Essential Summer Skin Care

Daily summer skin care essentials

Summer sun can be very harsh on your skin and although you may love sitting out in the hot weather, wearing a few skimpy clothes and topping up your tan, to look your best you will have to look after yourself and that means using daily summer skin care essentials. As well as drying out your skin and putting it under added pressure from UV rays, you have city pollution to deal with as well as bites from bugs and much more. Looking after your skin will make you look younger for longer as well as making you feel good about yourself. Let’s face it; we can all do with a little bit of pampering from time to time!

A lot of people complain about having dull, dry and lifeless looking skin during the summer months and for the most part, it is because you do not exfoliate enough, Your skin sheds old skin cells at an alarming rate and if you do not get rid of them, they will simply sit on your skin making you look almost gray in color. Exfoliating takes a few moments everyday while you are in the shower and to make it even easier, you can even get cute little gloves to pop on and use when you do not have the time to exfoliate more thoroughly. Exfoliating and getting rid of the old skin cells allows your body to draw nutritious matter from the moisturizers and daily summer skin care essentials that you use and by not doing this, you are simply layering creams on top of dead skin, giving you no benefits at all. A complete waste of time and money!

A good body scrub is essential for exfoliating and if you do not have the money to buy these products, you can make them at home with things that you will usually find in your kitchen such as sugar, oatmeal and much more. You can find some great skin care recipes online that you can use for daily summer skin care essentials so why not give them a go?

Moisturizing is so important during the summer as the sun can massively dehydrate your skin giving it a really lifeless look and feel. Thankfully, you can get moisturizers for next to nothing with UV protection that will protect from the UV rays at the same time. Although more expensive creams and lotions are usually preferred, as long as it has UV protection and you can afford to buy a lot of it – you will need to apply it at least twice daily; you will usually find that cheaper ones will do quite nicely.

Water is also another vital skin care essential and you will need to make sure that you drink lots of it to keep you healthy from the inside out. Drinking plenty of water will give your skin a lovely complexion as well as providing the skin with vital nutrients quicker so make sure that you hydrate yourself regularly and drink lots of water. If you are not a fan of plain water, you can buy diluting juices to jazz it up a little bit, most of which will be no added sugar.

So, alongside exfoliating and using body scrubs, moisturizer, water and plenty of sun cream, you will need a good lip balm to protect your lips from the elements as well as a good cream for the tougher places such as your elbows, knees and ankles to make sure that you are soft and supple. Not only that but if you can stay out of the sun at the hottest times of the day (midday) and keep covered with light clothing, you will find that your skin is as great as you can make it – soft, glowing and simply touchable!