Summer is all about baring skin and flaunting a beautiful – sometimes fake summer tan. But preparation is essential if you want to look fabulous in your bare skin this summer. It takes time and the right skin care products to reverse the signs of neglect showed to your skin during winter and spring. Skin care gifts are always useful and welcomed, so here are some gifts you can give to a woman who wants healthy and glowing skin all summer long.
Hydrating Lotions In Summer Scents
Summer weather either tends to make your skin more oily or dry. The heat and constant exposure to the sun will dehydrate your skin, which leads to a rough texture and visible signs of aging.
Hydrating lotions are essential during the summer, but you’ll have to change from the heavy winter creams to lighter summer lotions. The lotion will act as a protective layer on your skin and help maintain appropriate water levels on your skin’s surface.
A light, summery lotion will be a gift that the recipient will not forget to put on. It should be fast absorbing, which will cut the time it takes to slather it on and go. Gels and purees are light, fragrant and fast absorbing, so they’re perfect for summer. Coconut, pineapple, and mango scented lotions are perfect summer fragrances. Hydrating serums contain ingredients like sodium hyaluronate that will attract and bind in moisture on the skin – making them ideal for women with dry skin.
Nivea Express Hydration Freshening Gel soothes and cools skin at the same time. The fast absorbing formula absorbs quickly and leaves no sticky residue.
SPF 20 tinted moisturizer from Laura Mercier is an excellent facial moisturizer. It’s a sheer, lightweight formula that has a hint of color, so you can use it in place of your foundation. It’s oil-free, gives a semi-matte finish, and will hydrate your skin without the oily glow.
Self-Tanning Lotions For A Safe Summer Glow
Smart women know that tanning beds and laying out in the sun all day are the worst ways to get a healthy summer glow – and the fastest way to get skin cancer. So, if you want your lady to sport glowing skin as her major accessory this summer, your best option is to gift her with a package of self-tanning lotions. Include sprays, foam and lotions to give her several easy options to get a tanned look. Tanning creams are sometimes messy, but they’re better than getting burned out in the sun or increasing the risks of skin cancer.
An alternative to all-over tanning lotions is a facial moisturizer that adds a bit of color to the skin over time.
Everyday Gradual Moisturizer/Tanner from St. Tropez is an enriching body lotion that moisturizes as it tans. The infused aloe vera will smooth your skin as the pigments work on adding color.
Bronze Goddess Golden Perfection from Estee Lauder has a bronze tint and soft shimmer that goes on silky smooth. The built-in tanning technology prevents pasty, orange-colored tans, so you’ll get your most natural look ever.
Natural Glow Foaming Daily Moisturizer from Jergens is a less expensive self-tanning lotion that provides a streak-free, natural looking color.
Sunscreen forms a part of any proper skin care regimen and must be used year round. Since last year’s summer sunscreen would have lost its effectiveness, a gift of sunscreen will always be appreciated. Sunscreen prevents burns, skin cancer and the aging effects of the sun.
Broad Spectrum Body Cream from Clinique is dermatologist-tested and proven to provide to protection against the aging and burning effects of the sun’s rays. Apart from protection, Broad Spectrum also repairs some signs of aging.
Sun Guard Water Resistant Sunscreen from Jack Black is a vitamin-enriched, oil-free lotion that absorbs quickly without a greasy residue. It’s designed to last during intense outdoor activity, so it’s the perfect gift for an active woman.
Take a Deep Breath from Philosophy is a lightweight, fresh SPF 30 moisturizer that energizes your skin and leaves a healthy glow. Infused with antioxidants to repair the signs of premature aging, this sunscreen makes a perfect gift for mature women.
Summer presents more than a few challenges to a beauty regimen, but the summer must-haves listed above will give any woman a new sense of confidence.
Katrina Denning is a skin care technician. She enjoys sharing her tips online Visit the LateLateGifts.co.uk site for more ideas.