It’s summertime and we all know what that means: beach days and laying by the pool. Are you worried about slipping into your bathing suit? I want to make sure that we all look our best, which is why I am sharing how to get bikini ready skin. Get ready for beautiful and glowing skin this summer! Whatever fun activities you’re doing by the lake, river, pool, hot tub, ocean, or kiddie pool, these tips will ensure your skin shimmers in the sun!
Use an Exfoliating Wash
While we’ve all faced acne at some point, putting on a bathing suit exposes even more skin. If you have pimples or blackheads on your face, chest, arms, or back it can be embarrassing to wear a bikini.
Although we tend to think of pimples on our face, it’s possible to develop acne anywhere you have hair follicles and sebaceous glands. Acne is caused when pores get clogged with dead skin, bacteria, dirt, and oil. This build-up causes acne that can be painful and unsightly. It’s important to exfoliate regularly to clear pores of build-up, clear up existing acne, and prevent future breakouts.
The best body wash exfoliates the skin gently without harsh chemicals. If a body wash is too abrasive, it can cause damage to your skin. If it is too drying, it may remove too much oil and leave you with flaky, tight skin. While too much oil can clog pores and cause acne, too dry skin can also cause breakouts.
We all want a smooth and clear complexion – and there’s a product formulated to help out! HD Fresh Papaya Mint Body Wash is gentle enough to use every day and can eliminate body breakouts, razor burn, and rough skin. Some exfoliators use harsh chemicals or abrasive ingredients to treat skin. HD Fresh uses papaya enzymes, jojoba beads, spearmint oil, and green tea extract to gently but effectively smooth skin.
Papaya enzymes dissolve dead skin cells, which clears out pores, smooths rough patches, and lessens the appearance of skin bumps, including keratosis pilaris and razor bumps. Jojoba beads gently polish skin’s surface without leaving skin overly dry or irritated. Use HD Fresh in your daily shower to ensure you have smooth, bikini-ready skin!
Be Careful with Hair Removal
When warm weather approaches, shorts, and skirts enter the daily rotation. You’ll probably find yourself shaving or waxing your legs regularly. If you’re planning on going on vacation or to the beach, you’ll want hairless underarms and legs and flawless bikini line.
If you want glowing skin in your bikini, I highly recommend handling all hair removal the day before. Shave or wax the day before you’re getting in your bathing suit to give your skin some time to relax. Hair removal can cause irritation and redness, and letting your complexion rest will improve the look and feel of your skin.
I also recommend approaching hair removal cautiously. Take it slow and easy. Don’t try to rush through or use cheap tools. Taking your time can help avoid razor burns and cuts.
Exfoliate with HD Resurface
HD Polish is perfect for daily body exfoliation because it doesn’t contain chemicals or abrasive ingredients. I recommend using a stronger exfoliant a few times a week on your face, chest, neck, and hands for truly glowing skin.
Exfoliation removes dead skin cells which can build up on the surface of your skin, causing acne, dullness, and poor product absorption. HD Resurface Creme features diatomaceous earth as well as orange, orange peel, coconut, and safflower oils to smooth and brighten your complexion. It not only removes dead skin cells and brightens the outer layer of your skin, it also hydrates and helps reduce the appearance of acne scars.
Exfoliating with HD Resurface can clear up existing breakouts and aid in better absorption of other skin care products. Diatomaceous earth is a super ingredient and the primary polishing agent. It contains fossilized phytoplankton that takes millions of years to develop under the forces of nature. Phytoplankton is a great physical exfoliator that stimulates and helps improve the appearance of fine lines and lessen the appearance of scaly patches and dark spots.
Use HD Resurface Creme two to four times weekly for glowing skin!
Moisturize with HD Perform
Moisturizing is vitally important to keeping your skin healthy. The right moisturizer can reduce breakouts (as I said above, dry skin can actually cause more breakouts!) and give skin a healthy glow.
Moisturizing regularly with a high-quality product like HD Perform Multi-Complex Creme will help keep your complexion looking youthful. Skin on your face, neck, chest, and hands are particularly vulnerable to the elements because they are often exposed. In fact, these are the areas most likely to develop skin cancer. They are also the areas where we spot wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, dryness, and other issues that impact the look and feel of our skin. Moisturizing gives your skin the nourishment it needs to repair itself so it can look healthier and younger.
Use HD Defend
We all know we should be wearing sunscreen. But do you wear sunscreen daily? It’s CRUCIAL to slather on sunscreen every day to keep your skin healthy and looking its best. When I say every day, I mean even on cloudy days. You may not realize it, but you can get exposure to UV rays even in minimal sunlight.
Be sure to wear a comprehensive sunscreen like HD Defend Chemical-Free SPF 30+ not just on your face, but all skin that is exposed to sunlight. Some areas that are commonly looked over are hands, décolletage, ears, scalp, and the back of the neck. If you’re wearing a bikini, be sure to put sunscreen from head to toe every two hours. This will keep your skin healthy, smooth, and even-toned.
Just as your skin needs hydration topically through moisturizers, your complexion benefits greatly from internal hydration as well. When you’re swimming, lounging by the pool, or spending time in the sun, you can sweat quite a lot. Yes, you even sweat in the swimming pool! Be sure to replace that lost water by drinking water throughout the day.
Without continuous fluid replenishment, your skin can become subject to dehydration. This can cause dryness, flakiness, roughness, and cracking. Your skin may look tired and dull. Again, this isn’t just the skin on your face, but over your entire body.
Be sure you have glowing skin and are bikini-ready by drinking several glasses of water a day. Your skin will thank you!
You want to be splashing in the waves, not worried about how your skin looks in your bikini. Banish razor bumps, body acne, rough patches, and other concerns by following these tips. By following my recommendations and using top-quality products to care for your complexion, you’ll have glowing skin that’s bathing suit ready. Then you can focus on what’s really important — having fun this summer!