“The best color in the whole world is the one that looks good on you,” that was according to style and fashion icon, Coco Chanel. Some people love their tan, and you might love wearing your fair skin even in Summer. It really doesn’t matter how you want it as long as you’re the one making your decision, not following the tanned skin bandwagon that becomes so prevalent around these warmer months.
Be Fair To Your Skin
You can’t avoid that sun and risk missing all of the fun this summer but, there are at least 7 tips that you can follow to keep your skin fair and radiant just the way you want it:
Tip No. 1: Never skip on your sunscreen.
A skin brightening cream is always a great addition to your skincare routine when you have dark skin imperfections to correct. However, sunscreen remains to be the best product for keeping your skin white and blemish-free. Just keep in mind that any sunscreen will only be capable of providing you added protection against the sun’s harmful and damaging UV rays but, not totally shield your skin from UVA nor UVB.
Tip No. 2: Give yourself a facial mask.
More specifically, try a honey and lemon facial mask to brighten dark skin complexion, as well as to rid your skin of blemishes and acne. For a fairer and better-moisturized skin, give yourself a honey and oat mask.
Honey is a powerful natural humectant that attracts water molecules to rest in your skin, making it better moisturized over longer periods of time. Lemon has natural astringent properties that draw out impurities from your pores while also lightening dark marks and brightening your overall complexion. Oats strengthen your skin’s outer barrier so that your skin can better keep moisture in while also facilitating faster skin healing and a better structured protective skin barrier.
Tip No. 3: Exfoliate.
Summer may be sucking out the moisture from your skin but, that is not a good enough excuse to skip on a good exfoliation. Exfoliating will help draw out the gooey, hardened grease stuck in your pores. By sloughing off the dry and damaged the skin on the surface, you can ensure that a faster skin cell renewal and regeneration is also taking place deep within your skin.
Tip No. 4: Cleanse, tone and moisturize.
Even in the humid and sticky weather prevalent in summer, this basic three-step routine should not be done more than twice every day, except after sweating profusely. Just sticking to this basic routine, in fact, will do tons of wonders to your skin, including keeping it naturally glowing with health. You just have to make sure that your products complement the hot weather, most especially important is getting yourself a lightweight, non-greasy, water-based moisturizer, preferably in serum or lotion preparation.
Tip No. 5: Cold cream.
Have a cold cream within reach when you’re expecting to spend prolonged time out on the beach. When your skin is burned, a Dermisa Skin Fade won’t do much to relieve your skin but, a cold cream can take away the soreness, redness, and swelling.
Tip No. 6: Lightweight and greaseless coverup.
Makeup in summer? Why not? When you can put together a cover-up that won’t grease on you and stay comfortably in place on your skin, a little bit of smart makeup can go a long way. Try looking for a BB cream that functions as a tint, moisturizer, and sunscreen in one so you won’t need to layer on anything else.
Tip No. 7: Water, Vitamins A, B and C, and loads of antioxidants.
Both ingested and applied to your skin, you can count on these nutrients to keep your skin light, bright and fair even as the heat continues to intensify. Antioxidants, that includes Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) and C, particularly add another layer of UV protection for your skin too. Water keeps your body, including your skin from becoming dehydrated.
The World Health Organization piled up data that showed how skin cancer cases have risen by 15 times since the 1970s. In the US today, skin cancer is the top cause of cancer, and excessive sun exposure is its leading cause. Keeping your skin fair is certainly more justifiable rather than wanting a suntan. When you do want a tan, you can always turn to self-tanning creams.