Summer’s almost here, and the outdoors are calling your name. You’ve probably been slaying it at the gym and in the kitchen for months to prep your body for the summer season, but what about your skin?
Most of us slather on the sunscreen and call it good, but there are other factors at play that can wreak havoc on your skin. Aside from the sun’s harmful rays, there’s the scorching heat, pollution, and humidity working against your body’s largest organ. Keep your skin happy and healthy this summer with these simple tips.
Protect Your Skin, Inside and Out
There are a few key items to remember when protecting your skin from the sun’s damaging rays:
- Use a quality broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB radiation. Pick a sunscreen that is 15-30 SPF or higher, and reapply every two hours, or every hour if you’re swimming.
- Limit your time in the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. This is when the sun’s rays are the most intense.
- Wear sun-protective clothing. Glam it up at the beach with a wide-brimmed hat that’s big enough to provide sun protection for your scalp and ears, where most of us forget to apply sunscreen. Toss on a brightly colored cover-up and some supersized sunglasses with UV filters, and you’ve got it fashionably made in your own shade.
The Secret to Skin Protection
Did you know you have your very own secret weapon to make these strategies even more effective? Can you guess what it is?
It’s your diet! By incorporating a healthy diet into your daily regime and supplementing with key nutrients like omega-3s, vitamin E, and beta carotene — all found in the Complete Essentials™ Daily Pack — you can further protect your skin by protecting against the effects of oxidative stress.†
Stay Hydrated With H2O
The longer days and warmer temps mean more time spent outdoors doing things like gardening, swimming, or hiking. You’re going to sweat and get thirsty. To ensure you’re maximizing your hydration and replenishing nutrients, add AMPED™ Hydrate to your water.
Staying hydrated allows your body to cool itself down and assists in detoxification. Plus, you’ll love how dewy your skin looks and feels when you make best friends with your H2O.
Cleanse, Moisturize, Repeat
To keep that healthy summer glow all season long and prevent blemishes from popping up, you’ll need to have a daily cleansing and moisturizing routine. Watch out for cleansers with harsh irritants or fragrances. They can strip your skin of its natural oils, leaving you with dry, flaky skin. Rejuvity® Purifying Cleanser breaks down oils and impurities to wash them away, leaving your skin looking and feeling well-balanced.
Keep in mind that what you moisturize with in the winter might not work as well in the summer. If you find that some areas of your skin are dry, while other areas, like your T-zone, are oily, only moisturize the dry portions at night. Rejuvity Renewing Night Cream nourishes your skin with ingredients like calming jojoba — perfect after a long day at the beach!
Want a secret tip for minimizing blemishes and breakouts? Use a toner after cleansing. An alcohol-free toner like Rejuvity Hydrating Toner can remove any additional makeup, oil, or impurities without irritating the skin.
Now you’ve got your skin prepped and ready for summer. Sand, surf, and sun, here we come!
†This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.