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Jun 9, 2015

Summer skincare startup

Summer is a great vacation. Saying goodbye to time consuming homework, groggy mornings, and painful exams. And with all the stress you've put, your skin must be exhausted. Now, it's a great way to replenish for the next three months with basic skincare tips for the hot and humid weather.

1) Hydration
Let's start with water. It's an essential element that makes up about 75% of our body. It's a way for cleansing the impurities on the inside and without water, our organs and tissues won't function properly. Our skin needs lots of moisture and only water can perfect this task. Helping to replenish the skin's elasticity, this my dear, will delay the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. If you want better results, try drinking water with a squeeze of lemon. 

Cold shower is a refreshing way to begin your summer. It rejuvenates the skin and calms your nerves to reduce stress. Soak in cold water for 2-3 min. Try not to stay long or you might catch a cold and your natural oils will be stripped. And if you are too sensitive to the cold, go for lukewarm-cool water. A cold shower eliminates redness and tightens your pores which allows easy makeup application. 

Now, water can be boring in its own especially when we're in dire need of flavor. So spice it up with a variety of fruits with a hint of mint leaves. Common favorites I've seen are lemons, strawberries, oranges, cherries, blueberries, and cucumber. Mix n' match and be creative with your water. A tasty water is a healthy water. Fruits lose their nutrients pretty quick so make sure you trash them within 5-6 hours. Not only is it delicious, it's another way for to burn fat.

Next is moisturizer. It is your behold essential! Skin consist of water and most of it comes from moisturizer. And I know, you're probably thinking, "Moisturizer makes my face oilier!" This isn't always true. I know for myself that I have oily skin and omigosh the first time I used a moisturizer, I've notice my face was all shiny and slipping with grease. Eww! And the answer to this is the type of moisturizer. So, you wanna find one that's oil-free and water-based. Trust me, it'll change your life. Your skin is gonna feel so good and reenergize. A good moisturizer will hydrate and replenish the nutrients. Caution note: Everyone has different skin, so not all moisturizer with these essential will give you great results. Research and explore. 

2) Sun protection 
Summer is also the time for a beautiful tan, but staying under the sun for too long can result in sun burn. Nobody wants a sun burn. It's suffocating and hurts like hell! 

Sunscreen is one of the most basic products when going against the rays. Find one that's waterproof with spf of 25. Research have shown that exerting the recommended spf could take you on a trip for skin cancer. So let's not be hasty and try out a sun block of spf of 75. You wanna grab one for your face and one for the body. Using a sunscreen made for your body isn't always great stabbing it onto your face. It's much thicker and could possibly clog the pores. Trust me, I've been there.

Lip balms are crucial as humid and hot weather do make your lips crack and chip. Why does it do this? Because lips are easier to be drying since the uv rays not only burn skin, but fracture lips. So, do look for one with spf of 15. Also, they come in different scents. Go for a coconut smell for that summer feeling. Having kissable lips looks amazing under the sun. It's recommended to wear lip balm each day for to prevent drying. Once you wear it everyday, your lips will be amazing as the season change. 

Floppy hats are a great summer essential. They come in different sizes, colors, and styles. Plus, they make a wonderful protection for your face. It's kinda like wearing a nice helmet on a hot day. But be sure the color isn't black or else, your head might be boiling. Nonetheless, floppy hats are a must in every girl's wardrobe and they benefit, so it's a win-win. 

Sunglasses are a must and a trend for the summer. No matter how much you cover your eyes, it will be irritating and red. If you don't know, the sun reflects off the ground mainly from snow and ice. Protecting yourself with sun glasses is a good way to avoid exhausted red eyes at the beach. And it's also a summer fashion essential that will look complete with any outfit. There are tons out there and most are pretty cheap. 

These are basic tips for healthy skin and body. Be sure to follow these steps for a wonderful summer. Again, stay hydrated and protect yourself with lots of sun block. 

See ya next time! Ciao ^__^
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  1. Great post! Sunglasses and hats are very important as protection of our skin when it's really sunny :)

  2. Love this post<3 and lip balm is a must have! thanks for sharing
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  3. This is a really helpful post. I just bought new sunglasses yesterday and I am trying to always put sunscreen on when I go out. Lip balms are always a must for me!

  4. Great post. Really helpful!


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