One of the easiest ways to take care of your body and your health is by pampering your skin. Our skin is one of the most central parts of our body, and when we take care of it, we’ll feel confident to show it off come swimsuit season.
As the weather starts heating up, there are many ways to keep your skin look dewy and nourished, so you’ll be stunning in that colorful tankini at the beach. Get this spring beauty routine into place, and you’ll glow in your swimsuit this season!
If there’s one thing your skin always needs, it’s moisture. The cold seasons can be dry and harsh on your skin, which may end up feeling flaky and chapped after the winter months. To get your dry, flaky skin swimsuit-ready for the warmer months, moisturize your skin throughout the season.
Revive dehydrated and dull skin by lathering your skin with therapeutic creams and lotions after a shower or bath, after shaving or exfoliating, or before bed.
Applying lotion after a shower is highly encouraged since your skin can retain moisture better. Choose rich body butters that will hold moisture for dry areas such as your elbows, heels, and hands.
What To Use
Use creams, body butters, and lotions enriched with moisturizing ingredients such as shea butter, oatmeal, goat milk, hyaluronic acid, and glycerin.
You can also use moisturizing body oils to soften your skin, such as raw sesame oil, sweet almond oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil. Your skin will start to feel soft, supple, and hydrated, which will make you feel ready to hit the beach in your tropical swim dress.
Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate
Regular skin exfoliation will stimulate skin cell renewal and is one way to get rid of layers of dull skin. Over time, built-up layers of dry skin can clog pores, resulting in uneven skin texture and red bumps.
Exfoliation helps slough off the layers of dry skin while helping your skin look brighter, even-toned, and radiant. Get your skin looking bright and brilliant year-round by exfoliating regularly, so you feel ready to show off your legs in your high waisted bottoms!
What To Use
Products such as body scrubs, sugar scrubs, and body polishes all contain abrasive elements that exfoliate the skin while providing moisturizing oils to give your skin a smooth, luxurious feel.
Bath brushes with bristles, exfoliating washcloths or gloves, and loofahs are also ways you can use to give yourself the exfoliating spa treatment at home.
While physical exfoliation with brush and scrubs is one way to attain brighter skin, you can also try chemical exfoliants in body washes, lotions, and serums. These products typically feature AHA and BHAs, water-based or oil-based acids that remove old skin cells from the surface to reveal your fresh, bright skin underneath the layers.
When was the last time you got to sit in a nice warm bath, light some candles, and enjoy some “you time”? Bath time doesn’t need to be just for relaxation but can become part of your weekly skincare routine.
Pamper your skin by soaking in hydrating bath oils, soothing salts, and calming bubble baths to soften and hydrate your skin. Whether you’re a bath bomb type of gal or prefer using a bath salt blend, find a bath treatment that will both moisturize your skin and provide you comfort for your self-care session.
What To Use
Bath time doesn’t need to be boring. You can change it up by choosing bath bombs, bath salts, bath soaks, bubble bath mixes, or other bath infusions. Find calming bath products with skin-soothing ingredients such as moisturizing coconut milk, shea butter, cocoa butter, olive oil, almond oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil, milk, chamomile, calendula, and honey.
If you have psoriasis, eczema, or dry, itchy skin, try a bath with colloidal oatmeal, which provides anti-inflammatory properties to soothe your skin while helping it retain moisture.
Add a weekly bath into your self-care routine to de-stress and hydrate your skin, and by the time it’s summer, you’ll be excited to show off your beautiful skin in a fabulous one piece swimsuit!
Who says you can only use a moisturizing mask for your face? This Spring, keep your skin silky smooth and conditioned by applying an all-over mask for your body. Although it’s been rising in popularity in the US, whole-body treatments and body masks have been part of a daily routine in other countries around the world.
Body masks can be an all-in-one treatment that hydrates, exfoliates, tightens, cleanses, and softens your skin while you relax. Apply body masks to any area you desire spot treatment, such as the bottoms of your feet, your shoulders, chest, back, and legs.
Before you know it, you’ll feel ready to show off your soft skin and make a splash in your vibrant halter bikini.
What To Use
Now that many of us have experienced the wonders of whole-body treatments, there’s an abundance of different types of body masks to choose from, including foot masks, leg masks, bum masks, belly masks, arm masks, and more.
Whether you’re looking for exfoliation, hydration, a detox, or a firming mask, you can find various treatment options that aren’t exclusive to mud and clay. Try something different like a peel-off mask, a body sheet mask, overnight mask, leave on body mask, or even a body conditioner.
With all the handwashing we’ve been doing, don’t forget to treat your hands to well-needed hydration. A hand mask glove is a simple and convenient way to give yourself the spa treatment from home.
Look radiant and beautiful in a maillot swimsuit this summer by giving yourself a skin brightening treatment. Face and body masks, exfoliation, and hydrating your skin are all habits that will help your skin look dewy and supple throughout the year.
Brighten your skin by adding a vitamin C treatment into your skincare routine. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can aid your skin’s regeneration process. It also lightens dull spots and uneven patches of skin such as hyperpigmentation, giving your skin a nice, even glow.
What To Use
You can find vitamin C treatments in the form of body washes, body creams and lotions, body scrubs, serums, moisturizers, and more. If you have sensitive skin and plan on choosing a vitamin C serum, try using one with a lower concentration.
Everyday Sun Protection
Nowadays, sunscreen isn’t just for beach days. Sun protection is essential for your everyday routine to keep your skin as healthy as possible. Even if you have a little bit of SPF 15 in your liquid foundation, some sun protection is better than no protection. Sun protection products will block harmful UVA and UVB sun rays from damaging your skin, so it’s important to incorporate SPF into your beauty routine.
What To Use
From sun hats to sunglasses to sunscreen lotions, there are more than plenty of sun protection products to choose from, but the best ones are items you can use every day or throw in your tote bag for convenience.
For example, if you’re not one to carry sunscreen when you head to the beach, bring a light, casual cover up such as our button down cover up to wear over your bandeau bikini so you can shield your shoulders and arms from harmful UV rays.
Glow In Your Swimsuit This Season
Just as your body needs nutrients to be healthy, your skin, the largest organ of your body, needs nourishment and hydration to look its best. By creating a regular skincare routine, you can keep your skin looking healthy and radiant year-round. This Spring, try any of the tips above and feel the difference when you show off in your new swimsuit!