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How to Heal Your Summer Skin and Get It Glowing for Fall

The summer is the time of year that we show the most skin. Tank tops, short shorts, and swimsuits mean a nice tan and plenty of exposure. What you may not know, however, is that the summer can actually be really hard on your skin! The summer brings a whole host of skin problems that need attention. With the summer winding down and the fall slowly creeping up on us, take a look at these tips for healing your summer damaged skin and getting it ready to glow this fall.

Exfoliate

Summer is hot! Obviously, that means that we do a lot more sweating. Along with sweating, we also tend to spend a lot more time outdoors which can mean a lot more exposure to dirt and pollen. All of this adds up and causes our pores to be full by day’s end. If you don’t take the time to clean them out and flake off the old skin cells, you are looking at quite a breakout. At the end of the day, use a gentle exfoliator to scrub that dirt and oil out and push old skin cells off. This doesn’t have to be done everyday, but it should be done about 2 times a week or so. This will help give your skin a healthy glow.

Moisturize

The sun and heat can really dry out your skin. If you don’t take the time to moisturize, then you will have ashy, cracked skin that becomes more and more susceptible to wrinkles. Use a moisturizer multiple times a day to give your skin the boost that it needs. You can buy a great moisturizer at any general store, or you can use something like coconut oil, olive oil, or other natural and safe moisturizers.

Air It Out

While much of our skin is exposed during the summer, other parts of skin are covered and sweating! This can cause problems such as yeast infections, athlete’s foot, and other fungus type infections. When you get the chance, give those areas a little air. Take off your shoes, stop wearing tight clothing, and get some air to all of your skin. This can help those areas stay dry, clean, and free of bacteria and infection.

Summer is a great time to get a beautiful tan and that sun kissed glow. If you are not careful, however, it can also bring some damage and problem areas. To keep your skin healthy and protect it year round, use these tips to treat and heal your summer skin and get it glowing for the cooler months just ahead.

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