7 Fabulous Ways to be Good to Your Skin This Summer

From making your own delish ice-pops to faking a sun-kissed glow, how to give your skin some TLC this summer.

Summer is my favorite time of year — even though I’m not officially on summer vacation, I still feel like the living is just a lot easier. The longer days, the warm, sultry nights, taking my daughter to the town pool … I love all of it! But, with summertime can come many temptations that can wreak havoc on your skin, from cocktail-laden BBQs to all that sun exposure. So, here are some fun and glamourous ways to be kind to your skin this season:

1. Make your own ice pops! You can cut way back on the sugar, and whip up a frozen treat that’s packed instead with flavor and antioxidants, vitamins protein, and calcium! Check out these five yummy recipes for healthy, delish popsicles.

2. Wear a big, glamorous hat to the pool and the beach. Every time I wear my hat to the town pool, I get compliments on it. Every. Single. Time.

3. Snack on collagen-boosting foods  like cucumbers; red, orange and dark green veggies; and scrumptious berries.

Check out this DELISH and super easy treat recipe from Simple Skincare’s Simple Advisory Board nutritionist Ellie Krieger:

4. Get moving! Yeah, it’s hot, but it’s so much fun to be outdoors in the summer. Check out these 12 fun ideas for getting moving outdoors!

5. Invest in a fabulous, colorful umbrella to take to the beach with you. It is TOTALLY worth having to carry it!

6. Find some “me-time” to pamper yourself. Stress affects not only your emotional and mental well-being, but your skin’s health and, by extension, appearance. According to Simple Advisory Board member and psychiatrist Dr. Josie Howard, “Stress can make skin sensitive and reactive.” So, make a list right now of 5 ways you can pamper yourself, and commit some time on your calendar to doing them every week! (On the top of my list: the classic, life-saving mani-pedi; an afternoon nap; brunch with a good friend …)

7. Get a FAUX sun-kissed glow. I love the way my face looks when I’ve gotten a little bit of sun, but I do NOT love the idea of wrinkles, sun spots, and skin cancer. Ergo: fake it, don’t bake it! There are zillions of great bronzers and BB creams to give you a beautiful glow without the hazards of the sun. If you are going to spend some time in the sun, be sure you’re using a moisturizer with SPF. I like the Simple Protecting Light Moisturizer with SPF 15. A pretty, coral lipstick or gloss will enhance your sunny look.

FTC Full Disclosure: April Daniels Hussar is BettyConfidential’s Editorial Director and is a brand ambassador for Simple® Skincare. The views and opinions in this post are her own; visit www.facebook.com/SimpleSkincare to share your story on sensitive skin.

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