7 Tips for Healthy Skin in the Summer

Hello you guys, it's been awhile...and this summer has been overwhelmingly hot already, keeping your skin happy this summer is a must. Here are 7 tips that I follow, and I figured i'd share for those wanting to keep their skin healthy and hydrated this summer season. 

1. Don't Skip Sunscreen: Sunscreen is a must-have during the summer months. Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 and reapply every 2 hours, especially if you're spending time outdoors. Consider mineral sunscreens for a natural alternative. My personal favorites are: Black Girl Sunscreen and Urban Skin Rx Sheer Glow Even Tone Daily Defense Mineral Moisturizer

2. Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your skin hydrated from the inside out. Dehydration can lead to dull, dry skin, so aim to drink at least 8 glasses of water daily. Also, be aware of the water you drink, try to stay away from tap water and purified water as much as possible. Instead, go for alkaline water or spring water which are 2 of the best types to drink (do the research and thank me later)...you'd be surprised what's really in your water! You can also incorporate hydrating foods like watermelon, cucumbers, and leafy greens into your diet.

3. Avoid Harsh Exfoliation: While exfoliation is essential for removing dead skin cells, opt for gentle exfoliants like fruit enzymes or mild exfoliants like our natural sea sponge in the summer. Harsh exfoliation can strip your skin of its natural oils and lead to increased sensitivity under the sun.

4. Cooling Face Mists: Keep a hydrating face mist in your bag to refresh your skin throughout the day like our You Glow Girl Facial Toner. Look for mists with ingredients like aloe vera, cucumber, or rose water to soothe and hydrate your skin during hot weather like our new Skin Calm Spray which helps calm the skin and reduce the itch.

5. Protect Your Lips: Don't forget to protect your lips from the sun's harmful rays. Use a nourishing lip balm like our Shea Butter Chapstick or one with SPF to prevent sunburn and keep your lips hydrated and smooth.

6. Wear Protective Clothing: When spending extended periods in the sun, wear lightweight, breathable clothing that covers your skin. Wide-brimmed hats and UV-protective clothing can help shield your skin from UV damage.

7. After-Sun Care: If you spend time in the sun, soothe your skin with hydrating and calming products like aloe vera gel or a gentle moisturizer like our whipped shea buttereczema butter, eczema oil or luxury body oil. This can help reduce redness and inflammation caused by sun exposure.

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