As the mercury starts soaring, all we can think of is summer vacations, beaches, cute cut offs and bikinis. But before you schedule your holiday and break out your summer wardrobe, it is essential to prepare your skin for the warm weather. During winters low temperatures and chilly winds can make your skin dry while layers of clothing can put you off the razor for months. But summer demands smooth, silky and hydrated skin.
Here are some tips that can prepare you to show off your skin with confidence this summer:
When you put on a sexy swimsuit, then you can’t afford to step out with a strip of hair running down your legs. So, you may want to get rid of all unwanted hair. No matter what hair removal method you choose, you might want to ensure that the results are smooth and long-lasting. Waxing can be a good option, but before you rip off the wax strip, remember it can be painful and leave ingrown hairs. To reduce the pain, rub some ice on the area before the treatment. In order to prevent ingrown hairs exfoliate your skin a day or two before you plan hair removal. Don’t forget to use an after-waxing product that contains glycolic and salicylic acids as it will prevent bumps and redness.
Dry air and chilly weather can strip your skin of essential moisture. To get your skin ready for summers it is essential to reduce the dryness and to hydrate your skin from the inside out. Drink plenty of water as it flushes impurities out of your system while moisturizing your skin. Lather a lot of moisturiser as soon as you step from the shower or bath. This will help you lock moisture into your skin. If you have oily skin, you still need to moisturize it; just make sure you use non-comedogenic products, which won't clog your pores.
If you have got acne breakouts on the back, chest, and elsewhere on the body, it’s better to clear them up before it gets hot outside. During summers, you can’t hide or cover up your body acne. So, gear up and get rid of them. Picking won’t help as it will leave acne marks. So, consider using acne treatments that can fight blemishes without irritating your skin. Natural products can help clear breakouts by reducing inflammation and killing off the bacteria that cause acne.
Building a base tan before you get out at the beach is the perfect way to prepare for the sunny weather. A little tan not only gives a bit of colour to your pale skin, but it also helps protect your skin from sun damage. Direct exposure to UV rays of the sun can not only burn your skin, but can also lead to skin cancer. Going to tanning salons can be one of your options to get a fake tan, but you are still exposing your skin to UV rays. So, consider self-tanning products like capsules, sprays and lotions. These products are not only safe to use, but they also be the best way of getting the bronze touch instantly.
Even after you prepare your skin well for summertime, there are many skin problems that you might experience when you are out in the sun. Hence, it is better to be prepared for after sun care so that your skin stays beautiful all season long. Wear a broad spectrum sunscreen that has an SPF of 15 (at least) every day. If you get too much sun exposure, then apply a cooling lotion to reduce the burning sensation. After spending a day out on the beach, your feet, lips and skin may go dry. Use gentle exfoliates to remove dead skin cells before showering. Don’t forget to lather on moisturizer all over your body after showering.