• Summer Skin Care Tips

    by Dr. Susan Sklar
    on Jul 23rd, 2014

In the last few weeks, TV programs and magazines have been flooded with articles about how to lose weight or trim down for summer. As women, we always want to look our best, and these articles are intended to help us look great in our sundresses, shorts and bathing suits for summer. 

I think there is another topic to help prepare us for looking and feeling our best, and that is healthy glowing skin. 

We know that sun and outdoor exposure can be damaging to skin.  So how do we enjoy the weather and still look good? 

 One way is to protect your skin with a safe sun screen.  You can get help in deciding the best one for you by looking on the website of the Environmental Working Group, an organization free of industry influence.  Go to their website, www.ewg.org and look up your sunscreen or read about their suggestions for a healthy one.  

Another way to protect you skin is with sun protective clothing. Coolibar is one of the leaking manufacturers of this type of clothing.  You can find hats, shirts, and other sun protective clothing that works to keep the sun’s burning rays off of your skin even when wet.  http://www.coolibar.com 

The summer is a great time to get a variety of healthy fruits and vegetables.  Eating these while cutting down the sugar and refined starches helps your skin look better in any season. 

Be sure to stay hydrated, especially in summer when the weather is hotter.  Drink at least 6 glasses of water daily.  Hydration keeps skin looking and feeling smoother and healthier. 

And while the weather is beautiful, do something else that keeps wrinkles at bay—exercise!  Get out and take a walk or bike ride.  Your skin and the rest of your body will thank you. 

You will find that you’ll feel more confident, look great and these suggestions may help you shed a few pounds too!

Author Dr. Susan Sklar

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