Summer is upon us has and we are ready to hit the beach, pool, lake – basically any body of water that will have us. But first, here are a few helpful beauty tips for soaking up rays and keeping your skin looking silky smooth and protected.
AWS (ALWAYS WEAR SPF)
We know we don’t have to even explain why to you at this point but, as a reminder, aside from painful sunburn, one in five American will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime (according to the Skin Cancer Foundation). Always remember to apply a “shot glass full” of your favorite sunscreen every 2-3 hours or immediately after swimming.
DON’T FORGET YOUR LIPS AND SCALP
When it comes to putting SPF on your face and body, you’re probably already a pro. But what about those forgotten areas like your lips and scalp? If you’ve ever had a scalp burn, we know you feel us here (hello fake dandruff).
For the scalp, we love the easy application of a spray sunscreen. You can also use a mineral powder SPF.
KEEP EYE CREAM IN THE FRIDGE
There’s nothing more refreshing than a cooling eye cream straight from your refrigerator. You can also try cooling your moisturizer, or even a body spray!
Our favorite products to stay cool: Simple Revitalizing Eye Roll On and Farmhouse Fresh Guac Star Soothing Avocado Hydration Mask
DON’T SCRATCH BUG BITES
Often, the price to pay for connecting with mother nature is a souvenir of itchy bug bites. We know it’s tempting but (just like your mother told you) scratching makes bug bites worse and can even cause scarring! Instead, try keeping an anti-itch cream in your purse for any surprise insect attacks.
PREVENT RAZOR BUMPS AND BURNS
Since you’re probably shaving the most during the warm summer months, it’s important to always prepare your skin properly for the sometimes-harsh process of shaving. Here’s are a few shaving specific tips:
– Use a body scrub to gently exfoliate your skin before you start shaving.
– Swap out dull blades for clean, sharp razors.
– Apply a generous amount of shaving cream.
– Shave with the grain (i.e. the direction that the hair is growing).
– Moisturize liberally after you get out of the shower.
by beauty blogger Jamie Stone