Keep your skin glowing this summer

1) Increase your water intake

Nothing works better than water. Water not only quenches the thirst but also helps to flush out the toxins and waste that accumulate in the body. Treat yourself with fluids like coconut water, green tea, or just plain (FILTERED!) water to decrease the heat level and keep the body cool and hydrated. 

Green tea is high in antioxidants, which help to eliminate dead skin cells, and the anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic properties in green tea protects against a variety of skin disorders. Fluids also help to detoxify the skin and keep the skin soft, dewy and clear.

Claudia says - always carry a small water bottle with you to hydrate but be aware not to leave your plastic bottle lying around in the sun or in the car for a long time since your plastic bottle may leach chemicals into your water.

Plastic water bottles can release cancer causing toxins. A new study suggests plastic bosttles release small amounts of chemicals over a long period of time. The longer the water is stored in plastic bottles the higher the concentration of potential harmful chemicals so please change your bottle fast.

2) Don’t forget sun cream

Always apply a sun cream, which contains high SPF, 30 minutes before stepping out in the sun. Sunscreen not only prevents skin darkening and skin damage but will also protect you from harsh UVA rays that can lead to skin cancer. Reapply the sunscreen every two-hours and opt for a waterproof sunscreen. Try to stay indoors during 10 am to 4 pm as the sunrays are harshest during that time and can have adverse effects on the skin.

Claudia says - don't forget even on a cloudy day you need sun protection since the rays still get through the clouds. I would suggest our daily moisturiser since it has a SPF50 and feels very light on the skin so you won't feel greasy at all. It's a perfect product for very sensitive and reactive skin.

3) Moisturise your skin

No matter what the weather is, never forget to moisturise the face and body. The best time of day to moisturize the skin is when you are straight out of the shower and the body is still damp.  Always moisturise your skin at night as it makes the skin glow and defends the skin during sleeping hours.

Claudia says – It's very important at night before you go to bed to cleanse and moisturise since the skin regenerate while you sleep. Also don't forget to put your foot cream on after the shower it really helps for your heals not to dry out and your feet to stay beautifully hydrated and soft.

4) Exercise 

Exercise helps to get rid of the toxins and gives you glowing skin. Do simple workouts or yoga every morning to feel good and stay fresh.

If you feel too lazy to work out, walk as much as you can – you will have more energy, lose those extra pounds and will get fresh and healthy skin.
Exercise also increases the blood circulation of the body and promotes supply of blood that gives the skin a natural and healthy glow. This is the simplest answer to how to get glowing skin.

Claudia says - I am always amazed how much more glowing my skin gets after excercise even though I know by increasing blood flow exercise helps nourish skin cells and keep them vital. Blood carries oxygen and nutrients to working cells throughout the body including the skin. 

5) Exfoliate 

The first step to getting glowing skin is proper exfoliation. Moisturiser alone cannot give a glowing skin unless it is exfoliated regularly. Exfoliation is necessary to remove the dead skin that gets accumulated on the face 

Claudia says - But don't think if you overdose on your exfoliation you will glow even more,  WRONG! Keep it simple! Don't stress your skin out! 

Exfoliate once week and if you are already using exfoliation facial wash on a daily base and have regular microdermabrasion treatments or skin/laser  peels, use your exfoliant products twice a month only. Also if you suffer with active acne do NOT exfoliate since you can spread an infection across your whole face.