Get Your Skin Summer Ready!
If you’re anything like me then you’re getting anxious for the summer months. You’re seeing the Sun come out, the Blue skies, and the weather is finally warming up. And that puts a smile on your face, but at the same time you know you have to get your skin prepped for the upcoming sleeveless tops and shorts.
Here are a few helpful tips and remedies for the most common of skin ailments:
Dull, Scaly Skin
You’ll get this because you neglected to moisturize & exfoliate during the harsh cold, & dry winter
Use a Sugar Scrub at least 3 times a week to exfoliate your skin, then moisturize with a lotion or cream to fully hydrate your dry skin
Rough, Cracked Feet & Heels
We get this by enclosing our feet in socks and boots all winter long, as well as, skipping on our regular pedicures. Basically out of sight out of mind…Guilty
Treat your feet at night to a soak in Epsom Salt for 10mins, follow with rubbing them with a scrub, and finish by lathering on a thick hydrating cream & covering with socks while you sleep
Chest & Back Breakouts
This will happen when we are bundled up in layers of clothes, which will trap dead skin & bacteria causing blockage which results in pimples
Use a Body Wash with salicylic acid or benzyl peroxide; this will break away at the blockage to the pores allowing the skin to clear up
Rough Red Bumps on Arms or Thighs
It’s a Genetic Condition where dead cells & protein build up around the hair follicle which clogs pores
Use Body Wash or Lotion that contains glycolic or lactic acid to help exfoliate those areas
There are many options for hair removal; my recommendation would be to get professionally waxed in the areas that you would like to see the hair gone. Waxing removes hair from the root which allows for more hair free weeks, & it also decreases hair growth over time.
Enlist these few helpful tips, and the beautiful weather won’t be the only thing putting a smile on your face!