One of my favorite things about summer, is that summer glow. As always, the summer months seem to fly by. However, you can keep that summer glow into the fall and beyond with these easy 7 tips.
1. Give Your Hair A Detox
This is number one for a reason. We often neglect our hair when it comes to beauty. We forget about the importance of taking care of it. Give your hair a detox by using Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo. This is a product you can use as a weekly shampoo treatment and is safe for color-treated hair. It is a shampoo treatment that instantly removes up to 90% of dulling residue caused by shampoos, conditioners and styling products. I have been using it once a week for the last few weeks and I am already seeing great results. In the warm months, I find myself being extremely active. Running, swimming, traveling…all of that builds up and before you know it you realize it’s time for a major detox.
I had a moment a few weeks ago after a really great run when I started looking at my hair…to be honest it had seen better days. I just noticed a lot of build up from sweat, sunscreen, natural dirts and oils, etc. That’s when I turned to Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo and I am so glad I did.
My hair is definitely thankful and I am so happy to get rid of that unwanted build up. This is a product I will continue to use each week. I noticed a big difference after the second use. Use this once-a-week shampoo treatment to instantly remove dulling residue that can cause bad hair days, then go back to your favorite shampoo. You’ll find that it works better than ever. My hair felt lighter and had more volume.
Keep reading my other tips to see my picture after use and enter to win your own bottle of Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo.
2. Always wear sunscreen.
Don’t forget to put on your sunscreen before you take off for some fun in the sun. You should liberally apply a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 before going out. Reapply every two hours if you’re in the water or sweating heavily. If your skin is already on the dry side, you can use a sunscreen with an added moisturizer. We hear this all summer long, but it really is that important—even during the rest of the year. You’ll be happy you did in the long run.
3. Keep hydrated!
Fighting dry summer skin starts on the inside. Drinking a lot of water will aid your body’s natural oil production. Drink water several times a day to battle dry skin. One way to determine how much water your body needs is by dividing your body weight in half and then transferring that to ounces.
4. Take cooler showers.
Heavenly though they are, long steamy showers tend to dry out the skin by washing off its natural oils. Without these oils, our skin can lose more moisture than usual during the day. Consider taking shorter, cooler showers to amp up your skin’s natural oil attributes.
5. Exfoliate weekly.
Exfoliation can do wonders for the skin. Removing the dead skin cells will leave your skin radiant and smooth. First, apply an exfoliating cleanser to a loofah or exfoliating gloves and scrub your body in a circular motion, starting from your feet and working your way up. A body brush can help to exfoliate hard to reach areas like your back. Use a gentle exfoliating product especially formulated for the face because body products will be too harsh. Select cleansers with sea salt, sugar, walnuts, or other grainy substances. Exfoliating once or twice a week is usually enough to attain silky skin, but women with oily skin may want to exfoliate more often than women with dry skin.
6. Go easy with the towel.
Using a lot of force when rubbing water off your skin can leave you feeling dry and flaky. Instead, lightly pat your skin dry after the shower or washing your hands. Then when you put on your moisturizer, it’ll lock in even more moisture left on your skin.
7. Moisturize after showering.
Moisturize! Moisturize! Moisturize! Once you step out of the shower, apply a rich body lotion all over, and choose a facial moisturizer depending on your skin type. Face and body lotions containing alpha or beta hydroxy acids are ideal choices because these acids continue to remove dead skin cells. Moisturizing is probably the best way to defend yourself against dry scaly skin.
All these tips combined and good skin care regimes are imperative and most helpful during bikini season and when winter-weary skin needs rejuvenating. With these easy tips you can keep that skin glowing through the upcoming months.
Now, to help you get started I am giving away a bottle of Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo. Together we can say, #ByeBuildUp.
The Neutrogena Anti-Residue shampoo is safe for all types of hair, even color-treated. It is sold for $6.49 on Neutrogena.com. I am so happy with my results. Take a look for yourself. 🙂
Enter below for your chance to win your own bottle of Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo below! Good luck. 🙂
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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Neutrogena as part of an Influencer Activation for SheSpeaks. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions (FTC) guidelines concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.