Digging out your favorite shorts and flip-flops for summer? You’ll want to do the same with your skin and beauty products to ensure healthy, hydrated skin and hair during the year’s hottest months. Whether it’s a long awaited summer road trip or just sunning in the backyard, you’re likely to spend at least some time outside, despite canceled festivals and vacations. Make sure you have your routine ready!
Give your summer products a makeover. Our skin is susceptible to the sun’s harmful rays no matter what the season, but if you can’t remember the last time you used your sun-care products, now is the time to check expiration dates and replace where needed.
Start at the top. Don’t forget haircare when it comes to sun protectant! Not only does your scalp need proper protection, but hair can become dry and brittle under extended sun exposure. Both saltwater and chlorine-treated pools can leave it even more unruly. Keep hair natural and soft with a protective oil like Klorane’s, which also helps keep color-treated hair from fading as quickly. You can use it before, during, and after a day in the sun.
Not to mention, who doesn’t love a fun sunhat? It’s another great shield from the sun.
Find the perfect sunscreen—it’s a product you’ll use daily (even underneath your mask)! Browse an online boutique like Follain—they allow you to shop by skin type and concern—to find a clean sunscreen that works for you. Tip: One easy way to remember to wear sunscreen is to incorporate a day cream with SPF (like this) into your morning skincare routine.
Keep a hydrating facial mist in your bag. Natural facial mists like those that contain rose water (a natural toner) and soothing aloe come in travel sizes suitable for a quick on-the-go cool down and refresh.
Begin an after-sun routine, too. To truly keep your skin looking and feeling its best, you may want to incorporate a light after-sun routine into your day-to-day. You’re probably no stranger to the soothing effects of aloe on a sunburn, but you don’t need to be in pain to benefit from the plant’s vitamins and soothing properties! Consider this aloe gel from Naturalannie Essentials, as it can be used as a face mask, eye gel, or soothing body treatment.
How are you going to make the most of summer during this uncertain time?