Summer Beauty Tips
Summer is an amazing time of the year. We are generally more active and out enjoying the fresh air and so it has the potential to see our skin at its most radiant and sun kissed.
However, we also need to give extra attention to our skincare adding a few additional steps in our beauty regime.
- Drink Plenty of water
- Moisturize and protect your skin
- Eat what your body desire
- Insects and ticks
DRINK PLENTY OF WATER
Make sure to drink more than your usual 8 glasses of water on hot days. Allowing your body to get dehydrated has an adverse effect on your skin and your internal organs not to mention your energy levels and your potential to enjoy the summer to its fullest.
I like to get myself a really nice jug and fill it with water in the morning adding some lemon, lime or mint and this entices me to keep drinking throughout the day.
MOISTUIZE AND PROTECT YOUR SKIN
In summer Perspiration can make it seem as though your skin is more moist than other seasons. But have you ever noticed after a day in the beach and swimming in the sea your skin can feel weathered and tight. This is where an extra moisturizing routine can come to your skins rescue. In the evening when my skin has that dry tight feeling I use Jasmine Face Oil. Jasmine not only smells amazing and relaxes the whole body, it is an emollient and increases elasticity in the skin. As soon as I apply the oil I feel my skin breathe a sigh of relieve. I then apply Jasmine Face Mask over the oil and I leave it to work its magic for as long as possible. I then rinse my face with warm water, pat it dry and apply our Vitamin E Face Cream. Vitamin E is an antioxidant and excellent at healing the kin and with essential oils Lavender, Geranium and Frankincense they work together synergistically to nourish and repair the skin leaving it feeling smooth, subtle and soft.
EAT WHAT YOUR BODY DESIRES
Summer time is a great opportunity to eat a diet that is light and healthy. The body desires less heavy meals and comfort foods. Hot weather lends so well to eating fresh salads el fresco however the lure of barbeque and ice-cream can mean that we overburden our bodies during a time when our metabolism is slowed doesn’t by the heat. So take advantage of our bodies desire for light, healthy foods and really listen to your body before you stuff it with heavy meals that it really doesn’t need or want. When our body is happy our skin is happy, our eyes are brighter and we radiate natural beauty.
PROTECT YOUR SKIN FROM INSECT BITES AND TICKS
Summer is insect season and no matter how well we look after our skin if we are covered in insect bites not only does it look awful, but it can drive us mad with itching in the heat. A good insect repellent is what is needed but beware of using chemical products that do your skin more harm than good. Essential oils are a great natural insect repellents. Citronella and Lemongrass are probably the best and smell so much better than the chemical nasties.
Flourish Organics have a Lemongrass Hand Cream that can actually be used all over the body and makes a great and brilliantly moisturizing insect repellent.