How To Have Fun in the Sun, Without Skin Damage
Long summer days have pros and cons for you and your skin.
In the summer months, we spend more time being active outside and get more sun exposure. This is great for reducing stress and depression, balancing circadian rhythm, getting higher levels of vitamin D thanks to higher UV intensity, and much more. Sunlight on your skin is, overall, a good thing for your physical and mental wellbeing.
On the other hand, summer can bring too much of a good thing. More sun exposure also means increased dryness, redness, risk of sunburn, dark spots, rosacea flares, premature aging and more. Not to mention pores clogged with dirt and sweat from all your outdoor activities!
To enjoy summer while still caring for your skin, here are 6 essential tips:
1. Apply sunscreen
…but avoid products with harsh chemicals like Oxybenzone, Octinoxate and more. These chemicals not only harm you, they are harming aquatic life, and negatively impacting already endangered coral reefs. Learn more.
2. Cover up!
Wear sunglasses, hats, and light colored, lightweight clothing to further protect yourself from sun damage.
3. Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight
UV rays are most extreme between 10am and 2pm and are most likely to harm you and your skin.
4. Balance your electrolytes
We all know that proper hydration in the summertime is key. But hydration does not just mean gulping a gallon of water a day.
It means you need to get enough electrolytes, too.
If you’re consuming extra water, sweating, experiencing headaches or lightheadedness, try supplementing with electrolytes.
Electrolytes help your skin retain moisture, support the transfer of nutrients to your skin, and keep your skin hydrated.
5. Use a gentle cleanser every night
It’s especially crucial to wash your face in the evenings with a gentle cleanser like Greenfield Botanics Everyday Detoxifying Cleanser. Using a gentle cleanser unclogs dirty pores, removes greasy, sticky sunscreens and bug sprays, and leaves your skin feeling smooth.
6. Use a restorative serum
Every single ingredient in Greenfield Botanics Pure Radiance Serum was chosen to soothe your skin, reduce redness, reduce brown spots, and help you clear your skin. Rich in vitamin E and antioxidant properties, it leaves skin smooth, supple and balanced. The serum is a humectant that draws water to the skin's surface creating a protective barrier that seals in moisture. Learn more.
Greenfield Botanics Skincare Bundle has everything you need to properly care for your skin this summer.
- A gentle, detoxifying cleanser for washing away dirt and impurities
- A toner for an extra deep clean and improving the texture and pH of your skin
- A serum for reducing redness and signs of aging
- A face oil for velvety soft skin and deep hydration