As the seasons change, so should our skincare products. During the winter, we protect our skin under layers of moisturizer and clothes. With summer approaching, our skin will be exposed to the sun’s harsh UV rays as we wear less to protect ourselves in the hot months. While some forgo makeup during relaxed beach vacations, a proper skin care regimen should not be overlooked as summer poses some of the most precarious situations for our delicate skin.We hope the following skincare tips and must-have products will not only protect your skin for this one season, but that will help you avoid wrinkles, crepey skin and skin cancers.
Location, Location, Location
Summer skincare is not always one size fits all and the skincare products best for you may depend on your location. If you live in Arizona, for instance, the harsh heat and dry air may require you to use a daytime and nighttime moisturizer, while those in Georgia’s or Florida’s humidity may need less topical moisture.
Protecting your skin from the sun is an essential part of summer, no matter where you live. Make applying an SPF part of your daily routine even if you don’t have plans to spend the entire day outside. Ensure that the SPF you choose does not contain harsh chemicals or potential carcinogens. Check out the EWG’s Sunscreen Guide to find a list of healthy sunscreens for the whole family.
Sweat It Out
Sweating is a good thing – it cools down your body and opens up pores to expunge toxins – however, leaving sweat on the skin too long can clog pores, causing acne, rashes, and other skin maladies. Especially in the summer, ensure that you wash your face morning and night with a gentle cleanser, like our Tamanu Luxury Cleanser, to keep skin clear of sweat, dirt, and bacteria. And keep your body clean with a gentle soap. Be vigilant: many soaps, even those that claim to be gentle, are full of chemicals and artificial chemicals that can irritate your skin. A summer rash is hard to hide.
Shed Your Skin
Summer is all about bare shoulders, arms, and legs and we want our exposed skin as silky smooth as possible. Use a gentle exfoliator like our Moisturizing Body Buff to slough off dead skin cells and expose glowing, healthy skin. When you are going to an event where you are sleeveless, backless or just have more skin exposed than usual, treat yourself to a good scrub. The skin that shows will be smooth and glowing. It is also a great exfoliator pre-treatment for self-tanning products.
Give Your Skin an Antioxidant Boost
Too much sun and harsh outdoor elements can cause free radicals, which damage skin cells and can lead to fine lines and wrinkles. Pick products that contain antioxidants like our EWG Verified Daytime Antioxidant Serum, Nighttime Antioxidant Serum,and Antioxidant Skin Boost, which will repair and rejuvenate skin while you sleep. Also verified by EWG, our Peptide Booster Serum is another great product to consider as a lightweight daily moisturizer or an added booster to your favorite face creams. Lastly, many of our customers cannot do without their Citrine Complete Botanical Treatment moisturizer and serum in one, which offers smoother, brighter and healthier skin!
And once it's summer, treat yourself to an occasional spa day. Whip up an exfoliating and reparative EWG Verified B Green Mud Mask, soak sore muscles in a bath, or give yourself a mani/pedi with our exfoliating products. Just like you, your skin deserves a pampering vacation, too!
Before you and your family venture outside into the heat – perhaps for a hike or to cool off in a swimming pool – be sure to keep our B Unbitten with you. This popular product is back in stock and ready to help you keep biting pests away with natural ingredients that help repel mosquitos and sooth itching and burning if you’ve already been bitten.
Should you find your face and neck too warm and maybe a little sweaty or oily from warmer temperatures, try our B Cool Misting Spray; verified by EWG, it’s formulated with organic peppermint and bamboo extract that trick the brain into thinking the body is cooler than it is and instantly helps you feel cool and calm. And, of course, less shiny!
Browse Sally B's Skin Yummies to discover more pure nontoxic skin care products and feel good knowing that you are using products that are made using only the highest quality organic, natural and wild-crafted ingredients.
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