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5 Beauty Tips for Summer Skin
1. Exfoliate. Winter can wreak some serious havoc on your skin leaving you with rough, dry, scaly patches. As it gets closer to summer, start exfoliating your skin with a homemade sugar scrub or body brush 2-3 times a week to slough off the old, dead cells and expose the fresh layer underneath.
2. Moisturize. Now that you've exfoliated your body, it's important to ensure it stays taken care. After your shower or bath, start using a heavier cream while the weather is still dry to maximize penetration. As the temperatures heat up and the humidity climbs, swap out the body cream for a lightweight lotion to avoid sticky skin.
3. Hydrate. Despite your best efforts, exfoliating and moisturizing aren't going to have their full impact unless you stay fully hydrated as well. Drinking at least a half a gallon of water a day will not only work wonders for your skin, you might drop a few pounds by filling up on water instead of calorie-laden alternatives. If you don't like plain water, try making your own infused water at home to give it a little flavor. It's amazing how much water you'll drink when it tastes so fresh with just a hint of sweetness.
4. Self tanner. Unless you're living on a tropical island, chances are even your newly moisturized skin is going to look pale and begging for a little color. Resist the urge to hop in the tanning bed at the gym or lay out without sunscreen. Instead, begin working on a base color using a sunless tanner. Or for those of us that are prone to streaks and orange hands, use a lotion with self-tanner build in that gradually gives your color a little boost.
With Jolen you have two main options for getting your face and body ready for summer. You can lighten the hair or remove it entirely.
If you're new to hair removal, you may choose to ease yourself into it by lightening your hair to start. Jolen Creme Bleach is gentle on your skin and leaves it soft and smooth. It's easy to use at home and takes just 10 minutes for results that can last up to 4 weeks.
Not only can it can be used as facial bleach for the lip, cheeks, and chin area, but Jolen Creme Bleach is also great for lightening hair on arms, thighs, stomach, and other body hair. I've been using it on my stomach (the dreaded happy trail) since I was a teenager and it really works.
Another idea, is to use it to lighten up your brows to match your hair for a sun-kissed look. I always lighten up my hair even more for summer, so it makes sense to lighten up the overall look with lightened brows. Note:Jolen Creme Bleach is not recommended for use on the pubic area. My personal recommendation for this is laser hair removal.
For those areas that hair lightening simply won't do and you're ready to rid yourself of hair, there's the Jolen Facial Hair Remover Kit. Because of my sensitive, acne-prone skin I've always shied away from using products on my face so it's really reassuring to me that this new kit is dermatologist tested and perfect or all hair types while still delivering smooth, silky, hair-free skin.
Step 1: Before you start the hair removal process, you'll use the Skin Guarding Balm to condition and protect the skin preventing irritation and redness.
Step 2: Quickly, gently, and effectively remove unwanted facial hair on the upper lip, chin, and cheeks with the Hair Removal Cream.
Step 3: Finally, easily wipe away the cream and hair while you gently condition your face. This is such a great touch because I don't know how many washcloths I have ruined after using bleach or acne cream.
Optional step 4: If you want to give your skin a little extra love, you can repeat step 1 to smooth and moisturize.
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This is a sponsored, product-provided conversation written by me on behalf of Jolen. The opinions and text are all mine.