Be Flawless This Summer: Skincare 101 #melaninpoppin

by Yah Yah

We all love the glorious sunny weather, but a bad skin day can really make those sunny days seem gloomy. Here are a few tips to make your undesirable bad skin days, a thing of the past!

Drink Water!

Water is without a doubt, the most important thing you can feed your body. There’s only so long you can go without water but many of us do not drink near enough water enough daily. At a bare minimum, we should all be drinking at least 8, 8oz glasses of water a day. Drinking water not only flushes your body of impurities, it promotes blood circulation and plumps up your skin cells to give you a healthy glow and keep you looking younger for longer!

Eat Clean!

We don’t often have time to spend time planning out meals in advance, but ensuring that you get your 5 a day will do wonders for your skin. Fruit and vegetables are full of vitamins and minerals that’ll help your skin achieve a radiant glow. Go for foods which are high in vitamins E, C and also Selenium.


Exfoliation is so important. It not only gets rid of dead skin cells and dry skin, the massaging process helps to boost blood circulation. If you want that healthy glow, exfoliate at least once a week. You can even ground some oats and mix in some honey (or yogurt) for a quick, homemade exfoliant.

Go Outside!

Vitamin D is essential for not just your skin, but also for your bones and going outside and catching a few rays is the fastest, easiest and cheapest way for your body to get it. You cannot absorb a sufficient amount of Vitamin D through food alone, so either purchasing a supplement or getting some sun is imperative. If you can do both, even better! Lack of Vitamin D (also known as the sunshine vitamin) can cause conditions such as soft bones (osteomalacia) or fragile bones (osteoporosis) and can also cause excessive sweating. Just 20-30 minutes of sunshine a day can make all the difference.

Sleep Is Your Friend

Blood circulation increases during sleep, which is great for your skin. When your body lacks sleep it increases production of the stress hormone cortisol which leads to increased inflammatory cells which are not good for your complexion. Getting a good night’s sleep helps to slow down the aging process, as your growth cells have time to repair themselves. Poor sleep cycles = bags under your eyes and more wrinkles… yikes!

Make sure you get your 8 hours in every night!

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