Summer Skincare Tips and Beauty Hacks for Glowing Skin

Did you know that the answer to glowing, beautiful skin is in your refrigerator or your pantry? We’ve compiled of the top summer beauty tips and hacks that are inexpensive solutions but highly effective.

LEMONS!

If you don’t have any lemons on-hand right now you may want to run to the grocery store and pick up a few. Lemons are one of best anti-aging weapons and can brighten skin, work as an exfoliant, a teeth whitener and even a cleanser.

To lighten your skin, dark spots or scars use approximately 2-3 freshly-squeezed lemons in a bowl. Apply with a cotton round to your skin making sure to evenly apply to your face and neck. Lemons are packed full of antioxidants and vitamin C and aids in collagen production which will make your skin healthy, smooth and radiant.

SUNSCREEN

We cannot stress enough the importance of sunscreen and its effectiveness in protection. Besides applying sunscreen to your face, don’t forget your hands and arms which get pounded by the sun every time you are driving. To find out what type of sunscreen you should use and how to prevent skin cancer, sun spots and turning into a leather handbag, check out our blog on Skin Cancer Prevention and Buying the Right Sunscreen.

TEA BAGS

Tea is not just for drinking. Say bye-bye to those puffy pillows under you eyes using green tea bags. Here’s how you do it: steep 3-4 green tea bags in hot water for approximately one minute. Remove and place in a bowl of cold water and allow to cool in the fridge for around 10 minutes. Place cool tea bags on eyes and allow to sit for at least 5 minutes.

GO NUTS

Snacking or adding almonds to your daily diet helps keep skin more supple, reduces fine lines and any uneven skin tone thanks to the fatty essential acids found in almonds. Other foods that contain those fatty essential acids include salmon and tuna.

 

EARLY TO BED EARLY TO RISE 

Getting enough sleep is essential to resetting your circadian clock but a good night of sleep can also help turn back the clock on aging. Kick those wrinkles out of your bed by replacing your pillowcase with a satin one instead. One last tip: keep makeup wipes/removers in your nightstand to remove any dirt or makeup in case you are too tired to wash your face before bed.