How to prepare your skin for sunshine

Drinking plenty of water should be a daily ritual. But even more so during the warming months. Hydration is key not only for internal health but for skin health too! Skin that is dehydrated will be more sensitive to sun exposure and will damage much easier. It will also become very dry. Try to drink at least 8 glasses during the day. If you’re forgetful, or like me, don’t get the sensation of thirst all too often set an alarm for each hour of the day reminding you to hydrate with some H2O!

Hyaluronic acid

Personally, I feel this is an all year kind of product for my skin type. But it’s definitely ideal for the transitional and summer seasons as sometime (or rather a lot of the time) here in the UK there can be a drastic change in weather causing skin to either dry out or dehydrate. The reason I love products with hyaluronic is because it can hold up to 1000x its weight in water so you’ll certainly get that hydrated glow. Also this ingredient is suitable for all skin types just because it offers hydration in abundance doesn’t mean it will cause oiliness and make you break out! Try Yverum hyaluron for skincare it also works great as a makeup base.

After sun

If you’re spending a lot of time outdoors be sure to wear sun protection. But don’t forget to care for your skin after sun exposure the more moisturiser or after sun you apply the better. The more hydrated the skin the easier you’ll tan and longer your tan will last! My number one brand for sun care is Green People check out there range here.  
 

Exfoliation

Exfoliating is key for your face and body! It will help your skincare work better by allowing it to penetrate the new skin layers easier I enjoy using Balm Balm Hibiscus face mask it can be used as a mask and then helps to gentle exfoliate the skin rather than using an abrasive scrub that could potentially damage skin, This is also a great tanning prep allowing fresh smooth skin to be bathed in the sun rays, but always remember your sun protection and after sun care! 
 

Hair removal 

Now this one is optional, High 5 if you’re a lady that embraces all things hairy. But I am certainly not one of those. I’ll be honest, I tend to leave hair removal until spring. I don’t see the point if I’m not exposing my legs or underarms on a regular basis. Exfoliation comes into play with hair removal especially if you find yourself getting ingrown hairs after waxing/shaving. I highly recommend Sugar strip ease hair removal for smooth legs and underarms. I wrote a full review on my blog which you can read here.
 
I hope you found these tips helpful, how do you get summer ready? 
Eloise X 

 

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