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6 Ways to Rejuvenate Summer Skin and Beyond

April 17, 2018

Marisa Garten

Summer brings a lot of great things: the beach, barbecues, and summer skin struggles.

Too much fun in the sun, sand, and various water bodies can result in a variety of skin and scalp issues including: dry, flaky, oily, burnt-out skin, and clogged pores.

Below are a few simple tricks to help rejuvenate your summer skin.

  1. Use sunscreen, and LOTS of it!

We know, we know, you’ve heard this before but it’s a must!

Sunscreen is key to keeping your skin soft and protected from those rays! Dry skin is never fun skin, so keep that face and body hydrated at all times!

Look for a sunscreen with an SPF of 50 or more with a built-in moisturizer.


Pro Tip Product to Try:

Neutrogena’s Ultra Sheer® Dry-Touch Broad Spectrum Sunscreen: The great thing about this sunscreen is that it is Broad Spectrum, meaning that it protects from both UVA and UVB rays while being 100+ SPF.

Neutrogena has a variety of sunscreens to choose from including: Anti-aging, sensitive skin, hydration, and acne protection all without an oily residue

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Always For Me Summer Must Have:
  1. Protect your eyes and surrounding areas

The skin around your eyes is some of the most sensitive on your face or body, so taking care of it is essential.

A great way to look stylish AND protect your eyes is to rock a great pair of sunglasses. With so many options to choose from, don’t be afraid to try a few new looks.

For the sensitive skin around your eyes try using eye creams. There are many options for all skin types and most contain SPF, an added bonus. Use daily/nightly or apply as needed.


Pro Tip Product to Try:

Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Water Gel: This is a great option if you’re looking to hydrate under your eyes.

What makes this product unique is it’s a liquid gel instead of a cream so there’s a cooling sensation when applied.

Additionally, this gel boasts SPF 15 for added sun protection.

Available at Target (Click the link to learn more)

Always For Me Summer Must Have:

Always For Me Luxury Racerback Plus Size Tankini Set in Black (Click the link above to learn more) Style# 82312

  1. Cover up Your Tresses

It’s not just you skin and eyes that need a protection during the summer months, with all the sand, sun, and saltwater, your hair is bound to need some rejuvenation and protection this season.

Hats, especially those with a wide brim, can be a fun and functional way to protect your locks.

Pareo sarongs and wraps are some additional options when you’re looking to cover-up and protect your hair and body.

Hats and head wraps also make great accessories to rock with your favorite plus size bathing suit.

For hints on how to style a pareo sarong, check our blog post here.


Always For Me Summer Must Have:

Beach by Florabella Sun Hat (Click the link above to learn more) Style# 9104NN

Always For Me Plus Size Water Waves in Black and Blue Batik Pareo Sarong (Click the link above to learn more) Style# 9025

  1. Makeup that Protects

Wearing makeup during the summer is always a challenge and worrying about powdering or having oil-absorbing sheets on hand is never a fun experience.

If you’re looking for lightweight coverage that will hold up in the heat, try a BB or CC cream, or opt for a daily tinted moisturizer.

For those who prefer full coverage regardless of the weather, look for liquid foundations with SPF.

Regardless of your makeup choice, we suggest starting with a face-specific SPF sunblock.


Pro Tip Product to Try:

L’Oréal® Paris Magic BB Cream: This BB cream boasts Vitamin A & E, and a sheer tint for light coverage. With options to match your skin type like Anti-Redness and Anti-Fatigue, this BB has got you covered.

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Always For Me Summer Must Have:

Always For Me Plus Size Festival Tankini Set (Click the link above to learn more) Style# AFM1080


  1. Lip Protection is key!

Many people tend to forget how damaging the sun, sand, and saltwater can be on the delicate skin of your lips.

To help combat and protect lips, reach for a lip balm with SPF. There are also lip lotions, scrubs, and moisturizers made specifically for your lips.


Pro Tip Product to Try:

 Sun Bum Lip Balm – SPF 30: This sun balm boasts SPF 30 to protect your lips from sun and wind damage. It also has Aloe Vera and cocoa butter to softens, soothe, and repair.

Available at Target (Click the link to learn more)

Always For Me Summer Must Have:
  1. Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate!

An often-overlooked way to rejuvenate your skin is exfoliation. Exfoliating helps refresh your skin by sluffing off dead skin, prepare your skin to accept moisturizers, and reduce clogged pores.

There are many ways to exfoliate from head to toe, so reach for your favorite loofah, face/body wash, or foot scrub and rub rub rub!


Pro Tip Products to Try:

Clean and Clear® Deep Action Exfoliating Scrub: This exfoliating scrub uses microbeads instead of salts, which makes it a little gentler on your skin.

Check out the entire line, which has options to cover you from head to toe and everything in-between.

Available at Target (Click the link to learn more)

Always For Me Summer Must Have:

Always For Me Plus Size Rio Cheetah Tankini Set (Click the link above to learn more) Style# 9104NN