Getting Your Skin In Shape For The Hot Summer

Beautiful woman applying suntan lotion while sunbathing on the beach
Beautiful woman applying suntan lotion while sunbathing on the beach

Summer is just nearby so now is a great time to prep your skin for the hot months ahead. With the right skin care products and a few easy techniques your skin can look great throughout the months ahead.


One of the best things you can do for your skin is to exfoliate it on a regular basis. With regular exfoliation your skin will feel smooth and soft, your skin care products will penetrate better when applied, and you can unclog your pores.

While there are different ways to exfoliate, keep in mind that through the summer you’re  going to sweat a lot more than usual, as well as, your skin will feel sticky, so you will most probably desire to use an exfoliate that’s stronger than anything you would use through the colder months. Besides for always washing that person exfoliating can help your skin appear and feel great regularly.

When exfoliating, understand that all of the skin on your body must exfoliated. One smart way to exfoliate the body is by dry brushing. Dry brushing is cost effective. Different ways to exfoliate the body include using body scrubs. When you can purchase a variety of body scrubs you can even easily make your own at home using a combination of sugar, olive oil, coconut oil, or salt. Just be sure to use your scrub in the shower because this type of exfoliation because things can get messy. Now when you wear shorts or sleeveless shirts your skin will look its best. Also applying a self-tanner exfoliation is a must.


Acne can often get worse during the summer — not just on the face — but also on other places on the body, like the back or chest. If you already follow an anti-acne routine, be sure to stick to your routine through the summer.  Make sure to choose a moisturizer that’s oil-free such as this gel moisturizer from Garnier and work with a sunscreen that’s also labeled “oil free” or “non-comedegenic” (won’t clog pores).

Change Your Products

Once the weather gets hotter, you should ditch the heavy moisturizer to check out a cleanser which will leave your skin layer feeling refreshed but not stripped of moisture. There are plenty of gel moisturizers in the marketplace. like this one from Clean & Clear that give you needed hydration without leaving your skin feeling greasy. Invest in one of those. Some people find foam cleansers too harsh during the winter but they can be a great cleanser for someone living in a humid environment during the summer when your skin feels tacky and sticky by the end of the day. Now is also a good time to consider changing your foundation. Search for powder foundations or perhaps a BB cream for use through the summer. Both these products can provide great coverage but feel light on your skin still.

Sun Protection

Sun protection needs to be a priority through the summer ahead. Be sure you apply sunscreen around exposed skin at the very least 15 minutes prior to going outside and reapply every two hours roughly. Sunscreen must reapplied after swimming or sweating also.

Additionally, there are some lesser known tips about making sure you get enough sun protection. For instance eating your sun protection. Yes, eating. As Dr. Jessica Wu explains on Everyday Health:

This doesn’t replace sunscreen, nevertheless, you could be distributed by the habit additional protection in the event that you can’t achieve your back and miss an area,” Dr. Wu, writer of Feed THAT PERSON, adds.

Also if you’re thinking about vacationing in a sunny spot you can begin protecting your skin layer before you leave on holiday. According to Dr. Jeannette Graf you should wear sunscreen all over your body at night for about three weeks before you go on vacation in order for the sunscreen to build up on the top layer of your skin thus making your skin less likely to burn while you are on vacation.