During the summer your skin can sweat and gets sticky, you may get a tan or sunburned or your skin can dry out because of the constant heat from the sun. We all want a summer where our skin is protected, nourished and vitalised so we put together a small list of beauty tips that will have your skin glowing and radiant like the sun.
You can wash, moisturize, and use sunscreen—but if you don’t exfoliate, your skin isn’t as healthy as it could be.
Exfoliating is the removal of the dead skin cells on the skin’s surface. Exfoliation can be done by using abrasive face & body scrubs on the skin. Exfoliating can also be done chemically too, by using scrubs that contain special kinds of acids that dissolve and remove the dead skin cells without actually scrubbing.
The older we get the more the process of cell regeneration slows down. This means that the body gets slower in the shedding of skin cells and the regeneration of new ones. Your skin can look dull, rough, and dry when the old skin cells start to pile up on the skin. Not to mention, the build-up of dead skin cells can result in clogged pores, leading to blemishes and acne.
Proper exfoliation removes the barrier of dead skin cells clogging the skin and uncovers fresh new cells below. This opens the way for moisturizing products to penetrate more deeply into the skin, which makes them more effective. In short, a regular exfoliating routine will leave your skin looking fresh and healthy.
Appropriate exfoliation removes the layer of dead skin cells obstructing the skin and reveals new fresh cells underneath. This opens the way for products to penetrate more deeply into the skin, which makes them functional and effective. Exfoliating regularly will leave your skin looking healthier than ever.
All our lives, we have been moisturising our skin. The main function of moisturisers is to prevent our skin from drying which can then lead to skin flaking and irritable skin conditions.
Moisturising your skin can help protect your skin from the environment — as applying moisturizer creates a barrier on your skin that keeps oils from escaping and harsh elements.
There are numerous moisturizers on the market that are formulated to treat many different skin types, including normal, dry, oily and sensitive skin. People with normal skin are recommended to use a light moisturizer that contains natural essential oils. Other people with dry skin may need to use heavier lotions with humectants to seal in the moisture. For people with oily skin, there are noncomedogenic, oil-free moisturizers, which does not clog pores. Individuals with sensitive skin should keep an eye out for moisturizers that contain few ingredients and are naturally scented or fragrance-free. Quick Tip – avoid moisturizing your face with body lotions as the oil-based lotion you use on your body could clog pores on delicate facial skin resulting in breakouts and acne.
Walking around in 100-degree heat and sticky, stuffy humidity can do a number on a full face beat. With all of the unstoppable sweating, your make-up can be left smudged, smeared and sticky. It is best to only use the makeup items you need to cover up any blemishes. Ultimately, I recommend lightening up your make up routine.
We all want to let our skin breathe and get a light tan during the summer, but we all still want to look good, after all – ain’t nobody trying to walk around with a face like a tombstone. Applying a lightly tinted moisturising concealer will give you more of a softer glowing appearance. Use the concealer under your eyes and on the blemishes that you would like to lightly cover-up.
You could make your own tinted moisturiser, by mixing an oil-free moisturizer with a small portion of your foundation for the perfect customised moisturising skin concealer.
Pucker Up For Some Lip Love
Being out in the sun all day long can dry out your lips leaving them sore and flaky. Now I know you know that lipstick on flaky lips looks awful. There are simple things you can do to keep your lips soft and supple. Regular exfoliating, and protecting your lips with a lip salve or balm can work wonders. Be sure to reapply your lip balm throughout the day — at least every couple of hours. When it comes to exfoliation, a nice lip sugar scrub will do the trick, check out Lush or the Bodyshop as they have a wide range of lip scrubs.
There’s nothing worse than mascara or eyeliner smudges. We need to avoid looking like the joker on his way back from a whooping from Batman. How? by investing in waterproof eyeliners and mascaras. The extreme heat can cause your regular mascara and eyeliners to smudge resulting in you having to constantly reapply the beauty product. The waterproof alternatives can even handle the swimming pool…Nice!
Don’t Stop The Fun, Just Be Well Prepared x