Summer is just weeks away, filled with sunny days and fun activities that coax you outdoors to soak up the warmth of the season. However, don’t forget to prioritize the health and safety of your skin while enjoying the extra fun in the sun. With the right sun-smart precautions and a good skincare regimen, you can have gorgeous, glowing skin all summer long.
FYI: Tanning beds are out—healthy skin is in.
Are you ready to look positively radiant this summer?
Here are five essential summer skin tips and safety measures to help you attain—and maintain—a healthy, summertime glow.
1. Slather on the sunscreen: The sun’s harmful UV rays can cause long-term damage to your precious skin, leading to premature aging, painful sunburn, and an increased risk of (potentially deadly) skin cancer. Always protect your skin by applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher. Cover all exposed areas (face, neck, arms, and legs), and reapply sunscreen every two hours or sooner if you’re swimming or sweating.
2. Cover up with sun-smart clothing: The right clothing provides an additional layer of protection from the sun’s damaging UV rays. Wear lightweight, loose garments made from tightly woven fabrics that cover your arms and legs. Plus, accessorize with a wide-brimmed hat and UV sunglasses to shield your face, neck, and eyes.
3. Limit sun exposure: The allure of the sun’s warmth is hard to resist, but try to seek shade whenever possible, especially between the peak hours of 10 AM and 4 PM. Consider planning your outdoor activities for early morning or late afternoon when the sun is less intense—less likely to fry your delicate skin.
4. Stay hydrated inside and out: Proper hydration is essential for maintaining a healthy, summertime glow. Drink plenty of water throughout the day to hydrate within, and use a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer to prevent dry, dehydrated skin.
5. Exfoliate for a healthy glow: Regular exfoliation removes dead skin cells and unclogs pores, giving your summer bod a gorgeous glow that radiates good health. AROMAFLORIA Shea Butter Sugar Body Scrubs (Muscle Soak, Stress Less, and Sleep Ease) moisturize and smooth your skin to optimal radiance with Sesame, Sunflower, Cocoa, and Mango Butter + Sugar + essential oils.
Prioritizing sun protection, staying hydrated, and following a good skincare regimen helps you maintain healthy, glowing skin all summer long.