Don't Be Caught with Bad Skin This Summer: Follow These Skin-Prep Tips Now

Don't Be Caught with Bad Skin This Summer: Follow These Skin-Prep Tips Now

by Anne Thompson

With Summer fast approaching you’re probably ready for vacation and having fun in the sun. Be it boating, Pickleball, gardening, or something as simple as having some alone time while you relax on your patio, preparing your skin for the season's harsh rays, heat, and humidity is essential. You may be looking forward to spending time in the sun, but your skin might not be as excited. The sun and humidity can cause significant damage to your skin without even realizing it, leaving it burned and irritated, dry, and flaky. It’s so important to take precautions and prepare your skin for the season. So, here are our best tips to get your skin summer ready.

1.    Sunscreen... The Ultimate No-Brainer
The sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays can increase your risk of skin cancer, premature aging, and sunburn. So, one of the most important things you can do is wear sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Apply it every day, even if you plan to stay indoors or on a cloudy day. Looking for sunscreens without harmful chemicals? Here's a list of the top 6 sunscreens we recommend.

2.    Exfoliation: The Key to a Youthful Glow
To achieve a glowing, radiant complexion, you need to get rid of any dead skin cells that have accumulated on your skin's surface. Exfoliating your skin once a week will help remove dead skin, unclog your pores, and improve blood circulation. May we suggest MSE's Magnolia Hibiscus Body Polishing Scrub This luxuriously rich body scrub is the perfect addition to your skincare routine. Gentle exfoliators such as jojoba beads and dehydrated orange peel combine to buff away dead skin cells, while luscious moisturizers leave your skin feeling hydrated, soft, and smooth.
3.    Red Wine, Anyone?
Your skin reflects what you eat. So, if you want healthy, glowing skin, you need to eat a balanced diet that's rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Colorful fruits and vegetables are essential for healthy skin because they contain high levels of antioxidants, which protect your skin from damage caused by free radicals. But, don’t forget that an occasional glass of red wine offers more than a flavorful experience - it's also a source of resveratrol, an antioxidant found in red grape skin, peanuts, and berries and is great for your skin.
4.  Stay Hydrated and Refreshed
Drinking plenty of water is crucial to keeping your skin healthy and hydrated. Dehydration can dry out your skin, causing it to crack, peel, or become itchy. During summer, you may be tempted to drink a lot of sugary sodas or alcoholic drinks, but these beverages can dehydrate your body, making your skin dry and dull. Instead, drink water, fresh juices, or coconut water to stay hydrated and refreshed. Better yet, here's our Beauty Water recipe!

5.  Nurture Your Skin with Evening Rituals
While you sleep, your skin repairs itself, so taking care of your skin at night is crucial. It's time to repair damaged skin cells, protect your skin from environmental stressors, and regenerate collagen. Use MSE's Hydrating Aloe Facial Cleanser (that is perfect for all skin types ) for that nightly cleansing to wash away the remnants of the day. Followed by our Magnolia Facial Serum. Just a few drops each night will help protect and nourish your skin, locking in hydration and boosting its natural ability to regenerate and repair itself.

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends, but if you're not taking care of your skin, you may not enjoy it as much. The sun's damaging rays can cause significant harm, but with proper skin preparation, you can prevent skin damage and have a great time. Start by protecting your skin from the sun, exfoliating, hydrating, eating a balanced diet, staying hydrated, and taking care of your skin at night. With these tips in mind, you can have healthy, glowing skin all summer long!
This incredibly luxurious exfoliating treat will leave your skin feeling so soft and nourished you'll feel like you just stepped out of the spa!
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