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Summer Body-Care Tips

Summer Body-Care Tips

How To Take Care Of Your Body In Summer

With the summer holiday season upon us and after the dynamics of the past two years, we can finally look forward to a well-deserved summer vacation. As we all flock to the beach to enjoy the glorious sunshine, it can be too easy to forget about the importance of body-care, and how to keep ourselves looking great.

But what are the easiest ways to do this? You don’t want to spend your precious holiday following a strict beauty regime. I get it. You want to be out and enjoying yourself.

This article covers all the essentials you need to know about keeping your body in tip-top condition during summer. No one wants to spend hours in the bathroom every morning and night. These simple ideas can easily be incorporated into your daily route, leaving you more time to look great and enjoy the summer.

Does Your Body Need More Care During the Summer?

Our bodies can take quite a bashing during the summer months. Long beach days, drink-infused pool parties, and the scorching sun are a few things our bodies have to contend with.

It’s no wonder that our skin health in the summer starts to suffer. Yet, there are some simple things you can put in place to help ensure your body stays fit and healthy.

You should be caring for your body all year round; what changes is the way you care for it. It doesn’t necessarily need more care, you just have to switch your daily routine up to suit the season.

The first main difference is that with the warmer weather, we sweat more. Our bodies will naturally lose a lot more water and with it essential electrolytes.

We all know how important water is for keeping healthy both inside and out. Not getting enough can cause our skin to look dull and flaky.

Which Body Products to Use in the Summer?

Walk into any store, and no doubt you’re bombarded with a mountain of products that promise to work wonders on your body. However, there are only three that we swear by. A body scrub, a good quality lotion, and sunscreen.

Body Scrub

Exfoliation definitely needs to form part of your summer skincare routine. Exfoliating your skin helps to remove the layer of dead skin cells that sit on the skin surface. These dead cells can clog up the skin, and give it a dull or flaky look.

By gently removing the dead cells, you leave your skin looking fresh and healthy.

You can exfoliate by using a loofah, or choose a body scrub. If you choose a body scrub, go for one with a natural base, such as ground-up pieces of nut, salts, or pumice.

Lotion

Wow, where do we start with body lotions? This can be a bit of a minefield. invest in a couple of different ones here: one for day and one for night wear.

One thing to look for in day lotions is that they aren’t greasy. There’s nothing worse than having sweaty skin, and then a layer of oily cream floating on top of it. Our Youth Body Serum solves that problem.If you’re looking for something above and beyond any other body products you tried before, this is it.

You want to find a lotion that’s quickly absorbed into the skin and provides all-day hydration. Try to choose one that has an SPF factor.

For the nighttime, choose a thicker lotion, like rich body butter or hydrating oil which will replenish your skin overnight.

Sunscreen

Even in the winter months, we should be wearing sunscreen to protect us from damaging UV rays. In the summer, it’s even more important, not only to prevent our skin from prematurely ageing but to protect us from skin cancer.

Ideally, your sunscreen should be UVA and UVB certified. When you’re choosing sunscreen, we also recommend wearing at least an SPF of 30. Apply sunscreen regularly throughout the day, especially if you’ve played a sport or been in the water.

Hair Removal During Summer – What You Need to Know

With our legs and bodies on show throughout the summer, there’s no hiding behind layers of clothing from the winter months. We know there are various methods of hair removal, but which one is best, how often do we have to do it, and what aftercare is there? This section looks at three of the most popular hair removal options.

Waxing

Waxing can last up to anywhere between 3 – 6 weeks, especially if you have it done regularly. You can buy home kits, although I’ve had the best results from waxing by going to a salon. It can be painful, especially in the bikini line.

One of the downsides of waxing is that you have to let your hair grow a little bit to ensure the whole hair is pulled out. This can mean up to two weeks of stubble while you wait. But then the payoff is around a month of no hair.

Shaving

This is one of the most convenient methods of hair removal and is easiest done in the shower. However, the downside is that it needs doing daily, especially if you’re after silky smooth legs.

One of the downsides is shaving rash, especially around clammy areas like the armpits and bikini line. Also, ingrown hairs are a very real thing (remember our point on exfoliation earlier, which can help reduce ingrown hairs).

Laser Hair Removal In Summer

This is the most expensive option, however, it’s also the most effective. Laser hair removal works by using a powerful light to heat and destroy the hair follicles. Most people will have a session every 4 to 6 weeks. The regrowth lessens each time.

Laser hair removal is definitely one of the more convenient hair removal methods. But, when it comes to getting rid of your hair using this method, you have to be careful: don’t undergo a treatment if you plan on exposing your skin to the sun. Your skin should be avoiding direct exposure to sunlight after the treatment so it’s wise to this in the evening!

How to Keep Your Body Hydrated in Summer

To maintain a healthy body during summer it’s important to stay hydrated. Your body will get water through food, so consume foods that have a high naturally high water content, like melon, grapes, pineapple, and celery.

You can also help your body stay hydrated by avoiding diuretics, such as caffeine. As ideal as sipping cocktails next to the pool sounds, it’s also worth cutting back on alcohol. If you are drinking alcohol, have a glass of water between each alcoholic drink to help balance it out.

Summer Body-Care Tips: The Takeaway

This guide has given you some great summer body-care tips that are easy to incorporate into your current routine.

Remember to stay hydrated inside and out, buy using a good quality lotion, drink lots of water, and always protect yourself with an SPF 30 sunscreen.

For the smoothest legs this summer, laser hair removal is the fuss-free option to go for. It’s not painful and lasts for weeks. Contact our knowledgeable team at the clinic today to find out more.