Expert dermatologist Madeleine Sembrano has shared with us these tips for perfecting your beauty skincare routine in order to achieve those baby-soft smooth skin. Curious? Read on to find out how.
Whether you’re jetting off on holiday or prepping for a summer wedding, perfecting your skin will be high on your list of priorities. After all, there’s no place for tired, dull skin — or worse still, zits — in the wedding photos or staycation snaps!
Silky smooth skin
This early, you can start prepping up for the summer. Getting your legs ready for summer is important. To ensure your pins are perfectly polished, exfoliate before you shave or get waxed. Use an exfoliating scrub across your legs, moving in circular motions. This helps to open pores and remove dead skin, minimizing the chances of in-growing hairs.
Swap your moisturizer
During the recent holiday, it was all about thick, nourishing creams that protect your skin from low temperatures. However, in the summer, a lighter moisturizer is much more suitable. This doesn’t mean that your skin will be any less hydrated—it just makes absorption easier.
It’s worth choosing a moisturiser with an SPF factor to protect your skin as you go about your day-to-day activities.
Sip a Shiraz
Even with precautions in place, sunburn can happen to the best of us. It sounds too good to be true, but drinking red wine can help to reduce redness in acute sunburn. It’s all to do with resveratol, a naturally occurring phenol found in red grapes that are known to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Of course, take it easy with this tip — but always drink responsibly!
Take cold showers
The thought of taking a cold shower may send shivers down your spine, but they can be really beneficial after a day in the sun. Hot showers can further damage and dry your skin after a day in the sun, so soothe your skin with a cold shower.
They’re especially important if you have been sweating a lot, as they unclog pores and decrease the risk of those dreaded acne breakouts!
Don’t forget your pout
While the cold leaves your lips dry and chapped in the holidays, the summer sun can dry out our lips leaving them sore. Thankfully, lip sun protection products are available with a built in SPF factor — look for SPF 15 as a minimum, although a higher factor will offer greater levels of protection.