Get Summer Ready Skin

With the summer sun upon us, we look to beauty expert Sandy Gold to find out how to prepare and protect our skin.

Get Summer Ready Skin

You'll need:

Cane sugar, honey + dragonfruit scrub
Tria hair removal laser 4X
Gel face moisturizer
Body moisturizer with aloe or jojoba oil

1. Exfoliate

Make your own body scrub for soft and smooth skin. Mix equal parts cane sugar and honey until you get a paste-like consistency. The sugar removes dry, rough skin while the honey hydrates and soothes the skin.

Apply to clean damp skin in the shower, in small circular motions all over, starting at the bottom of your feet and working your way up. Rinse well with cool water. Exfoliate once a week to maintain fresh, healthy skin.

2. Permanently remove unwanted hair

A lot of women are looking for a permanent hair removal solution. Use the Tria hair removal laser four times to remove hair on your face and body from the comfort of your own home. It uses the same technology that's found in dermatologist's offices to target and permanently disable the hair follicle so it won't grow back again.

Product used: Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X

3. Moisturize

Just like you change your foundation from winter to summer - you should do the same with your moisturizer. Switch your facial moisturizer from a cream to a gel formula - look for ingredients like aloe and jojoba oil to hydrate the skin.

4. Sunscreen

It's really important to protect your skin from the sun; use sunscreen everyday with an SPF of 30 or higher, making sure it blocks both UVA and UVB rays; re-apply after swimming or excess sweating. Buy a sunscreen that moisturizes the skin while it protects. Look for ingredients like jojoba oil and cocoa butter.

Not sure how much to apply? One ounce or a shot-glass full of sunscreen should be enough to cover your exposed areas. Don't forget your ears!

Your lips need protection too, so get a lip balm with an SPF of 15 or higher to keep them hydrated and protected throughout the day.