Summer is here, and you know what that means? Time to plan out all the fun summer activities and look forward to the warm, sunny weather! It's time to scrub away your dull, winter skin and start your summer with healthy and glowy skin!
Read on for our five tips on how you can prep yourself for that summer glow.
1. Cleanse in the morning and at night
This is an obvious one, but we just can't stress enough how important this step is. Ensure that you wash away the sebum and impurities from your skin to prevent dirt from building up and causing acne. For convenience, grab yourself an all-in-one cleanser like the CLEF Hydrating Cleansing Gel. It is suitable for daily use on all skin types and is able to remove makeup residue as well!
2. Exfoliate your skin at least once a week
One of the best ways to reveal the glow within your skin is by exfoliating, as scrubbing off the dead skin cells will unveil a smoother and clearer surface of the skin. Use either a physical or chemical exfoliator two to three times a week or once a week if you have sensitive skin.
3. Look out for brightening and protective skincare ingredients
Switch your skincare products to those that contain brightening ingredients such as Niacinamide, Vitamin C, or Chamomilla Recutita extract. CLEF's Copper Peptide Mask contains Chamomilla Recutita that is beneficial in reducing photodamage from UV exposure. This makes it the most ideal mask to use this summer.
4. Always remember to reapply your SPF
It is extremely crucial to wear SPF daily, especially in the summertime. Experts recommend a sunscreen that is at least SPF30 or higher. This will help protect your skin against the harmful UV rays when you're spending your days out in the sun. Don't forget to frequently reapply your sunscreen throughout the day as well!
5. Enrich your diet by including foods that are rich in antioxidants
Studies have shown that what you eat can contribute to your skin's glow. Increase intake of foods such as spinach, berries, dark chocolate, and nuts as they are high in antioxidants and can help in protecting skin cells from UV damage. By incorporating these foods in your daily meals, it will promote radiance and reduce dullness on your skin.