If you want to be able to confidently show off your skin this summer, then you have come to the right place. Let’s take a look at some tips that will help you to wax and shave with no irritation, beat acne, and sport a gorgeous tan without the harmful UV rays that damage your skin.
While making vacation plans and buying a new bathing suit may mentally prepare you for summer, your skin may not be ready. If you want smooth, beautiful skin that will allow you to boldly show your beautiful bare body, then the tips below will teach you how to take your skin from winter hibernation to summer beauty.
Want Glowing Skin? Let Me Show You How
In order to have healthy, glowing skin, you need to make sure that regular exfoliation is part of your daily regimen during the summer months. If you do not have sensitive skin, then this tip is going to make your skin retain its youthful glow. The goal of exfoliation is to lift off the outer layer of your skin without damaging the healthy skin underneath; however, this must be done with care.
There are many ways that you can polish away the rough spots on your skin, such as brushes, scrubs and polishing cloths. The cleansing brushes rotate in order to buff off the dead skin cells to reveal the healthy glowing skin that is hiding underneath. There are other options that do the same thing as well such as microdermabrasion kits and exfoliate scrubs that have granular ingredients. Pay close attention to the ingredients and choose products that contain natural exfoliating ingredients such as sugar; these are less likely to irritate your skin.
Avoid products that contain chemical exfoliate ingredients such as salicylic, glycolic or polyhydroxy ingredients because these are known to irritate the skin.
Smooth Hairless Skin with NO Irritation
If you plan to enjoy outdoor summer activities this yea such as the beach or pool then you want to do what you can to remove unwanted hair without any unsightly irritation. If you plan on waxing then it is important that you understand how to care for your newly exposed skin. Make sure that you allow your skin the amount of time that it needs to heal. I would advise you to wait 48 hours after removing your hair before heading out into the sun. This is because the hair follicles that vulnerable and may become irritated.
I understand that many people don’t often make plans that far in advance. If you are among the many people that often don’t have time to plan that far in advance then there are ways that you can still protect your skin.
The first thing that you should do is to apply sunscreen to the newly treated area and then allow it to dry. Once it has dried, simply apply baby powder to the area to prevent irritation. If ingrown hairs are a common problem for you than choosing a product designed for after waxing such as those that contain salicylic acid are a good way to prevent these unsightly bumps.
Protect Your Skin from the Inside Out
Did you know that you can actually guard your skin from the harmful rays of the sun from the inside out? The rays of the sun are much stronger during the hot summer months and can quickly damage your skin if you are not careful.
Besides wearing sunscreen you can also add cooked tomatoes to your daily diet to help protect your skin. Tomatoes have been found to be rich in lycopene when cooked which is an antioxidant that has the ability to help fight off the harmful effects of the hot summer sun. This ingredient which is naturally found in cooked tomatoes is known to actually help fight the swelling, redness and blistering that the sunburn causes.
Other edible items that contain lycopene are Bloody Mary’s, grilled tomatoes and tomato sauce just to name a few. While the addition of these foods into your daily summer diet can help counteract the harmful rays of the summer sun, they should not be used as a replacement for sunscreen.
How to Deal with Body Acne
Having acne on your body during the summer months may make you want to hide indoors or try to cover up this embarrassing problem. Basically, the same approach that is used to treat facial acne can be used with success on the rest of the body too. The best tips for dealing with body acne are to regularly exfoliate your skin and avoid picking.
Another great way to combat this common problem is to use body wash that contains salicylic acid. This will help to remove the dead skin cells. Once you have done this, following up with a product that contains benzoyl peroxide will kill the bacteria on the surface of the newly exposed healthy skin.
If you have sensitive skin then you may want to invest the cash into a blue light tool which is designed for acne. All you have to do with this innovative tool is wave the light over the affected areas of your skin and it helps to kill off bacteria for a couple of days. However, if your body acne is severe or simply does not respond to these tips then a dermatologist may be able to prescribe you something that will help you rid yourself of body acne once and for all.
Getting Rid of Cellulite
Nobody likes cellulite. The good news is that there are many products available that work well at getting rid of these unsightly dimples underneath the surface of the skin. However, this effect is often temporary and will not last forever.
While these products are able to provide you temporary relief and offer toning and smoothing; the effects are often short lived. However, that being said if you are headed out for a trip to the beach or pool then it can help your skin look and feel tighter at least for the day so that you can confidently enjoy your time spent out with family and friends.
These products work by temporarily dehydrating the fat cells through the use of theophylline and caffeine. While these are great for short term effects, the only way to truly get rid of cellulite in the long term is to exercise regularly and massage the affected areas of your body each day.
A little trick that can hide cellulite is to apply a self-tanner. Don’t worry these products have come a long way from the smelly and streaking formulas of yesterday. There has been a lot of process over the years in the area of self-tanning. The new products offer temporary color that is natural looking and smells good too.
Give Your Feet Some TLC
Chances are you have been hiding your feet away all winter inside of boots and other heavy duty shoes. This means that your feet could probably use some TLC before they are going to be ready for sandals. One way to quickly get your feet sandal ready is to visit a local salon or spa and get a pedicure. Of, if you would prefer to do the job by yourself then using a foot file to remove dead skin is the first task you must undergo.
Once you have removed as dead skin as you can, you then need to apply an emollient cream to the affected areas of your feet and then wrap them in plastic wrap followed by cotton socks. This needs to be left on during the overnight hours while you sleep. It may take more than one application to achieve smooth beautiful feet. Repeat the process each day until you have achieved the desired effect. Continue to do this once a week throughout the summer to keep your feet looking beautiful.