Tips For Beach-Ready Skin

Tips For Beach-Ready Skin

Gearing up for the beach? It’s that time of year, where many of us are starting to think about the days we’ll be spending at the beach during the summer season. The summer season is pretty synonymous with beach filled days and naturally we’re all eager to look and feel our best to fully enjoy our beach days. We want to help you stay gorgeous and flawless all beach season long, so we rounded up a few of our must know tips for beach ready skin.

Exfoliate
Gearing up for the beach season, you’re likely starting to notice some of the dryness on your skin. We all develop dead skin cells on the surface of our skin and it often causes an uneven surface of skin. The best way to get smoother, more glowing skin is to exfoliate. Exfoliating skin helps to get rid of those dead skin cells, smoothing the surface of your skin, and clearing up any hard to reach oil/dirt in the skin that isn’t able to be removed from cleansing. This helps your skin to be healthier and able to better absorb those sun protection products applied at the beach. Just be sure that you’re exfoliating your entire body, not just your face!

Keep Your Skin Protected
Going off of what we mentioned above, anytime you’re planning to head to the beach it’s essential that you make sun protection a priority. As much as we all love spending time outdoors in the sun, the sun isn’t exactly our skin’s best friend. In order to make sure that your skin is protected from aging and developing any sun burns or rashes, SPF application needs to be taken seriously. It’s suggested to apply SPF at least 30 minutes prior to going outside to allow your skin time to absorb the SPF protection. Additionally, it’s been found that SPF products lose their ability to thoroughly protect the skin after 2-3 hours. That means reapplying SPF to your skin every 2-3 hours to keep your skin constantly protected while enjoying your time at the beach.

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Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
Hydration is key to skin health, regardless of the time of year or what activities you’re doing. However, when spending time at the beach you’re exposed to elements that tend to cause the skin to lose its natural hydration much quicker and severely. Knowing this, making it a point to keep your skin super hydrated during the beach season is going to help keep your skin glowing and healthy all throughout. Drinking a lot of water (we mean a LOT) is one of the best ways to keep your skin hydrated from the inside out. In addition to drinking a lot of water throughout the day, many experts suggest applying moisturizing products to your skin throughout the day. This is especially true if you spend any time in water, after you get out of the water it’s best to apply a moisturizing product to the skin to lock in moisture and prevent it from becoming more dried out.

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  1. Lynne B at 6:06 pm

    I’ve been so focused on repairing the sun damage on my face from years of unprotected beach fun that I forgot about my body. Since I turned 40, I’m diligent about sunscreen.

  2. Ev123 at 6:19 pm

    Mmm love to jazz up my water with any type of fruit or veggies! Pomegranates seeds, strawberries, lemon. So refreshing for the summer days

  3. Stephanie Phelps at 6:41 pm

    All these are great tips. I had no idea Exfoliating was so important thank you for all the wonderful information!

  4. Kathleen Sturgis at 6:49 pm

    I don’t often go to the beach, but these tips are great for any time spent outside, especially in the summer sun and heat.

  5. Gabrielle at 8:32 pm

    This is excellent advice. I know far too many people who neglect sunscreen so the more reminders we see out there, the better.

  6. AngelEhm at 9:36 pm

    Exfoliating skin and staying hydrated are very important steps for summer care! Make sure what you are drinking is equally important

  7. Sandy Cain at 9:39 pm

    Yes, wonderful must-dos! Especially keeping your skin protected! I had skin cancer once already – use that SPF!

  8. Loretta G at 1:13 am

    Good article, I recently saw a post online where a child got 2nd degree burns from a child’s spray sunscreen and reports showed that it was not an isolated incident so be sure to warn your readers to research their sunscreen and test a patch of skin before doing a full application. I believe it took several hours to develop into huge blisters on this poor girl.

  9. Jennifer Essad at 3:58 am

    your post is really helpful. If it’s one thing I strive for it’s healthy skin. All the new products and sunscreens or products w/spf can get confusing. I like to read reviews for additional help

  10. Elisse at 6:42 am

    Good tips, but it’s also very important to note that sun is both healthy and necessary. It clears my psoriasis and is good for my skin- doctor’s orders!

  11. Jamie Johnson at 6:33 pm

    I never knew how important sunscreen was until I was in my 30s. I wish I had used it every day of my life! Thanks for sharing this article. Hopefully, this generation will not make the same mistake as mine and bask in the sun for hours, with nothing but oil on!

  12. Rhonda Stefani at 7:08 pm

    Very good tips, I didn’t know about the benefits of exfoliating before the beach! Appreciate the info!

  13. Trinity Rosario at 6:25 am

    Thanks! I have to remember to put sunscreen on 30 minutes before I go out. I do it RIGHT before and it’s not long enough!

  14. meghan nyholt at 2:38 am

    I never thought of applying sunscreen a short while before going into the sun so that the skin can absorb it.

  15. Rachel Colclough at 10:22 am

    I have always been very fair, I get heat spots on my feet and hands and take antihistamines in the summer to stop them itching. I alwys use a factor 50 suncream as I burn and cover up as much as possible.

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