As summer is upon us, we are showing off a lot more skin. Am I right? Unless you’re like me and you live in FL, and it’s summer year-round. How do you get that glowing skin that you dream of?
I’m going to share with you my easy tips and recipes to make those dreams a reality.
Watch my video below to watch how simple the scrubs are to make and where we discuss more ways to achieve that summer glow.
Exfoliate for Glowing Skin!!
Nothing will make your skin look duller than flaky dead skin cells. Depending on your skin type, I would exfoliate max 2-3 times a week. On the other hand, if you have sensitive skin don’t exfoliate more than once a week. This article had some very interesting facts on exfoliating if you’d like to read more here.
I make sure to exfoliate before I shave. It helps to give a much smoother shave and helps to prevent knicks. My favorite shaver for my sensitive skin is the My Billie razors. You can read my full review here.
Next up, you want to moisturize every time you get out of the shower. Right away if you can while your skin is still warm and your pores are open. Although, if you aren’t using a body wash or shaving cream with the best ingredients, you could be drying out your skin.
For example, you want to make sure to avoid Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES). Both of these ingredients are known to cause skin allergies and irritations and be very drying.
When my skin is really thirsty, I like to reach for coconut oil. It is so moisturizing and contains vitamin E. Vitamin E is powerful anti-oxidant (yes anti-aging) as well as UV damage.
If you are sensitive to coconut oil, opt for a different lotion. I really like the brand 100 percent pure.
Glowing skin needs Hydration!
In addition to the above, your skin needs to drink. Your skin is the largest organ on your body, and your body is made up of 60% water. Your skin alone contains 64% water.
Proper hydration alone can give you glowing skin. You can help to improve your skin elasticity (goodbye wrinkles) and make pores appear less prominent. You want to strive to get 64 oz or ½ of your body weight in ounces in half.
Need tips for hydrations?
-Set a timer to remind you to drink.
-There are also a few apps that will remind you to drink.
-Fill up a reusable water bottle with all of the water you need to drink in 1 day, and then you can watch your progress.
-You can make a competition with a friend to keep each other accountable.
When I was thinking of my summer kickass scrubs, I went first off what scent I wanted to create.
Mojito Body Scrub
1 cup sugar
½ cup coconut oil
5 mint leaves
2 tablespoons lime juice
optional to zest the lime too
Mix well together. With the mint leaves, either blend or rub between fingers and chop up.
Summer Glow Scrub
1 cup sugar
¼ cup olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon
2 tablespoons honey
Mix well together