4 Tips to Keep Your Skin Looking Great All Summer Long
After months of wearing masks and social distancing, the world is slowly getting back to normal … and not a minute too soon. Summer’s here, and that means outdoor adventures, water play, and a lot more exposed skin. To keep your skin in tiptop shape this season, adopt a few new practices. Don’t worry, though. These low maintenance changes won’t extend your get-ready time, but they’ll certainly keep you looking your best this season.
#1 Protect Yourself from Sun Damage
The importance of sunscreen cannot be overstated. Just ask any dermatologist what the best anti-aging product on the market is, and “sunscreen” will likely be the response. Broad spectrum sun block that contains zinc oxide or titanium dioxide provides immediate and full protection from UVA and UVB rays. Choose a product that has SPF 30 or higher and reapply after swimming or exercising rigorously. Spray versions are also great for protecting your scalp when you’re not wearing a hat.
#2 Cleanse and Refresh At Day’s End
Once the weather warms up and the humidity kicks in, your skin can suffer. Taking a nice, cool shower in the evening refreshes the body and helps purify the skin. Choose a gentle, pH-balancing body wash that contains moisturizing ingredients, like olive oil, as well as natural surfactants to lift away dirt and impurities. Our Green Mandarin Bath Foam & Shower Gel has an uplifting citrus scent that offers the aromatherapy benefits of walking among groves filled with oranges, tangerines, and grapefruits. It also includes yarrow extract, which reduces dryness and helps maintain skin’s supple appearance, as well as antimicrobial and antioxidant-rich rosemary extract, which eliminates bacteria while protecting skin from free radical damage.
#3 Sluff Off Dead Skin
Spending time in the pool, lake, or ocean can leave your skin less than supple. As dead skin cells accumulate, your skin can look lackluster and dry. Adding a weekly body scrub to your routine will keep flakes at bay. You can also use a scrubber mitt or body brush to exfoliate. By using one of these tools daily before or after showering, your moisturizer will absorb better, and your skin will regain its healthy glow in no time.
#4 Stay Hydrated Inside and Out
It’s easy to become dehydrated during the summer, especially if you’re spending time playing at the beach. Carrying a water bottle with you can help, but it’s a good idea to incorporate more water-rich fruits in your diet and to moisturize your skin every evening to make up for what the sun takes away. Heat, sun, and humidity levels all play a role in your skin’s ability to retain moisture. Take care of your face, body, and hands with lightweight lotions during the day and body butter in the evening. And don’t forget your lips! Seal in moisture with your favorite lip protectant before heading outdoors. Our Bio Lip Balm contains jojoba, shea butter, and argan oil to soften lips and prevent chapping and flaking.