This post is sponsored by Vanity Planet but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Hey guys! Is it just me or have you also noticed Mother Nature has been teasing us with summer like temperatures this past week? It has me itching for 75+ degree temps, sandals and morning runs without 3 layers of clothing! When seasons change our skin can take a brutal hit. I’ve partnered with Vanity Planet to share 7 easy ways to prep your skin for a healthy problem free glow all summer long!
Invest in a Mask
There’s nothing like a great mask treatment that really gets deep into your pores to give you a fresh start. Your pores are the gateway to healthy skin so you want to make sure you’re ridding them of bacteria and product build-up regularly. More on what products I use religiously to heal and maintain clear skin here and here!
Exfoliating helps to renew the skin by removing dead skin cells and speeding up the cell turnover rate. This essentially helps to heal the skin from dark spots quicker than time alone. Lately I’ve been exfoliating with my Vanity Planet Spin for Perfect Skin Cleansing Brush (say that fast 5 times!..lol). Just like an effective scrub, Spin for Perfect Skin uses a universal, single-speed rotation system to effectively remove dead skin cells on face and body, a win win! Suitable for all skin types, this is a must have item for any budget! It also comes with a pumice stone to execute the perfect home pedicure! I apply my scrub to my feet and use the stone to whisk away any dry dull skin. It beats having to go to the nail salon (which I hate..lol).
I’ve become a HUGE fan of Raw African Black Soap as a cleanser for my hair (watch here), face and body. It’s a great remedy for acne, eczema, psoriasis, rashes, the list goes on.
I’ve been using it with my Vanity Planet Spin for Perfect Skin Face & Body Cleansing Brush to lift dirt and oil trapped in my pores daily, head to toe!
There is nothing worse than a breakout during summer. Hot and humid temps plus sweaty oily skin are the PERFECT breeding ground for acne. These two items are a lethal pair against problem causing bacteria!
Just be sure to use raw and unrefined black soap to reap all of the natural benefits. You can purchase this spin brush from Vanity Planet for just $35 with code: SpinSpring70. That’s 70% off the retail price of $100! I thought this was a steal since most comparable brushes cost $100 or more. Vanity Planet has two other crazy good deals right now:
Tone & Moisturize
I know you’re wondering, “why did she put 4 & 5 together? That’s because during the summer months I moisturize and tone with one item. I swear and live by pure aloe straight from the leaf! Raw aloe juice is multipurpose and has so many healing properties! Read more about how I use pure aloe here. If you’re looking for something a tad bit more dense than aloe but also lightweight then I recommend sweet almond oil. You can read more about the benefits of using sweet almond oil here.
Make sure you are using an effective sunscreen daily! I cannot stress enough as to how important this is in order to maintain healthy skin but also protect it from harmful UV rays. The amount of SPF varies by individual skin tone, age, etc. Just make sure you are protecting your skin properly.
Lastly but also the most important (and affordable) thing you can do for your skin is to drink plenty of water! Adequate hydration keeps our skin moisturized and increases elasticity (say “bye Felicia!” to premature wrinkles). Water also helps to flush out toxins from the body, giving us healthy glowing skin. If you have eczema or psoriasis staying hydrated is key to preventing painful flare ups. You’ll also keep bloat at a minimum! Bottoms up!
How do you prep your skin for summer? Have you tried Vanity Planet’s Spin For Perfect Skin brush? Comment below and let me know. 🙂
-Healthy Hair To Toe <3