Love your summer skin | Tips for keeping it healthy & beautiful

Thursday, July 30, 2015

If you're anything like me, you've probably been spending a lot of time in the sun and water this summer. Between our vacation to California, trips to the water park, play dates at the splash pad, and lazy days spent by the kiddie pool, my skin has just been soaking up the sunshine. I love it! And while I don't lay out in the sun like I used to (back in my younger days), with 3 active kids, I still spend a good amount of time in the sun and water during summer break. Those UV rays and chlorinated pools sure do take a toll on your skin, so I put together a fun little list of tips for keeping your summer skin beautiful and healthy looking.

Protect. Always, always, always wear sunscreen, even if you're only going to be outside for a few minutes, and especially if you're trying to get a tan. When we head to the water park I slather myself in sunscreen and I still come home with a tan. Don't forget to reapply every hour! And don't forget to get your ears, lips (with SPF lip balm), tops of your feet, and, if you have them, tattoos. 

Hydrate. Water is your best friend! Drink at least 8 glasses of water each day, and you can just about double that if you're outside in the hot sun, and even more if you're active. When we're playing and running around at the water park I end up drinking 3 or 4 bottles of water and still feel thirsty. Drink it up! When you're lounging by the pool or playing with the kids in the sprinkler, make sure to guzzle that water. The first step to healthy skin is staying hydrated from the inside.

Cover up. If I'm hanging out in the water or  know that I'm going to be in the full sun for a while, I have to have my sunglasses and I try to remember a hat. I used to love getting my face nice and tan, but now I hide it as much as I can from UV rays. When the sun hits my face I can just feel my skin aging, and I'll start to get brown spots on my cheeks and forehead. Also, I swear the big sunglasses are the reason I don't have a lot of wrinkles around my eyes (yet). In addition to protecting my eyes, these huge sunglasses are great for hiding the fact that I'm not wearing eye makeup (and I can even skip filling in my brows!) Win-win.

Exfoliate. Removing those dead skin cells in the shower will help keep your skin looking and feeling healthy. Especially after swimming in a chlorinated pool, make sure to shower and exfoliate- I recommend these exfoliating gloves.

Moisturize. Vaseline Intensive Care Aloe Soothe Spray Moisturizer is a great post-sun moisturizer. I love this stuff! It's a continuous spray lotion and it absorbs in seconds to heal dry skin without feeling sticky or greasy. I love that this one contains pure aloe and micro-droplets of Vaseline jelly in it to help soothe sun-ravaged skin. I spray this on and it keeps my legs from drying out, and it feels so cool and soothing after a long day in the sun. I also love that the contoured aluminum can uses compressed air for 360 spray delivery- not aerosols or harmful propellants. Check out to learn more- retails for $7.99 at mass retailers.

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What are some of your favorite summer skincare tips that I need to try?
Leave a comment & let me know!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Vaseline. The opinions and text are all mine.

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