Save Money While Protecting Your Skin This Summer by Carmine Barbetta (FB)
Summer is about baring skin and showing off your tan. To look your best, here are some things you can do to have glowing skin that looks great in those summer fashions.
Remember that it’s important to exfoliate your skin because your body sheds skin cells at an amazing rate 24/7/365. Helping your body get rid of all those dead cells will keep your skin from looking dull and dry. The best way to exfoliate is to grab a good body scrub and hit the shower. Gently rub and exfoliate in circular movements on your entire body from the shoulders down and rinse yourself clean. Make sure to use a less abrasive facial exfoliation on your face and neck. Do this 2-3 times a week for beautiful skin year-round.
Shave well! This may seem obvious, but one of the best ways to ensure a close, irritation free shave is to use a new, good-quality razor. Spending a little extra on a razor will pay off in the long run. The same is true of shave creams, gels, and lotions. Remember that the better a product hydrates your skin, the less likely you are to get nicks and cuts when you shave. If you get caught without shave prep, use hair conditioner – don’t use soap!
While you’re hydrating, don’t forget to use a good-quality lotion that smells great and goes on light. Look for something that absorbs quickly like a gel or puree. Apply generously right after you dry your skin after a shower to seal in as much moisture as possible.
When it comes to tanning, you basically have two choices: sunless tanning or quality sunscreens. Sunless tanners give your skin a beautiful glow, even if you only use them on your face. Most quality tanners build color gradually, and by alternating applications with a quality moisturizer you’ll never get too dark too fast. If you plan to get out in the sun, start by replacing last year’s sunscreen. Sunscreens don’t have infinite self lives, and it’s always better to be safe than sorry. And remember that sunscreens only work if you use them – liberally and repeatedly.
Since summer means lots of sandals, don’t forget your feet. Start the summer with a professional pedicure or give yourself one at home. If you have a cosmetology school nearby, that’s a great way to get the benefits of professional care without the professional price. Keep a good foot scrub in the shower and scrub your feet several times a week. And liberally apply a foot cream before you go to bed and you’ll wake up with soft skin that will look great in the latest open-toed styles.
If cost is an issue, and isn’t it always, shop online. Many online retailers offer great deals on quality skin care products. Here are a few deals you can find on our website:
• Sephora: ALL CURRENT SEPHORA COUPONS & BEAUTY DEALS
• TRIA: Today's TRIA Beauty Promotions and Free Shipping Offers (Update Daily)
• Clarins USA: SPECIAL DEALS - click to see current PROMO CODES & SPECIAL OFFERS
• Ulta: Click to find ABSOLUTELY EVERY SPECIAL OFFER currently available
And don’t forget to look for free shipping deals that can save you tons:
• Clinique: Free Standard Shipping & Shipping Upgrades
• L’Occitane: Free Standard Shipping on $80+ orders
• Lancome Paris: Free Shipping on orders of $50 or more
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