Feel fabulous and look terrific this summer. Summer is the time of year when your skin can glow with health and vitality. Healthy skin can be difficult to maintain during hot and humid summer days. Follow these five beauty steps and you will look beautiful throughout the summer season.
Choose a Natural Look
Choose a tinted moisturizer or a light, extra hydrating foundation during the summer months. Put your heavier creamy foundation away until next season. Heavy makeup can become streaky or cake due to the humidity during summer.
During the daytime, use a concealer on any of your problem spots. Complete your makeup with a touch of bronzer on your cheeks and forehead. Bronzer provides a safe alternative to tanning.
The wise approach to enjoying the summer months is to use a sunscreen with an SPF30+ every time you are outdoors. Apply your sunscreen to all uncovered areas of your body twenty minutes before you go outside. Reapply your sunscreen as directed and do not forget to apply immediately after swimming.
Avoid exposure to the sun during the hottest part of the day. It is best to stay out of the sun between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm as this is when the UV rays of the sun are strongest. If you wear open-toe shoes or sandals, remember to apply sunscreen to your feet.
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Cleanse and Moisturise
Keep your skin as clean as possible during the summer months. Cleanse your skin after you have been outside for any length of time. It is very important to cleanse and moisturize your skin after you have been to the beach or if you have been exercising.
You can be more susceptible to spots during summer because you perspire more and your pores become clogged. Regular cleansing and moisturizing will help prevent spots. Choose a moisturizer that hydrates your skin and controls shine at the same time. Aloe Vera Gel and Fractionated Coconut Oil are a great alternative to heavy moisturizers. Also, remember to drink plenty of water to help keep your skin well hydrated.
Wear a Hat and Sunglasses
A wide-brimmed hat offers the best protection from the sun especially when you are at the beach. Sunglasses will protect your eyes from the UV rays of the sun. If you regularly drive your car during the summer months, drive with your sunglasses on. Wearing sunglasses while you drive will protect your eyes. Purchase prescription sunglasses to match your prescription everyday glasses.
To achieve that summer tan without damaging your skin from the sun, find a safe non-toxic self-tanner. It is the perfect way to achieve a golden glow without risking your health. If you have difficulty applying a tanning lotion, purchase tanning gloves that help eliminate uneven application.
Take extra precautions with your skin care during the hot summer weather. Wear lighter make-up, apply sunscreen regularly, cleanse, and moisturize regularly, so that your skin glows with health. Protect your skin from skin cancer by wearing a hat and sunglasses. Accomplish your tan without risk by keeping out of the sun and using safe tanning methods. Follow the five steps to look beautiful all summer long.