It’s finally summer, and we all know it’s time to sun ourselves and show some skin! But what does his mean to our skin and hair? TORTURE!!! The sun is not your hair or skins friend, it’s the exact opposite, the enemy.
But, fear not! I’m here give you 3 tips on how you can keep your hair (color) and skin looking amazing while you enjoy the summer months!
It’s in everything these days… body lotions, skincare, even hair products. I too often hear people purposely neglect using SPF because they “want to get a tan,” but in reality you can still get a tan with SPF. Anything over 50 SPF serves no extra purpose, and you can use something as low as 12 SPF and still protect your skin and get some glow. The goal is not to burn. If you’re burning, you’re causing serious damage.
As for your hair (color) you’re drying it out! Especially if you have chemically treated hair, this is a no go! Ladies and gentleman get a hat and a hair care product with SPF and protect that investment. If you spend serious cash on a color you love, please keep it away from the sun (this includes a tanning bed).
It’s always a good idea, but you especially want to keep your skin glowing and in tip too shape in the summer. You’re going to be bearing some more skin so make sure you invest in something good for your body and face to help you skin shed that old skin. Check your ingredients and stay away from anything with unnatural fragrance, alcohol or ethanol.
3. LOTIONS AND OILS.
Now that you’ve got that summer glow, let’s keep it! Body lotions and oils are going to be your best friend.! You want to keep your thirsty skin hydrated from the sun exposure. Chlorine and salt water will also dry your skin out. Have you ever noticed someone having an amazing sheen to their skin? It’s probably a body oil!
My personal favorite is the Eminence Apricot Body Oil. It’s helped me keep my tan from May. If you know me, I am translucent and my tan is everyone else’s natural skin color. The trick to body oil is you want to make sure the ingredients are natural and are for your skin. NO BABY OIL as it is a mineral oil and can clog pores!
Let’s pretend you have spent a little too much time in the sun, make sure you slather yourself in moisturizers AND hydrators!! I’m in love with Eminence Stone Crop Hydrating Mist! This will help reduce redness and hopefully help keep you from peeling. It will also have you feeling refreshed!
In case you were wondering, here’s a list of a few of my favorite products to keep you covered!
1. Any Eminence SPF product (ex. Tomato Day Cream SPF 16, Tropical Vanilla Body Sunscreen SPF 32, Rosehip & Lemongrass Lip Balm SPF 15) or Aveeno Active Naturals Daily Moisturizer SPF 30
2. Pear & Green Apple Sugar Scrub for an exfoliant or if you’re in a pinch or can’t buy a product simply mix high quality olive oil and a coarse grain salt
3. Body moisturizer I suggest Cetaphil moisturizing lotions due to it’s hypoallergenic and gentle qualities or Eminence Apricot Body Oil & Eminence Stone Crop Body Lotion
4. Hair care, you’re going to need to invest in a cheap yet effective conditioner if you are a frequent swimmer. Any cheap conditioner will do. Make sure to rinse your hair with fresh water after swimming and comb through the conditioner of your choosing. If you’re looking to try an SPF take a look at a number of leave in products from companies like Wella, Bumble&Bumble, and Clarins just to name a few. Nioxin also has specific treatments for scalp and hair protection. All Pureology products contain an “anti-fade” complex which will help protect your hair color as well as damage from the sun by containing sunflower seed cake oil! (plus Pureology in vegan–YAY)