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7 Ways to Amp-Up Your Summer Skin Care Routine

The warm, sunny days of summer call for some slight changes to your daily skin care routine. Here are 7 skin care tips to help your skin shine!

1) Exfoliate Your Way to Glowing Skin

Winter has a charming way of leaving our skin feeling dry and flaky. Say no to dull, lifeless skin with a gentle exfoliator or sugar scrub. Use the product on your face and body up to twice a week to remove dead skin cells and unearth new layers of fresh, radiant skin.

2) Sunscreen, Sunscreen and MORE Sunscreen

Bright sunny days mean one thing, more SPF. Dermatologists recommend wearing 30 SPF at minimum every day. Yes, this includes gloomy days absent of even a drop of sunshine. Luckily, SPF can easily be applied underneath makeup, keeping your skin happy and safe so you can enjoy those sun-beams we all know and love.

3) Spring-Clean Your Cosmetics

When it comes to beauty and skin care products, expiration dates are something of an enigma. However, these products do have a shelf life and it's important to swap things out here and there. Be sure to include your beauty-stash during your spring-cleaning kick. Throw-out and replace any eye or lip products that have been laying around a little too long. For reference, eye products such as eyeliner and mascara typically last 6 months to a year and lip products can last up to 2 years.

4) Moisturize for More Youthful Skin

Opt for a silicone or water-based moisturizer this spring to avoid heavy, greasy looking skin. Yes, there's more humidity in the air come spring, but moisturizing is still important for keeping your skin soft and more elastic.

5) Water + Skin = BFF's

Water is your skin's best friend. Water is essential for skin to maintain ideal moisture, combat wrinkles and reduce redness. As temperatures start to rise it's extra important to replace any moisture you lose throughout the day with more water to stay hydrated. Aim to drink 8 glasses of water each day and eat hydrating snacks such as watermelon and cucumbers to give your body the H2O it needs.

6) Bye-Bye Dark Circles, Hello Eye Cream

Looking for a way to make your peepers pop? Adding eye cream to your skin care routine can help reduce dark circles, crow's feet and under-eye bags. Continued use of eye cream results in the appearance of bright, radiant eyes!

7) Don't Forget Your Shades

Believe it or not, your eyes can get sunburnt too. The condition is called photokeratitis and the symptoms include blurred vision and the feeling of dust or sand in one's eye. No amount of sun-exposure is good for the eyes, so it's ultra-important to keep them protected all year round. If you don't already wear a pair of sunnies on the daily, spring is the perfect time to start.

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