When warm weather arrives, it's only natural to want to get out and enjoy the sun's glorious rays. But as much as we love the look of sun-kissed skin, it's also important to protect your skin to keep it looking healthy and youthful.
Take into consideration the following skincare tips, and you will be well on your way to enjoying all that summer has to offer.
Protect Your Skin
Make sun protection part of your daily routine. It's one of the best long-term investments you'll ever make. UVA rays are strong year-round, and UVB rays are more intense during mid-day, spring and summer. Wear moisturising sunscreen on your face year-round, preferably with an SPF of 15 or higher. Choose a vitamin-enriched lotion that won't clog pores.
How to glow safely
Want that summer glow without damaging your skin? A sunless tan is quick, easy and provides beautiful results. I recommend applying a sunless tanner one to three times a week, but this can vary from person to person. If you reapply too frequently - for example, every day - the results may look unnatural.
Or another great alternative is to order my tanning drops!
Get everything you love about the beach with none of the mess when this brilliant little bottle washes up on your doorstep.
BEACHFRONT tanning drops allow you to transform any moisturiser into a custom self-tanner, giving your skin a radiance even the sun will envy. Filled with rich, found-in-nature ingredients, it’s one of the best self-tanning drops for nourishing your skin while achieving a luminous, even-looking glow. A mix of fruit extracts gives this product one of the best tanning drop scents without adding synthetic fragrance.
Learning how to use tanning drops is easy! Mix one to twelve drops of this concentrated formula into a dollop of BEACHFRONT body cream or your favourite moisturiser and apply it over your body. The result is an entirely customisable tan—the more drops you use, the richer your glow. Just remember to wash your hands thoroughly to avoid colour in unwanted areas.
Not only are these Younique tanning drops a great self-tanner for your body, but they also work wonderfully as face tanning drops. Create a simply radiant complexion when you mix only one or two of these lightweight tanning drops with your YOU·OLOGY day moisturiser or night cream. No matter how many drops you use, you’ll achieve a full head-to-toe glow thanks to your very own beach in a bottle.
Exfoliating The Skin
It's important to remember another important step in keeping your skin in tip-top shape: exfoliating. Whether it's before you apply a sunless tanner or after you've been dipping your toes in the pool, exfoliating helps produce a smoother surface and can help your skin tone to look more even. Removing dead skin cells from the top layer of facial skin with a scrub cleanser gives a smooth surface for applying a sunless tanner and enhances the penetration of moisturisers.
Follow your shower or bath with the application of a moisturiser, especially after you exfoliate. Use moisturisers specifically designed for the body; they tend to have richer emollients. Spray moisturisers are particularly convenient to use on bare legs in the summer.
Finally, don't forget toning. Toners are an excellent way to remove residual dead skin cells, dirt, oil and makeup. In hot weather, try keeping a bottle of toner in your refrigerator and apply it to your neck, inside your wrists and inner ankles for an immediate cooling effect.
Why not try my rosewater toning spray
It is available in two sizes. This crisp, refreshing toning spritz refreshes skin—and your skincare routine—with rose water. Specially formulated using rose extract and beneficial vitamins, the YOU·OLOGY rose water toning spritz can be used throughout the day to awaken and soothe your skin. Add this misting spray to the mix when doing your skincare at home and experience skin that always comes out refreshed, ready, and smelling like roses.
- Rose extract
- Bitter orange flower extract
- Sodium hyaluronate