Ready for summer? GOOD. Because it’s LITERALLY here tomorrow. And as my favorite season rolls around, I have to remember that more sun = more dry skin!

As you prepare to show more skin, get ready to face the sun’s rays with my top summer skin tips!

EXFOLIATE

What it does: Exfoliation removes dead, dulling skin debris to prevent congestion and improve hydration from toners and moisturizers.

When: Perform in the mornings prior to toner, moisturizer, SPF and make-up application. Tip: Make-up will last longer on exfoliated skin!

Faves: I love the Acure Brightening Scrub, CoCo Kind’s Sea Moss Exfoliator and Hene Organics lip scrub

HYDRATE

What It Does: Keeps skin moist and supple to ward off aging, sun spots and wrinkles.

How: Up your regimen’s level of hydration with intensive serums, perfect for use all day long or as needed. They work best when layered underneath a moisturizing SPF. Toners are a refreshing pore pick me up, working to even out your skin’s complexion.

Faves: The Essential Care Kit by Genetix is a long-time favorite and a must-have. This organic trio is amazing for anything from sensitive to acne prone to mature skin! Thayer’s makes my favorite toner.

SLATHER

What It Does: Slathering on a luxurious body oil every day after you shower keeps skin moist to ward off dry skin, cellulite and wrinkles.

HOW: Pat your skin dry. Gently blot at your skin to dry it. This can prevent you from stripping natural oils that moisturize your skin. Get optimal amounts of moisture without oversaturating your skin by determining the best product for your face and body. I recommend the full sizes of Genetix serums, which are scent free and essential oil free. Slather these luxe serums all over your body from neck to toe, concentrating on the secret spots we all miss (see next tip!)

SECRET SPOTS

What It Does: We all have spots that dry out more than others, so it’s more important than ever to keep these precious places hydrated so we don’t end up with dry, cracking, scaly skin.

HOW: Apply to the spots you may normally miss. Here are some secret spots people miss when moisturizing:

  • Lips
  • Tip of nose/nose
  • Above the eyes
  • Shoulders
  • Elbows
  • Knees
  • Behind the knees
  • Neck

VOILA! Beautiful skin is yours!