Now that summer has set in, it’s time for you to follow a proper skincare and haircare routine because if you don’t, you may be susceptible to damage. Being exposed to the sun, pollution, and that stressful office routine is bound to damage your skin (and hair) if you don’t take proper care. So here’s a list of some important tips you should follow this summer. Take a look.

Moisturise

Choose the right moisturiser and massage your skin which will help improve circulation and also help absorption of essential vitamins.        

Exfoliate

You need to ensure you remain hydrated throughout the day and if you have dry and dull skin, using a moisturizer won’t be of any help unless you exfoliate first. What we suggest is that you use a sugar or salt scrub in the shower which will help you get rid of the dead skin cells. You can begin with scrubbing in circular motion, starting with your feet and then all the way up to your shoulders. But remember you shouldn’t rub too hard since it may irritate your skin.

Use a sunscreen

This is an essential step for all the times you go out. Also, you should reapply sunscreen every two hours if you’re outside between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. or if you’re swimming.

Don’t eat junk food

Consuming fatty food can definitely wreck havoc on your skin so instead, eat five to seven servings of fruits and vegetables every day. You diet should be rich in vitamins, antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids in order to achieve that perfect skin.

Drink water and exercise

You need to ensure you drink at least eight glasses of water daily in order to flush out all those toxins from your body. And get some aerobic exercise three to four times a week which is great for your circulation and will give you a healthy glow.

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Allow your hair to be as natural as possible 

“There are products that help protect your hair from the heat but the best thing is to allow the hair to be as natural as possible, the hair is always going to revert back to its natural state and if you can style it as close to that then it will hold in the heat. The more you go against what it wants to do the worse it will be,” says Erik Lander; Education Director with British School of Hairdressing. 

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