5 Ways to Prep Skin for Summer


The temperatures are slowly beginning to rise, which means summer is almost here. It’s the start of some our favorite things: endless days at the beach, al fresco dinners and fun weekend getaways. In addition to changing up your wardrobe (hello, tank tops!) it’s important to start prepping your skin now in order to keep it looking clear and radiant for the rest of the season. Here’s a few quick and easy ways to do it.

Exfoliate weekly for glowing skin

Summer is definitely the season to show some skin. Get yours ready to show off by exfoliating. Remember that skipping weekly exfoliations can also lead to unwanted breakouts on the skin. Grab an in-shower exfoliator to use on the body like the Bath and Body Works CocoaShea Cucumber Foaming Scrub. For face, try the bareMinerals Skinsorials Mix.Exfoliate.Smooth.

Use a face mask to rid skin of impurities


In addition to exfoliating, it’s important to treat your skin to bi-weekly face masks in order to effectively remove dirt, sweat, and grime. This will help to give your skin the all-clear for much longer. Try a scrub like the Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Warming Facial Scrub. It warms as soon as it touches your skin and draws out dirt and anything else that may be clogging pores for a serious detox.

Get rid of unwanted body hair

In addition to exfoliating the skin, it’s important to remove unwanted body hair. The Gillette Venus Swirl razor is perfect for all parts of the body because it contains a Flexiball Technology that allows it to swivel and glide over every curve.

Give skin a radiant glow


Nothing says summer like bronzed, golden skin. It’s very important to always apply sunscreen when out in the sun to protect skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays. But, just because you aren’t getting a tan from the sun doesn’t mean that you can’t fake it! Start using a gradual skin tanner now like the St. Tropez Gradual Tan Plus Sculpt And Glow.

Absorb unwanted oil throughout the day

The warm temperatures can easily cause skin to become oily. Oily skin can easily lead to breakouts. In addition to keeping the skin clean by washing it both in the morning and at night, it’s important to alleviate any oil that might be sitting on top of the skin as well. Keep a package of blotting papers like the Too Cool For School Dinoplatz Dear Brachiosaurus Blotting Paper in your bag to help zap unwanted oil and shine at anytime.