Sun-Kissed Secrets: Summer Skincare Tips & Tricks

Sun-Kissed Secrets: Summer Skincare Tips & Tricks

Posted by DeeAnn Tracy on

Hey sun-seekers, thrill-chasers, and skincare enthusiasts! Are you ready to dive into a summer of fun, sun, and all-around good vibes? Of course you are!

Whether you're jet-setting across the globe, embarking on a road trip, or simply soaking up the rays at your local pool, we've got you covered with tips and tricks to keep your skin glowing and your spirits soaring.

Pssst, be sure to read all the way to the end for our top-secret skin-saving summer hack.

Plane Travel:

Ah, the anticipation of adventure in the air! But don't let dry cabin air dull your sparkle. Keep your skin hydrated with our refreshing face mist. Air conditioning can take its toll on your skin, so it's essential to give it some extra love. Don't forget your travel kit packed with essentials like facial cream to combat dryness, and your lip balm. We say fly make-up free, keep your hair out of your face and mist, mist, mist away all the crowded vibes.

Car Travel:

Road tripping? Stay sun-savvy even on the go. Shield yourself from UV rays, especially on the driver's side, with sunscreen and a cool hat. Driving exposes your hands to direct sunlight for prolonged periods, which can lead to sunburn, premature aging, and even skin cancer. Protect your hands from the sun’s harsh rays with trendy UV gloves; a sleek and stylish solution for the open road. Their lightweight fabric shields your skin without sacrificing comfort or mobility. And of course, we say keep your skin happy with regular reapplications of sunscreen, lots of H20, and some groovy tunes or meditation audios.

 

Hotels:

Stick to your skincare routine, even while abroad. Cleanse away the plane grime and keep your skin fresh and radiant. Travel kits are great for this – your skin will appreciate the consistency if you can run through your usual routine as soon as you arrive. As an added bonus– enjoy a sugar scrub and dry brushing moment or treat yourself to a mask for a mini-retreat; whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, a bathtub moment is an ideal way to unwind.

Days by Water:

Nothing beats a day of fun in the sun by the pool, sea, lake or river! But remember, sun safety first! When it comes to sunscreen, not all ingredients are created equal. Avoid spray sunscreens and chemical sunscreens—they can be harmful to you and the environment. Opt for a sunscreen with non-nano zinc or titanium dioxide to protect your skin without yucky chemicals.

From boating to floating, embrace water sports with style and SPF. Keep hydrated and cool with all of your SPF, lip balm, and face mist goodies. Remember, when you’re out there floating on the water, you are exposed to the reflection of the sun on the beautiful water, which means, more exposure to the sun, so don’t forget to reapply every two hours, especially during prolonged sun exposure - it's crucial for maintaining protection against harmful UV rays.

After a dip, pamper your skin with a rinse of fresh water to avoid dryness and indulge in a leave-in conditioner for mermaid-worthy locks. We like to do a french braid to lock in moisture, and as a bonus, you may have some seriously groovy wavy locks at the end of the day. Combat any green tint left from time in the pool by using a clarifying shampoo, at least once a week.

Hikes & Extended Walks:

Hit the trails in style with UPF-rated gear and a trusty hat. Protect your skin with healthy sunscreen and keep your hair in check with a protective braid– Protect with a UV hoodie that covers your neck and the sides of your face. (Try your local outdoors shop to snag one of these!) Reapply sunscreen regularly, and consider using a buff to cover your face during peak sun hours from 11 am to 1 pm.

Electrolytes are crucial for staying hydrated and sun-smart while out and about. Shield yourself from glare with proper eyewear and keep your skin glowing with regular sunscreen applications. Always wear a hat even underneath your UV hoodie, proper shoes, and if you can – aim for pants and the right supportive top.

Cooling Off:

After a day of fun in the sun, treat yourself to a cooling skincare routine. Enjoy a mask for a mini-retreat, indulge in a jade roller session. We like to keep our power repair mist in the fridge, as well as the jade roller so we can have a cool, cool down moment at any time.

Speaking of cooling off, Now for our Top-Secret Skincare Saving Summer Hack: Frozen Essential Oil Wash Cloths! These babies can cool you down, double as an eye mask for a savasana moment treat or just be a daily recipe for relaxation. All you need is one of our essential oils + a washcloth, or ten. Soak a few wash cloths in water, add a dash of lavender essential oil, or your favorite scent– and freeze these in a tight roll ahead of time. Ah, sweet relief!

Remember, prevention is key when it comes to sun damage. Incorporating a high-quality vitamin C solution into your summer skincare routine can help neutralize free radicals, reduce inflammation, and brighten your complexion for that radiant, sun-kissed glow all season long!

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