Summer Skin Checklist

Summer Skin Essentials

  • At least SPF 15 if not higher. Ensure your sunscreen has helioplex and protects against UVA and UVB rays.
  • If you're indoors most of the day, you can forgo the sunscreen for a daily, light-weight moisturizer with SPF.
  • For use at night. This should be lighter-weight for summer and vitamin-rich.
  • For any blemishes or pimples. Many of these can overdry skin, so if your skin is sensitive use sparingly.
  • Use a gentle cleanser to remove dirt, oil, and makeup. Choose a cleanser appropriate for your skin type.
  • Use a scrub two to three times a week to exfoliate dead skin cells and refresh your complexion. If your skin is sensitive, chose a gentle exfoliater.
  • Do you want a cucumber peel, a hydrating mud masque or a citrus clarifying treatment? It depends on your skin type and what you're looking for. Use a masque just once a week though...any more and you may ;over-dry ;or irritate your skin.
  • Slather on lotion both before bed and in the am after showering. If you're going outside, mix in some sunscreen for protection.

 Make-Up

  • This will keep skin shine-free and won't clog pores.

Nutrition for Healthy Skin

  • Drink lots of water throughout the day.
  • Chock-full of both vitamins and water, fresh produce will hydrate you and your skin.
  • Protein from egg whites, poultry, fish and lean red meats are the building blocks of healthy skin and hair.

Summer Skin Maintenance Tips

  • Cardio is a great skin clarifier, and will leave you rosy-cheeked and glowing for hours after.
  • This is one of the most important factors for keeping skin healthy and soft.
  • But if you feel the need, use a gentle cream cleanser or foam.
  • Do you have dry, oily, or combination skin? Buy the products matching your skin's description.
  • Buy the gel or get it direct from an aloe vera plant - just squeeze the gel from the leaves.
  • Spending a few more dollars on a well-known brand is worth it. Skimping on price is ok when it comes to beach flip-flops...not your skin!

How you treat your skin now will affect how you look later! Protect yourself from the sun, stay hydrated and love the skin you're in. Our Summer Skin Checklists tells you how to keep your skin glowing this summer and all year long.