As the summer weather draws closer, you can begin saying goodbye to your frumpy frocks and oversized sweaters, replacing them with loose-fitting and lighter fabrics. It’s time to bring out your summer dresses, shorts, skirts and sandals and allow the sun to gently kiss your skin again.
Having covered up during the colder months, it’s easy to overlook your skincare needs, but the summer is less forgiving and with more skin on show, it is important to make it look and feel as healthy as possible while protecting yourself from the strong rays of the sun. In this article, we will provide some top tips on making your skin summer-ready.
Exfoliating your skin regularly is essential for it to look soft, smooth and radiant. Exfoliating involves gently scrubbing away the dead skin cells on the surface of your skin using a specially formulated body scrub, brush or exfoliating gloves. This process also removes excess oil, dirt, bacteria and other impurities from your skin helping to unclog your pores and even out the texture and tone of your skin.
You can transform your skin from rough, dull and dry to smooth and radiant once the old skin cells are removed to reveal a new layer of healthy skin to shine through. Exfoliation also promotes collagen production helping it to retain its elasticity and youthfulness and also makes it easier for moisturizers and sunscreen to be more effective by penetrating more deeply. Exfoliate your skin at least once a week to brighten your complexion and boost its natural glow.
There are many ways to achieve a silky, smooth look to your legs and other parts of your body. From shaving and plucking to waxing and depilatory creams there are several different ways in which you can remove unwanted hair from your body.
Some techniques such as epilating and waxing offer longer-lasting results than shaving or depilatory creams, as they focus on removing hair from the roots rather than simply cutting it at the surface.
Depending on the amount of hair you have and the speed at which it grows will determine how you choose to remove your hair and how often. The speed and convenience of a short-term solution like shaving may have to be weighed against the more painful and messy technique of a process like waxing which saves you the need to remove hair more often.
Laser hair removal offers a more permanent solution to your hair care needs as it destroys the hair at its root stunting its ability to regrow over time. This is achieved by the use of a laser which targets and dislodges each hair at the follicle until it is no longer able to produce hair. After a few sessions you will have permanently stubble-free, smooth skin. You can find out more about laser hair removal at this website.
To keep your skin safe from the damaging UV light of the sun and to prevent premature aging and sunspots, make sure to apply sunscreen when you are outside. Choose a broad spectrum sunscreen that offers a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30, and apply it to your skin approximately 15 minutes before stepping outside, as this will give your skin time to absorb it properly.
Incorporate the tips above to get your skin summer-ready in next to no time!