It might feel like spring has only just “sprung,” but the reality is that (quite shockingly!) summer is just around the corner! Understandably you may have had other things on your mind. But, there’s no need to panic—you still have time to prep your skin before summer officially kicks off, even if you will be spending a bit more time indoors than usual!
Keep Your Water Bottle Full
It's easy to get dehydrated in the summer so it's doubly important to keep drinking water. Staying well-hydrated can help maintain your skin's elasticity and combat the appearance of those dreaded wrinkles. Because when your skin is fully hydrated, it’s able to fight and flush out toxins more effectively since your cells are getting the maximum amount of hydration that they need to function at their best.
Nourish with Powerhouse Antioxidants
Getting ready for summer means detoxifying and making sure that your skin is protected and nourished from the inside out. CBD is an antioxidant powerhouse—but the reason it works so well in skincare specifically is because of its ability to fight free radicals for youthful-looking skin. Plus, when combined with other powerhouse ingredients like Hylauronic acid, vitamin C, and peptides, it also helps to calm and hydrate dry, irritated skin and gives your skin a natural glow.
Protect with a Non-Toxic SPF
While you might have been spending more time indoors than usual lately, harmful UV rays can still affect your skin 365 days/year. Prevent dark spots from forming in the first place by making sure you’re using a natural, non-toxic sunscreen that protects your skin from sunburn and premature aging, among other skin disorders.
Exfoliate 2-3 Times/Week
Use a gentle exfoliator 2-3 times/week (avoid ones that are too gritty) but just be careful not to over-exfoliate. Remember that the goal is to remove the dead layer of skin that is already ready to come off—that way you’ll keep more of your own moisturizing oils and avoid irritating your skin.
Love Yourself, Love Your Skin
Tension is neither a friend of your mind or body’s—and it’s common for it to show up on your body’s largest organ: the skin. Everyday challenges have ramped up lately so if you’ve been feeling more unsettled than usual, your skin might be drier, you’re seeing more breakouts, bags under your eyes have sprung up, or perhaps you just feel a little puffy. Ramp up your self-care with meditation, stretching, or reinvent your nighttime routine for the ultimate calm.
Getting your skin summer solstice ready—soft, smooth, maybe not so pale—doesn’t have to be a mad dash. With some prior planning, it can be done with ease, enjoyment, and get you on the fast-track to revealing fresher looking skin from head-to-toe.