Celebrity dermatologist offers tips for your best summer skin

(BPT) - Summer is here! With the warmer weather you may be ready to spend more time outdoors, shed some inhibitions and bare a little more skin. And as the seasons change, so should your body care routine. Fearless summer skin starts with a renewed skin barrier — so a gentle, daily exfoliating body wash is THE must-have this season.

Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Sheila Farhang shares five body care tips to help you get ready to bare that bod with visibly healthy and glowing skin.

1. Hot and sweaty or chlorine-coated? Don’t over-shower.

It’s natural to want to shower more when the thermometer starts to climb. But if you’re not careful, over-showering can lead to dry skin.

“Take shorter, cooler showers,” recommends Farhang, “and be sure your body wash provides long-lasting hydration."

2. Did you know smooth skin is more radiant? Get your glow on!

Smooth skin reflects light better than rough skin that is dry and dull. So exfoliate that dry skin away and show the world your glow!

“Products like Olay’s Exfoliating Body Wash with Sugar & Cocoa Butter massage away dead skin cells,” said Farhang. “The advanced exfoliation in this body wash is gentle enough for everyday use.”

3. Removing dead skin cells is great, but don’t forget: Your skin also needs moisture to maintain that radiant glow.

“Cleanse daily with a gentle exfoliating body wash that also hydrates to nourish your skin,” advised Farhang.

For example, Olay’s new Exfoliating Body Wash Collection offers three options that moisturize to leave your skin feeling smooth and renewed. The collection includes:

  • Moisturizing with Sugar and Cocoa Butter
  • Hydrating with Deep Sea Minerals and Coconut Water
  • Revitalizing with Himalayan Salt and Pink Grapefruit

This premium collection is crafted by Olay Body Care Experts to include natural ingredients along with Vitamin B3 Complex and petrolatum, the number one dermatologist-recommended moisturizing ingredient for long-lasting hydration.

4. Protect that smooth and renewed skin with sunscreen every day.

The American Academy of Dermatology recommends using sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher that provides broad-spectrum protection (against both UVA and UVB rays) for any exposed skin — even on cloudy or overcast days.

“Make sure to re-apply your sunscreen every two hours especially after taking that dip in the pool, so you’ll continue to be protected,” said Farhang.

5. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!

“The hotter it is, or the more active you are, the more hydration you'll need,” said Farhang. “Drink plenty of water throughout your day to help you stay hydrated from the inside out — and use body care products that hydrate to replenish the skin’s moisture barrier.”

Visit Olay.com for more body care products to keep you glowing all summer long.