By Joanne Rosa
We’re not mad that the fall weather is finally here, but we’re a little annoyed that our summer glow is fading away.
You can’t keep that summer glow forever, but you can try to extend it for as long as possible, and even fake it.
Associate Professor at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and family physician Dr. Jennifer Caudle gave us some tips to extend your summer glow.
Maintain Sunscreen Routine
It’s not hot anymore and you’ve already put away your spring and summer clothes. We hear you, but the sun’s rays are still out and can cause damage to your beautiful skin.
You’re not doing yourself any favors by skipping out on sunscreen. “Continue using sunscreen daily, and make sure it’s at least SPF 30.” Your face can still grab some needed vitamin D, but that doesn’t mean you need to grab premature signs of aging.
The Exfoliation of It All
Oprah exfoliates, and so should you!
“Exfoliating is a great way to remove dead skin cells and ensure your skin maintains its summer glow… avoid exfoliation if your skin has any cuts, or is sunburned.”
Please, for the love of The Rock, do not over exfoliate. This is a sure way to make your skin raw, and irritated. We’re not trying to scrub away the weekend’s scandalous behavior. You’ll never be able to scrub that away, dear. Gently massage an exfoliator of your choice, into your skin. Wash away with warm water (hot water will dry out your skin), and follow up with Wendy’s favorite weekend activity.
Haven’t you been listening to Auntie Wendy all of these years?!
Moisturizing your skin has a ton of benefits, one of them happens to be keeping that sun-kissed look a little longer. “Moisturizing is a great way to keep skin supple… consider using a humidifier to add moisture to the air.”
Self Tanner & Bronzer
Shout out to our fair skinned followers. This one’s for you.
“Self-tanner is a great way-and a safe way-to keep a bronzed glow.” There are a number of self-tanners out there to sample. If you can’t find one that works for you, or fake tanning just isn’t your thing, go for a bronzer instead. Remember not to apply the bronzer all over your face. Apply bronzer where the sun would naturally hit your face and create dimension. Go for a color that is one or two shades darker than your natural skin tone. Get the look, without the damage!
The Oldest Trick in the Book
If you’re ever in doubt about how to look like you just stepped off the beach, throw on something white.
We’re not above sporting a little illusion here at Wendy. And we know how you Wendy Watchers like to dip it and do it, so fear not; you don’t have to be an angel to wear all white.