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Summer’s here and that means taking the time to give your skin a little extra TLC to make it ready for the sun. Read our tips for healthy and glowing skin, all summer long.

Scrubbing

Start with a body scrub. We advise you to adopt a scrub routine to to three times a week. Unless you have sensitive skin then its best to make it a once a week ritual.  Body scrubs are great to remove dead skin cells; a natural by product of your skin’s regenerating process. It’s also an excellent way to exfoliate dry skin. Regular body scrub, helps your skin to absorb your moisturizer better, giving you a closer shave. Another benefit is that your tan will be prolonged. Try to exfoliate your skin before it gets the first rays of sunshine so you’ll enter the summer with smooth skin and a radiant glow.

Hair removal

Summertime is all about shorts, dresses and flowy skirts, so you may want to put some more effort in hair removal. Make sure to select a method that’s appropriate for your skin type. If your skin is sensitive it may be better to opt for an electric shave to avoid the irritation caused by sharp razors, waxing and shaving creams. When shaving it’s important to keep a few things in mind: try not to shave in the opposite direction, as this may irritate your skin. Make sure to always use a proper shaving cream, because razors can catch and drag on dry skin, causing nicks and scratches. When you shave after a hot bath or shower, your skin is still damp and full of moisture which helps weaken hair strands, therefore reducing the chances of inflammation.

Body lotion

Get into the habit of moisturizing your body often. Using a body lotion will soften up the skin and gives it a healthy glow. A lotion can be used all over and it’s especially nourishing for areas where your skin is the driest (feet, hands, elbows, knees), which is great when you’re wearing short sleeves or sandals. After a long day at the beach or a lot of swimming your skin can become dehydrated, so make sure to pamper your skin to bring back moisture levels. Avoid scented lotions or fragrances when you’re going to spend a lot of time in the sun, as they can lead to blotchy skin when exposed to UV rays.

Self tanner

We’ve explained in our blog Suncare Facts and Fiction (http://www.enjoythemomentrituals.com/facts-and-fiction-of-sun-protection/ that getting a tan is equal to damaging your skin, so it’s best to find alternative solutions for getting that summer glow. A self tanning lotion is a great way to deepen your skin tone without harming your skin. Most self tanning products build up colour gradually, so you can decide for yourself how dark you’d like your skin to be. When using self tanners, make sure to exfoliate your skin beforehand and apply moisturizer to dry areas like the knees and elbows. This will help you to get an even tan, without anyone being able to tell that it’s fake.

Sunscreen

Make sure to stock up on sunscreen as soon as summer approaches. Even though you may not actually go sunbathing for the day, it’s wise to protect your skin against damaging UV rays when you’re going to spend time outside. Don’t forget to skip your face, but make sure to use sun care lotion designed especially for your face. It will not only protect your skin from invisible sun damage, but it’s also a good way to prevent premature aging. Spending a lot of time out in the sun? Make sure to reapply your sun protection products every 2 hours for optimal protection. Find out more about the facts and myths about suncare in our blog Suncare Facts and Fiction (http://www.enjoythemomentrituals.com/facts-and-fiction-of-sun-protection/).

But really the ultimate way to get you full proof summer ready is to shop all your your summer products at rituals.com: https://eu.rituals.com/en-nl/body/sun-care/

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