11 Easy Ways to Take Care of Your Skin This Summer from 11 Easy Ways to Take Care of Your Skin This Summer

11 Easy Ways to Take Care of Your Skin This Summer

11 Easy Ways to Take Care of Your Skin This Summer

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Proper skincare is extremely important. Our skin is our bodies outer layer and it helps fight off infection. Without proper care, we are more likely to get sick.

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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.

The sun can cause harm to the skin; sunburns are painful, dangerous and can cause skin cancer. This is why it’s important to constantly apply sunscreen.

Develop a daily skincare routine - protect, cleanse and moisturize your skin. Keep your skin safe from the sun and summertime heat.

Exfoliate

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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.

Drink Water

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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.

Use sunscreen

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Sunscreen has proven to be the best shield to protect skin against wrinkles and loss of elasticity which is caused by the sun, a process known as photoaging. Over time, it causes skin blemishes like liver spots and freckles. Therefore, applying sunscreen, especially on children, is vital.

Use SPF lipstick/lip balm

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Don’t skimp on lip protection. The lips are very sensitive and can be seriously harmed by the sun. Use a lipstick or lip balm with SPF protection to keep your lips safe from the sun’s harmful rays.

Wear less makeup

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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.

Sweat it out

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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

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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.

Use natural moisturizers

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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.

Take a cold shower

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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.

Drink red wine

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Studies have shown that red wine has a variety of health benefits, one of which is keeping your skin healthy. Resveratrol is an antioxidant found in red wine. It has been proven to help clear skin, limit acne outbreaks and prevent new bacteria from forming.

Eat the right foods

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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.