Do these 3 things for your best summer skin
Summer is on its way! You’ve kept your skin hidden all winter. The cold, drier weather may have sapped your skin of its moisture, leaving it dry and flaky. Does the thought of wearing shorts and tanks leave you anxious about Glowing Skin?
Maybe you’re reluctant to dig out your summer wardrobe of shorts, tanks, and sandals. If the idea of exposing your skin makes you cringe, try these DIY recipes to get your skin summer-ready.
These three, simple steps can be done at home for supple, glowing skin. Then, your toughest decision this summer will be which swimsuit to wear to the beach.
1. Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate for Glowing Skin
Winter can leave your skin dry, patchy, and dull. If your arms and legs are looking a bit, well, lackluster, then this DIY scrub is exactly what you need to prep your skin for summer. This easy (and edible) sugar scrub recipe will leave your skin soft and smooth.
This sugar scrub will work to remove dead skin cells, avoid ingrown hairs and promote circulation. You will be left with soft glowing skin, sweet right?
You will need for Glowing Skin
- Oil (try coconut oil, almond oil, grapeseed oil…experiment to find your favorite)
- Granulated sugar (or brown sugar for sensitive skin)
- Container with airtight lid
Mix 1 part oil with 2 parts sugar. Add oil slowly, mixing as you go. You want a sandy texture, nothing too wet. That’s it! Easy, right? You can store this scrub in a container for up to one month, or even give it as a gift!
Apply the scrub to damp skin, rubbing in a circular motion. Pay special attention to the skin on the knees and elbows. Shower off with warm water and apply your favorite moisturizer. Hello, soft, glowing skin!
2. Wear a Mask
No, this is not a mask recommended by the CDC. However, this mask will definitely be appreciated by your skin!
Masks can help improve the appearance of pores, remove excess oils and hydrate your skin. This mask will help reduce inflammation while hydrating your skin.
You will need:
- 1/4 ripe avocado
- ½ tsp. honey
- 1 tsp. plain yogurt
Place a ripe avocado into a bowl and mash well with a fork, add the honey and yogurt and mix well until combined. Apply the avocado mask to clean skin (avoiding the eyes) and allow it to sit for about 15 minutes, or until dry. Rinse off with lukewarm water. If you have any mixture left, feel free to eat it…yum!
3. Hydration Situation for Glowing Skin
The greatest thing you can do for your best summer skin is to hydrate! Drink water, a lot of it. Great, glowing skin begins on the inside. A healthy diet, that is rich in antioxidants and vitamins, combined with water, will produce beautiful, radiant skin. Drinking water helps flush out toxins and improve skin tone.
Using a good moisturizer also helps improve your skin texture and tone. Choose a rich moisturizer that is fragrance-free (to avoid any inflammation or irritation.)
Look for a product that includes aloe, which is soothing to your skin as well as hyaluronic acid which helps hydrate dry skin. Moisturizer is best when applied to damp skin. Use your favorite product right after you get out of the shower.
Have an at-home spa day! Exfoliate your skin using the sugar scrub. Follow that with the avocado mask. Last, be sure to eat well and drink LOTS of water. Your skin will be summer-ready in no time!
So, throw on those shorts and show off your best summer skin!