Five tips and tricks for you to get your best summer skin yet. June has arrived and we’re ready to hit the beach, pool, lake… basically any body of water will do. But first, skincare. Beauty blogger Jamie Stone shares these tips for soaking up rays and keeping your skin looking silky smooth and protected.
5 MUST-FOLLOW SUMMER SKINCARE TIPS:
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 Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of their lifetime (according to the Skin Cancer Foundation). Always remember to apply a “shot-glass full” of your favourite sunscreen every two to three 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!
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:
- Apply a generous amount of shaving cream
- Shave with the grain (i.e., the direction in which the hair grows)
- Moisturize liberally directly after showering. Use a body scrub to gently exfoliate your skin before you start shaving
- Swap out dull blades for clean, sharp razors