Summertime is here and you can’t wait to play in the sun or take a plunge into the pool. Before you rush outdoors consider these tips to protect and create beautiful glowing summer skin.
The human body is constantly shedding skin cells every day. If they are left to sit on your body, your skin will be left looking dull and dry. Use a body scrub 2-3 times a week. All that you need to do is place a little product on a washcloth or shower “scrunchie” and rub gently in a circular motion over your entire body, with the exception of your face, and rinse clean. I use Tropic Skincare Body Smooth body polish. The revitalising body exfoliator is packed with nourishing oils and mineral-rich sea salts that effectively buff away dead skin cells, smooth and soften, and promote fresh, glowing skin all over.
For your face, use a separate exfoliator specifically designed for facial use. I use Tropic Face Smooth. Created to combat rough, uneven skin, this gentle yet effective natural exfoliator instantly softens, smooths and brightens your complexion, leaving skin with a deeply nourished, silky feel.
Another benefit for exfoliating is that if you use self-tanning products, your tan will set even and appear more natural, as well as, it will last longer. Follow this tip and you will be on your way to beautiful glowing skin.
Many women tend to slack off on shaving during the cold winter months. After all, your legs are covered up most of the time. Now that summer is here, find a good razor that won’t cause razor burn. My personal preference is the razor from Friction Free Beauty. They have 6 diamond-coated blades, a precision trimmer blade, an aloe vera lubrication strip, a flexible head and an ergonomic handle. They also have a blade recycling scheme, recyclable packaging and a reusable metal handle. There’s also the option to add on extra products, including the world’s first three-step shaving system for women, featuring an exfoliating Pre-Shave Scrub, award-winning Shave Cream and moisturising Post-Shave Balm, as well as a range of organic, vegan, aluminium-free deodorants.
Hydrate Your Body Inside And Out
Drink plenty of water throughout the day. This will not only replenish lost moisture from the heat and perspiration, but it will help to flush out toxins from your body keeping your skin looking clear and glowing. When choosing a body moisturiser for summer, pick one that is light and fast-absorbing. Apply immediately after showering to lock in moisture for the day. I love Tropic Body Love Firming Buttercream, blended with shea butter, coconut oil and lemon essential oils which gives it an uplifting tropical scent.
This is the most important thing that you can do to care for your summer skin. Throw away any used bottles from last summer (they don’t last) and buy a sunscreen with at least an SPF of 30 or greater, and use it every day. It is best to reapply every couple of hours while out in the sun. Be safe and protect your skin.
I recommend Tropic skincare sun cream. A groundbreaking range of broad-spectrum, water-resistant sun protection, formulated using certified reef-safe ingredients. Return 5 empties of any sun care products in the range and receive a 15ml Sun Day for free!
Everyone loves the glow of a summer tan; however, lying out in the sun you are taking a big risk of damaging your skin. Also, if you live in the UK, you may not be guaranteed the Summer sun! Play it safe and consider using a sunless tanner. The Tropic Summer Skin Gradual Tanning Lotion is a silky, gradual tanning lotion that uses a new generation of patented plant technology, clinically proven to outperform traditional tanning agents. It’s your secret to a natural-looking, streak-free, sun-kissed tan that smells like a tropical paradise.
Care For Your Feet
Summertime means sandal time. Don’t forget to care for your feet. Treat yourself to a pedicure a couple of times a month. If cost is a factor, you can give yourself a pedicure at home. Use a foot scrub and a foot file to scrub off all the dead skin a few times a week. Follow with a moisturising foot cream to leave your feet feeling soft and looking great. Don’t forget to polish your toe nails. Choose a bold summer colour to show off your personality. Apply a clear base coat, 2 coats of colour and top it with a clear top coat to protect and extend the life of your polish.
Get Enough Sleep
Nothing rejuvenates your skin and your body than a good nights sleep. Keep your bedroom cool and dark to help you sleep better. Toss off the winter flannel sheets and replace them with a set of cotton or linen sheets. Getting plenty of rest helps your skin stay clear and healthy and when you wake up in the morning your eyes will be sparkling.
Finally, don’t slack off on your normal skincare routine. Make it a priority to cleanse your skin day and night. Remove all your make-up from the day allowing your skin to breathe. I use the Tropic Smoothing Cleanser which has been created for all skin types, the luxurious cream cleanser effortlessly melts away makeup and impurities while providing a nourishing daily cleanse. When you choose to follow some or all of these tips you will be on your way to a beautiful and glowing summer.
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