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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Get Your Skin Ready For Summer

It’s finally summer. After being cooped up all winter and avoiding the wet spring, you mostly likely have travel plans booked and your suitcase packed. You might be ready, but is your skin? What tips do you need to get you through summer with a flawless complexion? 

Sun Protection

Protect skin with sunscreen. The sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays is the one of the biggest reasons why we get pre-mature wrinkles and uneven skin. Sun breaks down collagen and elastin, which gives skin strength and flexibility. Don’t wear down your complexion before summer has even started. Rebound from the sun’s rays by using a sunscreen product.

A broad-spectrum labeled sunscreen will protect against both skin damaging UVB rays and UVA rays. You can never go wrong purchasing skin-care and cosmetic products containing sunscreen. Use sunscreen if you know you’ll be out in the sun, especially for an extended period of time. The actions you take now will have your skin thanking you later.

Trade In Winter Moisturizers

Summer is the time to transition your heavier, thicker products to something lighter. Thick creams used during winter are too heavy for the warm weather. Heavy moisturizers trap dead skin cells on the surface, leaving your complexion dull and not very summer-like.

Who wouldn’t want a brighter, healthier complexion? The best moisturizer to use during the warmer months is a lightweight one that will hydrate without leaving skin greasy. Acquire a moisturizer that is a gel or a gel/cream combination and will compliment your skin type. People with dry skin need a product with glycerin, which will attract moisture. Anyone with sensitive and/or acne prone skin will do best with products that are fragrance-free and non-comedogenic.

Exfoliating for Summer Skin

Regardless of the time of year, exfoliation is important in skin-care. Exfoliating frees pores from being blocked by dead skin cells. This improves the appearance of skin and better prepares it to absorb moisturizers and other beauty products. Exfoliate on a regular basis to even out pigmentation for newer, healthier-looking, spot-free skin.

Use an exfoliating cleanser or an exfoliating treatment product. A clean, damp washcloth is another tool you can use as well. Apply your cleanser to the washcloth and gently use it to wash skin. Your face will unbelievably soft and smooth, and look and feel revitalized.

Remember the Basics

Give new products time to work. If you’re one of those people who runs out to the drugstore to buy a new product days before a trip, you’re doing skin a disservice. When you fail to give products an adequate amount of time to work, you don’t see results. New skin cells need time to reach to reach the surface of skin. This is why you don’t seem an immediate difference in texture, tone, or clarity following the use of a new product.

Plan ahead by purchasing a new product well in advance. Skin needs time to adjust and the ingredients need time to work. Give regular skin-care products up to a month and even longer for products with anti-aging properties. Remember to be well-informed about the products you purchase. Know what’s going on skin to avoid unwanted irritation. We can all agree red, irritated skin is not the best way to start a summer vacation.

Start prepping now to get skin ready for summer adventures. No matter where you’re going or what you’re doing, protect it from the sun. Go lighter on products like moisturizers so skin can breathe. Exfoliate on a regular basis to maintain a healthy complexion, even out skin tone and encourage products to work better. Most importantly, follow skin-care basics, which will yield a beautiful, glowing, summer complexion. Katy Corbin has tried just about everything when it comes to skin care and her favorite products are from DorMauri.com.

Carolina Monroe Written by: Carolina
Way To Be Healthy Updated at: 10:11 PM

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