Summer Beauty Tips Part 2: Sexy Summer Skin
I don’t know about where you’re located but the temperature in Atlanta has been stuck on 1000 degrees for a few weeks now, which has me thinking about shedding a few layers of clothing. If you’re like me, you don’t want to break out your summer finery without your skin looking flawless right? Well that’s why I’m here to share some more of my summer beauty tips.
The best place to start your summer skin care routine is in the shower! I like to start with a great exfoliating body scrub. Use one that’s rich with oil but still rough enough to get off that icky dead skin. Before I start running my water for the shower, I hop in the tub and rub the scrub all over and really focus on my feet. Then I follow with my normal shower and shaving routine to remove that unwanted body hair. This helps to keep your skin soft and smooth and also helps to alleviate ingrown hairs caused by shaving. There are several types of body scrubs on the market so have fun shopping for one that fits your skin’s needs and if you can’t find one make one. There’s a great recipe already posted on She-Spark that I’ve tried out myself and really enjoy, so this would be a great time for you to whip up a batch.
After all of that scrubba dub dubbing, you’ll need to follow up with a moisturizer. I prefer heavier moisturizers even in the summer time but you’ll probably want to go for a lighter version of your favorite. Most companies are making seasonal versions of their staple products, so it should be easy to find something to suite your fancy. I moisturize from head to toe, almost. I actually skip the bottom of my feet because it makes your sandals and other fun footwear slippery when the temps start to rise, but you definitely don’t want to miss those heels!
My last tip is for amazing sun goddess skin at the beach or poolside because who doesn’t want to look like a glowing Sun Angel? After applying my sunscreen and allowing it to soak into my skin, I follow up with a little shimmer on legs and sometimes my arms if I’m feeling fancy. You can find shimmery bronzers made for the body, but if you’re like me and don’t want to spend the extra cash this is the perfect time to take out those broken bronzers and shimmery nude eyeshadows you’ve shoved into the back of your bathroom drawers. I like to take my broken bronzers and mix them with a few drops of oil until it’s slightly runny then I rub it all over my legs. If you don’t like adding a little oil to your skin in the summer you can totally mix the shimmer with your sunscreen it works just as well. This gives the skin a beautiful glow and also hides any little nicks or scratches making you look flawless!! I hope these summer skin care tips work wonders for you, and feel free to let us know some of your tips and tricks.
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