Sunshine is amazing. The feeling of basking in the warm sunshine brings back fond memories of past summers with good friends, good food, and lots of time in the great outdoors. The benefits of Vitamin D from the sun are so good for you, too.
After too long in the sun, your skin can experience some not so great results. How do you keep your skin happy and bright while you’re enjoying time under the sun in nature? We love being outside, so we get the struggle. Here are our best tips for perfect, glowing skin in summertime.
- Wear Natural Sunscreen
Why apply harsh chemicals on your skin through your sunscreen when the rest of your Skincare Ritual is natural? Using a natural sunscreen with healthy ingredients is so important for your skin. Reapplying said sunscreen is also crucial, especially if you’re out in the wonderful sunshine for a couple hours or more. Don’t forget to use sunscreen on the tops of your ears, on your neck, and on your lips! Spending summer with those delicate areas burnt and red isn’t fun at all.
- Use a Moisturizer
Summer isn’t the season to skip the moisturizer! Since you’re exposing your skin to the sun more, you need to replenish it more. Use your favorite moisturizer twice a day, especially at night when your skin replenishes itself as you rest. If your skin feels oily, you can consider a lighter moisturizer that will moisturize your skin without adding too much oil. Give those forgotten places - such as your feet - a little extra love so that your skin glows from head to toe.
- Find Shade or Wear Protective Clothing
Sometimes there just isn’t enough sunscreen to shield your skin from excessive sun exposure. Put on that wide-brimmed sun hat or baseball cap that’s been hibernating in your closet and rock sun protection in style! Especially between 10am and 2pm, when the sun’s rays are the strongest and most direct, seek the shade’s cool, refreshing temperatures under an umbrella or tree. If you know that shade won’t be an option, opting for a lightweight long-sleeve t-shirt or a rash guard for the water is a great way to protect sensitive skin and still enjoy the sunshine!
- Use a Facial Mask
At-home spa day, anyone? We’re huge fans of facial masks over here. A facial mask can boost your skin’s hydration and brighten that youthful glow! Our Facial Mask helps clear blemishes, improve circulation, and brighten your beautiful skin. In case you spent a little too long in the sun already, our Mask also helps to mitigate excessive sun exposure!
- Drink Plenty of Water
Shoutout to your skin’s best friend, H20! You’re likely sweating a lot more in the summer and likewise losing moisture faster. If you’re off on an adventure, fill up that reusable water bottle or hydration pack so you have on-the-go hydration that’s ready to take on any outdoor endeavor with you. Your skin will thank you for the extra hydration that will keep it plump and smooth!
Enjoy Your Summer
Have fun at that BBQ, that beach day, that vacation, or that outdoor adventure! We hope these tips level up your summer skincare game and make protecting your skin so easy. Wishing you all the best compliments on your glowing skin!