Even if you work in an air-conditioned office, summer is hard on your skin. The dry heat and high UV rays can lead to a dull complexion, sunburn, and premature aging. Luckily, there are plenty of tricks you can use at home to look your best all summer long. Read on for some of the tried-and-true products that we swear by all summer long.
Reap The Benefits of Coconut Water
Coconut water is harvested directly from a coconut. It’s naturally rich in potassium, magnesium, and amino acids. In addition to being used as a refreshing beverage, coconut water can be used as an exfoliant or toner for glowing skin. Simply rub fresh coconut water onto your face for 20 seconds before rinsing with warm water. This natural exfoliant will slough off dead skin cells and hydrate your skin at the same time.
Protect From Tanning Risks
This summer is bound to be a scorcher, which means that if you’re headed somewhere sunny and warm (or are just looking for a reason to spend some time outside), you may want to protect your skin from harmful ultraviolet rays. Always wear sunscreen, whether indoors or out. And remember: sunscreen works best when paired with protection like long sleeves, pants, and hats.
Get Ready To Glow
Use sunscreen every day of summer, even if you’re going to be inside all day—UV rays can still penetrate windows. And apply sunscreen in a generous layer at least 15 minutes before sun exposure. Don’t forget your lips! Apply a lip balm with SPF during and after outdoor activities. If you have acne-prone skin, try incorporating salicylic acid into your skincare routine.