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How To Get A Sun Kissed Glow This Summer: 7 Easy Tips!

Your skin color is beautiful no matter what: just the way it is and at any time of the year. Tanned does not necessarily mean beautiful- in fact; tanning is downright harmful to your skin. Too much of sun can cause serious sun burns, eye issues and premature aging. Even so called safe tanning beds can lead to skin cancer, when used excessively. The good news is: you can get that gorgeous sun kissed summer glow to enhance your natural beauty without harming your health. Here is what I am recommending for happy healthy summer skin this season:

7 Tips To Get A Sun Kissed Glow This Summer

 

1.    Prioritize

You might be wondering what prioritization has got to do with getting a gorgeous sun kissed glow. But think about it: life is all about prioritization and this applies to your sun exposure more than anything else. The sun is strongest at mid-day between the timings of 11 am to 4 pm. So you must schedule your outdoor activities either early in the day or later in the evening. You can hit the bike trail or the beach or do some gardening early in the morning. Eat dinner al fresco and walk on the beach at night when no sunscreen is required.

 

2.    Protect

I have already written in detail about sun protection here. But, I am going to repeat it nevertheless. When it comes to sun protection you need some hardware. This means accessories like umbrella, sun hat, sun glasses and loose cotton clothes that cover up the skin. You also need software like sunscreens, UVA and UVB protecting lotions and so on. Start each day by applying a sunscreen with SPF 30 + on the face. Use another sunscreen product formulated especially for the body. I always recommend buying products that contain broad spectrum SPF to protect against both UV A and UV B rays. Reapply the sunscreen every 2 hours. I recommend carrying SPF moisturizers in the car so you are never without it. Also, always bring along a light weight wrap or cardigan so you are ready to cover up where needed. This way; you are never without protection or unintentionally exposed to the sun. This is the most important thing you can do to practice safety in the sun.

 

3.    Self Tanners: Use Them Cautiously

If you are extremely fair skinned and desire that sun kissed glow, then you can use self tanners. The thing with self tanners is that many leave orange streaks and uneven tan on the skin. They are known to leave orange blotchy patches and spots on the ankles, hands, feet and even the face. However, there are some great brands out there which can be used safely for self tanning without having to expose yourself to the harsh UV rays. Some of my personal favorites are foamless and lightweight self-tanners that are easy to apply and give you a glow you can count on. Always try a patch test to see if your skin adjusts to such self tanners. If you plan on getting tanned at a salon, make sure they offer you special covers to protect your eyes, nose and mouth. Spray tan chemicals are only safe for the outside of your body, and not it’s inside. Also, use SPF sunscreens despite using self tanning products, since your skin can still get exposed to the sun’s rays.

 

4.    Avoid Tanning Pills

Many so called safe tanning pills are readily available in the market and these promise a safe sun kissed glow to make you look like Greek Gods or bronze Goddesses. All I can say is: stay away from them; they are known to cause serious health problems.

 

5.    Learn To Handle Hot Humid Weather Skin Issues

Hot humid weather causes your skin to perspire heavily causing acne breakouts on the face, neck, back and even the butt. You must use a multi-ingredient regime to handle such skin problems. The number one mantra: do not stew in your sweat. Make sure you keep your skin cool and take frequent showers. Avoid sitting for long in sweaty clothes; change them immediately. Use a body wash containing salicylic acid to prevent acne breakouts. Cleanse your face with a light, non-alcohol based face wash. Follow up with a witch hazel toner. At night use a moisturizing serum that can soothe and protect the skin. The Divas Never Age® – Vitamin C Serum With Antioxidants is proven to reduce acne breakouts while soothing the sun damaged skin. It is organic, completely free off harmful ingredients and your skin will thank you for it!

 

6.    Makeup Tips For Sun Kissed Summer Glow

There are two products that you must use for a sun kissed glow if you do not plan on using self tanners or spending a day at the beach. These include: bronzers and illuminators.

  • Bronzer Apply it to the forehead, sides of the nose (for a slimming effect), dot and blend on the apples of the cheeks. Contour to lift and sculpt the cheekbones and to the jaw-line.
  • IlluminatorBlend this along the brow line, to the bridge of the nose, swipe and dab along the cheek bones and apply to the lips for a fuller effect.

 

7.    Embrace The Sun

Whatever you do, embrace the sun! You need not refuse that midday pool party invitation. Just make sure you use the above tips and choose an outfit that does not expose your skin too much. Bring along tons of stash of SPF to reapply frequently. The next day, play it safe and stay indoors. Also soothe your sun exposed skin by applying tons of Aloe Vera gel. Aloe is nature’s gift to mankind- it can instantly soothe sun burnt skin and reduce inflammation and age spots. The Divas Never Age® Hyaluronic Acid Serum With Antioxidants contains Aloe Vera gel that helps soothe irritated and damaged skin to prevent age spots and wrinkles.

 

Summer is here, but that does not mean you must stay indoors and hide from it to remain young. This summer, stay focused on skin-friendly solutions to help give you a sun kissed glow without causing premature aging. Divas Never Age® invites you to take back your summer with skin-friendly tips and tricks. For more beauty tips, do not forget to grab a copy of my book Divas Never Age®-“Divas Are Beautiful”-Book 1.

Be happy, be beautiful, be a Diva!

 

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Is Your Workout Damaging Your Skin? 10 Tips To Avoid It

Exercise is fantastic for the body and mind. There is a great sense of achievement that you get after a long workout session at the gym. However, one of the not so great effects of a workout is skin damage, which usually presents itself in the form of acne and a host variety of other skin issues. Don’t get me wrong: , exercise is great for the skin. It reduces levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, allowing the body to focus on other things such as rebuilding collagen and elastin–the layers of the skin that are responsible for its soft, healthy look. However, a sweaty workout can also give rise to acne and itchy skin rashes. So, in this article, I will be presenting important skin care tips to help you avoid skin damage triggered during a workout. I will also touch base on important post-workout skin care tips which can help you avoid acne and give you a glowing skin.

 

Workout Tips To Avoid Skin Damage

 

1. Avoid Wearing Makeup To The Gym

When you workout, your sweat glands are overactive, which cause perspiration. Perspiration, or sweat, flows out of the skin pores and cools your body down. If you happen to wear makeup, the skin’s pores are blocked as a result of which the sweat remains causing the sweat to remain trapped underneath its surface. This sweat eventually mixes with oil or sebum produced by the skin’s sebaceous glands causing pimples, zits and host of other skin issues. So avoid wearing makeup of any sort while you body cleanses itself through sweat during your workout.

 

2.Use A Toner Or A Facial Mist

This is especially important for those who suffer from rosacea or redness. Facial mists and toners containing ingredients like witch hazel provide antibacterial and anti-inflammatory action, which helps help reduce breakouts and post-workout redness.

 

3. Avoid Touching Your Face

Gym equipment has millions of bacteria on it no matter how particular you may be in wiping it down using anti-bacterial wipes. As far as possible avoid touching your skin Avoid touching your skin as much as possible during and after the workout and if you must, do try to wash your hands or use a hand sanitizer prior to doing so. If you use a Yoga mat, avoid touching your face to it. This is an important workout tip for avoiding zits and acne.

 

4.Tie Your Hair Up

Women with long hair must tie up their hair using a hair band to prevent the sweat from the hairline streaming down the forehead causing forehead acne.

 

5.Bring Your Own Towel And Personal Items

Sharing towels, combs, razors and other personal items at the gym is a strict no-no. Doing so can spread skin infections such as ringworm which lead to itchy rashes and dandruff. The towels provided at gyms and saunas are often bleached using harsh chemicals, which could cause rashes on delicate skin. So bring your own towels washed in hypoallergenic detergents and treated with post-wash softeners that make the fabric soft to touch.

 

Now for some important post-workout skincare tips…

Post-Workout Skincare Tips

 

6. Wash Your Gym Clothes Immediately

If you reuse your sweaty gym clothes you are inviting a plethora of skin issues including acne, and fungal and bacterial infections. So make sure you run your clothing through a washer and dryer before reusing it.

 

7.Bathe Immediately

If you do not have time for a bath after the workout, at least make sure to wash your face. You can use AHA based cleansers or cleansers with salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. These are specially formulated for acne prone skin. Exfoliation is also important as it encourages skin cell turnover and gives you a younger looking skin. While bathing too, use salicylic acid based body washes to reduce and prevent back acne and butt acne. Limit your hot shower time as too much of heat can also damage your skin leaving it dry and itchy.

 

8.Use SPF

Sun rays tend to worsen acne. No matter if you workout indoors or outdoors, use a light SPF formula (no more than SPF 30+) to protect the skin from blemishes and also prevent the acne from worsening.

 

9. Avoid Using Oil Based Moisturizers Immediately After Workout

Oil based creams clog the skin pores that have just opened out during the workout. So, opt for gentle water based lotions and creams to soothe and moisturize the skin. Always choose hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested products suitable for your skin type.

 

10.Rehydrate

Rehydrate your parched skin using a nightly serum consisting of Hyaluronic acid and antioxidants. Antioxidants help reverse sun damage and Hyaluronic acid helps boost collage production. I would like to recommend Divas Never Age®-Hyaluronic Acid Serum which contains potent antioxidants like Vitamin C, Green tea and Pomegranate extracts. These help replenish lost moisture and reverse environmental skin damage caused by the sun, pollution and stress. Also drink plenty of water to hydrate your skin from inside out.

Your workout can give you a lean and toned body but there is no point of having that if you are constantly going to worry about acne and sunspots. So, in order to avoid having your skin rebel against your fitness regime, follow the aforementioned skin care tips. And to get more Diva secrets for a gorgeous skin, grab a copy of my book Divas Never Age®-“Divas Are Beautiful”-Book 1.

Be happy, be beautiful, be a Diva!

 

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