Summer Skin Savers

Don’t allow summer to be harsh to your skin!

Before reading…no worries there will only be a brief mention about sunscreen!

Summer has officially started and we’ll be going on vacations and flocking to the beach or lounging poolside. With summer relaxation many people also get relaxed with their skin care regimen.

We all know the basics to apply our sunscreen to protect skin from sun’s harmful rays, but summer can be a difficult time for our skin.

Our skin can easily dry out and flake from too much chlorinated and salt water exposure, and not applying enough sunscreen can zap moisture from burned skin.

Continue to use an exfoliating cleanser at least 3 times a week to slough off dead skin cells, trapped dirt and oil in pores from sweat and humidity.  Your skin will appear less dull and feel refreshed in the heat.

After your shower, apply a non-greasy body crème to retain skin’s moisture.

No matter how humid it is never skip moisturizing your face after you cleanse! Your skin may feel like it does not need a moisturizer with moisture in the air, but skipping this crucial step will lead to dry skin. Your skin still needs emollients for adequate moisture.

Those of us who live in or visit dry heat climates need to moisturize more than humid climates. The dry heat draws water from the skin and can lead to a weathered appearance.

What is one of the most highly recommended celebrity skin care secrets? Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!

Here are some tips about saving your skin in the summer.

  • If you get a bad burn and don’t have Aloe you can use Sour Cream. The smell is not desirable but it will help alleviate the discomfort. Leave on skin until it becomes room temperature then wash off with cool water. Allow to air dry.
  • Spending a lot of time in water can dry out your cuticles. Use organic Olive Oil. Apply on cuticles and wrap hands with a small towel, or wear white cotton gloves. Leave on for about 15 minutes. Keep them soft by doing this once or twice a week.
  • When the heat is up and you want quick refreshment for your skin, use sliced cucumbers. To help skin feel awaken place slices of cucumber all over face.

 

Paying a little extra attention to your skin this summer will leave you with no regrets at the end of the sunny, hot season.

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About The Author

Sandy Alcide’s articles have been featured in notable magazines and websites. Sandy is the founder of Motion Medica skin care www.motionmedica.com and the President of the American Athletic Skin Care Association, raising awareness for the rise of melanoma among outdoor athletes. She can be reached at salcide@fbscc.com.

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