The summer season is in full swing, and now is the perfect time to show off some gorgeous skin! But, what if your skin has been a bit neglected over the past few months? Not to worry! We’re here today with a list of easy ways to get your skin in excellent shape for summer.
Moisturize. Now is a good time to switch from a heavy cream moisturizer to a lighter serum. In addition, intensive masques can be applied up to twice a week to quickly increase your skin’s hydration if it’s really in bad shape. To keep your skin glowing, refresh hydration throughout the day with a revitalizing toner spritz at your desk, in the car, at the gym, or wherever you might be!
Exfoliate. Regular exfoliation will remove dead, dulling skin cells and other debris that clog pores. It will also improve absorption of your moisturizer. The best time to exfoliate is in the morning, because your makeup will apply more evenly and last longer throughout the day on freshly exfoliated skin. Just remember to apply your SPF afterward, as freshly exfoliated skin is also more prone to sun damage.
Drink up. Hydrating your skin is super important, but hydrating your body is another must as well! Higher temperatures and more time outdoors can lead your body to dehydration, which results in headaches, dizzy spells, and of course, dry skin. Try to drink half your body weight in ounces of water every day to help maintain the critical moisture balance of your body and skin. In addition, if you drink caffeinated beverages, you must triple the amount of water you drink to avoid dehydration!
Protect from UV’s. Simply applying sunscreen is not enough; you must apply reapply frequently for adequate protection. Studies show that most people do not apply nearly as much sun protection as they should. Slather sunscreen on before you head outdoors, and re-apply every two hours. Try to stay out of the midday sun from the hours of 10-4 whenever you can.
Get help. A spa facial involves deep cleansing, exfoliation, and moisturizing. They can help to correct any issues you may have with your skin already while also minimizing fine lines and wrinkles.
If you neglected your skin last season, come see us at Salon d’Artiste. Our team of professionals can help you with all your skincare needs. For an appointment, call us on 610.687.2020 or come see us at the salon at Eagle Village Shops at 205 Lancaster Ave. #2 in Wayne. Want to make an appointment instantly? Use our app which is available on iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon.