Summer is the time when you can finally take out your beach clothes and show off some skin. But what fun will it be to show off your skin if you have a lot of patches and damaged skin? After a long winter of covering up every inch of your body, it is necessary to treat your skin right and make it healthy before exposing it to the sun. Here are a few ways in which you can look after your skin and make it look great right through the summer.
Give it a Good Scrub
Before you go and soak in the sun’s rays, give your skin a complete scrub and exfoliation. Make use of a good body and face pack so that you can scrub off all the dead cells on your body. Once that is done, use a toner on your face and other exposed parts so that your pores get opened up and cleaned properly. And invest in a good moisturizer (use a water based one if you are prone to oily skin) and apply it onto your skin. Exfoliate at least a couple of times a week so that all the grime collected on your skin gets cleaned out and you will have clean and great looking skin.
Now that you can show off your legs and great body, the razor will also be brought out more often. Spend a little extra money on a razor specifically meant for women. Use one that will not cause any kind of burn or problem to your skin. And get a good shaving cream to go with it so that you can get a smooth shave with soft skin. If you do not have the money to spend on a good shaving cream, you can substitute it with a bit of your hair conditioner!
Invest in Good Cosmetics
Just because your sunscreen has been lying in your cupboard from last summer doesn’t mean you should use it this year too. Throw out all the old creams and spend a little money on a good sunscreen as well as some light lotions and gels that will protect your skin from the sun and keep you feeling great. Even lipsticks are now available with SPF in order to protect your lips from chapping. Apply them generously before you step out of your house every day.
An occasional facial, manicure and pedicure will also do wonders for your skin. If you cannot afford to do them at a professional parlor, use some readily available products at home to keep your skin healthy throughout this season!