Spring is in full bloom but as soon as June hits, it's going to be hot. Are you planning to transition your skincare routine to one catered to the warmer months up ahead? Here are some tips that will help you make the switch quick and easy to give you the most natural glowy skin you've always wanted.
Tip 1: Let's start with one of the most essential skincare steps you should already be doing. Not only should you do this for summer time, but all the time. That is, exfoliation.
Why is exfoliating important?
Think of exfoliation as getting rid of all that dead, lifeless dry skin that's sitting on your fresh skin cells that wants to make its appearance! You wouldn't want to suppress all the glow your skin has the potential of showing right?
Use products with goat's milk. Goat's milk is an amazing skincare ingredient, it has AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids) that are a natural exfoliant. It's very gentle and effective in exfoliating all your dead skin cells to allow new skin cells to show.
If you are looking for a stronger scrub, go for products with natural exfoliating ingredients such as lemon peel, walnut shells, loofah, charcoal and even dried calendula leaves and plant material that can provide the extra scrub you need.
Stronger exfoliation is of course available, such as using ingredients like pumice sand or a pumice stone, ground up coffee as well as fine sea salt. We suggest you start with a very gentle exfoliant first, then work your way up depending on your skincare needs.
Tip 2: After your shower or bath, finish off with a light weight oil to moisturize your face and body instead of a heavy, creamy lotion type product. You will want to use a light weight oil such as Argan oil or Jojoba oil so you won't clog your pores up during the hotter months. Heavier creams can stay in your pores, not allowing your skin to breathe, causing skin acne or bumps.
Tip 3: Switch to light, summery skincare scents that will get you in the mood to get your day going. Certain studies have proven that light citrus scents such as lemon and orange can boost and lighten up your mood, minty scents such as eucalyptus, rosemary and peppermint can help you feel livelier and ready to tackle your day instead of wanting to sit on your couch and snuggle in all day.
Tip 4: Don't be afraid of being in the sun. According to Dr. Stern at Harvard Medical, society has created a stigma against the sun. He calls those people "Solar Phobes" people so concerned about getting skin cancer that they stay inside or cover every bit of skin. "They cover up like they were going out into the Arabian Desert ,".
The sun has amazing amounts of vitamin D that is so beneficial to your well being. An abstract here states that regular sun exposure can major illnesses such as diabetes, colon/breast cancers, multiple sclerosis and more. The sun can also lighten up your mood, help you sleep better during the night and will ultimately strengthen your immune system.
Tip 5: Use natural sun protectant. Did you know Shea butter is a skin super food that can give you light sun protection? Other ingredients such as red raspberry seed oil or carrot seed oil has an average SPF of 25-40 and is excellent to protect your skin during those warmer days you will spend in the sun with your friends.
Here are our top picks recommended for the warmer months ahead:
Eucalyptus Mint Goat Milk Soap:
It's minty refreshing fragrance of eucalyptus and peppermint will give you that boost you need to wake up and have a productive day. Click here for more details.
Tea Tree Charcoal:
This is full of charcoal that will give your skin a gentle exfoliation and get rid of any toxins you may have, resulting in skin that has been deep cleaned and will leave you feel refreshed. Click here for more details.
Don't be afraid to hang out in the sun this spring and summer time, it's time you give your body a good soak in natural Vitamin D and breathe in all that fresh air. Remember these tips as you transition your skincare to the warmer days and let us know how it's worked for you in the comments below.