In the summer you want your skin to look its best. With just a few changes in your skincare routine, you can transform your skin in just one week. Our beauty routines require some extra love because we spend more time out in the sun, sweat more and cover our skin in sunscreen causing a lot of oil buildup.
As soon as the sun comes up, I am throwing on a swimsuit and heading out to the pool or beach. My favorite feeling in the world is feeling the sun on my skin. I love a good tan, but I also know that the sun causes my skin to get dry and it looses its glow. I wanted to share how I keep my skin smooth during the summer.
The easiest and cheapest way to get your skin to glow is by exfoliating. I use my Olay Body Wash everyday to wipe off the oil buildup and dead skin. I know that showering daily is obvious to getting clean skin. However, it is also important to know what products you are using to wash your body. Look for products that have lasting moisturizers in the formula so hours post shower your skin will still be soft. Personally, I love the Olay body washes because they smell amazing in the shower and my skin feels amazing for hours after. When you get out of the shower smelling like flowers, you know you are really clean! Olay body washes come in a variety of premium scents to fit your mood. I always grab the daily exfoliating body wash to make sure I get all of the dead skin off of my body to make sure my skin stays soft.
I also use my Olay moisturizer in the morning under my makeup and before bed after I wash my face.
Changing your diet does wonders for your skin. Over a year ago, I cut out dairy and salt from my diet and my skin has transformed. Drinking more water and eating more fresh vegetables and fruit can all be a part of a detox that fits your lifestyle. Instead of eating chips for lunch, snack on an apple instead.
I try to spend as much time as I can outdoors during the summer months. In addition to changing my diet and exfoliating daily, I also use makeup with SPF. During my lunch breaks, I will sit outside and read my book but I will make sure I am wearing my sunglasses to protect my face from sun damage.
Remember to get your beauty sleep! Take advantage of the setting on your iPhone clock that gives you a bedtime reminder. Even with my weird work schedule, I still find time to get at least 8 hours of sleep a night. The only time your skin renews itself is when you sleep. Plus, getting sleep prevents those dark circles under your eyes!
One of my favorite feelings in the world is when my body feels like jello after a yoga or Pilates class. The entire time I just wanted to collapse and give up, but that feeling of accomplishing something after is worth the pain. Exercising daily is essential in a daily routine. Find an excuse to get your heartbeat up daily. Then hop in the shower and exfoliate with my Olay Body Wash to make sure the sweat doesn’t clog up your pores.
Drink water! Remember to keep a few bottles of water in the fridge so you can grab one and go on the way out of the house. It is no secret that drinking water does wonders for your skin. It’s just everyone’s excuse that they forgot to drink it during the day. I keep a water bottle in my car, at work and a few ready in my fridge so I never have an excuse not to.
Exfoliate. Moisturize. SPF. Eat Healthy. Drink Water. Sleep! Take this routine past day 7 and continue throughout the summer.
This is a sponsored post with Walmart and Influenster, but all opinions are my own. I have had Olay body wash in my shower for years before Walmart reached out! #OlayAtWalmart #contest