5 Tips for Summer Ready Skin

5 Tips for Summer Ready Skin

Summer is fast approaching and with it the long, warm days. The sun and its warmth has such a power to restore our energy and fill us back up before we move into the cooler seasons once more, so we really love to get the most out of this season.

At NEVE we love to move with the energy of the seasons and we don’t want any hang-ups or worries about our skin to hold us back from enjoying the sunshine, and stepping into that care free summer vibe. So, here are our top 5 tips to get your best summer ready skin…

 1. Exfoliate

As we’ve all been wrapped up and had our bodies hidden away for the last few months, a good exfoliation will be a perfect start to your summer ready skin. Buffing away dead skin cells will leave your skin beautifully soft and smooth ready for your skincare or tanning products.

Regular exfoliation will also help to increase the absorbency and effectiveness of your skincare products, which is always a bonus. Try using a body brush before you shower to buff away dead skin and give the circulation a welcome wake up. If you start doing this a few times a week you will really start to see an improvement in the appearance and tone of your skin. If body brushing isn't your thing, blend a little of your Tri-Elixir with a fine organic sugar for the ultimate spa-like exfoliating treatment.

2. Stay hydrated

Staying hydrated is a vital step toward your summer ready skin. If you find that keeping on top of drinking enough water can get tedious, try swapping out your usual teas and coffees for cooled herbal teas. Chamomile, lemon balm, peppermint, and nettle are all favourites of ours for the summer months. They will not only keep you hydrated but they will nourish your gut and feed the body with amazing phytonutrients.

When it comes to topical hydration, look out for products that contain hyaluronic acid for that extra plumping power, and follow up with a little Tri-Elixir to lock in the moisture and keep skin hydrated all day long.

3. Oil the skin

Oiling the skin is one of our favourite ways to get it summer ready. Body oils offer a wonderful way to replenish the skin's oils and keep it moisturised and supple. The plant oils and extracts in the Tri-Elixir are full of nutrients and antioxidants to feed the skin, and they’ll also lock in moisture to keep your skin supple and hydrated. Oiling the skin is one of the most effective ways to improve skin tone, moisture, and elasticity.

The Tri-Elixir is supercharged with Sea buckthorn extract to regenerate and brighten the skin, Calendula extract to ease redness and inflammation, and Rosehip extract to condition and boost skin tone. A glowing combination!

4. Don’t neglect your feet

After months in the dark, the summer finally brings the chance for our little tootsies to get some fresh air! We often neglect our feet but they offer such a wonderful way for you to reconnect with yourself and bring yourself back to the present moment.

Welcome them back with a gorgeous grounding ceremony by walking bare foot on the sand or the grass.  Try using this moment to make a promise of kindness and gratitude to your body for all it does for you.

Follow this up with a thorough exfoliation treatment, with either a body brush or the Tri-Elixir scrub we mentioned above. Finally, take a little Alchemy 7 Comfort Balm and massage it into the feet, giving a welcome boost to blood flow, a relaxing moment for yourself, and a deep conditioning moisture treatment as the Alchemy 7 nourishes and softens the skin.

5. Move your body

Summer ready skin means skin that you feel good in! There is no better way to feel good about yourself and boost your mood than by moving your body. Regular movement will get the blood pumping, boosting circulation and improving blood flow to the skin, a sure way to improve its appearance.

If the thought of heading to the gym fills you with dread then go for what works for you. A dance to your favourite songs in the kitchen, a beautiful sea swim, or even a quiet 15 minutes of yoga in your living room will do the trick.

If you start integrating these simple steps into your week now you will get to enjoy soft, nourished, glowing skin all summer long. Skin that looks good, and that you get to enjoy being in while you soak up the sun.

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