Get Ready for the Sun: 12 Awesome Tips for Summer Skincare
Summer is right around the corner and with that comes a whole new set of things to deal with when it comes to your skin. With warmer weather comes oily skin, sunburns and dry patches, not to mention the insect bites and breakouts! So with that being said, a change in your skincare routine is a definite must. You don't need a complete overhaul, just a few simple changes in the natural skincare products you use and how you use them can help you beat the heat this summer season.
Here are 12 top tips to help you put your best face forward and glow all summer long!
1. Cool off your body
There's nothing worse than feeling hot and sweaty in the summer sun. Cool your body down with a body mist that you keep in your freezer. Try to choose one with natural ingredients like Pure Fiji's Hydrating Body Mist. Your skin will feel refreshed and nourished with its blend of soothing ingredients like exotic leaf extracts and coconut milk. It also contains Ngi grass which is designed to keep the skin hydrated for 24 hours. Put your mist in the freezer and, when you need a cool down, spray it on the surface of your skin.
2. Wear a wide brim sun hat
The only way to truly protect your entire face from the harsh rays of the sun is with a wide brim sun hat. A baseball cap only works to protect the front of your face, not the sides. And sunscreen alone won't minimize the amount of exposure you get from the sun. So invest in a cute wide brim hat and enjoy your day at the beach!
3. Exfoliate dry skin
Skin can become dry and flaky during the summer months, especially after long hours in the sun. It's always a good idea to exfoliate on a regular basis to keep your skin soft and smooth. To do that, try using Pure Fiji's Coconut Sugar Rub on your dry skin before you shower, focusing particularly on knees and elbows. Or use it in the shower after cleansing for a natural exfoliation and moisturizing treatment. From the pristine environment of Fiji, comes an extraordinary moisturizing body treatment. This coconut sugar scrub with fresh sugar cane crystals, contains naturally occurring alpha hydroxyl to gently buff away aging skin cells, polish your skin clean and unclog pores. Added to this is the deep moisturizing richness of a blend of cold pressed virgin coconut, dilo, macadamia and sikeci oils to nourish, moisturize and protect your beautiful skin - leaving it glowingly healthy. Ideal for all skin types. This generous 16 oz jar will give 15-18 treatments. Natural skin care - The Pacific way.
4. Your scalp needs sunscreen too
Even the most luscious of manes won't protect your scalp from the harsh UV rays of the sun. Your scalp is very sensitive and, without proper protection, can easily burn. Use a sunscreen spray along your part to ensure your scalp is getting the protection it needs.
5. Add melon to your grocery list
Next time you're at the grocery store, make sure you add some cantaloupe to your cart. Cantaloupe is the go-to melon for beautiful summer skin as it is rich in anti-oxidants and delivers much needed hydration to your parched summer skin.
6. Show off those legs
Summer means showing off your legs in shorts and skirts, and of course you want your legs to look their best. The trick to great summer legs is all in the way the light reflects off the surface of your skin. Begin by exfoliating your legs with Pure Fiji's Coconut Creme Body Scrub then apply Pure Fiji's Hydrating Body Lotion to moisturize and smooth your legs. To get that final glow, rub on Pure Fiji's Exotic Bath and Body Oil and show off those beautiful legs as soon as possible!
7. Go easy on the eyes
The skin around your eyes is thin and fragile so make sure you are taking particularly good care of it after being in the harsh summer sun. Pure Fiji's Anti-wrinkle Eye Creme is a great choice for protecting the sensitive skin around the eyes. This eye crème is a soothing blend of virgin coconut oil, dilo oil, sikeci oil, macadamia oil and passionflower extract. Its light airy texture absorbs quickly into the skin making it a perfect choice for the hot and humid days of summer.
8. Treatment for brown sun spots
With the hot summer sun comes those inevitable dark patches on your forehead, cheeks and upper lips known as melasma. To help diminish these spots, try using Pure Fiji's Perfecting Day Creme.
- It contains 3 active Amino Acids (tripeptide) which activate the regeneration of the skin.
- Stimulates the natural desquamation process of the skin leading to gentle peeling. Consequently a brighter, smoother and more evenly toned skin complexion is created.
- The skin is rejuvenated and looks younger.
- Improves smoothness, clarity and radiance.
- Reduces fine lines and uneven pigmentation.
- Activates skin cell regeneration.
- Rejuvenates the skin through biomimetic peeling.
9. Prevent summer breakouts
With hot summer sun comes sweaty skin and, unfortunately, that can mean summer breakouts. Breakouts don't just happen on your face either, they can pop up on your body too. To help prevent breakouts from happening, try using Pure Fiji's Dilo Rescue Bath Therapy. It can help reduce inflammation in the skin and soothe any irritation you may have from the sun.
10. Avoid scratching your bug bites
Humid weather also means the bugs are out in full force. While it might be tempting to scratch that itchy bug bite, don't do it. Scratching your bite will only make it worse and may leave you with a mark that will take some time to go away. Instead, try using Pure Fiji's Dilo Rescue Body Gel. It works to calm, rehydrate and replenish irritated skin with a combination of nurturing dilo oil and aloe vera balm.
11. Protect your hair
If swimming in a pool is your favorite summer activity of choice, make sure you're also protecting your hair from all those chemicals in the water. Before you swim, rinse your hair with cool tap water (this makes it less likely to soak up the chlorine from the water) and apply Pure Fiji's Coconut Creme Conditioner to your hair, combing it through.
12. DIY Natural Remedies
Some of the best summer beauty remedies come right from your fridge and pantry! Your kitchen is chock full of ingredients that can help soothe dry skin during the hot summer months. Lemons are especially good for keeping your skin fresh (not to mention you can also use them to make a delicious summer drink)!
Simply rub lemon peel directly on your skin to help cure age spots, pigmentation, blemishes and dark spots around elbows and knees. If you happen to have some dried lemon peel powder around, try adding it to your regular scrubs and masks to help even out a bad sunless tanning experience or to help improve your complexion. Add lemon peel to your bath water to help fight bacteria and odor or use it during your next manicure and pedicure.
Summer's right around the corner and those beaches are starting to call your name. So with a few changes to your skincare routine and a few new natural beauty products from Pure Fiji, you'll be summer ready in no time! And remember, even with a good skincare routine you still need to make sure you're wearing sunscreen every day to protect yourself from the harsh rays of the sun.† So just follow the 12 tips above and you'll surely be putting your best face forward this summer!