How to Keep Your Skin Healthy and Hydrated Over the Summer

How to keep your skin healthy and hydrated over the summer

It’s summer! Are you ready to show off your healthy, shiny, radiant skin? If you paused and had to think about the answer to that question, then read on! Sometimes too much sun, heat, chemicals and other factors can make your skin dry, flakey and irritated. Here are some great tips to ensure that your skin is healthy, hydrated and ready to show off this summer!

Keep Your Cool

Did you know that those long hot showers can actually make your dry skin worse? Hot water and steam can damage the moisture barrier in your skin, making it harder to retain the hydration you need. Keep your showers short and as cool as you can.

Lock in Hydration

After that shower, be sure to moisturize to lock hydration into your skin. Whether you want to use a body oil, slather on a rich lotion, or go for something lighter, applying moisturizer to damp skin is the key to a healthy look. For your facial moisturizer, choose one that contains hyaluronic acid or other ingredients that keep moisture in the skin. If you can get a high SPF sunscreen in there too, you’ll save yourself a step.

Check for Potential Irritants

Whenever you buy skincare products, read the label. Avoid getting soaps, cleansers or other products that contain alcohol, heavy fragrances, antibacterial detergents, etc. which may irritate skin. Go for gentle, moisturizing cleansers. Also, don’t vigorously rub your skin dry with a towel. This can also cause irritation. Instead, gently pat your skin dry.

Drink Lots of Water

People don’t often think about treating their skin from the inside out, but staying well hydrated, especially over the summer, is good for your whole body. Drink plenty of water frequently during the day, and cut back on coffee, alcohol, or sodas which can dehydrate you and make your skin look dull.

Just Mist It

Want a quick pick-me-up? Get yourself a refreshing facial mist to carry with you over the summer. When your make-up starts to melt down, or you’re starting to feel a little wilted, a couple spritzes of cool, treated water will revitalize your makeup and perk you up.

Be Sun Smart

The best thing you can do for your skin over the summer is use sunscreen often when taking in the sun’s rays, reapplying frequently. Get a broad spectrum, high SPF product, and consider mineral sunscreens if chemical sunscreens cause irritation. Find something you love, so you’ll use it. While the sunshine may feel like your friend, it can be your biggest enemy, causing pre-mature aging, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles and even skin cancer.  If you do get a little too much sun, use an after-sun product containing aloe vera to soothe that burn.

If you love learning about skin care, maybe it’s time you considered turning your passion into a career. Shore Beauty School offers an amazing Skin Care Specialty Program which can prepare you for a variety of careers where you can help people look and feel beautiful. Book a virtual tour today, or contact us to learn more.

Why a Barbering Career is Right for You

why a barbering career is right for you

If you’re outgoing, friendly, creative, and enjoy working with your hands, you may want to consider pursuing a career as a barber. There are lots of great reasons that a barbering career could be right for you, read on to find out more!

Gain Lifelong Skills

Barbering is a craft that you can learn and develop throughout your life. When you train to become a barber, you’ll learn skills like haircutting with scissors, clippers and razors, popular styles like fades and tapers, and shaving techniques. You’ll also learn business skills like customer relations, sales and marketing, and how to eventually run your own shop. As long as you practice and stay on top of the trends, you have the potential to succeed in the barbering industry.

Make a Good Living

As you gain experience and improve your craft, you may be able to grow your client list as word-of-mouth spreads. If you’re great at what you do, you could gain a loyal following who will return to you regularly for years to come and refer you to others. Someday, you may even be able to own your own barber shop.

Work Anywhere

Barbers can work with their skills anywhere. Whether you want to work in small town America, a big bustling city, on the East Coast, the West Coast, or anywhere in between, opportunities for barbering jobs are everywhere. Work where you want to live, and live the life you’ve dreamed about.

Let Your Personality Shine

Since barbers spend most of their time talking and listening to their clients, it helps to have an extroverted, confident, and fun personality. Let’s face it – people can go to many places to get their hair cut, but if they like you and enjoy being around you, they are more likely to come back. If you thrive around others and are good at making them look and feel better about themselves, barbering may be your ideal career.

Enjoy Flexible Hours

Most barbers don’t work a typical 9-to-5 Monday-through-Friday schedule. You may have the opportunity to set your own hours, but they will likely be when your clients are available, which means you may end up working evenings or weekends instead of a standard workday. Barbers often have a say in when they work, freedom that not all jobs offer. 

If you think that barbering sounds like the perfect career for you, Shore Beauty School can help you get there.  Check out our Barbering Program and get the hands-on skills and experience you need to potentially become a licensed and successful barber. To learn more, visit our website, schedule your virtual tour, or contact us today!