Your Guide to Prepping Your
Skin for Summer Fashion
Most women and men start working on their summer, “beach” bodies a few months before the season rolls around. The reason that everyone ramps up their efforts during this period is simple: you have a lot more body and limbs on display, thanks to skimpier clothing. Of course, while you might be working on your figure, it is also important not to lose sight of something just as important – your skin. Once the temperatures begin to rise, people are going to be seeing a lot more of your overall complexion. So, you better make sure that it is as glowing and as healthy looking as possible. Here are some guidelines that you can follow for this look:
Get Some Color
You have probably spent most of the winter and much of spring hidden under sweaters and jeans. This means that your body really hasn’t seen all that much sun and could be looking quite pale as a result. Now, as you are aware, heading outdoors to soak up the sun isn’t exactly a good idea as you are simply risking skin damage. This is why it is a lot better for you to consider a good self tanning lotion instead. With this, you can get the perfect, bronzed look in hours instead of days. Not only that, you get a lot more control over the shade that you want to achieve and avoid those pesky tan lines that seem to plague sunbathers.
Hydrate and Moisturize
One of the main reasons that drinking water is so encouraged is because it helps your skin look absolutely amazing. Your skin gets much of its glow and elasticity from the water that you drink. Therefore, if you have been skimping on this particular activity, it is time to start up again. While you don’t necessarily need to drink eight glasses a day, you should increase how much you consume on a daily basis.
In addition to water, you will also need to adopt a more direct approach to your skin. This means including a moisturizer to your daily routine. You should make it a point to pay special attention to your knees, elbows, ankles, hands, and feet as they have a tendency to dry out a little faster. Apart from that, you should try to moisturize your skin every time you have a shower.
Clear Up Blemishes
Few people are blessed with perfect skin so it is natural to have to contend with acne and various other types of breakouts. Of course, when you want to show off your back in a strapless dress, such conditions can become a bit embarrassing. One trick is to exfoliate your skin so that it does not become clogged up with dirt, dead skin, and oil. You should also make it a point to use skincare products that are specially designed to deal with these issues. Of course, most important of all, you should remember not to pick at your breakouts, regardless of how frustrating it can seem!
With these tips, your skin is going to look absolutely stunning by the time that summer rolls around. You are sure to be the center of attention.