Exfoliate. Exfoliate, and exfoliate again! This is the best way to get that summer glow. Listen to your skin—sensitive and dry types need to be more gentle than combination and oily types.
Don’t forget your lips! Exfoliate gently, then hydrate.
Shave. It’s time to get rid of that hair on your legs—without irritation.
Eat healthy. Your skin is your body’s largest organ, which means it’s affected by what you eat. To prepare for summer, start stacking up on luscious, juicy fruits and vegetables. These not only help hydrate your skin, but give you that extra antioxidant boost that protects.
Your next step in getting skin ready for summer is to adjust your hydration routine. For some skin types, summer means your skin is more dry, especially if you live in a dry climate or are often exposed to air conditioning. For others, a lighter moisturizer is required in the summer, to help avoid clogged pores while still hydrating and conditioning.
If you follow these steps, you should notice your skin starting to turn around for summer, looking more smooth, even, and radiant. At this point, it’s extremely important that you protect your skin from the sun. Especially if you’re exfoliating regularly, your cells are more vulnerable to UV damage.
Hats, sunglasses, and shade are your best protection, but when these are impractical, choose a safe sunscreen and remember to reapply regularly.