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Getting a Summertime Glow

Up-front

Date
June 2014

Written by
Katie Wallis

Category
Up-front

Katie WallisIt’s officially summertime, and that means it’s time to bare your skin. But before you do, it’s important to treat it, preparing it for the sunshine. As the spa director for the Bellevue Club, I have compiled five helpful tips for getting ready for summer and keeping your skin healthy and radiant all season long.

1. Protect:

Find a good sunscreen and use it. Protect the skin, and remember to be consistent with sunscreen usage. You should use about a shot-glass-size amount for your body and about a teaspoon for your face. Make sure you are reapplying it at least every one to two hours that you’re in the sun.
Recommendation: SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion SPF 50

2. Exfoliate:

Get rid of dullness and dryness by exfoliating your whole body. While in the shower, gently work a body scrub of your choice into your skin using circular motions over your entire body. Also be sure to do the same thing on your face and neck with a facial exfoliator. It’s best to do this at least two to three times a week for beautiful, glowing skin.
Recommendation: Eminence Apricot Body Sugar Scrub

3. Hydrate:

Stay hydrated throughout the day. Drink plenty of water and lather on your favorite lotion or body oil to help lock in moisture. Make sure you apply either lotion or body oil right after drying off from your shower to help optimally seal in moisture.
Recommendation: Eminence Naseberry Body Lotion or Apricot Body Oil

4. Get a Healthy Glow:

If you use a tint, make sure it is the safest option. You should rid the idea of using a tanning bed and move on to a good sunless tanner that won’t do any damage to the skin. Sunless tanners are generally easy to apply and still give you a healthy skin-kissed glow throughout the summer.
Recommendation: St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse


5. Treat Your Feet:

Winter boots are long gone, and it’s time to bring out the sandals and flip-flops. It’s time to show some TLC to your feet and get them ready to be seen. Make sure you treat yourself to a pedicure or even give yourself one at home. Scrub off dead, dry skin from the cold months, and make sure to use a foot scrub or file a few times a week. Next, find a bold, new summer polish color to keep your toes looking pretty.

 

Katie Wallis
Bellevue Club Spa Director

 

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