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Acne is not fun; I mean… who likes blotchy skin when they go out? Fortunately, there are easy ways to rid acne this summer – drink red wine, exfoliate and take cold showers.
Exfoliation removes the dead skin cells on the skins surface. This is especially important during the summer months because the sun dries out the surface of your skin. It also helps prevent acne and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Tip: For healthy skin exfoliate in circular motions. Don’t exfoliate more than 2-3 times per week.
The health benefits of drinking water are endless – it aids in digestion, kick-starts your metabolism, promotes circulation, cleanses toxins and promotes healthy skin. Approximately 60 percent of your body is made up of water. Unfortunately, after consuming water, it reaches the other organs in your body and then the skin. Dehydration will lead to tight, dry and flaky skin. This is why it’s important to constantly drink water throughout the day.
Summertime calls for heat, sweat and dry skin. Going natural is not necessarily a bad thing – you look better than you think. Wearing makeup in the summertime will cause streaks due to sweat and make you feel sticky. Bonus: Opting out of wearing makeup will most likely force you to take care of you skin properly.
Sweating is one of the best detoxes for your body and skin. It flushes the body and eliminates toxins. It also opens your pores and releases buildup, this helping rid your skin of pimples.
Use toner for glowing skin this summer. It helps shrink pores, adds a layer of protection against the sun, moisturizes your skin and restores pH balance.
Unlike many other beauty products, natural and organic lotions are packed with vitamins and minerals. They help hydrate and rejuvenate your skin, while also restoring damaged skin cells. Tip: Cleanse your face before bed and use a facial moisturizer, then when you wake up, cleanse again and moisturize so your skin will stay soft and hydrated for the day.
Is the summer heat giving you acne? Just take a cold shower. Research has shown that cold showers can help reduce the appearance of acne. Bonus: They also add more shine to your hair.
Consume these foods for healthier skin: Pomegranates, walnuts, sunflower seeds, kidney beans, dark chocolate, green tea, soy, oysters and carrots, just to name a few.