Sure, summer is the season to kick back and relax, but it's not the time to slack on your skincare routine.

1. Protect yourself from the sun.

We like to tan but only a fool doesn’t take precautions to guard against the sun. After all, nobody finds sunburnt skin sexy, so make sure you slap on the sun-cream and cover up well.

Sometimes though, with all the prep in the world we can still get a little sunburnt. If so, don’t suffer – apply cooling gels that will soothe red and inflamed skin

2. Eat and drink well.

The appearance of our skin is very often a reflection of the way you treat your body. Keeping up a good diet will result in noticeably healthier skin.

Aim to drink eight glasses of water each day to maintain your body’s required moisture balance – this will help keep your skin detoxified. It’s also a good idea to load up on luscious fruit and veg that will hydrate and nourish your skin.

3. Shave and shower correctly.

Nobody likes razor-burn, so combat it by changing your blades regularly. It’s also a good idea to keep your shaves short. See, long, hot shaves dry out the skin – instead, use lukewarm water and finish with a cool, refreshing skin to close the pores.

4. Moisturize

By quenching your skin’s thirst with moisturizers, especially after exfoliation, you’ll give your skin a natural softness.

What’s more, moisturizing your skin will have the added bonus of locking in your tan for longer. Result.

5. Exfoliate

To make your skin look brighter, you need to exfoliate. Doing so removes the dead skin that, if left untreated, can dull your complexion. Tip: you can give your face a gentle clean and exfoliate in one step with out natural Coconut Charcoal Face Cleanser.