Prepare your skin for the summer vacation so you'll look and feel your best during your holiday. Find out how to get your skin summer ready and keep it healthy and glowing.

When you're wondering how to take care of your skin in summer or simply prepare it for a summer vacation, try to scale down on the cosmetics and makeup you use daily.
Treat your skin with homemade masks made from natural ingredients, like honey, yogurt and pulped fruit.

Besides reducing the chemicals your skin comes in contact with, there are a few more very important tips for healthy skin in summer.

Summer Skin Care

Exfoliate Properly

Prevent breakouts and keep your skin looking its best by exfoliating regularly. Use products that contain salicylic acid or simply make your own scrub from ground aspirin mixed with water. Salicylic acid helps remove dead skin cells and keeps your skin acne free.

Remove Unwanted Hair with Extra Care

Getting ready for the bikini season usually implies some hair removal, but you should plan for it in advance. Whether you use a razor, wax or chose a laser hair removal procedure, don't expose your skin to the sun for extended periods of time less than 48 hours later after the removal procedure.

Eat the Right Foods

Eating foods that are good for you and add extra protection for your skin is very important. Try to include cooked tomatoes in your diet every day. Rich in lycopene, a powerful antioxidant, tomatoes can help your skin fight the sun. Fresh fruit and vegetables, along with less oily foods is another important dietary guideline for summer skin care.

Keep in mind that you should also stay hydrated for glowing skin in summer, but stick to water, tea and juices. Coffee and alcoholic beverages drain moisture from your skin and increase the risk of dehydration.

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Use Sunscreen Correctly

Even though cosmetics with the right SPF are important all year round, summer skin care is all about protection from the sun's UVA/UBV rays. Choose the right product for your skin, from L'Oréal Sublime Sun Sheer Protect Sunscreen Oil SPF 15 to Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Powerful Sun Protection SPF 45 and make sure you apply it correctly.

One of the most important tips for healthy skin in summer regards to the application of sunscreen 20-30 minutes before you go out into the sun! Make sure you reapply it every few hours, according to the instructions on each sunscreen, to protect your skin from the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation.

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