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Summer Glow | Skin Care

Summer Glow | Skin Care

05.26.15

A fresh summer-kissed face is most definitely our favourite accessory. After a beautiful long weekend we are ready to start shining bright! If you’re looking to step up your summer skin care game this year, read on as we explore some of the best tips and tricks for achieving the ultimate glow.

The number one skin care pro tip is using a moisturizer every morning that contains SPF 15 or higher.  It’s never too early to start getting in this habit, long terms effect of sun damage can prove to be a hard pill to swallow. That being said, it’s never too late to start. If SPF isn’t already part of your everyday routine, visit Sephora this weekend to find a lotion that will keep you moisturized and protected. The Bobbi Brown long lasting base with SPF 15 is on our must-have list this season!

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The next step is to start getting in the routine of exfoliating your skin 2-3 times a week (at most). Use a gentle scrub on your face and a coarser scrub on the rest of your body. Exfoliating is a great tool for maintaining a natural glow but it’s possible to over do it. Listen to what your body is telling you, some girls may find that 1-2 times a week is plenty – especially in our dryer climate.  Exfoliating can also work wonders on your lips. If you suffer from dry or chapped lips apply lip balm to your lips after brushing your teeth and scrub with your toothbrush for 15-30 seconds each night. We love the Exfoliating Ocean Salt at LUSH, stop by to find one that works for you!

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LUSH – Ocean Salt

Ensure your taking the time to wash your face each night, remove any residual make up left over from the day and use a clean cloth to pat your face dry. Your morning complexion will thank you for going the extra mile the night before. The summer sun kissed glow you’ve been dreaming of truly can happen over night; apply a deep moisturizer containing lots of Vitamin E before bed after a long day in the sun. Made even more effective by using a facial cleanser and a conditioning mask!

If you happen to spot an unwanted blemish starting to make it’s way to the surface… fear not – leave it alone for as long as possible, the bacteria on your hands can create more redness and attempting to rectify it too early can make things worse. If you suffer from notoriously irritable skin some gentle sun exposure can help! The natural vitamins that our bodies absorb from the sun can aid in the restoration of healthy skin.

Show us your freshest face by tagging @YorkdaleStyle in your posts. Here’s to a summer filled with fresh glowing skin!

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