Summer is only here for a few precious months. Let’s make them count and become the best beach beauties we can! Lifestyle expert Jeanne Kissman and founder of PlumHill pure body essentials, agrees. She gave us the scoop on a few of her favorite diet, fashion and skin care tips. Try any or all of these juicy beauty bits out to make your summer a bit more sunny.
Take a cold shower. A hot shower will enhance the effects of dry skin after a hot day in the sun. Take a cold shower to lower the temperature of your skin and reduce acne breakouts.
Wear a wide-brimmed hat. Protect your skin and hair from the sun’s damaging rays by wearing a wide-brimmed hat. The hat will also protect your scalp and prevent sunburn.
Drink some red wine. Treat yourself to a glass of red wine before spending time in the sun. Studies suggest that the flavonoids found in the skin of red grapes may reduce the sun’s ability to destroy skin cells. Not only does wine taste yummy, but it also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits.
Dine on melons. Beautiful summer skin comes from within. Eat a lot of cantaloupe and watermelon. These fruits are filled with antioxidants and will help hydrate the skin. Enjoy radiant summer skin by eating a healthy diet.
Stock up on strawberries. Use fresh strawberries to freshen up your complexion. Simply cut large strawberries in half, squeeze them to release the juices and rub them in circular motions over your face. Leave the juices on your face for 2-3 minutes and then rinse. This will brighten sun and age spots to even your skin tone.
Protect your hair before swimming. Wet hair will absorb fewer chemicals like chlorine than dry hair. Be sure to keep hair braided or pinned up to prevent unruly tangles. And avoid a tight bun, as wet hair is susceptible to breakage when it is pulled.