Summer is in full swing which means, beach, sun and lots of fun!
But in amongst all that fun lets not forget to slip, slop, slap and take care of our skin
The Sun’s rays can dry the skin of its natural oil. For some of us, this leads to an increased sebum production, making our skin more oily. For others, it leads to drier skin. Here are our top 5 tips to keep your skin feeling fresh all Summer long.
Drink lots of water, your perspiring more and will get dehydrated quicker than usual. Carry a water bottle with you wherever you go and take small sips throughout the day, perhaps setting a reminder works best for you. This is important to keep your body and skin hydrated, flushing out toxins and keeping you feeling refreshed during the hot summer days.
2. Wear Sunscreen
Sun protection for your face, hands, legs, and any other exposed parts of your body is vital. Excessive UV exposure can permanently damage your skin and cause sunburn, wrinkles, fine lines, and premature ageing. Invest in sunscreen that has a broad UV spectrum and apply liberally and regularly particularly after swimming. If you have recently had a wax or laser hair removal, be mindful that your skin will be extra sensitive, so be sure to apply sunscreen on these areas too!
3. Hydrating with a Hemp Mask
Treat yourself to a Hydrating Hemp face mask once a week. During Summer we are spending more time outdoors and exposing our skin to pollutants, perhaps drinking a couple of extra cocktails with the girls or maybe too much sun.
Jam-packed with Antioxidants and Omega 3 from the highest greenery, Hemp, Green Tea and Aloe Vera, this powerful combination of earthly pleasures aid in fighting signs of premature ageing like age spots, wrinkles, and sun damage.
The detoxifying effects of Kaolin Clay suck out impurities such as grime, dirt, pollution and germs from the pores. In turn, spring cleaning your pores and preventing them from clogging up and causing breakouts! Treat yourself to a little self care and nourish your mind and body at the same time.
During the Summer months keep your lips, hydrated, supple and soft by regularly applying lip balm. We love our Moroccan Mint lip balm - It’s fresh, simple and smells incredible.
After a sun-drenched day, exfoliate with a salt scrub and lather that Goddess like body of yours in moisturiser. Coconut Oil is a simple yet effective option.
5. Stress Less
Use Summer as an excuse to connect with Mother Nature, to get outdoors more, there’s more sunlight during the day, so get out there and enjoy it!. Perhaps take a pause to really appreciate the simple pleasures in life; hearing the birds singing, or perhaps your children laughing, maybe you mastered your favourite recipe, just stop for a second. Take a deep belly breath. Exhale completely. Smile.