The summer season is the favorite season for most of us and for obvious reasons but there are some aspects of the hot, humid weather that can really challenge our beauty and skin care routines. So we decided to reveal 10 smart tips, tricks, and hacks to help you maintain your awesome inner & outer beauty and enjoy the beach season!
1. Use a self-tanner
If you want to avoid the sun altogether but still want the benefits of having a tan we recommend you use a self-tanner. Just make sure you exfoliate prior to applying a self-tanner. Consider exfoliating with Pure Fiji’s Coconut Sugar Rub or Coconut Creme Body Scrub. They are perfect go to skin “smoothers” available in heavenly tropical scents including; Coconut, Coconut Lime Blossom, Coconut Milk & Honey, Frangipani, Guava, Mango, Orange Blossom, Pineapple, and more!
2. Dry your hair by a shaded window
If you find yourself sweating while drying and styling your hair try opening your window in a cool shaded area. You obviously want to avoid drying in the bathroom since all that steam from the shower is in there and it isn’t going to help. You can also try a simple hack with a powder deodorant. Apply it on your neck 10 minutes before drying your locks. It will have the same effect as it does under your arms.
3. Heal sunburn with Dilo oil
As much as we try to prevent sunburn, there are just some days when we miss a spot while putting on our SPF, or we forget to reapply it during a long day outside. Dilo oil is (a.k.a. Tamanu Oil) has natural anti-inflammatory, moisturizing and healing properties. No wonder it's known as "nature's first aid kit" for skin.
Dilo oil is widely used as a traditional topical aid in the Fiji Islands and regarded with much reverence for its healing powers. For centuries, Islanders believed that the dilo tree was a sacred gift of nature and that Gods hid in its branches.
4. Remove stains with lemon juice
If you find yourself staining under your arms on your favorite white shirts try a natural solution like lemon juice. Squeeze lemon juice onto the stains before tossing into the laundry. The acidity of the lemon will lift the sweat stains right out of your shirts.
On hot summer days, no one can avoid sweating. A simple hack to prevent sweat stains is to apply your panty liners in the armpits of shirts.
5. Shave with body gel
Razors are one of the quickest ways to get nicks when shaving your legs - not to mention infections. Ditch foaming gels that are typically filled with alcohol and use a natural body gel from Pure Fiji instead. Pure Fiji’s Dilo Rescue Body Gel is named because it does just that. Rescue and help repair your skin with this nurturing dilo and aloe vera balm. It will instantly calm, rehydrate and replenish irritated skin affected by; sunburn, dry skin, insect bites, rashes or post-shaving irritations. A must-have summer product!
If you want to keep your razor sharp for longer periods avoid leaving it in your shower. You want to keep it dry whenever possible. You can also coat the blades with Pure Fiji’s Exotic Bath & Body Oil to protect the blade from rusting.
6. Heal bikini lines with chamomile tea
Bikini line rash is no fun and can be embarrassing especially when seen through your bikini. For a natural remedy steep a few bags of chamomile tea in hot water, then let them cool for about 15-20 minutes in the fridge. Place the tea bags along the affected area. You can also use Dilo Rescue Body Gel designed for post-shaving irritation as well.
7. Get natural highlights with coconut oil
Create natural highlights to your hair by applying a mixture of Pure Fiji’s Exotic Bath & Body Oil, lemon juice, water, and salt before going to the beach or pool.
8. Preserve your hair color
To help avoid your hair from getting too light apply Pure Fiji’s Coconut Creme Conditioner in your hair before heading out to the beach or pool. This will help protect against color degradation keeping your hair looking as vibrant as it did on day one.
9. Prevent cracked heels with body butter
Who doesn’t love walking without shoes in the summer right? Unfortunately the beach can wreak havoc on your feet and heels. The solution: Exfoliate your feet with Pure Fiji’s Coconut Sugar Rub, dry them with a clean towel, next apply a layer of Pure Fiji’s Body Butter on your heels, and cover with a loose pair of socks. Keep them on overnight, and by the morning you will have newly nourished feet.
10. Throw out your ChapStick
ChapStick doesn’t add moisture to your lips; it just creates a barrier to seal existing moisture in. So if your lips are dry and hydration’s what you’re after, ChapStick is pretty useless.
Chapped lips, also known as cheilitis is a quite common in the summer. The skin on our lips is much more delicate because it is thinner compared to other parts of the body. When your lips are exposed to sun and dry air they are prone to dryness, cracking, flaking, and peeling which can get sore and uncomfortable. Our lips lack oil glands which is why a natural moisturizer like Pure Fiji’s Lip Balm is helpful. It is made with lip softening coconut milk and dilo nut extracts designed to deeply hydrate and moisturize your lips. Plus you’ll love its pina colada flavor!
Whether you’re packing up for your summer road trip or jetting to far-off beach destinations there’s no excuse not to pack the best natural products from Pure Fiji for all your summer skin care needs. Pure Fiji’s travel-friendly beauty products are exactly what you’ll need to pack to be totally summer-ready.