Summer-Ready Skin in a Flash!
We all know that dreaded feeling of wanting to look summer perfect before summer arrives. We all have equally good intentions to work out, wax our legs, prepare our shopping list for sunscreens with moisturizers, and perhaps, to lose a few pounds.
While all those good intentions are great, a little work may be needed in order to be prepared for having healthy and attractive summer skin way before summer hits.
Preparation is the real key in getting your skin summer ready. Nobody can expect to wake up one July morning and magically have the glowing summer skin they’ve always dreamed about.
A Little Spring Cleaning for Your Skin
When springtime hits, it is important to take a good look at your cosmetics. Chances are that you are using what is left over from winter. Take a look at your moisturizer. Perhaps it is time to replace that moisturizer with either of these:
- A tinted moisturizer,
- A sunscreen that contains moisturizer.
Next, take a look at your skin. Has being indoors created a dry, dull appearance? Start improving your skin by using an all-natural facial cleansers that contain ingredients like cucumber and/or sea salt. This will help prepare your skin for the hot summer sun.
Check your makeup colors as well. Typically, women wear winter colors that are a bit heavier and darker than colors used during the summer months. Light summer makeup in corals and pinks are wonderful choices for the summer. The more natural the better when it comes to summer makeup.
Don’t forget to increase your intake of water so that when summertime hits, you and your skin will be properly hydrated.
Begin by sunning a few minutes each day, either during your lunch hour or by taking a walk during the morning hours before hitting the showers.
Of course, any time you go out into the sun, it is important to wear sunscreen. A sunscreen with moisturizer is even better.
Also, be sure to purchase proper eyeglasses and headgear so that it is not too much too soon. Starting out with a little sunshine every day allows your skin the opportunity to become accustomed to the sun once again after a long, hard winter.
This will provide an excellent base for your summer tan.
By preparing your skin in Spring a little each day, you’ll have your skin looking healthy, beautiful, and radiant way before summer even starts.
Let us help you select the right sunscreen today! Stop by and see us soon!
Look your best all day… every day!
Emily Marshall, President and Licensed Cosmetologist
Northwest Dermacolor Center