Summertime means warm days, sunshine, outdoor activities, and lots of skin showing!  With less clothing to hide under at that summer barbecue, be prepared to flaunt beautiful skin!  Changing seasons can leave your skin needing a new luster and vibrancy when you’re relaxing poolside, but it can be quick, easy and affordable to have a radiant glow if you follow these five tips for your best summer skin.

1. Hydration.  Pump up your water intake during the day.  The hot sun can dehydrate your body quickly, so it’s important to maintain good drinking habits.  Avoid consuming diuretics.  A diuretic increases excretion of fluid from the body, so stay away from excessive intake of coffee, soda, beer, wine and liquor.

Drinking water replenishes your body making you glow from the inside out and reduces the dry, chapped effects of depleted hydration.   A well hydrated body increases cell turnover giving the skin a more youthful and smoother look.

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2. Get a professional facial.  http://www.lespritacademy.com/clinic.html The changing seasons, weather and environment takes a toll on your skin.  Having a skincare professional look closely at your skin’s condition and make a good assessment of its needs, is a great first step to having optimum skin.

Facials don’t have to be expensive to be effective, but they do have to be appropriate for your skin condition and type.  The therapist will cleanse and exfoliate your skin, massage to stimulate blood flow, lymphatic drainage and muscle relaxation, following up with a mask and moisturizer designed specifically for your skin.  It’s important to use the home care regime suggested by the therapist so you can keep your skin in tip top shape.

The therapist will use products to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and promote anti-aging, even out skin tone and reduce hyper-pigmentation.  Adult acne is a big complaint of many women so getting control of the issue with the help of an esthetician and products like Clean Start from Dermalogica http://www.lespritacademy.com/clinic.html  is a professional and cost effective solution.

Professionally recommended and guaranteed products are a much more cost effective way of tackling skin needs than a do-it-yourself method at a pharmacy or mall.

 

3. Get a back facial.  Just because you can’t see your own back doesn’t mean you should forget about its needs too!  Sundresses and swim suits show off all your skin, so having your back look great is a fashion must.

A skincare therapist will assess your back’s condition much like the skin on your face taking into consideration dryness, acne, or uneven skin tone.  A back facial is a phenomenal service for relaxation and rejuvenation.  The skin is cleansed, exfoliated, massaged, masked and moisturized.

 

4. Moisturize. Skin that is moisturized looks far better than dry, crocodile skin.  Using a gentle exfoliation in the shower with either a body scrub or loofah will help your body shed those dry skin cells a little faster.

Follow up with a lotion, body crème or oil to lock in moisture from neck to toe…keep the body products away from your face!  Your facial skin is more delicate and requires targeted products.

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5. Use sunscreen.  Many daily moisturizers for face or body already include a sunscreen.  Depending on your skin type, this might be enough protection from harmful rays on a daily basis.  If your skin is more sensitive to the impact of the UV exposure, you will want to add another layer of sunscreen.

Remember, you are only protected with the highest level of sunscreen applied.  Applying layers of the same level of SPF does not multiply its effectiveness.  Take your activities into consideration like swimming or sports, when determining how often to apply your sunscreen.  Some makeup foundations also have sunscreen built in.

Dermalogica’s Sheer Tint Moisture is a fantastic solution for makeup, moisturizer and sunscreen SPF 15 built in one product!

Taking good care of your skin is essential part of good grooming and general well being.  Your skin is your body’s largest organ but keep it looking sexy with these five pro & at-home tips for your best skin ever!  (www.lespritacademy.com) So go ahead, show off that skin this summerFor more information visit www.lespritacademy.com or call 734-762-0200.