Radiant Summer Skin

     Summer is finally upon us and chances are you're showing off more skin than you have in the last 6 months.  Here are some tips that'll have your skin looking flawless and radiant for any occasion.

Slather on SPF.

     It's inevitable that you'll be getting some sunshine this summer,  Because your bathing suit isn't protecting your skin from the sun's rays, you should apply your sunscreen in the buff to make sure everything is covered.  And if you're going to be outside for some time, ALWAYS reapply throughout the course of the day!  Don't forget about your scalp or the delicate skin on your lips either.  A spray sunscreen makes it easy to protect your part in your hair and a lip balm with SPF can keep your lips from getting sore and flaky.

Drink up!

     Reservatrol is a powerful antioxidant that has many anti-inflammatory and anti-aging benefits.  Lucky for us, reservatrol can be found in red wine.  By drinking red wine your body produces a natural sunscreen, but don't let that deter you from applying sunblock.  Reservatrol also has the ability to decrease redness from acute sunburns.

Cool off with a shower.

     After a hot, sweaty day there's nothing like a refreshing shower.  Taking a cold shower, as opposed to a warm shower, decreases acne breakouts.  The cold water also dilates capillaries near the surface of your skin, which invigorates your body. This rush of blood to your skin gives you a rosy and healthy glow.  You can learn more about other benefits of a cold shower here.

Eat some melon.

     In addition to red wine, watermelon is also a natural way to boost your body's SPF.  Watermelon is rich in antioxidants such as lycopene, vitamin A and vitamin C, making it beneficial to anti-aging, as well.  It can even be applied to the skin to help soothe a sunburn.  As they are related, cantaloupe is also antioxidant rich and hydrating to the skin.  It is especially high in vitamin A, which promotes a  healthy glow in your complexion.

Shine bright!

     Shimmer lotion can help highlight certain parts of your body such as your decolletage or your legs.  It also bronzes your skin and camouflages small imperfections.  Although it isn't appropriate for day to day use, it can leave you luminous for a night out with the girls or date night.