry skin.

Shave – the time has come to show off that smooth sexy legs – without hair! Make sure you shave the correct way.  First you need to clean that razor. A dirty one will cause razor burn. We all want to save money, but using a worn out razor, is just you asking for pain.

Eat healthy – Your skin is your body’s largest organ. What you put in your mouth is very important, as that will show in your skin.  Start stacking up that fruity juices, vegetables, and get that body hydrated.

Get a massage – It has never been a better time to focus on relaxation. Not only will a massage improve your mental health, but it also tightens your skin and helps to hide any pesky, confidence-shaking dimples.

Slather on the sunscreen – Protect your skin by wearing sunscreen every day and apply often. Choose a sunscreen that has an SPF of 15 (at least) and that protects against UVA and UVB rays.

Be prepared for after sun care – If you accidentally miss a spot with your sunscreen or get too much sun exposure, then it helps to take an anti-inflammatory, such as ibuprofen, to help reduce your body’s painful reaction to the sun. Take anti-inflammatories for the first 24 hours after sun exposure.

Also, have a cooling lotion or aloe readily available to help keep the affected area moisturized, speed healing and offer a little relief.

Exercise – Make sure to exercise regularly to get your body and your skin ready for summer. Exercise increases circulation, which will add to your summertime glow. Also, a good sweat is a great detoxifier and will work impurities out of your system.

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