5 Summer Skin Care Tips for Younger Looking Skin

by Alli

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I blushed when an old friend from high school sent me a message asking how I kept my skin looking so young. I would have loved telling her that it was just good genes. However, I’ve been diligently taking care of my skin ever since my mama taught me a few skin care tricks when I was a teen.

I’ve carried on the tradition by sharing my 5 Summer Skin Care Tips with my daughters and now I’m sharing them with you. You’re welcome!

5 Summer Skin Care Tips

You Need to Protect Your Skin From The Sun

The best part of my 5 Summer Skin Care Tips?  You don’t have to stay out of the sun. You just need the right protection (more on that later).

Summer Skin Care Tips

I Love Summer!

My family and friends know that summer is my favorite season. If I could live anywhere in the world, I would choose a tropical island where I could enjoy summer year round. One of these days I’m going to talk my husband into ditching real life and running off with me to a tropical locale.

For now, I’m looking forward to our annual Caribbean vacation in July and our family beach trip in August. Until then, I’m more than happy to spend time with my newly-married daughter at the pool.

Spending the Day at the Pool with my Daughter

5 Summer Skin Care Tips for Younger Looking Skin

1. Clean, Moisturize and Exfoliate

That’s actually three things, but they all go together. I always clean my face morning and night and follow with a rich moisturizer. I exfoliate once or twice a week – not just my face, but my body, too. Mama taught me to never go to bed without removing my makeup and moisturizing my face. Good advice, mom!

2. Use Sunscreen Every Single Day (and reapply often)

Skin Care Tips

My go-to sunscreen is New Hawaiian Tropic® Silk Hydration Weightless Lotion Sunscreen Pump. I’ve been using Hawaiian Tropic® sunscreen for years, so I was thrilled when I found Hawaiian Tropic® Silk Hydration Weightless Sunscreen in the sun care aisle at Target.

Younger Looking Skin

They had me at weightless! I love the lightweight protection that I can barely feel. And that signature, unmistakable Hawaiian Tropic® fragrance just takes me away to the tropics every single time I reapply.

The best part is that the new breathable formula has hydrating ribbons that moisturize for 12 hours. Moisturizer is my best friend and this sunscreen delivers.

Did I mention how good it smells?

A Day at the Pool

Apply 15 Minutes Before Sun Exposure!

Speaking of reapplying, be sure and apply Hawaiian Tropic® Silk Hydration Weightless Sunscreen 15 minutes before sun exposure. It’s important to remember to reapply at least every 80 minutes. I pay special attention to my chest, ears, and shoulders, especially the areas around my swimsuit straps.

Don’t forget your face and hair! I look horrible in sun hats, so I make sure and apply sunscreen to my scalp, too.

Sun Care Products for Younger Looking Skin

3. Protect your Lips

Spend a day in the sun and don't forget the lip balm.

A few years ago, my best friend was on a tropical vacation with my family and me. I kept insisting that she use my Hawaiian Tropic SPF 45 lip balm. She insisted that her “lipstick” would work fine.

My lips stayed soft, beautiful and kissable. My BFF received a horrible sunburn on her lips. Ouch! She learned a valuable lesson. Ditch the lipstick and use a high SPF lip balm. Reapply often!

4. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables

Watermelon and cantaloupe are my favorite summertime fruits. These melons are rich in antioxidants and provide hydration to your skin. Want a radiant complexion? Eat your fruits and veggies!

5. Stay hydrated

When I’m spending a day in the sun, I make sure my cooler is packed full of water and iced tea. I’m southern to the core and we can’t spend a day on the beach or by the pool without a tall glass of iced tea. My favorite is Hibiscus Iced Tea with lemon.

Hibiscus Iced Tea with Lemon

Here’s the easy recipe for Hibiscus Iced Tea.

Hibiscus Iced Tea with Lemon

5 Summer Skin Care Tips


  • 12 hibiscus herbal tea bags
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 5 cups cold water
  • 3/4 cup sugar (or your favorite non-sugar substitute)
  • Lemon wedges, for garnish


  1. Add 12 hibiscus herbal tea bags to 4 cups water in a saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil and remove from the heat.
  3. Let the tea stand for 10 minutes.
  4. Put the 3/4 cup sugar (or sugar substitute) into a pitcher and add 5 cups cold water. Stir to mix slightly. Pour the hot tea into the sugar/water mixture and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Add lemon juice and stir.
  5. Serve over ice and garnish with lemon wedges.

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I’ve shared my top 5 summer skin care tips for younger looking skin. It’s your turn. What are your favorite summer skin care tips?




Chrishelle Ebner June 17, 2016 - 6:26 am

Especially during the summer months us girls need to pay special attention to our skin. I always forget about my lips. That is delicate skin and need protection too. I am definitely try that tea. Looks so refreshing.

Angelic Sinova June 17, 2016 - 6:27 am

Using sunscreen is a MUST during the summertime. I always try to use makeup, lip balms lotions and moisturizers with SPF during the hotter months.

Amanda Tempel June 17, 2016 - 6:30 am

Great tips, for sure! I live in Florida, so I always have to try and protect my skin. Hawaiian Tropic is a favorite of mine.

Kelli Kennon-Lane June 17, 2016 - 9:58 am

Sunscreen or sunblock are the BEST preventers against premature aging. Thanks for sharing 🙂

Natalie Z June 17, 2016 - 10:39 am

I am a firm believer in being proactive and Skin Care rather than just letting it go. Thanks for sharing the tips!

Pam June 17, 2016 - 11:27 am

I need to get better about using sunscreen every day. I know I need to, but I tend to forget about it. That’s not good because I live in the South!

Jensn June 17, 2016 - 1:30 pm

These are great tips. Having family that suffered from skin cancer, I know how important sunblack is.

Heather Stone Brodbeck June 17, 2016 - 3:57 pm

This is so important. My mother has skin cancer… melanoma. We are a fair skin family. We must use sunscreen protection and I hate the ones that are heavy and greasy feeling. I tried this brand before, but like you said “had me at weightess” Pluss with Target they are alwas having deals with sunscreen and their cartwheel. Extra Bonus!

And I love that drink recipe! YUMMY!

Wildish Jess June 17, 2016 - 7:20 pm

I haven’t tried this one out but it looks like it smells good! lol

Bella June 17, 2016 - 9:59 pm

These are great tips! I never leave the house without some sort of product with a good SPF on my face.

Sarah June 17, 2016 - 10:00 pm

These are great Summer skin care tips …. thanks for sharing!

Brandy June 17, 2016 - 10:00 pm

I have to exfoliate more often. These are wonderful tips, I need to start taking better care of my skin on my legs after shaving more often !

Bella June 17, 2016 - 10:01 pm

Over the years I have out a lot of effort into ensuring my skin was always protected. I love the smell of Hawaiian Tropic products – it is a great scent.

Britni June 18, 2016 - 9:37 pm

What great tips for summer. I totally agree with all of them, especially the sunscreen part. I have heard over and over again how important a good sunscreen is for your face.

Fi Ni Neachtain June 19, 2016 - 9:08 am

Really great tips, the older I get the more I care about protecting and looking after my skin. Staying hydrated is so important in the summer too.

Nancy at Whispered Inspirations June 20, 2016 - 11:54 pm

Thanks for this! I’m all for younger skin. I love Hawaiian Tropic!

Terri Beavers June 21, 2016 - 6:53 am

I’m a true believer in sunscreen. I spent my younger years wanting to tan and am paying for it now. I’m making sure the kids don’t make the same mistakes I did.
That Hibiscus Iced Tea looks and sounds delicious.

Shirley Wood June 22, 2016 - 7:20 am

It just wouldn’t be summer without Hawaiian Tropic, would it!!
Sometimes I think we tend to believe a good skin care regimen doesn’t apply to younger women but we need to begin practicing a good regimen at an early age.
That pool sure does look inviting!

Sandra Garth June 23, 2016 - 3:30 pm

One of the best things we can do for our skin. Have a great vacation!


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