Tips For Healthy Summer Skin

Taking care of your skin is important year round, but with the summer sunshine heading our way, it’s time to get up in arms about it.  Here are some of SpaTerre’s top summer skin tips for ultimate protection and maximum radiance.

 

YOU GLOW GIRL

  • Exfoliate. Expose the smoothness and brightness that is hiding underneath the layers of dead and dry wintertime skin.   Try a treatment like SpaTerre’s Pineapple Sugar Scrub or DIY at home with a product like Pure Fiji's scrubs to slough off that old skin, unclog your pores, and even out your skin tone – all essentials for swimsuit season. If you sunless tan, exfoliation is the key first step to getting that tan to last longer.  
  • Eat antioxidant high foods.  Antioxidants are essential in protecting against the free radicals and chemicals that can damage the structure of skin cells. Topical antioxidant creams and lotions are great, but fighting free radicals from the inside out is even better. Do so by eating foods high in antioxidants like leafy green veggies, blueberries, and melons – all of which conveniently make for all refreshing, light summer poolside fare.

PREVENT & PROTECT

  • Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. Make sure you hydrate your skin daily with a moisturizer and/or serum, preferably one with at least SPF 15. Use one with vitamin C, like Hylunia Beyond Complex C, and you’ll not only protect your skin from free radicals like air pollution, but also repair past sun damage using superpower antioxidants. Moisturizing in general can conceal old UV ray damage since well-hydrated skin reduces the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles.
  • Sunscreen – quantity & quality both matter. A little dab just won’t do.  You should be using a full teaspoon of sunscreen every 4 hours on your face alone. Make sure you’re using a broad-spectrum sunscreen that provides protection against both UVA and UVB rays, like Sunscreen Moisturizer SPF 30 by SKIN AUTHORITY.  This product was one of the first sunscreens to achieve SPF 30 and the FDA recommended 4-star rating, and its formula has been proven to help slow down the signs of aging and help control hyper pigmentation and skin cancer development. 

DAMAGE CONTROL

There are a couple key ingredients and products for helping your skin recover from when you forgot to take cover form the sun. Both aloe vera and dilo tree work wonders on sunburned, blistered skin.  Aloe vera, found at all grocery and drug stores in gel or juice form, cools skin off and stimulates the immune system with aloectin B. 

Dilo is a bit more difficult to find, but worth the extra effort. The sacred Dilo tree, growing only on the islands of Fiji, is known to possess a unique capacity to enhance the skin's own repair mechanism, soothe pain and irritation as well as promote the growth of healthy skin.  Reap the benefits of this rare plant at home with Pure Fiji Dilo Rescue Gel, or indulge in a Dilo Rescue Wrap Treatment, will provide instant relief and prevents peeling, flaking skin.

A cool baking soda bath can also help calm down skin.  Just add 1/2 a cup of baking soda to the bath water and enjoy. Whatever you do, avoid using petroleum jelly or greasy, thick remedies as these will only hold in the heat.

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