With summer just around the corner, now is the time to rethink your seasonal wardrobe from the neck up. It’s time to focus on maintaining and protecting your best accessory – beautiful skin.
Summer is all about the outdoors and glowing skin! As great as it is to enjoy time outdoors, it does come with consequences and these may not always be best for our skin.
Here are a few simple tips to keep you looking your best;
Dead cells stay on the surface of your skin making it look dull, rough and dry. By exfoliating, you are removing these dead cells, which allows your more radiant, healthy skin to shine through. Exfoliating also supports cells regeneration, which has anti ageing benefits. Be sure to choose a gentle, more natural exfoliator and DO NOT over exfoliate (once a week is sufficient).
Visit Go Vita Ballina for a range of health and beauty products, a favourite is their Weleda Birch Body Scrub exfoliator.
Moisturise – drop the heavy creams
As the season’s change, so should your skin care routine. To feel fresh during summer it’s best to ditch the heavy creams and body butters and switch to a light & fast absorbing summery lotion or gel. As with anything in life, a good moisturiser works well over time and consistent use will promote healthy glowing skin.
Visit Go Vita Ballina for a range of health and beauty products, a favourite is their Weleda Citrus Hydrating Body Lotion.
Hydrate & Sleep
Drink water: There is nothing beautiful about dehydration; not only does it damage the skin by creating unwanted lines, but it will also leave you feeling exhausted and may result in nasty headaches. When your skin cells don’t have adequate moisture content, the texture and appearance of your skin suffers.
Make sure you drink plenty of water so that your skin gets the right amount of moisture. A good night’s rest (between 8-10 hours sleep) is essential to achieving good skin.
Update your sunscreen
Sunscreen is the easiest way to protect your skin from the damaging rays of the sun and these days there are a variety of options available for all skin types and requirements.
Even if you don’t burn very often, you should still use sunscreen as this helps to reduce damage caused from exposure to the sun over time. Your skin can be harmed by constant sun exposure, whether or not you see a burn. Not only that, the use of sunscreen is effective in the prevention of premature ageing!
Head in to Go Vita Ballina for a range of sunscreen options; a few of their favourites are:-
- Moogoo Sunscreen
- UV Naturals
- Eco Natural
- Top Pick: Dr Hauschka after sun moisturiser