We all want to look our best this summer, so now is the time to give our skin the extra love and pampering it deserves. The heavy moisturising creams that you used in winter should now be changed to lighter lotions. A good exfoliator will also help to remove dead skin cells, however since exfoliators can be harsh on some skins, rather opt for a moisturiser that contains alpha-hydroxy or beta-hydroxy acid, which is safer. This will work throughout the day for a healthy, glowing look.
A sunscreen with a higher SPF must now be incorporated into your basic beauty regime. Follow your usual routine that is cleanse, tone and moisturise twice a day, while at night make sure that a good serum is used in conjunction with your night cream. This will help repair the skin while you sleep. Never forget an eye cream, which will get rid of fine lines and dark circles.
Make up should also be lighter. Natural lipsticks for the day work well, while the dark colours can still be used at night. Replace plum and reds with more pinks, or a lip gloss. Try and use a tinted moisturiser rather than liquid foundation.
It is always better to apply with a damp sponge to obtain an even look. An eye-concealer dabbed under the eyes will give you an added radiance. Neutral eye shadows are excellent for summer since they are lighter. Switch your black mascara to a brown or black-brown for a more summary appearance. A waterproof mascara is a better option since it lasts longer.
Water is great for keeping your skin hydrated, so drink at least eight glasses of water throughout the day. Snacking on berries instead of sweets and chips will help fight radicals and encourage collagen renewal.
Skin care is not only about the face. Body care is just as important. Exfoliate the body to clear away dead skin cells and rejuvenate your dull winter complexion. With sandals being worn during summer days, the feet need extra loving care. Soak feet in warm water for a few minutes and use a pumice to gently remove any rough patches. Massage both feet with a good foot cream. Sleeping with a pair of cotton socks on also softens the skin.
When it comes to hair, a good trim or style by a professional hair stylist is always recommended. A change in colour, or just root touch-ups would also give you a more enhanced look. Opt for a layered, low maintenance style. A few highlights around the face also help blend in greys. Make sure that you nourish your hair with a deep penetrating hair treatment, which will make hair less frizzy after a day on the beach or in the sun.
There are always new tips, trends and tricks to a beautiful you this summer, so keep on the lookout. A well cared for body and face will always have a glow. Make sure you pamper yourself beautiful this summer. Feeling great on the inside will always be reflected on the outside, and vice versa, so make the effort. It is well worth it.