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Finally -- summer is here! That means vacations spending time by the pool, on a relaxing beach, or outside exploring new cities. And while you may be enjoying a wonderful break from reality, your skin will have to work double-time if you aren't using the proper products.

Maintain Your Usual Skin Routine, Even On Vacation

Vacation is exactly the time when you need to maintain your usual skin regimine. A new schedule, climate, lodgings, diet, and stress levels can all impact your skin, which is why it's more important than ever to keep your routine consistent, otherwise you may come home looking more tired than when you left.

Prep and Soften Dry and Callused Areas

Our skin can take a beating from day to day activities, especially our heels and elbows. Calluses, scaly plaques, dry, and cracked skin can build up and cause unsightly appearances.

Try: Glytone Ultra Softening Heel & Elbow

This extra strength cream uses highly concentrated glycolic acid, glycerin, and protective emollients to retexturize, exfoliate, moisturize, smooth, and polish the skin. It helps to dissolve the dead keratinocytes on the skin, removing the dead surface skin cells and leaving behind a fresh skin surface.

Get A Natural Looking Tan Without The Sun

Summer tans: the coveted, sun-kissed look is possible without damage from the sun or tanning beds. Advances in technology have brought a new wave of self-tanning lotions that give skin a natural, glowing, and tanned appearance, perfect for adding a little color to your skin.

Try: Avene Moisturizing Self-Tanning Silky Gel

The Moisturizing Silky Gel is a non-greasy, hydrating self tanner that gives the body a healthy and natural looking golden tan in an hour without the damaging effects of the sun.

Be Prepared If You Do Get Too Much Sun

It happens -- it's a cloudy day, so you skip the sunscreen and come home with a bad sunburn. Use a repair serum specifically designed to treat sunburns. Not only will it save your skin, but it will keep you from feeling the uncomfortable pain that sunburns bring.

Try: Avene After Sun Repair

This creamy gel soothes and calms the skin after being exposed to the sun. It helps restore the skin's natural barrier to prevent against moisture loss and counteracts the drying effects of the sun and environmental exposure.

Use A Non-greasy Sunscreen

Part of the reason we don't use sunscreen is because we don't like the feel of it, but that doesn't have to be the case. In the past 20 years, research and development have created some incredible sunblock lotions that have a natural and non-greasy feel. You won't be left with residue on your hands and your body won't look like you doused it in oil.

Try: High Protection Tinted Compact SPF 50 Beige by Avène

This unique sunblock provides ample sun protection and lightly tints your complexion to enhance your skin's radiance. Both lightweight and fragrance free, this mineral sunscreen won't clog your pores and can be worn under makeup as a base for added protection to your skin.

Reduce The Appearance Of Cellulite

Cellulite is normal and can be found on almost everybody, though when it comes to strutting your stuff in a bikini, it's normal to fuss a bit more over your appearance. Give yourself a self-esteem boost and reduce the look of cellulite with a smoothing system.

Try: Glytone Slim Design Smoothing System for Cellulite

The Glytone Slim Design Smoothing System reduces the appearance of dimpled, bumpy skin for a slimming effect, giving skin a firmer texture after seven days.

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