Summer is upon us and we all want our skin to look great, whether out in the sun having fun or relaxing at a favorite hang-out. Here are some helpful skincare tips to help you make the most of your activities this summer:
1. Exfoliate to Radiate
It’s so very important to exfoliate your skin. Your body sheds skin cells at an amazing rate every minute of every day. If you don’t get rid of them, they just remain in place, giving your skin a dull, dry appearance. And no matter how much lotion you use, you’re never going to have radiant skin if you don’t exfoliate. So grab a body scrub and hit the shower! Gently rub your exfoliator (Young Living’s Satin Mint) in circular movements on your entire body from the shoulders down (you’ll want a facial exfoliator for your face and neck) and rinse clean. Continue to do this 2-3 times a week for year-round beautiful skin.
Now that the lazy days of winter are behind us it’s time to pick out a good razor that won’t cause razor burn. Don’t use your husband’s—he won’t like it and it won’t treat your legs well either. This also goes for shaving cream; choosing a shaving lotion is much better for your skin and will hydrate and help prevent nicks and cuts. As an alternative you can use a conditioner like Young Living’s Lavender Volume Conditioner for a moisturizing shave cream.
3. Moisturize with a Summer Scent
Find a summeresque lotion that you’ll actually want to put on. This also means you need to exchange those thick winter body butters for lighter summery lotions. You don’t have time to wait for your lotion to sink in, so look for something that’s fast absorbing. I personally love a coconut and mango or other tropical scents. Nothing says summer more than a light refreshing citrus lotion! Just add a few drops of your favorite citrus essential oil to a lotion base to create an unbeatable scent. Make sure you apply right after you dry off from your shower, so you can seal in the moisture your body just soaked in.
4. Get a Safe Glow
When it comes to adding a little summer tint to your skin, there are so many better choices than using the tanning bed. Choosing a sunless tanner will give your skin a beautiful start to summer. Even if you’re not a fan of sunless tanners all over your body, you can happily use them on your face. Or just add a bit of sunless tanner to your facial moisturizer to get a healthy glow that will make it look as though you just spent the weekend on the beach. Most facial tanners build color gradually, but by alternating and blending with your regular moisturizer you’ll never get too dark or look fake and blotchy.
5. Take Care of those Feet
It’s time to go get a pedicure (try a beauty school if cost is a factor), or give yourself one at home. You need to exfoliate the dead dry skin off those feet to get them sandal ready. Nothing is worse than seeing dull dry feet inside cute sandals. But it doesn’t have to be a big ordeal! Keep a foot scrub like Young Living’s Satin Mint and a pedicure file in your shower and scrub your feet a few times a week. You’ll notice a big difference in the softness of your feet. Try treating your toes to a fun summer polish. Toes can be painted much bolder than any color you would put on your fingernails and picking a shade that screams summer will help you and your feet feel the season.
Product Manager, Essential Living
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