We already know that skin damage and signs of aging can be largely attributed to the sun’s rays. So what can you add to your summer skin care routine to prevent further damage when you just want to have some fun in the sun?
Here are some awesome all-natural products and tips to add to your summer skin care routine…
The sun’s rays have a drying effect on sensitive lip tissue. Use a heavy-textured lip balm SPF 15 or higher to protect your lips during hot Summer months. Make sure to reapply regularly when outdoors.
Badger Sunblock For Face & Body $6
Keep a spray mister with you when you venture outdoors. Mist your face and body often when exposing yourself to the sun’s rays.
OKACHI GLIYA Mini Nano Portable Mister $30
Protect Your Part
Long hair can offer shade from the sun, but the skin along our hairline and part are constantly blasted with harmful UVA and UVB rays. Using sunscreen along your part will prevent further damage to skin in the Summer. Couple SPF protection for your scalp with a leave-in conditioner and your lovely locks will be protected as well.
Nios SPF 15 Leave-In Conditioner $26
A hot shower after a hot day will dry out your skin even more… but a cool shower after a work out or hot day will keep skin healthier and prevent breakouts.
Wearing wide-brim hats will protect your face, much better than a simple baseball cap or visor!
Columbia Women’s Sun Ridge II Hat $40
Treat Your Skin
Keep skin smooth by exfoliating before you shower, and finishing with a rich body cream.
PriMiracle Organic Shea Body Butter Scrub $18
Eat More Melons
Cantaloupe and watermelon are great for hydrating skin in the Summer months. They also serve as powerful antioxidants. Watermelon is known to naturally protect skin from harmful UV rays. The best part? Melons are delicious! There’s no reason not to add this yummy step to your summer skin care routine.
Use Antibacterial Cleansers
Acne can appear in some embarrassing locations during hot Summers. Using gentle antibacterial soaps and cleansers all over can prevent breakouts, and improve the overall quality of our skin.
Natural Riches Tea Tree Body Wash $15
Bug bites are more common this season, but don’t give in to the urge to scratch! Scratching can cause further skin damage such as inflammation, bruises, etc.
Bug Bite Thing Suction Tool $10
Moisturize your Peepers
The skin around our eyes gets extra dry this time of year. Use eye creams to keep skin sufficiently moisturized.
CeraVe Eye Repair Cream $10
Use Non-Greasy Sunscreen
Find a lighter sunscreen product to avoid the oily skin and breakouts that comes with common household sunscreens.
Paula’s Choice Extra Care Non-Greasy Sunscreen $16
Eat Your Vitamins
Eat foods that are rich in Vitamin C, which serves as a natural sunblock. Click the photo to learn what specific foods to add to your summer skin care routine.
Repair Sun Damage
The hot summer sun takes a toll on anyone’s skin. Keep your skin looking it’s best by repairing existing sun damage for even skin tone and a healthy glow.