Ah, summertime--the sun is shining and days are longer! The warmer weather brings with it the chance for lots of outdoor activities and plenty of vitamin D. We believe a little time spent in the early morning sun can do wonders for healthy natural processes to occur in the skin, eyes, and even the pineal gland to assist with proper sleep; however, the dehydration, dryness, and intense UV rays summer brings can be a recipe for wrecked skin if we’re not careful. In this blog post, we'll talk about simple ways you can protect your skin during the summer months without sacrificing all the fun that comes with them. Read on for helpful tips on how to keep your skin healthy and beautiful all summer long!
1. Protect your skin with a mineral-based sunscreen
The most effective active ingredient in mineral sunscreen is non-nano zinc oxide. Unlike traditional sunscreens, it provides stronger and longer-lasting UV protection. Mineral sunscreens reflect the sun's rays, so there’s no need to wait for them to soak in before going outside. Plus, they're suitable for all skin types, especially sensitive skin. We suggest using our Wandering the West Tinted Mineral Sunscreen SPF 31 for every-day use, as you can choose from four shades to best suit your skin tone (goodbye pore-clogging foundation, hello beautiful coverage that gives a long-lasting dewy glow). We also carry a non-tinted Organic + Vitamin D Sunscreen SPF 35 that absorbs after only a few minutes for full body coverage or for anyone who doesn’t want a tint in their sunscreen.
2.Incorporate Vitamin C daily
Vitamin C is rich in antioxidants, which protect healthy skin cells. Antioxidants give free radicals an electron, rendering them harmless. Vitamin C also inhibits melanin production, which helps lighten hyperpigmentation and brown spots, even out skin tone, and enhance skin radiance. You can incorporate Vitamin C into your skincare routine in more concentrated amounts by using our vitamin C serum or Hyaluronic + C Serum, though many of our products contain vitamin C! *Be sure to always apply sunscreen after vitamin C during the day.
3. (Gently) Exfoliate regularly
Exfoliating involves removing dead skin cells from the surface of your skin, and it's essential to make your skin glow. It stimulates collagen production, improves lymphatic drainage, and unclogs pores. However, avoid over-exfoliating because it can lead to skin sensitivity and irritation. Use our Body Nürish Renewal Peel and Body Nürish Green Clay Mask to exfoliate two to three times per week as well as a konjac sponge with one of our facial cleansers for daily exfoliation.
4. Moisturize daily
Moisturizing is crucial for healthy skin. It balances oil production, mitigates environmental damage, protects skin from pollutants, and helps prevent fine lines and wrinkles. Use lightweight moisturizers and facial oils during the day and richer ones before bed for optimal hydration. For the most optimal hydration, even if you are prone to oily skin, we recommend: In this order- Power Repair Hyaluronic +C Serum, Power Repair Multi-Action Eye Lift, Power Repair Skin Serum, Rose Phyto3 Facial Oil, Rose Phyto3 Facial Cream.
5. Regenerate cells nightly
Facial masks and night creams are essential because they penetrate deeply into your skin and help soothe irritations. While we sleep, the natural process of "repair and restore" occurs, leading to healthier skin. Our Body Nürish Almond Honey Face Mask helps unveil a luminous and rejuvenated complexion by purifying and replenishing your skin. Our Rose Phyto3 Night Cream contains restorative properties like hyaluronic acid, CoQ10, and Kakadu plum extract to nourish the skin during its natural nightly routine, help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and promote cellular regeneration.
6. Hydrate Consistently
Staying hydrated is one of the biggest contributing factors to our skin’s health. Drinking plenty of water and electrolytes throughout the day is vital to soft, supple skin. We also suggest keeping your skin hydrated with a facial mist throughout the day, so your skin stays firm, refreshed and dewy. Bliss out in the citrusy freshness of our Power Repair Face Mist or the gentle and grounding aroma of our Rose Phyto3 Facial Mist.
In conclusion, healthy skin requires a consistent skincare routine. The combination of protection with sunscreen, nourishment with vitamins, exfoliation for new cells, and hydration for softness, gives your skin the care that it deserves- the very best! Keep up with these six tips, and you'll have perfectly glowing skin in no time. Remember, healthy skin is the foundation of self-care!