Too Much Fun in the Sun?

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Is too much sun good for your skin?We’re now in the dead heat of summer with some cities at a sizzling 100+ degrees! The seasonal heat comes every year at the same time, yet it’s easy to forget just how hot it is until it knocks on our door again.

Most of us don’t let heat get in the way though, right? We simply find ways to entertain ourselves in the water! Lake parties, beach parties, long days at the pool … summer fun.

If you’ve found yourself lying on the couch at the end of a fun-filled summer day, thinking, ”What did I just do to my skin,” you’re not alone. We’ve all been a little overexposed to those bright, tempting rays at one time or another.

In case you feel like a little post-sun pampering, we’ve got you covered with tips on how to rejuvenate your skin and feel a whole lot better.

Step 1 – Hydrate

Drink lots of water! Yep, you’ve heard it before; you’ll hear it again. Water is the simplest way to keep hydrated from the inside out, as well as flush toxins from your skin when you sweat. Make sure you drink a little extra water than usual during long days out in the sun. If it slipped your mind and it’s already 6 p.m. after a day out on the water, try this AWESOME hydrating, vitamin-rich drink: (my personal post-sun drink of choice)

  • ½ cup sparkling water
  • ½ cup cranberry or grapefruit juice
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 slice lime or lemon (optional)

It tastes like a cocktail with all of the super hydrating benefits your skin needs after a little sun overdose.

Step 2 – Get Clean

You’ve probably been clogging up your pores all day with sweat, leftover sunscreen, or any number of things. Take a shower right when you get home, to clear those pores out and wash off the day. Use a moisturizing body wash, since your skin is probably sensitive from those long hours in the sun.

Step 3 – Moisturize

After your shower, try using a moisturizing lotion to rejuvenate and rehydrate your skin. IMAGE Body Spa Rejuvenating Body Lotion is an ultra hydrating body lotion made with high percentages of Glycolic Acid, Retinol, Anti-oxidants and Peptides to exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin. With ingredient like jojoba seed oil and shea butter, it’s sure to leave your skin fresh, soft and radiant.

Step 4 – Try Something New

If it’s a glowing tan you’re after, try IMAGE Body Spa Face and Body Bronzer Créme. Get a natural, sunless tan with a rich, moisturizing crème. This cream is specially formulated for the face, and has color that builds slowly and evenly. You’re sure to look fresh and sun-kissed without having to expose your skin to an unnecessary amount of harmful rays.

Now that you have your steps of recovery after a long day in the sun, remember you can avoid the stinging pain, sunburns, and dryness by always wearing sunscreen and limiting your hours of direct sun exposure. Wear a hat, or sit under an umbrella when you can! Your skin will thank you later.

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