Achieve a Summer Glow Minus the Sun Damage!
Summer is on its way!
As the countdown to the season gets closer, it’s hard not to imagine yourself having lunch on a patio or laying on the beach all day getting that “summer glow”. But before you start planning your dream vacation with family and friends, you need to make sure you’ve got the right facts about staying safe in the sun.
Here’s how to look great this summer and avoid the risks of skin cancer, sunburns, and wrinkled skin.
Although many of us are ready to trade our sweaters and jeans for a summer dress and flip-flops, we have to remember to keep protected from the sun.
For best results, always apply sunscreen half an hour before you go outside. Since the sun affects everyone in different ways, it’s important to know your skin type so you can find the sunscreen that suits you.
If you have fair and sensitive skin, it’s best to go with a sunscreen with SPF 50 for your face and at least SPF 30 for your body.
When you’re putting on sunscreen, don’t forget to protect your lips and eyelids from the sun and always make sure to check the expiry date!
Beat the heat! It’s important to drink plenty of water every day in order to keep your skin hydrated and to get toxins out of your body. Dehydration can lead to dry skin, headaches, and dark circles under your eyes. Try to have at least eight glasses of water each day to keep your healthy glow!
Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.
Since staying out in the sun for a long period of time will make you tired, it’s important to get an energy boost so you can enjoy those summer nights out with your best friends! Fresh fruits and vegetables will brighten your eyes and give your skin a natural glow. Recent studies have shown that eating vegetables can give you a better complexion than sun tanning; so make sure to dig into as many veggies as you can!
Tips on safely boosting your complexion:
- Always choose self-tanning products instead of tanning beds or sun tanning
- Get your dose of vitamins: Evening Primrose Oil is meant to establish healthy looking skin, and can help defend you from the sun!
- Apply bronzer to your face to add a touch of colour and enhance your glow
- Exfoliate skin once a week to keep it looking fresh and healthy
- Apply a light moisturizer after your shower for protection and to give your skin some extra shine
Now that you know how to keep your skin safe and still get that beach-babe complexion the summer while enjoying the sun. What are you waiting for? Grab your girlfriends and head to the beach, or take someone special for a picnic in the park. Just remember to fill up your water bottle and slather on some sunscreen before you go!