Our skin is the largest organ that we have, which is why it’s so important that we give it the TLC that it needs. It’s important to make skin care a priority throughout the year. However, during the warmer summer months, it becomes even more important. A combination of the warmer weather, summer allergies, and spending lots of time in the sun can wreak havoc on our skin. If you want skin that’s soft, smooth, and as healthy as possible, here’s what you need to be doing.
To keep your face healthy
To keep your facial skin healthy this summer, it’s important that you implement a daily skincare routine. Each morning, you should cleanse, tone and moisturise your face, before applying SPF protection. Burning your skin not only causes skin cancer but can also lead to premature ageing, so be safe and protect yourself.
It’s also important to exfoliate two to three times a week to remove dead and dry skin cells. And also, to keep your skin beautifully soft and smooth.
For your body
It’s not just the skin on your face that can dry out; your body can too. That’s why it’s so important to give your body all the skincare that it needs, especially after shaving areas like your underarms and legs. While shaving is a natural exfoliator, there are some areas of your body that you don’t shave, and so, still need to be exfoliated.
Once a week, exfoliate your body using a sugar, salt or coffee scrub. The great thing about coffee scrub is that it is fantastic for reducing visibility of scars and cellulite, so if you can get your hands on some, use that. Oh, and don’t forget to follow by moisturising.
To keep your tootsies looking and feeling good
During the summer, feet have a tendency to dry out and crack – often this is caused by walking around outside barefoot. We know we shouldn’t do it, and yet we all do. To deal with sore, dry feet, the best thing to do is visit a specialist clinic, such as Pro Feet Podiatry. Seeing a specialist will allow you to get the advice that you need to keep your feet happy and healthy.
If you’re not able to do that, start by exfoliating your feet, paying particular attention to dry, cracked areas. Then apply shea butter or argan oil to them and pop on a pair of socks. Do this each night for a week and you should see some fantastic results. Then, once your feet are in better shape, exfoliate and moisturise them once or twice a week.
For happy, healthy hands
It’s easy to forget that our hands need a little TLC to stay in good shape. The best treatment for sore, dry hands is a good hand cream. Ideally, you want to invest in one that contains shea butter, coconut oil or argan oil. As the oils in these are able to penetrate the skin more deeply than normal moisturisers. Keep a hand cream on you at all time and use it as and when you need to throughout the day.
Want beautiful summer skin, then take the tips above on board.