Get Ready for Summer!

05.22.2012, 8:55 CDT | Posted In: Prevention & Protection, Skin Care

Colorful sandals on beach

Summer is right around the corner, and you know what that means—time to open up the windows, breathe in the fresh air, and enjoy the outdoors as much as possible. Before you get to show off that new bathing suit and hit the beach, here are a few other things to consider to look and feel great all season long!

  • Apply sunscreen properly. Saying “yes” to sunscreen is one of the best ways to protect yourself from the harsh rays of the sun. Be generous with your application and make sure to reapply at least once every 2 hours—more frequently if you’re sweating or jumping in the pool. Also, try to slather it on at least 30 minutes before going outside so you can get the most protection. Obagi Sun Shield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF not only shields against UVB and UVA rays, its non-greasy formula applies completely sheer in an elegant, matte finish that feels great on your skin.*
  • Buy a new hat. There's no better time to show off a stylish hat than the spring and summer (other than a royal wedding, of course!). Between wide-brimmed options, caps and yes, even visors, there’s bound to be something out there for every outfit. Remember, hats will allow you to stay fashionable while protecting your face from harmful UV rays.
  • Find your perfect sandals. Be kind to your feet. It can be easy to wear out sandals after a year or two, which is also a great excuse to buy a new pair! Stylish ones are always nice, but try to find something that keeps you comfortable. And because nothing goes better with new sandals than smooth feet and freshly polished toes, treat yourself to a pedicure! Also, don’t forget to apply sunscreen. Your feet deserve the same sun protection as your face and arms, but often get overlooked.
  • Give your skin some additional TLC. This is the prime time for showing off some skin, so why not take some steps to make sure yours is at its best? The winter can cause skin dryness, so be sure to moisturize and exfoliate your body so it looks and feels soft and supple. Sunless tanners are also a great way to get a gorgeous glow.

Gearing up for the summer isn’t difficult, but it does take a little bit of prep work. What else are you doing to get ready for the warm weather season?


*Using a broad-spectrum sunscreen SPF 30 or higher together with a comprehensive sun protection program including wearing sun protective clothing, hats, sunglasses, and avoiding the sun between the  hours of 10am - 2pm may help reduce the risk of premature skin aging.


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