Summer is approaching, and the need to bask in the open air to benefit from the rays of the sun is growing stronger. For this reason, we need to prepare to tan in an appropriate way to enjoy the holidays. Avoid running the risk of sunburn and thus protecting the skin from premature ageing or tumours.
But, how to prepare the skin for summer? First, prepare your skin for the sun is to perform a deep scrub of the whole body to eliminate dead cells accumulated throughout the winter, oxygenate the tissues and make them for exposure to the sun. In this way, the tan will be uniform and the skin hydrated and elastic.
Protect your Skin During the Summer
We also recommend preparing the body gradually for the sun, creating a real tanning “path” which. In addition to preparing the skin, oxygenates and protects it. Read our article on the benefits of the sun.
Protect your face. During the first sunny days, you have already let the desire for tanning tempt you. And maybe you did it without applying an SPF cream, convinced that the spring sun does “nothing”. You’re mistaken! The first exposures can be the most “dangerous” given the long and candid winter period just ended. Every day, remember to apply daily sun cream on your face, even if only for a walk in the park.
Besides, too much exposure during the summer can be dangerous for your skin. “It can cause skin cancer, cataracts, wrinkles, and painful burns that may permanently damage the skin. It can also make side effects of some chemotherapy worse.“
How to Look After Your Menopause Skin Care During the Summer
To remain young, the skin of the body and face must always receive the right degree of hydration, especially in particular periods such as menopause. During the menopause, the skin tends to lose tone, or in summer and winter, when both the cold and the heat cause dryness to the skin by implementing a predisposition to much-hated wrinkles.
Dry skin is predisposed to the appearance of these unsightly signs of advancing age, but we can counteract them with adequate nutrition and hydration both internal and external. Centrifuged vegetables, fruit and herbal teas should be taken regularly, Also drink at least 2 litres of water per day.
Before Tanning, Prepare Inside
Drink lots of water. Hydration is the basis of health, in the summer and during preparation for it, it becomes a fundamental element. It is necessary now to increase the amount of water drunk during the day to face the first heat better and purify the organs weighed down by the cold winter.
Change your diet. In preparation for the summer, cleanse the body of waste accumulated in the previous months and give new life to the liver, pancreas and kidneys. You can find great allies in seasonal fruits and vegetables, rich in vitamins and minerals that will help you get rid of the “excesses” of winter. Read our article to find out more.
To facilitate tanning, eat a lot of seasonal fruit such as apricots, peppers, pumpkins, carrots, … and red fruits, watermelon, pink grapefruit, strawberries, tomatoes, … those that are rich in beta carotene facilitate tanning.
Protect Your Hair From The Summer Sun
A diet is the first step for more shiny, healthy, strong and elastic hair. The food that protects hair from sunlight is rich in Vitamins A, C, E and B5.
Let’s see which are the best for not finding yourself with brittle hair at the end of beach holidays or, in any case, after a long period of sun exposure.
Hair that is exposed to sunlight without any protection will become brittle and appear dry and dull. Just like for the skin, it’s necessary to apply sunscreen for the hair, so that they’re protected and nourished even during the tan.
As I said, however, nutrition is the secret. But it must always be combined with both protective sprays, masks and wraps.
To counterbalance the brittle hair from the sun, you should make the treatment consistently at least 1 or 2 times a week.
Watch Out for Hair Removal
Try to gently shave, so as not to attack your skin further. Abolish:
- depilatory creams (which, having a keratolytic effect unnaturally thin your skin)
- razors (highly irritating, especially on delicate skin).
- Choose depilation with sugar paste, Brazilian wax or classic wax.
- hair removal methods.
Intensive pulsed light (IPL), laser hair removal is one of the most effective techniques for permanent hair removal that can remove the hair permanently. It’s time to forget forever painful waxing, uncomfortable razors and various other decidedly unpleasant hair removal methods.
Embellish your Feet for Summer
Take care of your feet. With heat and sweat, the skin on the feet can be damaged and ugly. In summer, it’s impossible not to show off with sandals and flip-flops, which need well-groomed and tidy feet.
Therefore, use pedicures and wraps with softening and perfumed creams and oils to make those areas usually hidden, at the top. To always have perfect nails, choose to apply semi-permanent nail polish. Much more durable and shiny than classic nail polish.
Perfect feet: the Secrets and Treatments to Try
Footbath — Softening the skin, opening the pores and deflating the feet are just some of the beneficial effects of this timeless practice, for which water works well and coarse salt or, if you prefer, baking soda.
Scrubs — Exfoliation is always an indispensable step which, in this case, will not only eliminate dead cells but will also allow you to soften the most hardened parts. The best thing will be to have a unique product for the feet and then apply it dry (only in this way will you see the areas well on which to persist),. Proceeding with small circular movements from the tip of the feet up to the ankle.
Mask — Even in winter, you should never have to forget this. The skin on the feet has the same needs as the rest of the body, and a little cream cannot be missing. Always apply it before going to bed and, to enhance its effect, leave it as a compress and wear a nice pair of socks: the next morning, you will have fairy feet.
How to Easily Do a Pedicure at Home
To take care of your feet in an impeccable and low-cost way, DIY pedicures are an excellent option. The savings will allow you to pay special attention to your feet at all times of the year, not only during the summer.
Let’s start by listing the materials we will need:
- A large bowl
- Essential oils (or fine salt and baking soda or white vinegar)
- Pumice stone
- Feet cream
- Lima or electric hard skin remover
- Cotton pad
- Orange sticks
- Nail vanish remove
- Cuticle oil
Now let’s see how to proceed:
The first step will consist of preparing the footbath. Pouring not too hot water into the bowl and adding a few drops of essential oil, 2 tablespoons of fine salt and 2 tablespoons of baking soda or white vinegar.
Soak feet — Now leave your feet to soak for about 15-20 minutes, grab an electric remover or a pumice stone and remove any calluses and all dead skin. Especially in areas prone to hardenings, such as heels and big toes.
Scrub — Then complete the work with a patient and careful massage with a scrub that you can also make naturally by combining 3 tablespoons of fine salt, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 teaspoon of almond oil and the juice of half a lemon.
Cuticle care — Apply the cuticle oil; once you have softened the skin, you can tend to the cuticles with a professional nipper. If you are not very practical, use orange sticks. The procedure is simple; take the stick and push the cuticles back.
Shape nails — The next step is to cut the nails and then file them to the shape we prefer. Take your time to file until all your nails are uniform.
Do a massage — Spend a few minutes to massage the perfect coconut oil or feet cream on your feet to hydrate and prevent the appearance of corns and calluses.
Apply a nail — Now is the time to take care of the nails. Shaped with the help of a file, taking care to replicate shape and length on all fingers, then apply a base and the chosen enamel, finishing the work with the topcoat.
Your feet are now more than perfect!
PS – If you suffer from bad calluses, an electric hard skin remover is a product for you. For years I’ve been embarrassed by my feet with the dry and cracked heels and troublesome calluses on them. After one use of an electric remover, I have very soft feet. Better than any pumice stone or cream out there