It’s finally summertime and we know how eager you are to spend more time outside, soaking in some much-needed Vitamin D. While the sunshine is so good for our mind, body, and soul, it can be a little harsh on our skin when we’re not properly prepared. So, we put together a list of tips to ensure that your skin has just as much fun in the sun as you do this summer.
Exfoliating too much is never a good thing, but it’s especially important to cut back during the summer. We exfoliate in order to rid our skin of the dry and dead skin cells that collect on the surface, which is super necessary, but also can leave our skin feeling sensitive. Without the little bit of protection provided by that dry layer, the fresh layer of skin is more susceptible to sunburn and inflammation.
So, the most you should exfoliate is once a week during the summer. And, if you’re spending most of your time outside, you can even scale back to once every other week.
Sunscreen: Your Skin’s Best Friend
We know we don’t have to tell you to wear sunscreen. You already know how important it is to protect your skin from the strong summer sun. But, we do have a little reminder: if you apply your sunscreen before you’re actually in the sun, it will be more effective. And, be sure you continue to reapply every two to three hours. There’s really no such thing as too much sunscreen.
Unfortunately, despite all efforts to protect our skin, we all usually still get burnt, at least once, each summer. When this does happen, it’s important we help our skin recover and repair. Luckily, Jojoba Oil is an amazing natural remedy for treating sunburns. And, our Jojoba Gel Cream will help soothe your skin on those days it does get a little too much sun.
Don’t Forget Some Lip Coverage
While sunscreen is simple to remember, lip balm is easier to overlook. Our lips are even more sensitive to the sun than the rest of our face. We recommend finding a lip balm you like that’s at least SPF 10. And, like your sunscreen, make sure you reapply throughout the day.
Hydration is Key
Keep yourself and your skin hydrated. Drinking enough water each day is so important, even when you’re not spending all that extra time in the sun. In the heat, your body dries out at an even quicker rate. So, be aware of this and hydrate accordingly.
And, fun fact: drinking water isn’t the only way to make sure you stay hydrated. You can also enjoy a refreshing fruit plate. Watermelon and cucumbers are two of the fruits with the highest water content, so by enjoying these fun summer snacks, you’re also replenishing your skin.
We hope these easy little summer tricks will help keep your skin just as happy and healthy in the sun as you are.