It really is hard to believe that summer is almost right around the corner, but it is. And with outdoor weddings, concerts and hopefully a few romantic dates underneath a breathtaking sunset is only a few weeks away, now it’s time to get your skin in perfect summer condition.
First, let’s begin with the basics. Drinking plenty of water will flush out toxins. Eating fruits like watermelon, oranges and berries will load your system up with antioxidants so that your skin cells can stay healthy. Taking calcium, magnesium and zinc supplements will keep your stress levels down. Steaming your face once a week will help to open up your clogged pores and reduce breakouts.
That’s just the beginning, though.
Whether you’re a man or woman who’s looking to get your skin in its best shape possible, we’ve got some products that can help to exfoliate, moisturize and sunscreen that will put the finishing touches on your skin’s summer glow.
SIR ACTIV+. Our skin sheds thousands of dead skin cells a day. If we don’t remove them regularly, it can clog up pores and lead to dull and dry-looking skin too. One way to prevent this from happening is by exfoliating your face and body. You can make your own brown sugar scrub for the skin that is below your neck and shoulders, but when it comes to your face, try the zeolite invigorating scrub that we provide. It literally contains silicates from volcanoes that remove impurities, along with small spherical Jojoba beads that will cleanse your pores and make your skin super soft and smooth. Although it’s perfect for all skin types, you’ll really like it if you are subject to hyper-pigmentation.
HANDSOME+. Summer is the perfect time to add a little lavender into your life! If you don’t own a bottle of this essential oil, stop by a health store to get one, two or even 10. Lavender oil is proven to reduce stress, improve brain function, slow down the aging process, make sleeping easier, relieve body aches and pain and help you to sleep better. Two other benefits are it reduces acne and restores your complexion. That’s why we absolutely love HANDSOME+. It’s a lavender body crème that will hydrate your skin while protecting it from environmental pollutants. Perfect for outdoor play during the day and dancing underneath the stars at night.
SOL-AVERT SPF30. No matter what your skin type or tone may be, it’s an absolute-must that you apply some sunscreen to your face and body. Don’t wait until Memorial Day or the Fourth of July either. This should be a part of your daily beauty regimen. We recommend trying SOL-AVERT SPF30 because not only does it protect your skin from harmful UVA rays, but it also can help to prevent uneven skin darkening too. It’s a lightweight, paraben-free and eco-friendly formula that will help to moisturize your skin without leaving heavy residue or excessive shine on your face. Plus, it’s light enough to use under makeup.
A Hair Bonus. One more thing. As you’re getting your skin summertime ready, don’t forget about caring for your hair. It too needs to be shielded from the summer heat. Our top recommendation? Paul Mitchell’s Tea Tree Special Shampoo. Tea tree oil is a powerful antibacterial, antiseptic, antiviral, fungicide, insecticide and stimulant that, when applied to your hair and scalp, has the ability to soothe your scalp, keep away dandruff flakes and stimulate your hair follicles so that they stay nice and strong. When your scalp is sweating and your tresses are hotter than usual, a shampoo with a tea tree oil base will be just what you need to keep your locks looking lustrous—just in time for summer!