Summer Skin Care Tips For A More Healthy And Beautiful You

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Summer’s in full swing, and if you’re the type to love a good soak in the sun, you’re probably well on your way to a lovely summer glow. But a summer glow is only as healthy as the skin beneath it. This summer, make a commitment to make your skin healthier and to keep it healthy all summer long with a few easy tips.

Summer Skin Care Tips For A More Healthy And Beautiful You

Sunscreen Like a Pro

Everyone has had a sunburn at some point in their lives, but even for those of us who love to go out every weekend for a good head-to-toe soak in the sun, it’s easy to still make mistakes and forget to reapply regularly and get a bit burned. However, getting just one severe sunburn in your life increases your risk of skin cancer, so it’s important that you develop the habit of applying sunscreen like it’s your job. Many companies now offer various sun-related skin items. Looking at specific reviews (such as Nerium skin care reviews, for example) can help you target the right after-sun product. Do it every morning or at least every time you are going to be outside for more than five or ten minutes if you have fair skin. Since applying sunscreen seems pretty intuitive, most people tend not to spend too much time thinking about it. As a result, there’s a lot of misinformation out there about the proper use of sunscreen. Here are a few things you should know for best summer use:

Sunscreen should be applied at least fifteen minutes before you go out in the sun for best protection.

Don’t choose anything lower than 30 SPF for best protection.

Even if you are dark-skinned, you should still wear sunscreen to protect your skin.

Sunscreen should be reapplied after two hours out in the sun or immediately after swimming, even if you use waterproof sunscreen.

Always choose sunscreen that provides broad spectrum protection and is waterproof.

Sunscreen will not deprive you of your necessary Vitamin D as some people have claimed.

Wearing sunscreen will not prevent you from getting a tan. It may take you a longer time to get the same level of tan, but it will protect you in the meantime from harmful rays.

Quit The Bad Habits

If you aren’t healthy, then there’s no way your skin is going to be its healthiest. While the following aren’t necessarily summer skin care tips, if you want to start seeing results in your skin soon, then you definitely need to make the following changes ASAP:

Quit smoking! Cigarettes have a huge impact on your skin, hair, and teeth (not to mention your lungs, heart, and virtually every major bodily system, all of which will have an increased susceptibility to cancer from smoking). Cigarettes can cause yellow staining on your hands, premature wrinkles, and stained and weakened teeth and fingernails, but the sooner your quit, the sooner you will start to notice improvement. If you’re having trouble quitting, you can always try vaping, which decreases the impact of smoking on your hair, skin, and teeth. However, according to NJOY, a producer of vaping products, if you’re planning on taking any summer vacations, you should make sure to know the vaping laws in the area you are visiting, in case there are any restrictions.

Improve your diet. A diet that is high in nutritive strength will ensure that all of your systems, including your skin, are working at their best. While you will want to make sure that you are getting an all-around balanced diet, a few food choices that are particularly good for the skin include yellow and orange fruits vegetables like apricots and carrots. Other foods that are great for your skin include green leafy vegetables, tomatoes, blueberries, beans, peas, lentils, fatty fish like salmon, and nuts. According to the Mayo Clinic, these foods are high in antioxidants and good fats that are beneficial for the skin.

If you’re trying to improve your diet on a budget, pick a few items to add into your grocery list each week to replace less healthy options. For example, this week instead of soda, frozen pizza, and canned soups, swap in acai juice, salmon, and a healthy nut spread for sandwiches. You can always go with some canned items for more savings, though fresh is preferred.

Pamper Your Skin

You don’t need to go to the spa every week to get pampered skin. To spoil your skin on a tight budget, follow a few of these tips:

Moisturize your skin every day. You don’t need to use some high end product. Any regular body lotion will do the trick, but we recommend Nivea Soft. It will prevent your skin from drying out in the warm weather while also helping your skin feel healthy and young. Apply to areas that tend to get dry, but avoid places that get oily like the nose and mouth area in some people.

Another excellent option is using coconut oil, but remember: a little goes a long way!

Create your own body scrub. Body scrubs are great for exfoliating, but you should never use products with beads. Not only are they unnecessarily expensive, they are extremely bad for the environment as they fill up the water system with non-biodegradable beads. Instead, make your own with such simple ingredients as coconut oil, vanilla, and brown sugar as an exfoliating agent. They also make great gifts! You can also try old favorite beauty tips like a few drops of olive oil in your bathwater, though be careful with this as it can lead to a slippery shower floor.

And don’t forget to prep your skin! And that doesn’t mean having to drop a lot of cash. Check out some of the best home microdermabrasion machine reviews right here for ideas.

Getting your skin healthy is, like any other health initiative, a commitment. But it doesn’t have to be hard. With these simple and inexpensive lifestyle adjustments, you will have healthier skin by the end of the season!

About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for Eat Play Rock and State By State Travel. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her chihuahuas, Puppy Mister and Daisy Baby.

Comments

  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    I never use sunscreen on myself. I know I will pay for it someday -just not today with my rockin’ tan.

  2. Kristin says:

    I really should start using more sunscreen. I only use it at the beach, and then I only use 15. I know, I know, I need to do better…but I fall into the same trap as Robin.

  3. These are such great tips. I have to say that improving my diet is a big one for me. I know how much better my skin looks when I consistently eat healthy and stay hydrated.

  4. I think the tip about being dark skinned is important. My husband has dark skin and he never wears sunscreen. It makes me crazy!

  5. Great info! Sunscreen is a must here in Florida and after a friend passed away a few years ago of skin cancer I make sure to lather up my family.

  6. Sunscreen is the best advise. My family has a history of skin cancer. I lather it up like crazy! Great tips!

  7. great tips! I am always so nervous about the sun I put sunscreen on everyone in layers!

  8. These are all great tips! I really should look out and care for my skin more than I do.

  9. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    Sunscreen is always a big part of my skincare routine. These are really great tips. It is important to take care of your skin.

  10. I take very good of my skin :) I may have a few vices but that is what councilors are for. haha I do think all the tips are wonderful and should be used . I loved your photos by the way :)

  11. These are great tips. I will have to get some coconut oil to try for my dry skin.

  12. Great tips. You would not realize that diet has anything to do with skincare, but it really does. I tell you, diet and water can make or break your skin. LOL

  13. I should really start moisturizing every day. I have sensitive skin and I bet that would help a lot.

  14. These are great tips for summer skin care. Water is most essential for summer skin health as well.

  15. I agree about the nutrition! When I take care of myself as a whole, my skin always looks better.

  16. I always wear sunscreen year round–I know how integral it is to keeping my skin healthy. Since I live in Phoenix, we have constant contact with the sun all year long.

  17. Great tips! I tend to bath my children in sunscreen and forget to put any on myself.

  18. I totally agree with improving your diet. I’ve been making healthier choices when it comes to food, and I have noticed a huge difference in my skin. It also helps that I have a daily regimen of skin care that entails moisturizing daily.

  19. My mom always swears by Nivea lotion, it is the best! Great tips!

  20. Thanks for reminding me about sunscreen needing to be applied 15 minutes before exposure. I don’t know why I can’t get that drilled in my head!

    I love coconut oil, too. It’s done wonders on my dry cuticles, chapped lips and split ends. It really deserves all of the hype it gets.

  21. I really should start using more sunscreen. I only use it at the beach, and then I only use 15. I know, I know, I need to do better…but I fall into the same trap as Robin.

  22. These are wonderful tips. I make it a point to apply sunscreen every time I leave the house.

  23. Elizabeth O. says:

    I didn’t know it should be applied at least 15 minutes before going out. I’m glad that I do it after dressing up, and that’s at least 30 minutes before I head out the door.

  24. Thanks for sharing these tips. I moisturize every day…that has been part of my routine for a while now. Thanks for sharing the body scrub recipe. I’m going to give it a try.

    Have a great week!

    Cori

  25. I try my best to take care of my skin! It takes work but the results are worth it!

  26. Those are good tips. I now no longer sit out to tan. A few years ago I thought the darker the better. I sat out and went to a tanning bed daily. Not very smart! If I’m out now doing yard work or whatever, I apply sunscreen.

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