While it would be wonderful to simply bare it all and head to the beach, the reality is that no matter what your age is, a little skin preparation is essential to ensure that your body looks its best. Use these tips to get smooth and glowing skin that you’ll be proud to show off all summer long.
HYDRATEWith higher seasonal temps, it’s easy to lose bodily fluids as your body sweats to keep itself cool. Keeping yourself hydrated not only improves skin’s elasticity, but also provides you with a healthy looking glow. Make sure to drink at least eight glasses of water each day and carry a bottle of water with you so you remember to sip on the go.
EXFOLIATEThe key to smooth skin, whether prepping for a treatment or slathering self tanner, always begins with exfoliation. Slough off flaky, dead skin two to three times a week throughout summer to keep dry skin buildup at bay. You want a product that will provide a gentle yet effective exfoliation: think less abrasive and more resurfacing. Dermelect’s new All-Aglow All Over Scrub does exactly that. Formulated with pumpkin seed, walnut shell and sweet almond oil to slough, and rosemary leaf extract to remove dirt, toxins, and oils, this versatile scrub is gentle enough to use on the face, yet totally effective for the body, leaving skin radiant and super smooth.
TREATOnce skin has been exfoliated, it’s ready to absorb whatever product you put on top of it next, which makes it the ideal time to apply treatments to tighten crepey skin or improve skin texture. Dermelect Cleavage Contour Ultra Lifting Cream and Lipo-Conquer Body Toning Cream are two must-have products that treat skin anytime of the year, but are especially handy in the summer when your skin is more on display. Cleavage Contour utilizes CoQ10 to help tighten and tone the look of sagging, wrinkled skin on the décolleté and bust, while Squalene, Avocado and Jojoba oils nourish skin, creating a smooth texture. Lipo-Conquer does exactly what it says: targets problem areas like thighs, love handles and bottoms, tightening skin and fighting cellulite. Powerful antioxidant Gingko Biloba detoxifies skin, while Vitamins A and E helps reinforce the skin. Plus, Caffeine is known for it’s ability to diminish the appearance of dimpling and cellulite—double win!
MOISTURIZEIt’s a common misconception that you don’t need to moisturize skin that’s already seemingly hydrated and oily from summer heat. Actually, you do! Applying moisturizer keeps your skin barrier protected from aging pollutants and chemicals, as well as prevents further dryness. However, because it’s summer, you can opt for a lightweight lotion rather than a heavy cream.