Summer is all about breaking out the sleeveless shirts, shorts, and bathing suits to show off your fabulous skin. I’m always more aware of how my skin looks in the summer but it usually requires some TLC to get it looking its best. Winter sure can do a number on your skin.

You can always tell when a woman takes great care of her skin because it has a healthy glow. Sure, some of those great pores are based on her genes, but a lot of it also has to do with how she cares for it.

Here are a few ways to get your skin in great shape and make it stay that way all summer long.

Wash away dirt, oil and makeup

Make sure your skin always looks its best by washing your face every night. You would be amazed and possibly mortified to find out the long-term effects result from not washing your face.

Sometimes the entire skin-washing regimen seems to last an eternity. This is where Skinnygirl comes into play. How would you like to wash away dirt, oil and makeup and condition your skin all at the same time, in one easy step? Skinnygirl face and body cleansing cloths are not only affordable at $5.49, but they really do the trick. These gentle cloths, infused with cucumber extract, leave skin feeling cool, soft, and fresh. They are also perfect for on-the-go travel.

Maintain a clear complexion

I have struggled for years to get a clear complexion. If it’s been marketed to get rid of adult acne issues, I have
purchased it. The problem I have run into is how drying all of these products were on my skin. Maybe I had fewer pimples and my pores were a little smaller, but my skin was dry and flaky and completely unhealthy looking. I wanted that glow that every woman longs for.

Not to get all infomercial on you, but I have found my own personal miracle product in Boscia. It was sent to me as a sample to try out, but I can promise you I am in no way being paid or offered anything to write about this product. In fact, they don’t even know I’m doing so.

I finally have healthy, acne-free and glowing skin. I wash my face with a Neutrogena cleanser, take off my eye makeup and then spritz my face and neck with Boscia. I spritz both in the morning and at night. The great thing, besides my healthy looking skin, is the fact that I’ve been using it for 3 weeks and I’m not even half way done with the bottle.

Boscia is a soothing tonic that clarifies and refreshes the skin, refines pores to give you a clear complexion. It is now my go-to product for healthy, clear skin.

Apply a Tinted Moisturizer
The summer is not the time for heavy foundation that melts off your face in the sun. Go light during these hot months and apply a tinted moisturizer that also has SPF benefits.

There are many different brands of tinted moisturizers such as Skinnygirl, Laura Mercier (which has won just about every beauty award you could imagine), Jane and Laura Geller Barely There Tinted Moisturizer.

A tinted moisturizer with SPF will help even out your skin, while moisturizing and providing protection all at the same time. If you’ve never tried a tinted moisturizer and you’re a little leery of its effectiveness, choose a less expensive brand and try it for when you go to the pool or beach. You might just discover it’s something you’ll end up wearing all summer long.

Do you have any tricks or favorite products for gorgeous summer skin?