Summer Lovin….Your Skin & Hair: Top Picks to Save Skin & Hair from Summer Heat
We get it. Playing in the sun is what summer is all about, but overexposure to sun without proper care can lead to premature wrinkles, age spots, and freckles and increase your risk of developing skin cancer. Taking care of skin requires a few extra steps during the warmer months. Try incorporating a few of these protective and healing products into your summer beauty regime for pre and post summer day exposure.
Face – Juice Beauty Stem Cellular CC Cream
Protect the delicate (read already aging!) skin on your lovely face by using products with SPF every day. Yes, every day, all year round, but especially once that calendar says Summer is here! Not one to double up on sunscreen + foundation? Juice Beauty’s Stem Cellular CC Cream is the perfect multi-tasker, whether you’re a beach bunny, park hopper or hitting up every farmer’s market the summer months bring. This 12-in-1 CC cream (color correcting) delivers the ultimate in age defying, skin perfecting results and can be used as a primer, before your foundation, or on its own. It is ideal for all skin types and especially beneficial for skin showing the signs of aging including fine lines, wrinkles; and sun damage. Available in five shades, Natural Glow, Desert Glow, Warm Glow, Sun-kissed Glow and Deep Glow, to match and enhance any skin type and color while providing broad spectrum sun protection. Want even more protection for your face? Juice Beauty’s SPF 8 Lip Moisturizers will keep your often overlooked lips soft and safe.
Face – Derma E – Evenly Radiant Brightening Day Cream
We’ve said it, we’re saying it again, SPF is an absolute must! This protective moisturizer does double duty by working to reduce existing hyperpigmentation and prevent new brown spots from forming. With full spectrum UVA/UVB protection and formulated with Derma E’s own Intensive Skin Brightening Complex containing Madonna Lily Plant Stem Cells, Bearberry, Niacinamide, Licorice, Green Tea and C-Ester this moisturizer helps fight discoloration for a brighter, more luminous complexion. Ideal for skin showing signs of uneven pigmentation, discoloration, sun damage, freckles, age spots and dark spots.
Body – Elemental Herbs Sunstick
Whether you’re hitting the waves, the trail or the lake, Elemental Herbs Sunstick has you covered. The no mess, stick applicator is perfect for easy to apply, all over body use, providing lasting SPF 30 protection. Available in unscented and coconut, it’s all you need for lasting, effective protection from the sun, no matter the adventure. Elemental Herbs Sunstick is ideal for the face, nose, ears and more. In addition to non-nano Zinc Oxide, their formula incorporates rich, skin-saving certified organic oils, including jojoba, coconut and avocado.
Hair – Yarok Feed Your Shine Hair Serum
Often, when we think about sun protection, we tend to forget that our hair also subject to the ravages of heat & sun. Yarok’s Feed Your Shine hair serum and heat protectant can be used year round, but its true abilities shine during the summer months when your hair is subjected to more kinds of heat than just your styling tools. It’s formulated with jojoba, olive, grapeseed, apricot and primrose oils, all of which bring gloss and life back to UV ravaged hair. Also, in addition to protecting your luscious locks, Yarok donates a portion of its proceeds every year to protect over 10 million acres of the Amazon Rainforest.
Face – CV Skin Labs Rescue & Relief Spray
As sometimes happens when you’re out on your wildest adventures, you forget to reapply (or apply in general) SPF and your skin hurts afterwards. Tight sunburned skin can really put a damper on your summer fun, but you don’t have to suffer in silence. Cooling CV Skin Labs Rescue & Relief Spray will soothe sensitive sunburns on even the most delicate skin. This water-thin spray contains heat-removing water lily, calming and cooling chamomile and cucumber and soothing valerian and comfrey to instantly relieve sun and wind burned skin. While great for the entire body, this is especially wonderful for your face and other very sensitive skin. Store in the fridge for maximum cooling.
Body – Skincando Combat Ready Balm
This multitasking skin salve, originally used by soldiers in the war zone, is a jack-of all trades. With formulas for adults, kids and babies, this can soothe even the worst of sun damaged skin. Use this salve anytime & anywhere to care, condition and protect your skin from further damage.
For a tan, sans sun…
If you’d rather not risk it, but still want that sun kissed glow, Suntegrity 5-in-1 Natural Self Tanner will give a natural look while nourishing your skin with botanical extracts including goji, acai, mangosteen and noni. Nourishing vitamin E and youth promoting antioxidants make this luxurious sunless tanning lotion a complete skin enriching experience. However, this is not a sunscreen, so if you still plan on catching some rays, be sure to still apply an SPF to protect your skin.
Not get out there and soak up some sun, albeit in a moderated manner slathered in protective, healing goodness!