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How To Keep Your Skin Healthy This Summer
Baz Luhrmann did us all a favor when he turned a hypothetical commencement speech by columnist Mary Schmich into a radio smash. I can’t remember any of the rest of it besides the last line: “but trust me on the sunscreen.” And that’s what I’m saying you now. Trust me on the sunscreen. I don’t care if it’s cloudy or if you’re not planning on spending a long time outdoors. You still need to protect your skin.
If you do forget the sunscreen — or just forget to reapply — there’s a chance your skin will get burned and sore. That’s the worst, right? Aloe, or products with aloe, will be your friend. They are so soothing and seem to have a way of pulling the sting out of burns. Vaseline Intensive Care Aloe Soothe can be your go to. It’s best for dry skin, itchy skin, and dryness associated with sunburn. Plus, it has micro-droplets of Vaseline jelly — and if you know me, you know I’m a fan of those beads.
Wipe your face.
After sweating all day, your pores can get clogged up and potentially cause breakouts. Awful, right? You don’t want to spend the day constantly washing your face though. That’s why wipes are my BBF during the summer. You can just wipe your face, freshen up, and move along with your day. POND’S Exfoliating Renewal wet cleansing towelettes are great for this. They clean and exfoliate your skin (which is exactly what you need if you’re sweating and/or flaking), and they invigorate your senses. Talking about them actually just got me to get up and wipe my face with one.
Shower with good products.
For me, showering with a good Japanese washcloth (they’re scratchy, so they exfoliate great) and body wash is the perfect way to end a beach day. It takes off all the sand and salt and rehydrates my skin. The Dove Dry Oil Moisture nourshing body wash gives you smoother skin in just one shower. That’s just what summer skin needs. But if you’re not a body wash person, go with the Dove White 6-bar pack. It is 1/4 pure moisturizing cream and has mild cleansers that help leave skin clean, soft, and smooth. Soap contains drying ingredients … and the last thing you want is to dry your skin out more.
Your body needs moisture on the inside to keep your skin nice on the outside. So keep water close by. I always have a bottle of water (in a coozie, so it doesn’t get warm) with me at all times. I have one on my desk now as I’m typing this and I’ll put it in my purse when I run out later today. And when we’re hosting guests for dinner, I’m always drinking from an insulated tumbler. Water is important to drink every season, but when you’re sweating in the summer, it’s even more important to drink.
Summer means summer activities and spending more money, so it’s a good thing you can save on all the products I mentioned in this post. Now through August 27, Walgreens is having a buy one, get one 50% off sale on participating Vaseline, POND’S, and Dove bath or skin products. You just need to use your Balance Rewards card (which is free to sign up for) at checkout to get the sale. Even better, the inserts on Sunday, August 7 should have coupons that you can use for additional savings! Head over to Walgreens.com/BeYourOwnBeautiful to get more details on these brands, then head over to your local store — at the corner of Happy and Healthy — to buy them!