Summer brings to mind the outdoors. Family barbecues, beach days, hiking trips, afternoons by the lake, and so much more. Since we’ll be enjoying all these fun activities under the summer sun, it’s important that we take good care of our skin. This season is one of high exposure to the outdoor elements, which can be rough on all skin types. Follow these tips and tricks to make sure your skin stays in tip top shape.
It’s imperative that you maintain moisture in your skin, especially when being exposed to excess amounts of hot or cold weather. The heat of summer can dry out your skin and open your pores, causing flaky, dry skin, acne, and sometimes even heat rash. Find a moisturizer that works for you and use it daily. We recommend organic products made from plant material, as they offer natural ingredients to soothe dry skin, rather than a synthetic product that could cause further irritate on.
The use of sunscreen when under direct exposure is important. Those long beach days or days spent on the trails will take a toll on your skin. By the end of the day, you’ll undress and realize thatyou’re burnt! Being sunburnt is not the best feeling in the world – most people like to try to avoid it. So, grab that bottle of sunscreen next time you’re heading outdoors fora long period of time. Hats, sunglasses, and sunshades/umbrellas are also a good idea for added protection, especially for children.
Take care of your skin! Use an exfoliating scrub to ensure that you’re getting all of the dead skin and dirt off of yourself. A scrub also helps to ensure your skin will remain soft and supple, as it removes trapped dirt and even ingrown hairs from pores. Make sure to lather up with a good lotion after each scrub.
Water is your friend – in many ways. There’s nothing wrong with enjoying a day by the pool or a kayaking trip or whatever water adventure may be calling your name, but don’t forget to actually drink water, too! Drinking water naturally revitalizes your skin from the inside out and will help to maintain your vibrancy throughout the season.
Get plenty of rest after a day in the sun. Sleep is essential to your body’s natural healing process, and yes, your skin does undergo damage each time you expose it to the earth s natural elements. Grab a pillow and a blanket, a night cap – whatever you need – and head to bed for a good night’s sleep!
This tip won’t apply to everyone, but for those who wear makeup, tone it down during the summer months if you’ll be enjoying the outdoors a lot. It’s important to remember that all the extra products in your makeup will essentially be “baking” into your skin, and that just doesn’t sound pleasant at all. Chose a simple BB cream that will hydrate and even your skin tone and some lip balm to protect those lips. Most importantly, remember, you’re beautiful with and without makeup!
Use a vitamin C cream or cleanser to ensure that your skin is getting the proper nutrients that it needs during the scorching summer months. The regular use of vitamin C helps to reduce skin hyperpigmentation, along with reducing fine lines and wrinkles – perfect for keeping a youthful glow all summer long!
Whether you are planning a trip to Yellowstone or just a simple day at the beach, you’ll be outdoors, and you can’t hide from the sun! Protect your skin while enjoying your favorite summer activities, and you’ll be thankful for your luscious glow that is not only beautiful, but healthy.