Self-Care Tips for Healthy Summer Skin
The days are getting longer, and the weather is warming up which only means one thing, summer is almost here! If you’ve been cooped up inside all winter, it’s likely you’re eager to get out and enjoy all the activities this season brings. When doing so, it is essential to keep your health and wellness in mind. Below, we’ve compiled a summer self-care guide to help you make the most of your time spent outdoors while keeping yourself safe from the elements you are bound to encounter.
Lather on the SPF
In the winter, we tend to wear more clothing, so our skin has little to no exposure to the sun and its harmful rays. Once the weather heats up and we start shedding layers, we’re much more susceptible to burn if we don’t use proper protection. Our Sans Tan Mineral Safe Sunscreen with SPF 50 designed with all skin tones in mind, is not only anti-aging but also vegan and cruelty-free. Inversely, if you’re someone who prefers to stay out of the sun all year round, but you’re still looking for glowing skin, try our Safe Tan Hydrating Self-Tanning Lotion. It's developed with the same age fighting formula as our other products, this hydrating lotion provides a radiant, natural-looking tan without the risk of damaging your skin.
Protect Your Mouth
You may know that too much exposure to sunlight damages the skin, but did you know that it can also trigger breakouts such as cold sores? This in combination with any stress you may be feeling, acidic foods you’re eating, or the dreaded summer cold may result in an unwanted breakout. To maintain your mouth during the summer months, use our Super Sativa Medicinal Hydrating Balm, packed with nutrient-rich cannabis Sativa oils, hydrating coconut oil and vitamin E. When it comes to cold sores and other breakouts, taking the necessary steps to be proactive will help to keep your symptoms at bay. However, if you do experience a breakout opt for a prescription cold sore aid for fast relief.
Keeping up on your fluid intake during the summer months is crucial to maintain the proper hydration levels your body needs to function correctly. Water is the best choice when it comes to hydration and drinking enough has a positive effect on your skin as well. In addition to the recommended eight glasses of water a day, give your skin an extra boost with our Moisture Rich Hydrating Vanilla Body Butter. Formulated with fair trade shea butter, argan oils and pure vanilla, this hydrating butter is a real treat for your skin. For best results, use immediately after a bath or shower to lock in moisture on still damp skin.
Bonus Tip: If you want to get some extra hydration in through the foods you consume, try adding a cup of watermelon a day to your diet. Watermelon has a 92% water content, is low in calories and rich in vitamin C, A, and magnesium.
Summer will be here before you know it and the only question you must ask yourself is, “Am I doing everything I can to protect my skin?” If the answer is no, head over to our sunscreen page and check out the products, we have to offer to best protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays!